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Description: Group of 4 Chest Tombs 1 Metre to 4 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 5 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 243776
OS Grid Reference: SP4711335379
OS Grid Coordinates: 447113, 235379
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0148, -1.3149
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SP4735 ADDERBURY HIGH STREET
7/54 Group of 4 chest tombs 1m to
4m E of chancel of Church of
4 chest tombs. Late C17, 1705, 1721 and early C18. Marlstone and limestone. The
most northerly, a rectangular marlstone chest with deeply-projecting moulded
base and cover, has a small fielded inscription panel on each side, a shield on
one end, and at the other a surround of drapery enclosing the raised legend
"WL/1705". The inscriptions are in Latin and commemorate William, Bishop of
Llandaff, formerly Vicar of Adderbury. The next, a plain marlstone chest with
shallow incised panels and a moulded base and cover, is probably early C18, but
the inscription on the cover is largely illegible. The late-C17 limestone chest,
1 metre east of the south-east buttress, has deep moulded base and cover, and
has one side and one end decorated with square panels divided by a central
baluster in relief; the other end has an inscription panel, now illegible. To
east of it is a rectangular marlstone chest with moulded base and cover, square
recessed corner balusters and fielded inscription panels; the earliest
inscription commemorates John Lovesey (d.1721).
Listing NGR: SP4711335379
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Source: English Heritage
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