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HER Number:MDV92003
Name:Chest Tomb in St. Mary's Churchyard, Wolborough


Chest Tomb dated 1802 in memory of Christopher Vallance who was 'consigned to a watery grave' in the Bay of Cape Broyle, Newfoundland.


Grid Reference:SX 855 703
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHEST TOMB (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

Chest Tomb approximately 8 metres south-east of chancel of Parish Church of St. Mary, Old Totnes Road. Chest tomb to Christopher Vallance, 'who was consigned to a watery grave by falling overboard in the Bay of Cape Broyle Newfoundland'. Dated 1802. Flat Devon limestone top, plinth and side plaques, white freestone to the sides and clasping pilasters which have moulded plinths and capitals, and vase swellings below the centres. Date listed: 11th December 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #56384 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV9174Related to: St. Mary's Parish Church, Wolborough, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2012 12:33PM