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Burton Memorial Approximately 20 Metres to South West of Longner Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Atcham, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6948 / 52°41'41"N

Longitude: -2.6991 / 2°41'56"W

OS Eastings: 352847

OS Northings: 311024

OS Grid: SJ528110

Mapcode National: GBR BL.3B62

Mapcode Global: WH8BV.HJXF

Entry Name: Burton Memorial Approximately 20 Metres to South West of Longner Hall

Listing Date: 17 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259285

Location: Atcham, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Atcham

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Atcham St Eata

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 51 SW ATCHAM C.P. LONGNER

3/59 Burton memorial approxi-
- mately 20 metres to south-
west of Longner Hall

GV II

Chest tomb. Mid-C16, probably restored in early C19. Grey sandstone
ashlar. Cyma recta moulded plinth, frieze, and flat top. Painted inscrip-
tion to north: "HERE LYETH THE BODY/OF/EDWARD BURTON ESQ/WHO DIED ANNO
DOMINI 1558" and on frieze all round; north: "Was it for denying Christ
or some notorious fact/That this mans body Christian Burial lack't?";
west: "Oh no! not so his faithful true profession/was the chill cause
which then was held transgression/When popery here did reign, the see of
Rome/Would not admit to any such a tomb"; south: "Within her Idol
temple walls; but be/Truely professing Christianity"; east: "Was like
Christ Jesus in a Garden laid,/Where he shall rest in peace till it be
said,/Come faithful servant come receive with me/A just reward for thine
integrity". Painted shields in frieze to east and west. The painted
inscription possibly dates from or was restored in the early C19. Edward
Burton of Longner was refused burial at St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, the
parish in which Longner was then situated.

Listing NGR: SJ5284711024

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