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Description: Watkins Children Memorial About 22 Metres North West of Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 153664
OS Grid Reference: SO2512145051
OS Grid Coordinates: 325121, 245051
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0987, -3.0945
SO 24 NE CLIFFORD CP
2/43 Watkins children memorial
about 22 metres north-west
of west tower of Church of
Chest tomb. Watkins children, died 1757 - 1768. Bold corner balusters
decorated with crossed sprigs of wheat, inscription panel flanked by
drapery swags, moulded cornice, bevelled top. Inscription: "To the Memory
of Seven of the Children of/ James Watkins Esq and Ann his Wife/ who
departed this life in infancy/ James died July 12th 1757 Aged 3 Years/
Anne died Decr 25th 1759 Aged 3 Years/ James died Oct 16th 1759 Aged 7 Months/
Anne died May 3rd 1762 Aged 7 months/ James died April lst 1765 Aged 14 Days/
Thomas died March 12th 1768 Aged 5 Years/ Anne died April 18th 1768 Aged 3 Years".
This is a good example of stone masonry and enchances the setting of the church;
it contributes to the group value of the other memorials in the churchyard.
Listing NGR: SO2512145051
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Source: English Heritage
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