Description: Group of 9 Chest Tombs in Churchyard 3 Metres East of Chancel East Wall Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 318695
OS Grid Reference: SU1041384770
OS Grid Coordinates: 410413, 184770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5617, -1.8512
SU 18 SW SWINDON
3/35 Group of 9 chest tombs in churchyard
3m east of chancel east wall
Church of St. Mary,
Group of 9 chest tombs in 2 rows. Late C18 to mid Cl9. All
limestone with moulded base and table and recessed corner
balusters, unless otherwise described. West row, from north to
a. FRANCIS KING, died 1808 and JOHN KING, 1857. Side panels with
coloured and gilded foliage and angels in low relief.
b. BETTY KING, died 1772, JANE KING (second wife) 1785, to which
has been added MARY ANN YORKE, 1883.
c. FRANCIS KING, died 1745. Plain box without corner decoration
and inscription on table. Also BRIDGET, his wife, died 1766.
d. Low chest with chamfered base and plain top. Inscription
East row, from north to south:-
e. SUSANNA SHELDON, died 1806, ALEXANDER SHELDON, 1821, and JOHN
f. RICHARD RUDLER, 1781 and MARGARET, his wife, 1784, SARAH
JOTHAM, 1805, and MARGARET RUDLER, 1828. Side panels with scrolls
and putti in low relief.
g. RICHARD DORE KING, died 1862, and ELIZABETH, 1869.
h. RICHARD DORE KING, died 1862, and SARAH SEPHHARD KING, 1896.
j. ELIZABETH CLARK, died 1811, ABRAHAM HUMPHRIES, 1858, hipped
table and Gothic end panels. Probably erected at the later date.
Listing NGR: SU1041384770
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.