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The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style in the Church of Saint John the Baptist Churchyard, Wateringbury

Description: The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style in the Church of Saint John the Baptist Churchyard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 178938

OS Grid Reference: TQ6853953645
OS Grid Coordinates: 568539, 153645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2571, 0.4140

Location: Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Kent ME18 5PA

Locality: Wateringbury
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME18 5PA

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Listing Text

(North side)
The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style
In the Church of Saint John
19.04.1985 The Baptist Churchyard


Chest tomb. Circa 1702. To Sir Oliver Style, 3rd baronet d.1702, masons probably the Stantons who had been employed by the Styles for their monuments at Beckenham. Square Portland stone chest tomb with cornice and plinth and projecting angle pilasters, set within wrought iron railings; centre of chest surmounted with a gadrooned, fluted urn with tapering stem on square base standing on a pyramidal plinth bearing a relief of the Style arms on each face; similar urns placed over projecting corners. (At time of inspection four of the urns had toppled.) There are square fielded panels with border to each side of the chest, the north and south sides with Latin inscription, partly decayed; fielded panels to each side of pilasters. Wrought iron railings with elaborate central scrollwork panels on stone base. An unusually early opulent churchyard monument.

[Pevsner BOE West Kent and the Weald p593.]

Listing NGR: TQ6852753603

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Source: English Heritage

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