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Group of 5 Chest Tombs Approximately 10 Metres South of Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Harby, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.8738 / 52°52'25"N

Longitude: -0.8912 / 0°53'28"W

OS Eastings: 474724

OS Northings: 331279

OS Grid: SK747312

Mapcode National: GBR BMJ.X2V

Mapcode Global: WHFJM.81V6

Entry Name: Group of 5 Chest Tombs Approximately 10 Metres South of Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 22 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188020

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190107

Location: Clawson, Hose and Harby, Melton, Leicestershire, LE14

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Civil Parish: Clawson, Hose and Harby

Built-Up Area: Harby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Harby St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 7431-7531 Group of 5 chest-tombs
41/486 approx 10 m S of Church
of St Mary the Virgin


Chest tombs. Early C18. Early C19. Limestone, ironstone and sandstone.
That nearest church has plain chest of coursed squared ironstone, pair of
limestone panels to W end with inscriptions to members of Morley family in
moulded surrounds and pair of massive limestone ledgers. Ledgers slope up
to W end and are inscribed in relief above panels: W 1737 M and W 1709 M.
Chest tomb further S, probably C18, of grey sandstone with pilaster strips
to corners. Furthest to S two early C19 chest tombs, one of limestone with
tapering reeded corners, slate inscription panel to N side to William Orson
d. 1830 and "hipped" top. The other of buff-coloured sandstone to John
Orson d. 1825 with concave panels either end. Chest tomb d. 1874 to John
Orson is not of special architectural interest.

Listing NGR: SK7472431279

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