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Clarkson memorial

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Clarkson memorial

YDNPA, 2004, (FM102)


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Clarkson memorial

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34970

Parish: Grinton

OS Grid Reference: SE046984

Dale: Swaledale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A late 18th century vertical slab tombstone made from pink sandstone located in the graveyard of Grinton church. The slab is about 1 metre high and half a metre across. It has a half relief carving on the top of a crowned head flanked by winged putti, with cross bones below. It commemorates Richard Clarkson, but his year of death is undecipherable.

Location

The memorial is in the churchyard of St Andrew's, Grinton. It is situated near the south east corner of the churchyard. The church lies at the junction of roads to Reeth, Richmond and Leyburn.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Grinton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Level, well-made paths in churchyard.


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