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Matthews Headstone at Churchyard of St Botolph, Main Street, Ratcliffe on the Wreake (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7246, -1.0679
Date ListedFri 12th October, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressMatthews Headstone, Churchyard of St Botolph Main Street Ratcliffe on the Wreake LE7 4SN
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK6304714520
LBS404865
Volume, Map, Item260, 7, 93
ParishRatcliffe on the Wreake
WardWreake Villages
Conservation AreaRatcliffe on the Wreake
DescriptionHeadstone, dated 1839. By Woolerton. Slate. Headstone with incised border in Gothic style especially remarkable for its inscription. ?In Memory of Samual Matthews, Labourer, who had both his legs broke, and one of his ankles dislocated by falling off a load of beans, on Mr King?s farm, at Ratcliffe on the Wreake; and died in Leicester Infirmary, October the 13th, 1839: Aged 60 years.? This stone was erected as a mark of respect by his master Mr Thomas Freeman, to whom he was about 9 years a faithful and affectionate servant. ?An honest man?s the noblest work of God??. Stands close to S porch of Church of St. Botolph (q.v.).

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.

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