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Group of 4 Chest Tombs 1 Metre to 4 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Adderbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0149 / 52°0'53"N

Longitude: -1.3149 / 1°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 447113

OS Northings: 235379

OS Grid: SP471353

Mapcode National: GBR 7TF.QCB

Mapcode Global: VHCWG.5M68

Plus Code: 9C4W2M7P+W2

Entry Name: Group of 4 Chest Tombs 1 Metre to 4 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 5 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243776

Location: Adderbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX17

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Adderbury

Built-Up Area: Adderbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Adderbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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(West side)
Adderbury East
7/54 Group of 4 chest tombs 1m to
4m E of chancel of Church of
St. Mary

4 chest tombs. Late C17, 1705, 1721 and early C18. Marlstone and limestone. The
most northerly, a rectangular marlstone chest with deeply-projecting moulded
base and cover, has a small fielded inscription panel on each side, a shield on
one end, and at the other a surround of drapery enclosing the raised legend
"WL/1705". The inscriptions are in Latin and commemorate William, Bishop of
Llandaff, formerly Vicar of Adderbury. The next, a plain marlstone chest with
shallow incised panels and a moulded base and cover, is probably early C18, but
the inscription on the cover is largely illegible. The late-C17 limestone chest,
1 metre east of the south-east buttress, has deep moulded base and cover, and
has one side and one end decorated with square panels divided by a central
baluster in relief; the other end has an inscription panel, now illegible. To
east of it is a rectangular marlstone chest with moulded base and cover, square
recessed corner balusters and fielded inscription panels; the earliest
inscription commemorates John Lovesey (d.1721).

Listing NGR: SP4711335379

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