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3 Powlesland Headstones Approximately 9 Metres North of Aisle of Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106039

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95012

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text


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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