Harley. Age: 20.
Whether you consider him a highwayman of legend, or a low-down thief and murderer, there is no question that Dick Turpin is world famous. For someone of such international infamy, his last resting place is unremarkable. Now there are plans to spruce up the churchyard. Charity York Cares is sending in a team of volunteers to trim hedges, add new fencing, lay a path around the graveyard and install an information board.
Elliot. Age: 26.
Why change the site?
Many people have heard of the notorious highwayman DickTurpin but have you visited his grave in York? Turpin's grave stands alone today and us hidden behind hotels on Piccadilly. His body was allegedy stolen by grave robber but recovered and reburied, possibly with quick lime in St George's churchyard. In a very small graveyard tucked away just off the centre of York is Dick Turpins grave in St George's cemetery.
Marlee. Age: 31.
Dick Turpin's grave
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A University of York historian has uncovered new research suggesting the notorious 18th Century highwayman Dick Turpin is unlikely to be buried in the marked grave as previously thought. Pic Credit: Alistair Keely. Dick Turpin was tried, convicted of horse theft and sent to the gallows in York in But the prominent headstone and surrounding concrete square grave was put up afterpresumably to commemorate a person of historical significance and boost the tourist trade.