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Tomb of Captain Samuel Jones and Family, St Mattias, Tower Hamlets

Description: Tomb of Captain Samuel Jones and Family, St Mattias

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 September 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 206553

OS Grid Reference: TQ3775280837
OS Grid Coordinates: 537752, 180837
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5097, -0.0164

Location: Woodstock Terrace, Poplar, Greater London E14 0BS

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E14 0BS

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
TQ 3780
25/907 St Mattias Poplar
Tomb of Captain Samuel
Jones and family


Pedestal tomb on stepped base. C1734, designer unknown; restored
during C19 by a statuary named Ellingford of Poplar. Stone. Tall
plinth with projecting curved ends; sides with high relief carved
swags framing inscriptions. Above, a rectangular pedestal
(formerly flanked by standing putti) having on the south side a
carved relief depicting a ship in sail and on the north a
nautical still-life featuring globes, cross-staffs, a caduceus,
cannon and shot, a sextant, flags and a central heraldic shield.
Crowned by addorsed consoles formerly supporting an urn. Monument
formerly surrounded by railings. Captain Samuel Jones
distinguished himself fighting the French in the English Channel
in 1706 and 1707. St Mattias was formerly the east India Company
Chapel and many nautical men were buried in the churchyard.

Listing NGR: TQ3775280837

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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