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HER Number:MDV76487
Name:Chest Tomb in Memory of William Shippard, St. Marys Churchyard, Burlescombe


Chest tomb dated 1733 in memory of William Shippard.


Grid Reference:ST 076 166
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95875

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHEST TOMB (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Scott Wilson, 2008, Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV344495.

Other details: Site 22.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Shippard chest tomb approximately 5 metres south of chancel of Church of St Mary. Dated 1733 in memory of William Shippard. Hamstone ashlar with slate side panels. Chest tomb. The soffit-moulded lid has a low-pitched ridge on top. The sides contain rectangular sunken panels with bead-moulded surrounds, 2 slate panels on each long side and single Hamstone panels each end. It sits on a moulded
plinth. The left panel on the south side is inscribed, the first word in Gothic lettering, the rest in Roman serif upper and lower case lettering, and records the death of William Shippard in 1733. Date listed: 17th March 1988.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website. [Mapped feature: #48373 ]
SDV344495Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2008. Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Scott Wilson Report. D118857. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV76488Part of: St. Marys Churchyard, Burlescombe (Monument)
MDV1473Related to: St. Mary's Parish Church, Burlescombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4635 - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Hanson Town Farm, Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2010 2:58PM