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Group of 6 Kipping Headstones Approximately 4 Metres South of the Nave of the Church of St Mary, Hadlow

Description: Group of 6 Kipping Headstones Approximately 4 Metres South of the Nave of the Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179482

OS Grid Reference: TQ6344949700
OS Grid Coordinates: 563449, 149700
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2231, 0.3393

Location: 1 Church Street, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0DB

Locality: Hadlow
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 0DB

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/46 Group of 6 Kipping headstones
- approx 4m south of the nave of
the Church of St Mary


Group of 6 headstones. Dated between 1718 and 1781 in memory of members of
the Kipping family. All are sandstone upright slabs with variously shaped
heads and stand between approx 800mm and 1.3m high. They all face east and
are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The group is
made up of 2 rows of 3 headstones.

The best front row left. Its head is carved in low relief with a biblical or
allegoric scene. It features a bearded figure holding a spade and with his
other arm up in resolve against the pleas of a kneeling woman. To left a
mother holds a baby with 2 crosses behind and to right another figure holds a
shroud. The inscription begins in Gothic lettering and includes some italics.
It records the deaths of Henry Kipping and his wife Grace in 1781 and their
daughters Grace (1775) and Sarah (1767).

Front row centre in memory of William Kipping (d. 1781), its head carved with
a winged cherub's head amongst flowing foliage. Front row right another good
one in memory of Mary Kipping (d. 1777), its head carved with children reading

Back row headstones all have curvilinear shaped heads with recessed panels.
The left one has projected scrolled ears; it records the death of 17-year old
John Kipping in 1732. The middle one is small and narrow and commemorates 6-
year old Ann Kipping (d. 1718). The right one has a double head. It is
barely legible and only John Kipping (d. 1734) can be read although it
includes his wife and daughter.

Listing NGR: TQ6344949700

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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