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William Watson Dies

William Watson fell to his death while sleepwalking up the Tower of St Cuthbert's Church.

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Info in the British Listed Buildings - English Heritage Building ID: 235924

A stone, (Watson's Wake) is to be found on the tower and is dedicated to Cuthbert Watson, a local personality who died in 1669 and the stone commemorates the fatal fall from the tower of the local somnambulist. 

Medical Definition of somnambulism. -  an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.

Common definition = sleepwalking. 


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