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Latitude: 50.7345 / 50°44'4"N
Longitude: -3.91 / 3°54'35"W
OS Eastings: 265311
OS Northings: 94502
OS Grid: SX653945
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.83CC
Mapcode Global: FRA 27P4.JK9
Entry Name: 3 Powlesland Headstones Approximately 9 Metres North of Aisle of Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106039
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95012
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON SOUTH TAWTON
4/212 3 Powlesland Headstones
approximately 9 metres north of
aisle of Church of St. Andrews
Row of 3 adjacent headstones. The two C18 ones are granite, the early C19 one is
slate. All commemorate members of the Powlesland family. The left one is the
earliest. It stands approximately 350mm high and has an elliptical head. The top of
the front is carved with a stylized winged cherub's head over an inscription of
Roman serif upper and lower case lettering which records the death of Elizabeth
Powlesland but the date is buried. The right one stands approximately 500mm high
with a low elliptical head. The front has a simple incised border and is inscribed
in Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. It records the death of Robert
Powesland in 1796. The central slate one stands approximately 1.20 metres high with
a shaped head which is carved as a couple of angels holding a globe. The first word
of the inscription is in Gothic lettering. The rest is Roman serif upper and lower
case lettering with some italics. It records the death of Thomas Powesland in 1815.
The Powesland family still farm the parish from Powesland Farmhouse (q.v).
Listing NGR: SX6531394511
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