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King's Cottage garden

John King lived at the cottage until his death in 1802, and is now buried in the garden there. This is a view of the garden, showing his gravestone, of Swithland slate. John King was the parish clerk but fell out with the vicar and the Anglican church, and became a Baptist. On his deathbed he insisted that he was not to be interred in the village churchyard, but at the same time did not want to be…