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Two Chest Tombs Approximately 5 Metres South of the Church of St Mary, Conistone with Kilnsey

Description: Two Chest Tombs Approximately 5 Metres South of the Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324646

OS Grid Reference: SD9809967552
OS Grid Coordinates: 398099, 467552
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1039, -2.0306

Location: Conistone, North Yorkshire BD23 5HS

Locality: Conistone with Kilnsey
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5HS

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Listing Text

(west side)

24/59 Two chest tombs
approximately 5 metres
south of the church of
St. Mary


Two chest tombs. Mid C18. Sandstone. The northern tomb has a cyma moulded
top slab and the lettering is worn: "Here lieth the Body/of Richard
Constan-/tine who departed/this life September/the 15th 1746 and in/the
63rd year of his/Age./Jane ye wife of the above/ Ric.d. died/Fbr. ye 21st
1755". The more southerly tomb has an incised line and roll moulding to
the top slab and the sharply cut lettering is well preserved: "Here lieth
the Body of/Thos. Son of Jonathan & /Margaret Constantine/ who died Fbr. ye
25th. 1745/ in the 18th Year of His Age/ The above Margaret/died Janr. ye
28th 1727-8/ Also the Body of the a/bove Jonathan Who died/May 17th. 1768
Aged 73". Both tombs with solid stone bases. Henry Constantine was one of
the 13 tenants of the manor of Conistone who bought his holding after
1583. They may have lived at the Old Hall (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SD9809967552

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Source: English Heritage

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