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Morris Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelmscott, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6924 / 51°41'32"N

Longitude: -1.6406 / 1°38'26"W

OS Eastings: 424939

OS Northings: 199349

OS Grid: SU249993

Mapcode National: GBR 5V7.S1Q

Mapcode Global: VHC0C.JQ1J

Entry Name: Morris Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St George

Listing Date: 30 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253819

Location: Kelmscott, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, GL7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Kelmscott

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Broadwell with Kelmscott

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Morris memorial approx. 20m SE
of chancel of Church of St.
(Formerly listed as Tomb of
William Morris)

Churchyard memorial. 1896 by Philip Webb. Limestone. Curved ridge-shaped stone
supported by stone blocks to each end. Inscriptions on south side to William
Morris (1834-96) and Jane Morris (1839-1914) and on north side to their
daughters, Jane Alice Morris (1861-1935) and May Morris (1862-1938). It has been
suggested that the design of the tomb is based on the ridge-back type of Viking
funerary monument, but Webb may have derived his inspiration from a C17
gable-ended tomb also in Kelmscott churchyard (q.v. under Ford memorial, C18
chest tomb and two C17 monuments approximately 2 to 5 metres south of south
transept of Church of St. George).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p666; A.R. Dufty: Kelmscott, An Illustrated
Guide (London, The Society of Antiquaries, 1984), pp30, 34)

Listing NGR: SU2493999349

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