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Row of 7 Headstones and 4 Footstones from Approximately 17 to Approximately 25 Metres South of Churc, Ashtead

Description: Row of 7 Headstones and 4 Footstones from Approximately 17 to Approximately 25 Metres South of Churc

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290402

OS Grid Reference: TQ1929357970
OS Grid Coordinates: 519293, 157970
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3084, -0.2899

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 1857-1957
Row of 7 headstones and 4 footstones
from approx. 17 to approx. 25 metres
south of Church of St Giles


Row of 7 monumental headstones on north-south line (interrupted between the
1st and 2nd). Mostly mid C18. All of limestone. Commemorating (from left to
(1) Mary Bovey (d.1746 [?]): shaped top, carved skull-and-cross-bones;
(2) John Syms (d.1787): shaped top with fan, two 4-line verses of doggerel;
(3) Alice Syms (d.1785): similar to (2), including verses; footstone to rear
inscribed "AS 1785";
(4) John Symes (d.1738): crude segmental pediment with consoles, carved skull;
matching footstone to rear inscribed "JS 1738"
(5) Benjamin Symes (d.1742, aged 27): similar to (4) but with more emphatic
design, and couplet "Young men of strength behold and see
Just in my prime Death conquered me";
matching footstone to rear insribed "BS 1742";
(6) Phebe Symes (d.1755): large stone, elaborately shaped top with scrolls, skull-
(7) Mrs Mary Hunt (d.1747): similar to (6); footstone to rear inscribed
"MH 1747".

Listing NGR: TQ1929357970

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Source: English Heritage

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