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CARPENTER'S TOMB at St John the Baptist Church Ault Hucknall

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This is probably the churchyard's oldest table tomb being dated 1690 and is the last resting place of Robert Nuttall and his widow.

Robert was buried on 1 Sept 1690 and his widow on 1 Jan 1719 as indicated by the inscription RN 1690 : 1719.

Robert Nuttall was a Cooper by trade according to Chatsworth Archives hence the tomb is carved with a representation of a collection of tradesman's tools including an axe, a hammer, a saw and a compass.

A weaver's tomb inscribed with the tools his trade can be seen St Helens Church in at Darley Dale.

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