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Lady Anne Grimston
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 51° 48.752 W 000° 09.677
30U E 695673 N 5743999
Quick Description: The grave of Lady Anne Grimstone with a supernatural legend attached to it.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 7:27:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMAA8W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Tomb in the churchyard of St Peter’s Church, Tewin most frequently visited by visitors from all over the world is that of Lady Anne Grimston. This is found within the iron railing at the East of the Churchyard. A legend has grown around this lady that she was a Sadducean and therefore did not believe in the Resurrection of the Dead.

She was reputed to have said, “If, indeed, there is life hereafter trees will render asunder my tomb.” For over 200 years trees have forced their limbs through the tomb to raise their branches in rejoicing. That Lady Anne was not, however, a Sadducean can clearly be seen in her notes of accounts of monies spent in putting up her horses when she drove from her home, Gorhambury, St Albans, to Tewin each Sunday for worship, calling to remembrance that it was on the First Day of the week that her Lord and Master rose from the grave.

John Steal, Curate of Tewin in 1843, deplored the superstition which had arisen around the tomb, and that “those who are led from mere curiosity and pastime be not heedless of those vows which, as professing Christians, they have solemnly made before God ‘to renounce the world, the flesh and the Devil’, being assured in their Baptism of a Life which brings ‘death unto sin and new birth unto righteousness’ ......A sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life,” May the visitor say, “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, for they rest from their labours.”
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