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Johns Headstone About 20 Metres South of the Tower of the Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Clawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7691 / 50°46'8"N

Longitude: -4.3435 / 4°20'36"W

OS Eastings: 234839

OS Northings: 99230

OS Grid: SX348992

Mapcode National: GBR NM.0S5Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 17S1.X80

Entry Name: Johns Headstone About 20 Metres South of the Tower of the Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 9 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90675

Location: Clawton, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clawton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 39 NW CLAWTON CHURCHTOWN

2/20 Johns headstone about 20m south of
the tower of the Church of
St Leonard
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GV II

Headstone. Early C19. Slate. Rectangular headstone commemorating Joseph Johns,
died 1813. Scratch mouldings round the border and forming a round-headed arch with
rustic trumpeting angels in the spandrels. A 3 stanza verse below the inscription
includes the graphic lines "In pain and sickness long I lay/My flesh and lungs
consumed away/Once like a flowerI did bloom/But now lie mouldred in this tomb/".
A fine example of local slate-cutting with a personal verse.


Listing NGR: SX3483599250

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