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Vault, Tombchest and Memorial of the Hurleston Family Attached to East End of Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mickle Trafford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2251 / 53°13'30"N

Longitude: -2.8145 / 2°48'52"W

OS Eastings: 345718

OS Northings: 370089

OS Grid: SJ457700

Mapcode National: GBR 7F.0SYY

Mapcode Global: WH888.Q6YF

Entry Name: Vault, Tombchest and Memorial of the Hurleston Family Attached to East End of Church of St Peter

Location: Mickle Trafford, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Parish: Mickle Trafford

Locality: Mickle Trafford and District

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Listing Date: 27 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404235

Source ID: 1229397

Listing Text

SJ 47 SE
3/20

MICKLE TRAFFORD C.P.
PLEMSTALL LANE


Vault, tombchest and memorial of the Hurleston familyattached to east end ofChurch of St.Peter

II*

GV

Vault, tombchest and memorial plaque: vault and tombchest c.1670 and
memorial plaque formerly dated 1727 for members of the Hurleston
family. Ashlar buff sandstone. Large plain rectangular vault cover
has a simple plinth and a weathered roof with a nosed edge. It
carries a Baroque tombchest on an acanthus plinth. The long sides
have carved recumbent skeletons (one male, one female) with scrolls at
the corners. The short sides have crossed palm fronds and the lid is
plain except for a heavily gadrooned border. Standing on the vault
against the chancel is an elaborate Baroque memorial tablet. Acanthus
plinth carries fluted pilasters with scrolls. Ornate flat pediment
supports a heraldic shield and 2 gadrooned urns. Full inscription of
the plaque is given from Ormerod, History of Cheshire, 1819, the
exfoliated parts in brackets

"(In this vault lies the body of Elizabeth, wife of Charles Hurleston,
of Newton esq., youngest daughter and coheir of Thomas Lander, of
Newhall, in the County of Lancaster, esq., by Elizabeth, daughter of
Edward Downes, of Shrigley, in the county of Chester. esq.)
(She was beautiful) in her Person,
Distinct in her Behaviour,
Dutiful Daughter in her Observance,
And had the (.........) long night,
A Happy Mother
She dyed the 19th of November 17(27), aged 32."

A good and interesting pair of Baroque Monuments, rarely found in
Cheshire outside the churches.


Listing NGR: SJ 45718 70089

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