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HER Number:MDV72989
Name:Balle Chest Tomb at St Thomas's Parish Church


18th century Balle chest tomb at St Thomas's parish church


Grid Reference:SX 931 808
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMamhead
Ecclesiastical ParishMAMHEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOMB (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1988, Mamhead (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337182.

Thomas Balle chest tomb about 8 metres north-west of the tower of the Church of St Thomas. Chest tomb. Mid 18th century. Freestone. Grand tall chest, rectangular on plan, with a moulded plinth, panelled sides, corner balusters and a moulded lid. Finely-carved armorial bearings in relief on the lid with an inscription in good lettering stating that the tomb commemorates Thomas Balle died 1749, and was erected by Thomas Hussey. The chest is surrounded by privet planting. Thomas Balle was the owner of Mamhead in the 18th cnetury and erected the obelisk. Other details: LBS No 85972.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337182List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Mamhead. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV10052Related to: St Thomas's Parish Church, Mamhead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2006 5:04PM