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Group of 35 Chest Tombs to East of Parish Church of St Swithun's, Bathford

Description: Group of 35 Chest Tombs to East of Parish Church of St Swithun's

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 32219

OS Grid Reference: ST7883266606
OS Grid Coordinates: 378832, 166606
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3981, -2.3056

Location: Church Street, Bathford, Bath and North East Somerset BA1 7TU

Locality: Bathford
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA1 7TU

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Listing Text

(South-east side)
Group of 35 chest tombs to
G.V. east of Parish Church of
St. Swithun's.


35 chest tombs. Mid - late C18th and early C19th. Ashlar. Most with
panelled sides and moulded cornice. Including: 1785, Ann Nelson (sister of
Lord Nelson); and adjacent tomb of 1805, Elizabeth Mateham, fluted pilasters,
8-sided with decorative top; Shrine family tomb (by south wall), 1785 and later,
8 sided with marble panel, urn on pedestal, low surrounding ashlar wall; (to
left of Shrine tomb) 1760, Fisher, oval panels, corner balusters and frieze; (to
right of Shrine tomb), two large tombs to the Wiltshire family of Shockerwick,
c.1810 with square marble panels and 1840's with cusped panels; (to west of
Shrine tomb) 1801, McClintock, square, marble shield-shaped panels, draped urn
and 1807, Stone, 8 sided, fluted pilasters, oval panels. The chest tombs in
Bathford Churchyard represent a good and extensive collection of classical and
traditional local tomb forms and contribute greatly to the setting of the church.

Listing NGR: ST7883266606

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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