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Group of 3 Hurley Memorials Approximately 7 Metres South-East of the Chancel of the Church of St Winifred

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6901 / 50°41'24"N

Longitude: -3.1399 / 3°8'23"W

OS Eastings: 319573

OS Northings: 88449

OS Grid: SY195884

Mapcode National: GBR PC.73QR

Mapcode Global: FRA 4798.4JL

Entry Name: Group of 3 Hurley Memorials Approximately 7 Metres South-East of the Chancel of the Church of St Winifred

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88703

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text



SY 18 NE BRANSCOMBE BRANSCOMBE

7/32 Group of 3 Hurley Memorials
- approximately 7 metres south-
east of the chancel of the Church
of St Winifred
GV II

3 churchyard monuments in memory of members of the Hurley family. All are mid C18
and Beerstone ashlar. A chest tomb is flanked by headstones, 1 to north and 1 to
south.
The northern headstone stands approximately 700 millimetres high and has a shaped
head (part has broken off). The front has a moulded frame and the head has a carved
cherubs head flanked by crossbones and a carved open book containing a Biblical
quotation. The main inscription is Roman serif upper and lower case lettering and
records the death of Sarah Hurley in 1765. The southern headstone is leaning. If
upright it would be approximately 600 millimetres high. It is similar but simpler
than the northern headstone and the inscription is illegible. The chest tomb has
plain sides and base and a soffit-moulded flat lid and the south side includes an
interesting epithet. It records the death of John Hurley in 1755. He was a customs
officer and died by falling from a cliff whilst trying to extinguish a smugglers
beacon.


Listing NGR: SY1959988446

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