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Row of 7 Headstones and 4 Footstones from Approximately 17 to Approximately 25 Metres South of Church of St Giles

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashtead, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3084 / 51°18'30"N

Longitude: -0.2899 / 0°17'23"W

OS Eastings: 519293

OS Northings: 157970

OS Grid: TQ192579

Mapcode National: GBR 8B.9LM

Mapcode Global: VHGRV.XCLV

Entry Name: Row of 7 Headstones and 4 Footstones from Approximately 17 to Approximately 25 Metres South of Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290402

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, KT21

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Town: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashtead Park

Built-Up Area: Ashtead

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Ashtead

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

ASHTEAD ASHTEAD PARK
TQ 1857-1957
8/19
Row of 7 headstones and 4 footstones
from approx. 17 to approx. 25 metres
south of Church of St Giles

GV II

Row of 7 monumental headstones on north-south line (interrupted between the
1st and 2nd). Mostly mid C18. All of limestone. Commemorating (from left to
right):
(1) Mary Bovey (d.1746 [?]): shaped top, carved skull-and-cross-bones;
(2) John Syms (d.1787): shaped top with fan, two 4-line verses of doggerel;
(3) Alice Syms (d.1785): similar to (2), including verses; footstone to rear
inscribed "AS 1785";
(4) John Symes (d.1738): crude segmental pediment with consoles, carved skull;
matching footstone to rear inscribed "JS 1738"
(5) Benjamin Symes (d.1742, aged 27): similar to (4) but with more emphatic
design, and couplet "Young men of strength behold and see
Just in my prime Death conquered me";
matching footstone to rear insribed "BS 1742";
(6) Phebe Symes (d.1755): large stone, elaborately shaped top with scrolls, skull-
and-cross-bones;
(7) Mrs Mary Hunt (d.1747): similar to (6); footstone to rear inscribed
"MH 1747".


Listing NGR: TQ1929357970

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