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Description: Group of 3 Chest Tombs About 9 Yards South East of Chancel of the Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 151693
OS Grid Reference: SO7551855112
OS Grid Coordinates: 375518, 255112
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1937, -2.3596
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SO 75 NE BROADWAS CP CHURCH LANE
3/11 Group of 3 chest tombs
about 9 yards south east
of the chancel of the
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Group of 3 chest tombs. c1830; the tomb south of the group is a late C19 copy.
Sandstone ashlar. Greek-revival in style. The two oldest tombs have moulded
plinths and reeded corner pilaster strips with rosettes above; the middle tomb
also has reeded pilaster strips at the centre of its north and south sides;
ridged capping and antefixae; shaped inscription panels have corner rosettes
and inscriptions of varied lettering. The later tomb is a simplified version;
reeded pilaster strips to just north and south faces; slightly ridged capping
with antefixae and rectangular inscription panels. The inscriptions on the
north tomb are illegible. The middle tomb has one legible panel to Elizabeth
Birch, died 1823. The south tomb has one panel to Fanny Davies, died 1807,
and Benjamin Davies, died 1871, and an end panel to Mary Smith, died 1902.
Listing NGR: SO7551855112
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Source: English Heritage
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