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David Ford, History Editor Ancient York
by David Nash Ford BA,
Editor, History on Britannia

Dick Turpin's Grave
In George Street Cemetery

Dick Turpin's Grave Out in a residential part of the city, opposite St. George's Church not far from Walmgate Bar, lies a small forgotten cemetery. Few gravestones remain and the area is mostly used as a public park.

One stone stands proud however, recording the spot where friends brought the famous highwayman, Dick Turpin, for burial after his execution at the York Tyburn: "Richard Palmer alias Richard Turpin, notorious highwayman and horse stealer. Executed at Tyburn, April 7th 1739".

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