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The Berkeley Altar Tomb, in Churchyard 9 Metres South of the Organ Chamber, Church of Saint Mary, Bruton

Description: The Berkeley Altar Tomb, in Churchyard 9 Metres South of the Organ Chamber, Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 261664

OS Grid Reference: ST6847434776
OS Grid Coordinates: 368474, 134776
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1114, -2.4517

Location: B3081, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0EB

Locality: Bruton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA10 0EB

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Listing Text

8/176 The Berkeley Altar Tomb, in
churchyard 9 metres South of the
organ chamber, Church of Saint

Altar tomb. C18. Doulting stone, with marble inscription panel to West. Chamfered base step, high moulded plinth;
fielded panels to three sides, marble panel flat; cornice to flat top, then step and base to urn, somewhat eroded.
Latin inscription no longer complete, but the last line reads "JUSTI HONORABILIS C. BERKELEY". Sir Charles Berkeley
rebuilt the chancel of Church of St Mary in 1743 - this tomb may be his. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press,
Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6847434776

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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