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Squires Monument, 5 Metres North West of Church of St James, Burton and Dalby

Description: Squires Monument, 5 Metres North West of Church of St James

Grade: II*
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

Location: 15 Melton Road, Burton Lazars, Burton and Dalby, Leicestershire LE14 2UP

Locality: Burton and Dalby
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 2UP

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Listing Text


Burton Lazars
(east side)
5/22 Squire's Monument,
5M north west of
Church of St.James

G.V. II*

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

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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