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HER Number:MDV91622
Name:Headstone to Robert and Mary May in All Saints Churchyard, Highweek, Newton Abbot


Headstone comprising a white limestone slab close to the east wall of the church. In memory of Robert May, died 1728, and also his wife, Mary.


Grid Reference:SX 851 720
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAVESTONE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Headstone approximately 2 metres to east of Parish Church of All Saints, church path. Headstone. 1728. A white limestone slab close to the east wall of the church has primitive carving and lettering. Close to the irregular-shaped top is an incised almost circular naively-carved face with four lines to each side, two dot eyes, triangular nose and wide slit mouth. The inscription reads 'HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ROBERT MAY WHO DIED JANUARY THE 10 1728 AGED 70Y HERE ALSO LYETH MARY MAY WIFE . . .'. Date listed: 11th December 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #56208 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2014 9:07AM