Oldest Grave

Houses, churches, monuments, graves, etc.
Geordie-exile
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Interesting link in dervish's St Mary's in the Wood tale to nowthen.org which I hadn't heard of before. It's a sort of memories archive for groups provided by WYAS. It's currently mainly Bradford-centric but there are contributions from various other groups with memories of Leeds Utd and Leeds RL etc.    
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Hi everyone,For the people who have an interest in this topic, I came across this website the other day, which might be of help to someone:http://www.gravestonephotos.com/Ian

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I know this sounds hard to believe but theres a 1692 grave in leeds parish church ground to far right near back wall saw it last week

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polo wrote: I know this sounds hard to believe but theres a 1692 grave in leeds parish church ground to far right near back wall saw it last week Really quite feasible, don't forget there was an older church there before the 19th century present one - Oh and its the Minster now! Thanks QEII!

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iansmithofotley wrote: Hi everyone,For the people who have an interest in this topic, I came across this website the other day, which might be of help to someone:http://www.gravestonephotos.com/Ian Cheers Ian,                by the way,can you shed any light on the earlier(still on the page) thread about "older Leeds murders" ?
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Post by book »

It would be good to put names on the site when finding old graves, it might show up in a google search for people tracing family history. Years would be good too ie 1789 - 1822
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Post by polo »

yeah its certainly the oldest non interred grave ive seen but it strangely outdates the other graves ay a fair few years. Ill get that name today as I work next to the church

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polo wrote: I know this sounds hard to believe but theres a 1692 grave in leeds parish church ground to far right near back wall saw it last week Hi polo if you go inside the church on thr right side near the alter there is a grave stone to someone called Hardwike date 1670 it states that it was removed from behind the alter of the old church and was moved when the new church was built.
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Sorry its of centre.    
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This is the same grave.
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