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Description: Tomb of Count and Countess De Morella Approximately 45 Metres to North East of North Transept of Chr
Date Listed: 19 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 289827
OS Grid Reference: SU9885768580
OS Grid Coordinates: 498857, 168580
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4076, -0.5801
SU 96 NE VIRGINIA WATER CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
(north side, off)
3/140 Tomb of Count and
Countess de Morella
approximately 45 metres
to north east of north
transept of Christ Church
Memorial. Early C20. Commemorates Ramon Cabrera, Count de Morella, Marquis del Ter
d. 1877 and his wife Marianne Catherine, d. 1915. Polished grey granite. Tall
plain cross mounted on 4-step podium, the top step with relief carving of Roman-
style tools of war (helmet, sword, spear, shield, laurel wreath). Face of top step
has raised border and inscription commemorating Ramon Cabrera and the step below
an inscription commemorating his wife. Cabrera was a Carlist general in the Civil
Wars in Spain 1836-43. He was ennobled by the pretender, Carlos V, and praised
by the Duke of Wellington for his military prowess. After the Carlists' defeat
he settled in England.
R H Chant, Spanish Tiger (Midas Books, 1983).
E Holt, The Carlist Wars in Spain (Putnam 1967).
M Tomas, Ramon Cabrera (Historia de un Hombre), (Editorial juventud S A Barcelona,
Listing NGR: SU9885768580
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