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Description: Group of 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 5 Metres to South of Nave of Dorchester Abbey
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248076
OS Grid Reference: SU5791594184
OS Grid Coordinates: 457915, 194184
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6435, -1.1644
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DORCHESTER HIGH STREET
SU5794 (East side)
5/47 Group of 3 chest tombs approx.
5m. to S of nave of Dorchester
3 chest tombs. One dated 1634 and two mid/late C18. Limestone. Pair nearest
church have moulded plinths and covers, with fielded panels to the sides and
ends. The westernmost also has a shield-shaped end panel commemorating Edward
Wise, died 17(?). The earlier tomb has a deeply-projecting cover; chamfered on
the underside, and the sides and one end have moulded recessed panels, with
inset trefoiled arches and sunken spandrels. Rectangular inscription panel on
end commemorates John Wise of Drayton (died 1634).
Listing NGR: SU5791394186
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Source: English Heritage
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