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Henry Branson Chest Tomb in Churchyard About 5 Metres South East of Chancel Church of the Holy Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0101 / 51°0'36"N

Longitude: -3.0226 / 3°1'21"W

OS Eastings: 328352

OS Northings: 123907

OS Grid: ST283239

Mapcode National: GBR M4.JQ1J

Mapcode Global: FRA 46KF.VN4

Plus Code: 9C3R2X6G+2W

Entry Name: Henry Branson Chest Tomb in Churchyard About 5 Metres South East of Chancel Church of the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 21 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270929

Location: Thornfalcon, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Somerset West and Taunton

Civil Parish: Thornfalcon

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/140 Henry Branson chest tomb in churchyard
about 5 m south-east
of chancel, Church of the Holy Cross



Chest tomb. Early C19. Unusual unidentified stone. Flat topped, rectangular with octagonal piers at each corner, chamfered plinth, about one m high and 1.75 m across. Semi-circular headed bays east and west ends, large depressed segmental headed bays north and south fronts, all with rusticated voussoirs reminiscent of bridges, and all much obscured with ivy at time of survey (November 1984). Inscribed east and west ends illegibly, north side possibly blank, south side name of Henry Branson Builder prominent. An unusual design for a chest tomb.

Listing NGR: ST2835223907

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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