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Pair of Adjacent Brown Chest Tombs Approximately 14 Metres South of Aisle of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Burlescombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9415 / 50°56'29"N

Longitude: -3.3163 / 3°18'58"W

OS Eastings: 307612

OS Northings: 116609

OS Grid: ST076166

Mapcode National: GBR LR.NTYL

Mapcode Global: FRA 36YM.7TT

Entry Name: Pair of Adjacent Brown Chest Tombs Approximately 14 Metres South of Aisle of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95879

Location: Burlescombe, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Burlescombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Burlescombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BURLESCOMBE BURLESCOMBE
ST 01 NE
5/28 Pair of adjacent Brown chest
- tombs approximately 14 metres
south of aisle of the
Church of St Mary
GV II
2 adjacent chest tombs, one dated 1793 in memory of John Brown, the other dated 1797
in memory of Margaret Brown. Both have grey basalt lids and are made of roughly-
coursed blocks of volcanic stone rubble. The 2 adjacent chest tombs are very
similar. They have plain flat lids and plain walls. The lids are inscribed. The
southern chest tomb is the earlier of the 2. Its lid is inscribed in Roman serif
upper and lower case lettering and this records the death of John Brown in 1793.
There is also a Hamstone plaque in the west end of this tomb in memory of John
Brown's sons. The northern tomb lid is inscribed in italic lettering and the
inscription records the death of Margaret Brown in 1797.


Listing NGR: ST0761716605

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