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HER Number:MDV40648
Name:Radford Headstone


Radford headstone approx 10m east of north aisle of church of st. Mary.


Grid Reference:SS 742 044
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDown St. Mary
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDOWN ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/2/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAVESTONE (XIX - 1865 AD to 1865 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV334123.

Radford headstone approx 10m east of north aisle of church of st. Mary. Headstone. Dated 1865 in memory of christian illey radford. Bath stone and volcanic stone enriched with polychrome mosaic. Upright stone standing approximately 0.9 metres high. Gothic style. It comprises a tapering shaft with round head with moulded edges. It stands on a volcanic stone base which stops the moulded surround on either side. The head has a raised circle enclosing a raised cross pommee in outline which contains geometric patterns of inlaid polychrome mosaic. The shaft is inscribed with gothic lettering and records the death of christian illey radford in 1865. The lettering is very worn although some retain traces of red paint. This is one of a series of unusual headstones in the churchyard which are distinguished by their use of polychrome mosaic. They are obviously the result of the rev w t a radford's interest in craftmanship (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV39974.

Doe/hhr:down st. Mary/(20/11/1986)114.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV334123Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV39974Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV2120Related to: St Mary's Parish Church, Down St Mary (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 6:08PM