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Angel Headstone 4 Metres South West of Organ Chamber of Church of Holy Trinity, Startforth

Description: Angel Headstone 4 Metres South West of Organ Chamber of Church of Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111760

OS Grid Reference: NZ0474615923
OS Grid Coordinates: 404746, 515923
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5386, -1.9281

Location: B6277, Startforth, Durham DL12 9AF

Locality: Startforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9AF

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Listing Text

(North side)

12/169 Angel headstone,
4 metres south-
west of organ
chamber of Church
of Holy Trinity


Headstone, late C17 or early C18. Cut sandstone. Stone with shaped top,
0.55 metre high. Eroded inscription on east; on west high-relief carving of
trumpeting angel among stars and other motifs, above worn inscription:

'The angels sound, The dead must rise
The serpent's mouth, Did dark ye scyes'

On north edge relief carving of skeleton with spear, on south serpent on

Inscription from Victoria County History of the North Riding, Vol I, p.137.

Listing NGR: NZ0474615923

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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