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Cobley Headstone Approximately 3 Metres South of the Porch of the Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7553 / 50°45'19"N

Longitude: -3.848 / 3°50'52"W

OS Eastings: 269740

OS Northings: 96704

OS Grid: SX697967

Mapcode National: GBR QB.SM8N

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T2.YGY

Entry Name: Cobley Headstone Approximately 3 Metres South of the Porch of the Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95075

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Spreyton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 69 NE SPREYTON DRAYDOWN HILL, Spreyton

1/267 Cobley headstone approximately 3
metres south of the porch of the
Church of St Michael
GV II


Headstone. Dated 1844 in memory of Thomas Cobley. Limestone. Upright slab
standing approximately 1.2m high with shaped head. In the inscription the first
word is in Gothic lettering, most of the rest is plain capitals but includes some
italics. It records the deaths of Thomas Cobley, gent., in 1844, his wife Elizabeth
in 1839 and nephew William in 1837. This is the "Uncle Tom Cobley" of the famous
"Widecombe Fair" folk song.


Listing NGR: SX6974096704

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