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Way Chest Tomb Approximately 3 Metres South of Aisle of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6588 / 50°39'31"N

Longitude: -3.3029 / 3°18'10"W

OS Eastings: 308000

OS Northings: 85151

OS Grid: SY080851

Mapcode National: GBR P7.77LS

Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.F2Q

Entry Name: Way Chest Tomb Approximately 3 Metres South of Aisle of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86324

Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Otterton

Built-Up Area: Otterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

OTTERTON CHURCH HILL, Otterton
SY 0885
7/123 Way chest tomb approximately
- 3 metres south of aisle of
Church of St Michael
GV II
Chest tomb. Mid C18 in memory of Way family. Limestone ashlar. Chest tomb with
unusually thick soffit-moulded lid and standing on a moulded plinth. Each long side
is divided into 2 panels by plain flat pilasters and similar pilasters clasp the
corners. The panels are inscribed with bold Roman serif upper and lower case
lettering. Most of the inscriptions are very worn and are hardly legible. However
the left of the north-facing panels records the death of John Way in 1740 and other
members of the Way family can be detected elsewhere. This is an unusually early
chest tomb for this part of Devon since Beerstone is such a soft stone.


Listing NGR: SY0800085151

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