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Row of 10 Chest Tombs and One Table Tomb Against the South East of Churchyard Wall of the Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.551 / 50°33'3"N

Longitude: -3.5381 / 3°32'17"W

OS Eastings: 291128

OS Northings: 73488

OS Grid: SX911734

Mapcode National: GBR P1.29ZJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GL.ZC7

Plus Code: 9C2RHF26+9Q

Entry Name: Row of 10 Chest Tombs and One Table Tomb Against the South East of Churchyard Wall of the Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85685

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Built-Up Area: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishopsteignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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13/23 Row of 10 chest tombs and one
- table tomb against the south east
churchyard wall of the church of
St John the Baptist


Row of 10 chest tombs and 1 table tomb. Early and mid C19, one early C20. Freestone
and granite.
A row of high quality chest tombs reflecting the character of Bishopsteignton as a
fashionable early C19 town. The chest tombs have been resited as part of a
churchyard clearance scheme and form an impressive row against the boundary wall of
the churchyard. North to south :

1 . Northernmost. Panelled chest with plinth and corner pilasters. Inscription
commemorates John Livett, died 1818.
2. Similar design with a moulded lid, inscription commemorates Henry Templey,
died 1830.
3. Similar design commemorating Amelia White, died 1844.
4. Similar design, lid broken. Inscription on lid illegible.
5. Sarcophagus with hollow-chamfered plinth and coped lid. Inscription
commemorates Mary Egerton, died 1845.
6. Low, panelled, freestone chest with corner pilasters and moulded lid.
Inscription commemorates Hester King, died 1855.
7. Fine, severe granite sarcophagus with moulded plinth and coped lid :
inscription commemorates John Sadler, died 1901.
8. Freestone sarcophagus with coped lid. Inscription commemorates H.T.Godwin,
KGB, died 1854.
9. Plain freestone chest with corner pilasters. Inscription illegible.
10. Panelled freestone chest. Inscription on lid obscured by headstones.
11. Freestone table tomb on hair claw feet with a moulded table top (evidence of
former railings). Inscription on lid commemorates Henrietta Abbot, died 1851
or 1831 (third numeral indistinct).

Listing NGR: SX9112373491

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