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HER Number:MDV76497
Name:Two Adjacent Chest Tombs in St. Marys Churchyard, Burlescombe

Summary

Two adjacent chest tombs, one dated 1793 in memory of John Brown and the other dated 1797 in memory of Margaret Brown.

Location

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): 95879

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, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV344495.

Other details: Site 31.


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

Pair of adjacent Brown chest ombs approximately 14 metres south of aisle of the Church of St Mary. Two adjacent chest tombs, one dated 1793 in memory of John Brown, the other dated 1797 in memory of Margaret Brown. Both have grey basalt lids and are made of roughly-coursed blocks of volcanic stone rubble. The 2 adjacent chest tombs are very similar. They have plain flat lids and plain walls. The lids are inscribed. The southern chest tomb is the earlier of the 2. Its lid is inscribed in Roman serif upper and lower case lettering and this records the death of John Brown in 1793. There is also a Hamstone plaque in the west end of this tomb in memory of John Brown's sons. The northern tomb lid is inscribed in italic lettering and the inscription records the death of Margaret Brown in 1797. 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: #48383 ]
SDV344495Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2008. Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Scott Wilson Report. D118857. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.

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 3:07PM