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Parson's Steeple (20 Metres North East Steeple House), West Camel

Description: Parson's Steeple (20 Metres North East Steeple House)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 262761

OS Grid Reference: ST5773625822
OS Grid Coordinates: 357736, 125822
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0302, -2.6041

Location: Steart Road, West Camel, Somerset BA22 7RF

Locality: West Camel
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 7RF

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Listing Text


2/153 Parson's Steeple
(20 metres North-east Steeple


- II

Commemorative obelisk-type monument. Late C18. Local stone cut and
squared, roughly coursed. Rectangular plan base with sloping buttress on
South side; semi-circular arched deep recess on North side, with impost
corbels, occupying half the total 6 metres height of the monument; taper
starts on East and West sides only from springing level to about 30Omm
width at the top; any termination now missing. In the recess a shaped
niche where the inscription stone, described as "long since lost" in
1953, was set: it read "In memory of Henry Parsons, who died 24th
September 1794 aged 84". Parsons was a noted eccentric who lived at
Naish's Farm. (qv), and built this monument during his lifetime,
planting trees and shrubs around it. He was by legend, buried here
without sacred rite: no record exists in the parish registers. (E.M.
Garrett, The Story of West Camel, unpublished MS in Yeovil Reference
Library, 1953).

Listing NGR: ST5773625822

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Source: English Heritage

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