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Goreus Stone

A Grade II* Listed Building in Yealmpton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.348 / 50°20'52"N

Longitude: -4.0006 / 4°0'2"W

OS Eastings: 257754

OS Northings: 51697

OS Grid: SX577516

Mapcode National: GBR Q3.8J5C

Mapcode Global: FRA 28H3.Z32

Entry Name: Goreus Stone

Listing Date: 19 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100490

Location: Yealmpton, South Hams, Devon, PL8

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Yealmpton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 55 SE YEALMPTON FORE STREET
11/212 (south side)

Goreus Stone

GV II*


Possibly a memorial stone. 3rd century tombstone. Unhewn (or roughly hewn) narrow
and flat granite monolith, about 5 ft 6 ins to 6 ft above ground.
Inscribed on the east face:- 'GOREUS'. The west face has some mortice-like holes.
It is thought to be a memorial to an early British chieftain. It formerly lay in a
position in the churchyard to the north of the church and was moved to the present
position immediately, west of the church in 1851.
Reference: Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 76, 100.


Listing NGR: SX5775451697

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