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Morris Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St George, Kelmscott

Description: Morris Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St George

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253819

OS Grid Reference: SU2493999349
OS Grid Coordinates: 424939, 199349
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6923, -1.6406

Location: Kelmscott, Oxfordshire GL7 3HE

Locality: Kelmscott
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3HE

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Listing Text

Morris memorial approx. 20m SE
of chancel of Church of St.
(Formerly listed as Tomb of
William Morris)

Churchyard memorial. 1896 by Philip Webb. Limestone. Curved ridge-shaped stone
supported by stone blocks to each end. Inscriptions on south side to William
Morris (1834-96) and Jane Morris (1839-1914) and on north side to their
daughters, Jane Alice Morris (1861-1935) and May Morris (1862-1938). It has been
suggested that the design of the tomb is based on the ridge-back type of Viking
funerary monument, but Webb may have derived his inspiration from a C17
gable-ended tomb also in Kelmscott churchyard (q.v. under Ford memorial, C18
chest tomb and two C17 monuments approximately 2 to 5 metres south of south
transept of Church of St. George).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p666; A.R. Dufty: Kelmscott, An Illustrated
Guide (London, The Society of Antiquaries, 1984), pp30, 34)

Listing NGR: SU2493999349

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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