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Seven Browne and Francome Monuments in the Churchyard, 2 to 5 Metres South of Nave, Church of St Leo, Minety

Description: Seven Browne and Francome Monuments in the Churchyard, 2 to 5 Metres South of Nave, Church of St Leo

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 315744

OS Grid Reference: SU0095991164
OS Grid Coordinates: 400959, 191164
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6193, -1.9875

Location: Crossing Lane, Minety, Wiltshire SN16 9PT

Locality: Minety
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9PT

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Listing Text


4/122 Seven Browne & Francome monuments
in the churchyard, 2-5m south of
nave, Church of St Leonard


Six chest tombs and one pedestal tomb (b). Early-late C18.
Limestone. Lettered east to west and north to south.
a) Unidentified. Early C18. Lyre-shaped end panels with deeply
moulded volutes and cartouches: putti to west end, shield to
east. Vigorously ornate south side panel with putti holding
open drapery to reveal inscription and further putti
holding books. Chamfered base and heavy cyma recta moulded
b) Pedestal tomb. Browne family. Late C18. Square on plan with
moulded base and cornice deveoping to a gadrooned urn recently
repaired. Roman and italic lettering to several members of the
Brown family on all sides.
c) Browne family. Late C18. Angle balusters; south side panel
has recessed niches with urns and Roman and italic incised
lettering to John Browne. North side of 2 panels with C19
lettering to Charles Browne. Large plain base slab, paterae
and reed frieze and ovolo-moulded top slab.
d) Richard Francome. Late C18. Angle pilasters with leaf
decoration and single panels to each side,that to south eroded,
that to north with incised oval and Roman lettering. Moulded
base, cornice and cyma recta moulded slab.
e) Unidentified. Early C18. Plain rectangular chest with 2
coved panels to each side and single panels to ends with
eroded lettering. Base sunk, chamfered slab reset.
f) Richard Francome. 1762. Angle balusters and single panels to
each side, that to north with boldly incised Roman and italic
lettering. Chamfered base and cyma recta moulded slab.
g) Francome family. 1727. Plain rectangular chest with incised
Roman and italic lettering on both sides to Anne and Alice
Francome. Chamfered base and cyma recta moulded slab.

Listing NGR: SU0096291165

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Source: English Heritage

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