Killed by Smugglers

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                  Watching - Click the What to do Link.The church of St. Mary the Virgin is located slightly outside the village of Old Hunstanton. Sign posted from the coastal road, it resides down a winding lane beside a duck thronged pool.

 Here you will find graves and memorials to the Le Strange family, the squires and lords of the manor hereabouts. Whose ancestor Roland le Strange came over from France in 1100. In the corner of the church is a great table tomb to Sir Roger le Strange 1506 and in the chancel a canopied tomb of Henry le Strange 1485. 
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Located in the churchyard are the graves of two men, both of whom were killed by smugglers. The graves are clearly marked with white-painted boards. William Green whose epitaph reads "Here lie the mangled remains of poor William Green, an Honest Officer of the Government, who in the faithful discharge of his duty was inhumanely murdered by a gang of Smugglers in this Parish, September 27th, 1784".  

Close by is another gravestone to Wlliam Webb, his epitaph reads "In memory of William Webb, late of the 15th D'ns, who was shot from his Horse by a party of Smugglers on the 26 of Sepr. 1784. I am not dead but sleepeth here, And when the Trumpet Sound I will appear. Four balls thro' me Pearced there way: Hard it was. I'd no time to pray This stone that here you Do see My Comerades Erected for the sake of me".