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The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style in the Church of Saint John the Baptist Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wateringbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2571 / 51°15'25"N

Longitude: 0.414 / 0°24'50"E

OS Eastings: 568539

OS Northings: 153645

OS Grid: TQ685536

Mapcode National: GBR NPY.3GY

Mapcode Global: VHJMC.4N6P

Entry Name: The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style in the Church of Saint John the Baptist Churchyard

Listing Date: 19 April 1985

Last Amended: 12 April 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178938

Location: Wateringbury, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME18

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Wateringbury

Built-Up Area: Wateringbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Wateringbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

(North side)
The Tomb of Sir Oliver Style
In the Church of Saint John
19.04.1985 The Baptist Churchyard


Chest tomb. Circa 1702. To Sir Oliver Style, 3rd baronet d.1702, masons probably the Stantons who had been employed by the Styles for their monuments at Beckenham. Square Portland stone chest tomb with cornice and plinth and projecting angle pilasters, set within wrought iron railings; centre of chest surmounted with a gadrooned, fluted urn with tapering stem on square base standing on a pyramidal plinth bearing a relief of the Style arms on each face; similar urns placed over projecting corners. (At time of inspection four of the urns had toppled.) There are square fielded panels with border to each side of the chest, the north and south sides with Latin inscription, partly decayed; fielded panels to each side of pilasters. Wrought iron railings with elaborate central scrollwork panels on stone base. An unusually early opulent churchyard monument.

[Pevsner BOE West Kent and the Weald p593.]

Listing NGR: TQ6852753603

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