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Description: Group of 16 Chest Tombs Approximately 1 Metre East of Chancel and to East of North Transept and Nort
Date Listed: 3 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252609
OS Grid Reference: SP3564009258
OS Grid Coordinates: 435640, 209258
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7809, -1.4848
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WITNEY CHURCH GREEN
SF+35i19S (South side)
11/55 Group of 16 chest tombs
approx. lm. E of chancel and
to E of N transept and N of
chancel of Church of St. Mary
16 chest tombs. Two chest tombs approximately 1 metre east. Mid C18. Limestone.
Tomb to north, with cyma-moulded plinth and cornice, commemorates Richard
Ashlield, d.1792, and daughter Martha, d.1769. Tomb to south, with cyma-moulded
plinth and cornice, corner balusters and ovolo-moulding to inscription panel,
commemorates Ann Ashfield. Group of 14 chest tombs to east and north. Early C18
to early C19. Limestone. 4 plain early Cl8 tombs to north, centre one with
fielded pilaster panels. Early Cl9 tomb with beaded panels and moulded top, and
early C18 tomb with moulded cornice, are approximately 3 metres east of north
transept. To east is mid C18 tomb with rococo cartouche and corner balusters.
Tomb dated 1736, approximately 5 metres north of chancel, has moulded plinth and
cornice and fielded pilaster panels. Early Cl9 tombs to south-west and
south-east-east, each with fielded panels and moulded top. Tomb to south. with
moulded plinth and cornice and fielded pilaster panels, commemorates James
Houlton, d.1736. Tomb to east of this commemorates Walter Cowell. d.1720, and
has gadrooned lid. Two low mid C19 tombs are not of special architectural
Listing NGR: SP3564409254
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Source: English Heritage
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