Description: Group of 8 Chest Tombs Approximately 14 Metres and 22 Metres North North West and 25 Metres North of
Date Listed: 3 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252601
OS Grid Reference: SP3559909273
OS Grid Coordinates: 435599, 209273
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7810, -1.4854
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WITNEY CHURCH GREEN
SP3509S (South side)
11/41 Group of 8 chest tombs approx.
14m. and 22m. NNW and 25m. N
of nave of Church of St. Mary
8 chest tombs. Two chest tombs approximately 14 metres north-north-west. Early
C18. Limestone. Tomb to south has cyma-moulded plinth, splayed cornice to top
and 2 inscription panels with raised surrounds. Tomb to north has raised
surround to narrow panels and central inscription panel, with skulls flanking
winged cherub's head over worn inscription. Chest tomb approximately 22 metres
north-north-west. Early/mid C18. Limestone. Cyma-moulded plinth and cornice:
carved scrolls flank inscription panel. Group of 5 chest tombs approximately 25
metres north. C18. Limestone. All have moulded tops. Leake tomb to south-west,
dated 1767 and 1750s, has rococo cartouche. Similar mid C18 tomb to north. Tombs
to east are dated 1786, and another commemorates Anne Fisher, died early C19.
Listing NGR: SP3559609263
Source: English Heritage
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