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Walls, Gate Piers and 2 Table Tombs of Burial Ground 200 Metres South of Knowle Farm, Beaminster

Description: Walls, Gate Piers and 2 Table Tombs of Burial Ground 200 Metres South of Knowle Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 105073

OS Grid Reference: ST4691000479
OS Grid Coordinates: 346910, 100479
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8014, -2.7547

Location: Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3JL

Locality: Beaminster
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT8 3JL

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Listing Text

ST 40 SE
4/14 Walls, Gate-Piers and
2 Table-Tombs of Burial
Ground 200 metres south
of Knowle Farm
- II

Walls, c. C17. Flint stone footings of former barn, c. 33 foot by 18 foot,
internally. Ashlar stone gate-piers on north side, with flat pyrammidal capitals.
Iron gates, C19. Two table-tombs within burial ground: (1) Stone plinth and sides.
Recessed pilasters with carved torches, downward pointing, hipped stone canopy over
with plain projecting cornice. One inscription: Hine no II. To Thomas and
Elizabeth Hine. Early C19. (2) Stone, with incised Soanian pilasters and plain
capitals. Square cornice. Canopy has shallow pediments to each face with foliage
decoration and Neo-classical foliate fans at the corners. 4 inscriptions,
principally to John and Betsy Daniel, 1829, 1816.
The Daniel family were an important Nonconformist family in Beaminster, with several
generations of doctors. They owned Daniel's House (Hogshill Street, south). Burial
ground commemorates James Daniel's escape to this site formerly his barn, after the
Monmouth Rebellion, 1685.
Source: R. Hine, History of Beaminster, 1914, pp 246-253.

Listing NGR: ST4691000479

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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