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Thomas Balle Chest Tomb About 8 Metres North-West of the Tower of the Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Mamhead, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6172 / 50°37'1"N

Longitude: -3.5123 / 3°30'44"W

OS Eastings: 293106

OS Northings: 80813

OS Grid: SX931808

Mapcode National: GBR P1.HYTM

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JF.PH5

Entry Name: Thomas Balle Chest Tomb About 8 Metres North-West of the Tower of the Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85972

Location: Mamhead, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Mamhead

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

MAMHEAD MAMHEAD PARK
SW 98 SW

5/325 Thomas Balle chest tomb about 8
- metres north-west of the tower of
the Church of St Thomas

GV II


Chest tomb. Mid C18. Freestone. Grand tall chest, rectangular on plan, with a
moulded plinth, panelled sides, corner balusters and a moulded lid. Finely-carved
armorial bearings in relief on the lid with an inscription in good lettering stating
that the tomb commemorates Thomas Balle died 1749, and was erected by Thomas Hussey.
The chest is surrounded by privet planting.
Thomas Balle was the owner. of Mamhead in the C18 and erected the obelisk (qv).


Listing NGR: SX9310680813

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