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Tomb of Bishop Ken Outside East End of Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2298 / 51°13'47"N

Longitude: -2.3203 / 2°19'12"W

OS Eastings: 377733

OS Northings: 147899

OS Grid: ST777478

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.VLC

Mapcode Global: VH97D.QCQ1

Entry Name: Tomb of Bishop Ken Outside East End of Church of St John

Listing Date: 16 February 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266037

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

1.
5363 BATH STREET
(East side)

Tomb of Bishop Ken
10/113 outside east end of
Church of St John
II

2.
Mid C19 housing to early C18 grave. Significant position outside the chancel.
Low gabled housing built, buttressed and roofed in stone with open cusped side
arches closed by wrought-iron palisades. The interior has a coffin-shaped slab
with empty metal banding over with only a crozier and a mitre on it. Bishop Ken
(1637-1711) was one of the seven Bishops who refused the oath of Indulgence 1689
to William and Mary and was consequently deprived of his See of Bath and Wells.
Hence the symbolism: an empty grave, and empty coffin, outside the church.


Listing NGR: ST7773347899

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