Description: Ford Memorial,c18 Chest Tomb and Two C17 Monuments Approximately 2-5 Metres South of South Transept
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253818
OS Grid Reference: SU2492099356
OS Grid Coordinates: 424920, 199356
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6924, -1.6409
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10/66 Ford memorial, C18 chest tomb
and two C17 monuments approx.
2-5n S of south transept of
Church of St. George
3 chest tombs and one ridge-backed tomb. Late C17 and late C18. Ford memorial
(west of two C18 chest tombs): rectangular with stepped moulded plinth, capping
and stepped top. Rococo carving to sides with floral motifs to corner pilasters
on south and panelled corner pilasters to north. Inscription on south with
carved head of winged cherub to top commemorates Thomas Ford (d.1770) and
inscription on north to his wife, Mary (d.1775). Similar memorial to east with
rococo carving to sides (including head of winged cherub to south), fluted
corner pilasters on south, panelled corner pilasters on north and blank
round-headed inscription panels to ends has partly illegible inscription to
Thomas - (d.1791) on south side. Two C17 monuments to south, northern a low
ridge-backed romb with overhanging verges to gable ends and southern a plain
chest tomb with cavetto-moulded capping. Neither has inscription visible at time
of resurvey (July 1987). The ridge-backed tomb may have provided the inspiration
for Philip Webb's memorial to William Morris (q.v.) in the sane churchyard.
Listing NGR: SU2492099356
Source: English Heritage
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