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Latitude: 51.3018 / 51°18'6"N
Longitude: 0.5454 / 0°32'43"E
OS Eastings: 577539
OS Northings: 158928
OS Grid: TQ775589
Mapcode National: GBR PQW.6QN
Mapcode Global: VHJM7.DJPX
Entry Name: Monument to Best Family Circa 20 Yards East of Chancel of Church of St Mary and All Saints
Listing Date: 20 July 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1086247
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173599
Location: Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14
Civil Parish: Boxley
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TQ 75 NE BOXLEY THE STREET
5/92 Monument to Best family
circa 20 yards east of
chancel of Church of
St Mary and All Saints
Monument. Early C19. Stone on stepped stone base. Large square
monument with moulded plinth and corniced lid. Side panels
recessed, reeded at base, fluted above on small moulded plinth.
Central panels fielded with concave corners on top of lid, towards
centre, rests a square 2-tier plinth, the base moulded, the top,
smaller than the base and rising from it on a short broad
concave stem, decorated with an egg and dart variant. On the west
side an escutcheon rests in the slope of the stem. Vase standing
on the 2-tier plinth has acanthus leaves round the base of the
cup with fluting above and a projecting.ribbonqd floral lip.
Knob of lid is set with projecting "eggs". The whole formerly
surrounded by railings. Every side closely inscribed to memory
of large numbers of Best family with dates of death from early
Listing NGR: TQ7733258920
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