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Tomb of John Nelson in Yard of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7314 / 53°43'52"N

Longitude: -1.6699 / 1°40'11"W

OS Eastings: 421875

OS Northings: 426158

OS Grid: SE218261

Mapcode National: GBR JTS9.84

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.BG1T

Entry Name: Tomb of John Nelson in Yard of Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340936

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Birstall and Birkenshaw

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Birstall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


2/31 Tomb of John Nelson in
Yard of Church of St Peter


Chest tomb of John Nelson. Dated 1774. Stone with simple panel
sides and inscription to John Nelson and his wife. Also inscribed
is poem:
While we on Earth had our abode,
We both agre'd to serve the Lord;
And he was pleas'd as you may see,
By Death, not long us parted be,
Then he required the breath he gave
Untill again he us restore
A Life to live and Die no more.

Apparently added later is further inscription:

"John Nelson was the coadjutor of
John Wesley, and the pioneer of
Methodism in Yorkshire".

Listing NGR: SE2187526158

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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