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Henry Branson Chest Tomb in Churchyard About 5 Metres South East of Chancel Church of the Holy Cross, Thornfalcon

Description: Henry Branson Chest Tomb in Churchyard About 5 Metres South East of Chancel Church of the Holy Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270929

OS Grid Reference: ST2835223907
OS Grid Coordinates: 328352, 123907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0101, -3.0226

Location: Church Lane, Thornfalcon, Somerset TA3 5NP

Locality: Thornfalcon
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 5NP

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Listing Text


5/140 Henry Branson chest tomb in churchyard
about 5 m south-east
of chancel, Church of the Holy Cross



Chest tomb. Early C19. Unusual unidentified stone. Flat topped, rectangular with octagonal piers at each corner, chamfered plinth, about one m high and 1.75 m across. Semi-circular headed bays east and west ends, large depressed segmental headed bays north and south fronts, all with rusticated voussoirs reminiscent of bridges, and all much obscured with ivy at time of survey (November 1984). Inscribed east and west ends illegibly, north side possibly blank, south side name of Henry Branson Builder prominent. An unusual design for a chest tomb.

Listing NGR: ST2835223907

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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