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Wish Chest Tomb Approximately 2 Metres South of the Tower of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Farway, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7617 / 50°45'42"N

Longitude: -3.1747 / 3°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 317246

OS Northings: 96450

OS Grid: SY172964

Mapcode National: GBR PB.HD9Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 4772.H02

Plus Code: 9C2RQR6G+M4

Entry Name: Wish Chest Tomb Approximately 2 Metres South of the Tower of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88746

Location: Farway, East Devon, Devon, EX24

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Farway

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Farway St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Wish chest tomb approximately 2
3/75 metres south of the tower of
- church of St Michael


Chest tomb. Dated 1767 in memory of William Wish. Beerstone ashlar. Chest tomb is
rectangular in plan on a moulded plinth under a flat lid with richly moulded edges.
On the corners there are clasping fluted pilasters and the sides contain rectangular
fielded panels. The panel on the north side is inscribed with Roman serif upper and
lower case lettering and includes some italics. It records the death of William
Wish in 1767, his wife Susanne in 1778 and their son William in 1788.

Listing NGR: SY1724696450

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