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Group of 13 Chest Tombs Approximately 25 Metres South South West , 32 Metres South and 32 Metres Sou, Witney

Description: Group of 13 Chest Tombs Approximately 25 Metres South South West , 32 Metres South and 32 Metres Sou

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252617

OS Grid Reference: SP3563209198
OS Grid Coordinates: 435632, 209198
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7803, -1.4849

Location: 20 Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 6AW

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 6AW

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Listing Text

SP3509S (South side)
11/65 Group of 13 chest tombs
approx. 25m. SSW, 32m. S and
32m. SSW of S transept of
Church of St. Mary

13 chest tombs. Chest tomb approximately 25 metres south-south-west, Late C18.
Limestone. Fielded pilaster panels flank revealed inscription panel; moulded
plinth, cornice and top. Commemorates John Druce and wife. d.1791, Chest tomb.
approximately 32 metres south. Date 1811. Limestone. Beaded oval inscription
panel with foliate carving in spandrels; reverse side has fluted pilasters
flanking similar panel with roses carved in spandrels; moulded plinth and
cornice. Three chest tombs, approximately 32 metres south-south-west Late
C18-early C19. Limestone. Early C19 tomb to east has moulded plinth, cornice and
top; raised pilasters, carved with swags of foliage, flank beaded oval
inscription panel with angels and palm sprays carved in spandrels; similar
reverse side with delicate scrolls and bay leaf carving. Tomb to north-west,
with fielded pilaster panels and beaded revealed inscription panels and moulded
plinth, cornice and top, has 1790s dates. Similar tomb to south-west. Eight C18
and Cl9 chest tombs are not of special architectural interest.

Listing NGR: SP3563209198

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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