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Tomb of Captain Samuel Jones and Family, St Mattias

A Grade II Listed Building in Poplar, London

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Latitude: 51.5097 / 51°30'34"N

Longitude: -0.0164 / 0°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 537752

OS Northings: 180837

OS Grid: TQ377808

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.LJH

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.NBP0

Plus Code: 9C3XGX5M+VC

Entry Name: Tomb of Captain Samuel Jones and Family, St Mattias

Listing Date: 2 September 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206553

ID on this website: 101065727

Location: St Matthias' Church, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Poplar

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints Poplar

Church of England Diocese: London

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The following building shall be added:
TQ 3780
25/907 St Mattias Poplar
Tomb of Captain Samuel
Jones and family


Pedestal tomb on stepped base. C1734, designer unknown; restored
during C19 by a statuary named Ellingford of Poplar. Stone. Tall
plinth with projecting curved ends; sides with high relief carved
swags framing inscriptions. Above, a rectangular pedestal
(formerly flanked by standing putti) having on the south side a
carved relief depicting a ship in sail and on the north a
nautical still-life featuring globes, cross-staffs, a caduceus,
cannon and shot, a sextant, flags and a central heraldic shield.
Crowned by addorsed consoles formerly supporting an urn. Monument
formerly surrounded by railings. Captain Samuel Jones
distinguished himself fighting the French in the English Channel
in 1706 and 1707. St Mattias was formerly the east India Company
Chapel and many nautical men were buried in the churchyard.

Listing NGR: TQ3775280837

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