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HER Number:MDV73981
Name:Gravestones, Parke, Bovey Tracey


Remains of 2 grave slabs found during preparation of floor of new boiler house. The more complete fragment is ascribed to Edward Whidborne and dated 1725.


Grid Reference:SX 805 785
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAVESTONE (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. + Griffiths, D., 1987, Gravestones (Worksheet). SDV339553.

One incomplete 18th century (slate?) grave slab and the fragment of another (earlier in date?) in floor of new boiler house in north east corner of yard at back of main house, when new floor being prepared. The inscription on the more complete fragment reads, 'Here lyeth the/Body of Edward Whidborne/of the pish who was Buried/the 24 day of Iune 1725/Aged 66 years/Earth take by Body & keep it/Safe my soul thou canst not have/Its gone to Heaven & lives above in spite of Hell as grave.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339553Worksheet: Greeves, T. + Griffiths, D.. 1987. Gravestones. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8949Related to: Parke, Bovey Tracey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2013 3:37PM