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Comport and Baker Tombs 5 Yards to South of Church of St James, Cooling

Description: Comport and Baker Tombs 5 Yards to South of Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 172854

OS Grid Reference: TQ7563175937
OS Grid Coordinates: 575631, 175937
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4552, 0.5265

Location: Main Road, Cooling, Medway ME3 8DG

Locality: Cooling
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME3 8DG

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Listing Text

TO 77 NE
Comport and Baker tombs 5
yards to south of Church of
St. James.


Row of ten childrens' body blocks, with four footstones, and one headstone and
three larger body blocks. Early C19. Stone. Insribed to children of the
Comport and Baker families. Known locally as 'Pip's Graves' as they are generally
taken to have been the prototypes for the graves on the first page of Charles
Dickens' 'Great Expectations'.

Listing NGR: TQ7636776264

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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