Description: Group of 2 Chest Tombs and 65 Headstones South of Nave and Chancel of Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 21 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305718
OS Grid Reference: SP4893757591
OS Grid Coordinates: 448937, 257591
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2144, -1.2852
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PRIORS MARSTON VICARAGE LANE
SP4857 (South side)
12/142 Group of 2 chest tombs and
65 headstones S of nave and
chancel of Church of St.
Group of 2 chest tombs and 65 headstones. C17, C18, C19 and C20. Carved and
moulded ironstone. They include chest tomb. 1717. Moulded plinth and top. Square
corner balusters. Fielded panels. South side has wide central inscription and
flanking narrow panels. Inscription to Josiah Key, donor of charity school of
Priors Marston. Chest tomb. 1755. Moulded plinth and top. Fluted square corner
balusters. 2 fielded panels to north and south sides, one to east and west.
Inscriptions to the Churchill family. Row of 3 early C18 headstones east of
porch, the left 1707. Similar designs: segmental top with segmental scrolled
pediment and winged head, and urns. Entablature with leaf scrolls. Moulded panel
with volutes and drops of flowers and fruit. Headstone 4m. south-east of porch.
1700. Segmental top with interlaced cornice. Winged head with fruit and leaves.
Shaped sunk panel and volutes. Headstone. 1699. Shaped scrolled top with bust of
a female figure. Sunk panel scrolled at top and shaped at base. Volutes and
drops. Base has skull and leaves. High relief. 2 headstones. 1714 and 1715.
Similar design has segmental top with tassels and scrolled pediment with winged
head. Entablature with leaf scrolls. Composite half-columns and fielded panel.
Inscriptions to Sarah Smith and --- Bethell. Early C18 headstone of similar
design, without tassels, leaf scrolls or fielded panel. Early C18 headstone of
similar design, but with pulvinated frieze and moulded panel. Headstone. 1664.
Shaped top. Sunk shaped panel. Inscription to Thomas Meales. Headstone. 1667.
Shaped carved top. Sunk: panel. Inscription to Martha Meales. Late C17/early C18
headstone. Scrolled top. Moulded oval panel.
Listing NGR: SP4893757591
Source: English Heritage
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