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Chest Tomb of James and Mary Townley and 4 Other Railed Tomb Chests About 25 Metres North West of Church of St Laurence

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3377 / 51°20'15"N

Longitude: 1.401 / 1°24'3"E

OS Eastings: 636980

OS Northings: 165340

OS Grid: TR369653

Mapcode National: GBR X0L.11H

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.7MHV

Plus Code: 9F338CQ2+39

Entry Name: Chest Tomb of James and Mary Townley and 4 Other Railed Tomb Chests About 25 Metres North West of Church of St Laurence

Listing Date: 4 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171833

Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11

County: Kent

District: Thanet

Civil Parish: Ramsgate

Built-Up Area: Ramsgate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TR 3665 SE
6/204 Chest tomb of
James and
Mary Townley
and 4 other
railed tomb
chests about
25 metres
north west
of Church of
St. Laurence
Chest tomb to James (d.1817) and Mary (d.1839) Townley and others.
Stone with iron rails. Large platform with moulded plinth, baluster
corner piers, and reeded side panels with moulded and inscribed top
slab. Spear head rails with urn finials - the panels intact but in
need of refitting. This is arguably historically the most important
tomb in St. Lawrence churchyard, since the Townleys were the developers
(and in Mary's case architect) of most of late C18, early C19 Ramsgate
which determines its present character (see for instance Townley House,
Chatham Place, Spencer Square, Royal Road, Nelson Crescent, Royal
Crescent etc.). Railed chest tomb 3 metres north-west. Early C19.
Moulded base with plinth with piers incised with blind arches, raised
and fielded moulded side panels and inscribed top slab with reeded
edges. Rails with crescent finials and urn finial principals. Two
railed tomb slabs south of Townley tomb, both with illegible inscriptions,
in spear headed railed surrounds with urn finial principals. Identical
inscribed slab in railed enclosure to south.

Listing NGR: TR3698065340

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