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Latitude: 51.2231 / 51°13'23"N
Longitude: 0.3393 / 0°20'21"E
OS Eastings: 563449
OS Northings: 149700
OS Grid: TQ634497
Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.8LZ
Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.TJQ7
Entry Name: Group of 6 Kipping Headstones Approximately 4 Metres South of the Nave of the Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 19 February 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1070437
English Heritage Legacy ID: 179482
Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Civil Parish: Hadlow
Built-Up Area: Hadlow
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Hadlow
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
HADLOW CHURCH STREET
TQ 63 49
7/46 Group of 6 Kipping headstones
- approx 4m south of the nave of
the Church of St Mary
Group of 6 headstones. Dated between 1718 and 1781 in memory of members of
the Kipping family. All are sandstone upright slabs with variously shaped
heads and stand between approx 800mm and 1.3m high. They all face east and
are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The group is
made up of 2 rows of 3 headstones.
The best front row left. Its head is carved in low relief with a biblical or
allegoric scene. It features a bearded figure holding a spade and with his
other arm up in resolve against the pleas of a kneeling woman. To left a
mother holds a baby with 2 crosses behind and to right another figure holds a
shroud. The inscription begins in Gothic lettering and includes some italics.
It records the deaths of Henry Kipping and his wife Grace in 1781 and their
daughters Grace (1775) and Sarah (1767).
Front row centre in memory of William Kipping (d. 1781), its head carved with
a winged cherub's head amongst flowing foliage. Front row right another good
one in memory of Mary Kipping (d. 1777), its head carved with children reading
Back row headstones all have curvilinear shaped heads with recessed panels.
The left one has projected scrolled ears; it records the death of 17-year old
John Kipping in 1732. The middle one is small and narrow and commemorates 6-
year old Ann Kipping (d. 1718). The right one has a double head. It is
barely legible and only John Kipping (d. 1734) can be read although it
includes his wife and daughter.
Listing NGR: TQ6344949700
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