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HER Number:MDV40651
Name:Hacche-Thain Headstone


Hacche-thain headstone approx 4m north east of vestry 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/2/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAVESTONE (XIX - 1889 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV334126.

Hacche-thain headstone approx 4m north east of vestry of church of st. Mary. Headstone. Dated 1889 in memory mary hacche-thain. Bath stone enriched with polychrome mosaic. Gothic style. Upright stone standing approximately 0.9 metres high. Volcanic stone plinth. Moulded pointed head, flanking pilasters with sunken panels with trefoil heads and fleur-de-lys finials, and low flanking pilasters. The top panel has a relief latin cross fleuree on a stepped base on a ground of gold and red mosaic. The lower panel is inscribed with victorian gothic lettering and records the death of mary hacche-thain in 1889. This is one of a series of unusual headstones in the churchyard which are distinguished by their use of polychrome mosaic decoration. They are obviously the result of the rev w t a radford's interest in craftmanship. The finest of the clayton and bell windows in the church, the jesse window, is a memorial to the same lady (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV39854.

Doe/hhr:down st. Mary/(20/11/1986)115.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV334126Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV39854Migrated 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:Aug 19 2009 10:39AM