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HER Number:MDV76762
Name:Chest Tomb in St. Mary's Churchyard, Upottery


Late 17th or 18th century chest tomb. The inscription is all but illegible although on the south side the words 'Martha, wife of Nicholas' can be made out.


Grid Reference:ST 202 075
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 86692

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHEST TOMB (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 18, 47, 95 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Risk level 3A. Poor condition (2.0.3A).

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

Illegible chest tomb approximately 6 metres east of the vestry of the Church of St Mary. Chest tomb. Late 17th or 18th century. Hamstone. Chest tomb is rectangular in plan on a moulded plinth and has a soffit-moulded lid with low-pitched ridge on the top. The sides have rectangular panels with bead-moulded surrounds, 2 on the long sides and 1 each end. The west end panel and the western panel on the south side are both inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering but the inscriptions are so worn as to illegible in all but perfect lighting conditions. On the south side 'Martha, wife of Nicholas' can be made out. Dat listed 16th 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: #48426 ]
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. 18, 47, 95.

Associated Monuments

MDV15006Related to: St Mary's Church, Upottery (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2011 3:45PM