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Tomb of Catherine Mompesson 7 Metres East of Church Porch

A Grade II Listed Building in Eyam, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2842 / 53°17'2"N

Longitude: -1.6746 / 1°40'28"W

OS Eastings: 421791

OS Northings: 376402

OS Grid: SK217764

Mapcode National: GBR JZRG.7F

Mapcode Global: WHCCV.7QT5

Entry Name: Tomb of Catherine Mompesson 7 Metres East of Church Porch

Listing Date: 12 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80634

Location: Eyam, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Eyam

Built-Up Area: Eyam

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Eyam St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

6/27 (North Side)
Tomb of Catherine Mompesson,
7 metres E of Church Porch

Table tomb. 1666. Stone. Stepped base. Above, inset panels to all sides. Flat
baluster-type corner pilasters. To north and south sides, raised amorial shields.
East face has worn remains of carved hour glass. Beneath, inscription 'Mors Mihi
Lucrum'. Similar hour glass to west face with winged plaque below inscribed
'Cavee'. Below again, stone inscribed' 'Nescitis Horam'. Slab over with heavily
moulded edges. Top inscribed 'Catherina Uxor Guliemus Mompesson Huius Ecclesiae
Rects Filia Randolphi Carr Nuper de Cocken in Comitati Durelmensis Armigeri
Sepulta Vicessimo Quinto die Mansis Augti Ano Dni 1666'. Also listed for historic
interest. Catherine Mompesson was the wife of the rector of Eyam who stopped the
plague of 1666 from spreading to other areas.

Listing NGR: SK2179176402

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

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