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Table Tomb Approximately 14 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Point, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.546 / 51°32'45"N

Longitude: 0.5632 / 0°33'47"E

OS Eastings: 577825

OS Northings: 186121

OS Grid: TQ778861

Mapcode National: GBR PMZ.55M

Mapcode Global: VHJL2.QD2Q

Entry Name: Table Tomb Approximately 14 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116831

Location: Castle Point, Essex, SS7

County: Essex

District: Castle Point

Town: Castle Point

Electoral Ward/Division: Boyce

Built-Up Area: Rayleigh

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Benfleet St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

SOUTH BENFLEET HIGH STREET
TQ 78 NE
1/13 Table tomb approx. 14
metres south of south
porch of Church of St.
Mary the Virgin

GV II

Table tomb. Circa 1728. Red brick base, black header diapering, stone slab
with moulded edges. The inscription, much worn in some places to James
Matthews, farmer and hoyman, who served in almost every parish office between
1706 and 1728. "sixty three years our Hoyman sailed merrily around. Fourty
four lived parishioner where he's aground. Five wives bear him thirty three
children. Enough, land another as honest before he gets off." At the head of
the inscription is a circle with foliate scrolls and a stork with folded wings,
said to be the Matthews Coat of Arms.


Listing NGR: TQ7782586121

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