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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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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4501 / 52°27'0"N

Longitude: -2.0513 / 2°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 396613

OS Northings: 283567

OS Grid: SO966835

Mapcode National: GBR 2DL.B7L

Mapcode Global: VH9Z0.DPF4

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: Dudley, B63

County: Dudley

Electoral Ward/Division: Belle Vale

Built-Up Area: Halesowen

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Halas

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


1.
5106 HIGH STREET
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William Shenstone's Tomb
12 metres south west of Church
SO 9683 1/36A of St John the Baptist

II

2.
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: SO9661383567

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