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HER Number:MDV78297
Name:Chest Tomb, south side of St. Nicholas Church, Combe Raleigh


17th century chest tomb situated immediately south of the church.


Grid Reference:ST 158 023
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCombe Raleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBE RALEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87122

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.

Chest tomb immediately south of church. 17th century. Beer stone, very deep oversailing lid, moulded frieze and intricately cut lettering. Suggested that worthy of considering for grade II* status and that if so, stone conservation should also be considered. Incumbent to be notified of importance of monuments, in particular the chest tombs.

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

Chest tomb immediately south of the church of St. Nicholas. Probably 17th century. Freestone, large ashlar slabs on the south side, stone rubble on the north side. Rectangular chest with a moulded oversailing lid and corrugated stone frieze below the lid. Remains of a black letter inscription on the west end, name illegible. Date listed: 27th January 1989.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website. [Mapped feature: #48670 ]
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15217Related to: St Nicholas's Church. Combe Raleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey

Date Last Edited:May 13 2015 3:50PM