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Goreus Stone, Yealmpton

Description: Goreus Stone

Grade: II*
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

Location: 95 Fore Street, Yealmpton, Devon PL8 2HB

Locality: Yealmpton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL8 2HB

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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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Listing Text

11/212 (south side)

Goreus Stone


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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