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Tomb of Bishop Ken Outside East End of Church of St John, Frome

Description: Tomb of Bishop Ken Outside East End of Church of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 February 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 266037

OS Grid Reference: ST7773347899
OS Grid Coordinates: 377733, 147899
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2298, -2.3203

Location: 11 Church Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DH

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 1DH

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Listing Text

(East side)

Tomb of Bishop Ken
10/113 outside east end of
Church of St John

Mid C19 housing to early C18 grave. Significant position outside the chancel.
Low gabled housing built, buttressed and roofed in stone with open cusped side
arches closed by wrought-iron palisades. The interior has a coffin-shaped slab
with empty metal banding over with only a crozier and a mitre on it. Bishop Ken
(1637-1711) was one of the seven Bishops who refused the oath of Indulgence 1689
to William and Mary and was consequently deprived of his See of Bath and Wells.
Hence the symbolism: an empty grave, and empty coffin, outside the church.

Listing NGR: ST7773347899

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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