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Pair of Ham Chest Tombs Approximately 4 Metres North-West of the Tower of the Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Southleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7347 / 50°44'4"N

Longitude: -3.1286 / 3°7'42"W

OS Eastings: 320453

OS Northings: 93393

OS Grid: SY204933

Mapcode National: GBR PC.Q6T7

Mapcode Global: FRA 47B4.GZC

Entry Name: Pair of Ham Chest Tombs Approximately 4 Metres North-West of the Tower of the Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88804

Location: Southleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Southleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Southleigh St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text



SY 29 SW SOUTHLEIGH SOUTHLEIGH

6/133 Pair of Ham chest tombs
- approximately 4 metres north-west
of the tower of the Church of St
Lawrence
GV II

Pair of chest tombs. One is dated 1752 in memory of Richard Ham, the other is dated
1667 in memory of Andrew Ham. Both are Beerstone ashlar. These two chest tombs are
set close together and are essentially similar. Both are rectangular in plan on
moulded plinths with flat lids, the northern one (Andrew Ham) has a lid with moulded
edges. Both are inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case letters. On the
south side of the southern chest tomb is a rectangular plaque proud of the main
chest and it has an inscription recording the death of Richard Ham in 1752. The
north side of the northern tomb has an inscription which records the death of Andrew
Ham in 1667. Both have other inscriptions recording the deaths of other members of
tne Ham family.


Listing NGR: SY2045393393

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