Description: Two Headstones, with Barrel Chests and Chest Tomb About 25 Metres East of Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 22 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169475
OS Grid Reference: TQ7243337828
OS Grid Coordinates: 572433, 137828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1138, 0.4621
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GOUDHURST CHURCH ROAD
TQ 7237-7337 (south side)
15/125 Two headstones, with
barrel chests and chest
tomb about 25 metres
east of Church of St
Headstone to Stephen and Mary Groombridge, d.1785, and their daughter Mary,
d.1790. Stone. About 4 feet high, with beaded edging and palm-fronds to head,
and with large, moulded oval panel bearing inscription in good quality script.
Headstone with 2 attached barrel chest tombs on moulded base, the stone about 4
feet high, to Thomas (d.1797) and Mary Groombridge (d.1795) and 6 dead children
buried at Westminster. Triple headed stone with garland hanging from ribbon-bow,
from which is also suspended an oval inscription plaque, the 6 children recorded
on draped cloth below. Chest tomb. Early C18, with ogee moulded base and reverse
ogee moulded top slab. Illegible inscription on side panels and end panel with
crude incised death's head with motto 'memento mori' and scrolled surrounds.
Listing NGR: TQ7243337828
Source: English Heritage
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