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Two Headstones, with Barrel Chests and Chest Tomb About 25 Metres East of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Goudhurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1138 / 51°6'49"N

Longitude: 0.4621 / 0°27'43"E

OS Eastings: 572433

OS Northings: 137828

OS Grid: TQ724378

Mapcode National: GBR PT2.3N9

Mapcode Global: VHJN4.Y8NH

Entry Name: Two Headstones, with Barrel Chests and Chest Tomb About 25 Metres East of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169475

Location: Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Goudhurst

Built-Up Area: Goudhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

GOUDHURST CHURCH ROAD
TQ 7237-7337 (south side)

15/125 Two headstones, with
barrel chests and chest
tomb about 25 metres
east of Church of St
Mary
GV II
Headstone to Stephen and Mary Groombridge, d.1785, and their daughter Mary,
d.1790. Stone. About 4 feet high, with beaded edging and palm-fronds to head,
and with large, moulded oval panel bearing inscription in good quality script.
Headstone with 2 attached barrel chest tombs on moulded base, the stone about 4
feet high, to Thomas (d.1797) and Mary Groombridge (d.1795) and 6 dead children
buried at Westminster. Triple headed stone with garland hanging from ribbon-bow,
from which is also suspended an oval inscription plaque, the 6 children recorded
on draped cloth below. Chest tomb. Early C18, with ogee moulded base and reverse
ogee moulded top slab. Illegible inscription on side panels and end panel with
crude incised death's head with motto 'memento mori' and scrolled surrounds.


Listing NGR: TQ7243337828

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