William Gilpin's chest tomb is to be found on the north side of the church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, and bears an inscription, perhaps faintly ambiguous in its last sentence, composed by Gilpin himself:

"In a quiet Mansion beneath this stone, secured from the afflictions and the still more dangerous enjoyments of life, lie the remains of William Gilpin, sometime Vicar of the Parish, together with the remains of Margaret his wife. After living above fifty years in happy union, they hope to be raised in God's good time (through the atonement of a blessed Redeemer for their repented transgressions) to a state of joyful immortality. Here it will be a joy to see several of their good neighbours who now lie scattered in these sacred Precincts around them."