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Description: Goreus Stone
Date Listed: 19 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 100490
OS Grid Reference: SX5775451697
OS Grid Coordinates: 257754, 51697
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3480, -4.0006
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, The Goreus Stone, Immediately West of St Bartholomew's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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SX 55 SE YEALMPTON FORE STREET
11/212 (south side)
Possibly a memorial stone. 3rd century tombstone. Unhewn (or roughly hewn) narrow
and flat granite monolith, about 5 ft 6 ins to 6 ft above ground.
Inscribed on the east face:- 'GOREUS'. The west face has some mortice-like holes.
It is thought to be a memorial to an early British chieftain. It formerly lay in a
position in the churchyard to the north of the church and was moved to the present
position immediately, west of the church in 1851.
Reference: Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 76, 100.
Listing NGR: SX5775451697
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Source: English Heritage
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