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HER Number:MDV75070
Name:Foss Chest Tomb, St Mary's Parish Church, Diptford


19th century chest tomb of the Foss family at St Mary's parish church in Diptford


Grid Reference:SX 727 567
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDiptford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDIPTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 101150

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOMB (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1993, Diptford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341873.

Foss chest tomb approximately 3 metres south of St Mary's parish church in Diptford. Chest tomb of the early to mid 19th century. Slate and limestone. A moulded slate plinth and a moulded slate lid without an inscription. 2 slate panels on either side and 1 panel at each end separated by limestone pilasters at the sides and corners. Each slate panel has an engraved moulded oval containing an inscription in memory of various members of the Foss family; the earliest is Mary, died 1834, wife of John Langworthy Foss. Heavily overgrown with ivy. Other details: LBS Number 101150.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341873List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1993. Diptford. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7297Related to: St Mary's Parish Church, Diptford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2009 9:30AM