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Abel Monument About 2 Yards West of the South Porch of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Sarnesfield, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.153 / 52°9'10"N

Longitude: -2.9155 / 2°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 337462

OS Northings: 250915

OS Grid: SO374509

Mapcode National: GBR F9.6KFV

Mapcode Global: VH77Q.F42W

Entry Name: Abel Monument About 2 Yards West of the South Porch of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150460

Location: Sarnesfield, County of Herefordshire, HR4

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Sarnesfield

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Sarnesfield

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SARNESFIELD CP -
SO 35 SE
2/91 Abel monument about
2 yards west of the
South porch of the
Church of St Mary

GV II

Chest tomb. Circa 1694, restored 1858 and 1886. Squared sandstone rubble
sides with flat moulded chamfered capping and re-cut inscription:

This craggy stone a covering
(is for an Architect's bed)
That lofty buildings rais'd high
(yet now lays low his head)
His line and rules so death con
(cludes are locked up in stone)
Build they who list or they who
(wist for he can build no more)
His house of clay could hold no longer
May Heaven's joy build him astronger

In Memory of

JOHN ABEL (ARCHITECT)
who died in the year 1694
in the 97th year of his age.
Vivent vivas in vitam aternam
Restored by subscription the year
1858

On the south side is a plaque inscribed:

Restored 1886 by
The National Society
for Preserving the s
Memorials of the dead.


Listing NGR: SO3746250915

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