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Beckford Monument Approximately 8 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Giles, Ashtead

Description: Beckford Monument Approximately 8 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290400

OS Grid Reference: TQ1931058002
OS Grid Coordinates: 519310, 158002
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3086, -0.2897

Location: Park Lane, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 3BS

Locality: Ashtead
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 3BS

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Listing Text

TQ 1858-1958
Beckford monument approx.
8 metres east of chancel of
Church of St Giles


Tomb chest and associated iron railings. Late C18. Commemorates Thomas
Beckford (d.1781). Sandstone ashlar. Classical style. Panelled sides and ends, with
wide vase-profile corners; inscription on south side:-
Obit Aprilis 12th Anno Domini 1781
Aetat 24
Lid headed with worn roundel which appears to contain a helm and arms;
followed by lengthy inscription commemorating various others from 1730.
(Two large longitudinal cracks in lid, and both end panels loose at time of
survey, 1988.) The whole enclosed within tall cast-iron spear-headed railings

Listing NGR: TQ1931058002

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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