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Latitude: 51.5617 / 51°33'42"N
Longitude: -1.8511 / 1°51'4"W
OS Eastings: 410415
OS Northings: 184773
OS Grid: SU104847
Mapcode National: GBR 3T1.0TF
Mapcode Global: VHB3K.V0RL
Entry Name: Group of 9 Chest Tombs in Churchyard 3 Metres East of Chancel East Wall Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 23 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1023473
English Heritage Legacy ID: 318695
Location: Swindon, SN5
Electoral Ward/Division: Lydiard and Freshbrook
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Swindon
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: West Swindon and the Lydiards
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
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: SU1041584773
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