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William Shenstone's Tomb 12 Metres South West of Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Halesowen, Dudley

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Latitude: 52.45 / 52°27'0"N

Longitude: -2.0513 / 2°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 396608

OS Northings: 283563

OS Grid: SO966835

Mapcode National: GBR 2DL.B6J

Mapcode Global: VH9Z0.DPD5

Plus Code: 9C4VFW2X+2F

Entry Name: William Shenstone's Tomb 12 Metres South West of Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063735

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359830

Location: Belle Vale, Dudley, B63

County: Dudley

Electoral Ward/Division: Belle Vale

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Halesowen

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Halas

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

Tagged with: Tomb

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SO 9683

William Shenstone's Tomb12 metres south west of Church of St John the Baptist


Chest tomb, c 1763. Simple rectangular stone tomb, with flat
undecorated top. At the west is a stone slab with chamfered
top inscribed "WILs SHENSTONE ..... 1763 ......"; part part of
the inscription is now obliterated. William Shenstone was
a poet and landscape theorist, very influential in his life-
time who transformed his garden at Leasowes into one of the
first natural landscape gardens in England.

Listing NGR: SO9660883563

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