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Group of 6 Kipping Headstones Approximately 4 Metres South of the Nave of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadlow, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2231 / 51°13'23"N

Longitude: 0.3393 / 0°20'21"E

OS Eastings: 563449

OS Northings: 149700

OS Grid: TQ634497

Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.8LZ

Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.TJQ7

Entry Name: Group of 6 Kipping Headstones Approximately 4 Metres South of the Nave of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179482

Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hadlow

Built-Up Area: Hadlow

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hadlow

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/46 Group of 6 Kipping headstones
- approx 4m south of the nave of
the Church of St Mary


Group of 6 headstones. Dated between 1718 and 1781 in memory of members of
the Kipping family. All are sandstone upright slabs with variously shaped
heads and stand between approx 800mm and 1.3m high. They all face east and
are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering. The group is
made up of 2 rows of 3 headstones.

The best front row left. Its head is carved in low relief with a biblical or
allegoric scene. It features a bearded figure holding a spade and with his
other arm up in resolve against the pleas of a kneeling woman. To left a
mother holds a baby with 2 crosses behind and to right another figure holds a
shroud. The inscription begins in Gothic lettering and includes some italics.
It records the deaths of Henry Kipping and his wife Grace in 1781 and their
daughters Grace (1775) and Sarah (1767).

Front row centre in memory of William Kipping (d. 1781), its head carved with
a winged cherub's head amongst flowing foliage. Front row right another good
one in memory of Mary Kipping (d. 1777), its head carved with children reading

Back row headstones all have curvilinear shaped heads with recessed panels.
The left one has projected scrolled ears; it records the death of 17-year old
John Kipping in 1732. The middle one is small and narrow and commemorates 6-
year old Ann Kipping (d. 1718). The right one has a double head. It is
barely legible and only John Kipping (d. 1734) can be read although it
includes his wife and daughter.

Listing NGR: TQ6344949700

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

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