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Danvers Tomb at Church of St Leonard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swithland, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7103 / 52°42'37"N

Longitude: -1.1796 / 1°10'46"W

OS Eastings: 455523

OS Northings: 312834

OS Grid: SK555128

Mapcode National: GBR 8LM.2KX

Mapcode Global: WHDJ3.V4GJ

Entry Name: Danvers Tomb at Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189144

Location: Swithland, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Swithland

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Swithland St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SWITHLAND MAIN STREET (South Side)
SK 51 SE
4/88 Danvers Tomb at Church of
St. Leonard
1.6.66
GV II*
Large table tomb of 1745. By John Hind. Slate with brass inscriptions and
wrought iron railings with alternating straight and spear head finials and
urn corners. E. of E. end of Church. To Sir John and Lady Danvers and 1/3
outside churchyard and so that Sir John's dog could be buried with him.
Block-shaped sarcophagus of the finest quality with 2 reliefs illustrating
accompanying texts: 'When young I sailed to India, east and west, But aged
in this port must lye at rest': a ship and a church under a hill; and
'Be cheerful, O man, and labour to live, The merciful God a blessing will
give:' ploughing and building. Swithland with its slate pits was the centre
of the slate-engraving craft and the tombstone trade flourished in the C18 and
C19. The Hind family was prominent and is commemorated in further table tombs
in the churchyard.


Listing NGR: SK5552312834

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