Tomb of Katherine Bavington, Harnham

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    "This is the burial site of Katherine Bavington, who was buried here on 9th September 1670. The tomb is partly cut into the rock and has a stone-built vault. Inside the vault is a concrete covered coffin, with an inscription and a poem. Next to the tomb are some garden walls and three carved stone heads. It is unusual to find a tomb of this date outside a churchyard, but Katherine Babington was a dissenter. She had been excommunicated for trying to pull a vicar from his pulpit. This meant she was not allowed to be buried in the churchyard. Instead she was buried here, in the grounds of her house. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law." Photo by Les Hull, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 3 months ago
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