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Wall with Reset Tombstones on South Side of Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0242 / 52°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.2387 / 0°14'19"E

OS Eastings: 553695

OS Northings: 238563

OS Grid: TL536385

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.15T

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3D13

Entry Name: Wall with Reset Tombstones on South Side of Churchyard

Listing Date: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370723

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


SAFFRON WALDEN

TL5338 SAINT MARY'S CHURCHYARD
669-1/1/404 Wall with reset tombstones on south
side of churchyard

GV II

Wall with reset tombstones. c1800. Red brick. 125m long with
way through from Church Lane 50m from W end, approx 2m high.
Flemish bond with battered and dentilled coping, rounded top
in brick. E section rises from Church Lane in 3 steps
following the slope of the ground. Some sections repaired with
no upper decoration. Tombstones reset against N churchyard
side in both sections, those E of Church Lane are best
preserved including one to Jonathan Parker,`ingenious needy
artisn' 1764, showing craftsmens tools and recorded
restoration in 1931. Also 3 tombstones similar to each other,
John Liverett, 1783, Robert Liverett, 1801 and Thomas Gardner,
1802, winged cherub head supported by lunate reeded band and
set within similarly decorated rectangular frame, surmounting
crescentic decoration of foliage. Several tombstones now
illegible but of C18 type with cherubs' heads, foliage and
volutes, one to William Winstanley, 1750 with a skull and
steeply inclined volutes. W end tombstones are more weathered
but include John Waite, 1768, with cherubs and scrolls and
Elizabeth Erswell, 1826.


Listing NGR: TL5369538563

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