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HER Number:MDV76493
Name:Chest Tomb of Benjamin Culme in St. Marys Churchyard, Burlescombe


Chest tomb in memory of Benjamin Culme, died 1663.


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): 427932

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHEST TOMB (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 21, 68, (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Risk level 3A. Poor condition (B.A.R. 2.0.3A). Other details: Photo.

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

Other details: Site 27.

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

Culme chest tomb approximately 15 metres south of aisle of Church of St. Mary. Chest tomb. Dated 1663 in memory of Benjamin Culme. Grey basalt lid, the rest is purple volcanic ashlar. Large chest tomb. Flat soffit moulded lid. The sides are split into 3 panels each by piers of projecting fillets and each panel contains a projecting oval medallion. It has a moulded frieze and sits on a moulded plinth. The top of the lid contains a carved coat of arms and an inscription in neat Roman serif capitals. It records the death of Benjamin Culme in 1663. 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: #48379 ]
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 21, 68,.
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

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4635 - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Hanson Town Farm, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2011 4:06PM