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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1169259
English Heritage Legacy ID: 100490
Location: Yealmpton, South Hams, Devon, PL8
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Yealmpton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 55 SE YEALMPTON FORE STREET
11/212 (south side)
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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