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Fortrey Tomb at Churchyard of St John the Baptist, King's Norton

Description: Fortrey Tomb at Churchyard of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 190727

OS Grid Reference: SK6892000488
OS Grid Coordinates: 468920, 300488
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5978, -0.9839

Locality: King's Norton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9BF

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Listing Text


SK 60 SE

5/65 Fortrey tomb at Churchyard
of St. John the Baptist


Obelisk tomb. Mid C18. Stone, slate and wrought iron. Abutting the centre
of the E end of the Church (q.v.) a finely carved table tomb with obelisk
over. The tomb is carved with an elaborate cartouche of the Fortrey arms
on the end and, on either side,a slate plaque with carved volutes and balusters
to left and right. On top of the table slab, standing on 4 ball pads, a moulded
obelisk with cornice top and carved urn finial. Angel heads or cartouche
halfway up the sides. The tomb stands on high moulded plinth. Around 3 sides
of this (4th is E wall of Church) are wrought iron railings with scrolled
panels and crestings at intervals and alternating spear-head and diamond
top finials. The whole is c6m high. Inscriptions to William Fortrey, died
1722, and wife, died 1733. Erected by their son William Fortrey, who also
built the Church. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6892000488

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Source: English Heritage

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