Description: Group of 5 Chest Tombs Approximately 10 Metres South of Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 22 March 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 190107
OS Grid Reference: SK7472431279
OS Grid Coordinates: 474724, 331279
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8738, -0.8912
Explore more of the area around Clawson, Hose and Harby, Leicestershire at Explore Britain.
CLAWSON, HOSE BURDEN LANE,
AND HARBY HARBY
SK 7431-7531 Group of 5 chest-tombs
41/486 approx 10 m S of Church
of St Mary the Virgin
Chest tombs. Early C18. Early C19. Limestone, ironstone and sandstone.
That nearest church has plain chest of coursed squared ironstone, pair of
limestone panels to W end with inscriptions to members of Morley family in
moulded surrounds and pair of massive limestone ledgers. Ledgers slope up
to W end and are inscribed in relief above panels: W 1737 M and W 1709 M.
Chest tomb further S, probably C18, of grey sandstone with pilaster strips
to corners. Furthest to S two early C19 chest tombs, one of limestone with
tapering reeded corners, slate inscription panel to N side to William Orson
d. 1830 and "hipped" top. The other of buff-coloured sandstone to John
Orson d. 1825 with concave panels either end. Chest tomb d. 1874 to John
Orson is not of special architectural interest.
Listing NGR: SK7472431279
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.