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Mary Byam Chest Tomb, About 6 Metres South of Chancel, Church of St James the Great, Fitzhead

Description: Mary Byam Chest Tomb, About 6 Metres South of Chancel, Church of St James the Great

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 270315

OS Grid Reference: ST1198228378
OS Grid Coordinates: 311982, 128378
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0480, -3.2570

Location: Church Road, Fitzhead, Somerset TA4 3JU

Locality: Fitzhead
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3JU

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Listing Text


6/104 Mary Byam chest tomb, about 6
metres south of chancel, Church
of St James the Great


Chest tomb, mid C17. Ashlar sandstone. Ledge topped, moulded cornice. Apsidal ends, shield in cartouche East end, skull
and cross bones above hour glass framed by scythes West end. Inscribed Northside to Mary, wife of William Byam, died
1648; Southside illegible. Partially subsided and obscured by ivy at time of survey (March 1983). One of the finest
chest tombs in the district.

Listing NGR: ST1198228378

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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