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Description: Squires Monument, 5 Metres North West of Church of St James
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 189794
OS Grid Reference: SK7673916950
OS Grid Coordinates: 476739, 316950
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7447, -0.8647
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SK 71 NE BURTON AND DALBY MELTON ROAD
5/22 Squire's Monument,
5M north west of
Church of St.James
Chest tomb surmounted by elaborate monument. Erected by the
executors of William Squire, d.1781. Limestone, formerly painted
and gilt, with iron railing. Oval plinth of 3 steps. Moulded
chest with corner volutes and to south, illegible inscribed
panel. At each end a circular pier, decorated with relief
panels, with symbols of Death, each topped by a globe. Above, a
sarcophagus on volutes, with an oval figurative panel at each
end. Above again, resting on 4 balls, a tall concave sided
decorated obelisk, with an oval perforation containing an urn,
and topped with a ball finial. Against the obelisk, figures
representing Faith and Hope. The monument is surrounded by a
spiked railing and is approximately 6M high.
Listing NGR: SK7673916950
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Source: English Heritage
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