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Fortrey Tomb at Churchyard of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in King's Norton, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5978 / 52°35'52"N

Longitude: -0.9839 / 0°59'2"W

OS Eastings: 468920

OS Northings: 300488

OS Grid: SK689004

Mapcode National: GBR 9PK.41R

Mapcode Global: WHFKQ.VYNT

Entry Name: Fortrey Tomb at Churchyard of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 21 December 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1360628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190727

Location: King's Norton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: King's Norton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Gaulby Group

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 60 SE

5/65 Fortrey tomb at Churchyard
of St. John the Baptist


Obelisk tomb. Mid C18. Stone, slate and wrought iron. Abutting the centre
of the E end of the Church (q.v.) a finely carved table tomb with obelisk
over. The tomb is carved with an elaborate cartouche of the Fortrey arms
on the end and, on either side,a slate plaque with carved volutes and balusters
to left and right. On top of the table slab, standing on 4 ball pads, a moulded
obelisk with cornice top and carved urn finial. Angel heads or cartouche
halfway up the sides. The tomb stands on high moulded plinth. Around 3 sides
of this (4th is E wall of Church) are wrought iron railings with scrolled
panels and crestings at intervals and alternating spear-head and diamond
top finials. The whole is c6m high. Inscriptions to William Fortrey, died
1722, and wife, died 1733. Erected by their son William Fortrey, who also
built the Church. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6892000488

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