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Group of 13 Chest Tombs Approximately 5-16 Metres South and West of Southtransept of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Witney, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7804 / 51°46'49"N

Longitude: -1.485 / 1°29'5"W

OS Eastings: 435626

OS Northings: 209211

OS Grid: SP356092

Mapcode National: GBR 6VS.9CR

Mapcode Global: VHC02.6HTZ

Entry Name: Group of 13 Chest Tombs Approximately 5-16 Metres South and West of Southtransept of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 3 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252620

Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX28

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Witney

Built-Up Area: Witney

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Witney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WITNEY CHURCH GREEN
SP3509S
(South side)
11/73
Group of 13 chest tombs
approx. 5-16m. S and W of S
transept of Church of St. Mary
GV
II

13 chest tombs, Two chest tombs approximately 8 metres south. Early C19.
Limestone. Tomb to north has revealed panels and moulded plinth, cornice and
top. Tomb to south, with scribed and beaded panels, moulded plinth and cornice
and shaped top, commemorates Joseph Sheppard, d.l816, and wife Mary, d.1818.
Chest tomb approximately 15 metres west-south-west. Late C18. Limestone. Raised
inscription panels with wheatear pendants; beaded nowy-headed end panels;
moulded plinth, cornice and top. Commemorates members of the Shorter family,
with 1790s dates. Three chest tombs approximately 8 metres west. Mid C18 and
early C19. Limestone. Townshend tomb to north has revealed pilaster panels.
Early C19 flanking inscription panel; moulded plinth and cornice; shaped and
fluted top. Late C18 Townshend tomb in centre has fielded panels, moulded plinth
and cornice and splayed top. Plain mid C18 Marriot tomb to south has
convex-moulding to lid. Three chest tombs approximately 16 metres west. Early to
mid C18. Limestone. Plain early C18 tomb to east has round-headed end panel with
sunk spandrels. Tomb in centre, with moulded plinth and cornice, commemorates
Thomas Webb, d.1720. Mid C18 tomb to west has moulded plinth and cornice and
corner balusters. and egg-and-dart moulding to inscription panel. Chest tomb
approximately 5 metres south. Early C19. Limestone. Raised fluted pilasters
flank scribed inscription panel; moulded plinth, cornice and top. Three C18 and
C19 chest tombs are not of special architectural interest.


Listing NGR: SP3562609215

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