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Johns Headstone About 20 Metres South of the Tower of the Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Clawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7691 / 50°46'8"N

Longitude: -4.3435 / 4°20'36"W

OS Eastings: 234839

OS Northings: 99230

OS Grid: SX348992

Mapcode National: GBR NM.0S5Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 17S1.X80

Plus Code: 9C2QQM94+JH

Entry Name: Johns Headstone About 20 Metres South of the Tower of the Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 9 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90675

Location: Clawton, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clawton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Tombstone

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2/20 Johns headstone about 20m south of
the tower of the Church of
St Leonard


Headstone. Early C19. Slate. Rectangular headstone commemorating Joseph Johns,
died 1813. Scratch mouldings round the border and forming a round-headed arch with
rustic trumpeting angels in the spandrels. A 3 stanza verse below the inscription
includes the graphic lines "In pain and sickness long I lay/My flesh and lungs
consumed away/Once like a flowerI did bloom/But now lie mouldred in this tomb/".
A fine example of local slate-cutting with a personal verse.

Listing NGR: SX3483599250

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