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Chest Tomb of James and Mary Townley and 4 Other Railed Tomb Chests About 25 Metres North West of Ch, Ramsgate

Description: Chest Tomb of James and Mary Townley and 4 Other Railed Tomb Chests About 25 Metres North West of Ch

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171833

OS Grid Reference: TR3698065340
OS Grid Coordinates: 636980, 165340
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3377, 1.4010

Location: St Lawrence Chase, Margate, Kent CT11 0QH

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 0QH

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Listing Text

TR 3665 SE
6/204 Chest tomb of
James and
Mary Townley
and 4 other
railed tomb
chests about
25 metres
north west
of Church of
St. Laurence
Chest tomb to James (d.1817) and Mary (d.1839) Townley and others.
Stone with iron rails. Large platform with moulded plinth, baluster
corner piers, and reeded side panels with moulded and inscribed top
slab. Spear head rails with urn finials - the panels intact but in
need of refitting. This is arguably historically the most important
tomb in St. Lawrence churchyard, since the Townleys were the developers
(and in Mary's case architect) of most of late C18, early C19 Ramsgate
which determines its present character (see for instance Townley House,
Chatham Place, Spencer Square, Royal Road, Nelson Crescent, Royal
Crescent etc.). Railed chest tomb 3 metres north-west. Early C19.
Moulded base with plinth with piers incised with blind arches, raised
and fielded moulded side panels and inscribed top slab with reeded
edges. Rails with crescent finials and urn finial principals. Two
railed tomb slabs south of Townley tomb, both with illegible inscriptions,
in spear headed railed surrounds with urn finial principals. Identical
inscribed slab in railed enclosure to south.

Listing NGR: TR3698065340

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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