[Image slip:] Tomb of the Lady Ann Grimston in the Churchyard of Tewin, Herts. [Letterpress:] The Tomb of Lady Anne Grimston, in the Churchyard of Tewin, in Hertfordshire. Dispalys one the most extraordinary and romantic of those freaks in which it isproverbial that Dame Nature delights. The masonry of the tomb - once firmly set, and bound with iron pins together...however unusual, we are content to regard as beautiful illustrations of natural laws. The following inscription is still legible on the tomb: Here lyeth interred the Body of the Right Honourable Lady Anne Grimston, Wife to Sir Grimston, Bart. of Gorhambury, in Hertfordshire, Daughter to the late Right Honourable Earl of Thanet, Who departed this life Nov.22nd, 1713, In the 60th year of her age.
Scarce letterpress and engraving. Letterpress 235 x 184mm. 9¼ x 7¼". Engraving 190 x 114mm. 7½ x 4½".
Tomb of Lady Anne Grimston, St Peter's Church, Tewin, Hertfordshire. Legend has it that Lady Anne Grimston was to say the least a staunch atheist, the story goes that on her death bed she refused to allow the Vicar to administer the last rites. She went on to say that should God and the teachings of the Bible be true then seven trees would sprout from her grave, and so they did.
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