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Description: Abel Monument About 2 Yards West of the South Porch of the Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 16 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 150460
OS Grid Reference: SO3746250915
OS Grid Coordinates: 337462, 250915
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1530, -2.9155
SARNESFIELD CP -
SO 35 SE
2/91 Abel monument about
2 yards west of the
South porch of the
Church of St Mary
Chest tomb. Circa 1694, restored 1858 and 1886. Squared sandstone rubble
sides with flat moulded chamfered capping and re-cut inscription:
This craggy stone a covering
(is for an Architect's bed)
That lofty buildings rais'd high
(yet now lays low his head)
His line and rules so death con
(cludes are locked up in stone)
Build they who list or they who
(wist for he can build no more)
His house of clay could hold no longer
May Heaven's joy build him astronger
In Memory of
JOHN ABEL (ARCHITECT)
who died in the year 1694
in the 97th year of his age.
Vivent vivas in vitam aternam
Restored by subscription the year
On the south side is a plaque inscribed:
Restored 1886 by
The National Society
for Preserving the s
Memorials of the dead.
Listing NGR: SO3746250915
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Source: English Heritage
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