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Headstone About 10 Metres South of the Chancel of the Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Yarnscombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9937 / 50°59'37"N

Longitude: -4.0508 / 4°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 256174

OS Northings: 123594

OS Grid: SS561235

Mapcode National: GBR KR.KMM8

Mapcode Global: FRA 26DH.9NW

Entry Name: Headstone About 10 Metres South of the Chancel of the Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91896

Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Yarnscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

56 23
13/280 Headstone about 10 metres south of
- the chancel of the Church of St


Headstone or footstone. Probably early C19. Slate. Shouldered, round-headed
headstone inscribed with a long verse with no date and no name. Well-cut border,
arabesques cut in the head. The verse is written as from dead parents to their
children ... "Weep not for us our children dear/Look on your tender parents here/Amd
live in love and in God's fear/that we in Heaven may all appear/Were (sic)
everlasting joys abound/And sorrows shall no more be found".
The tradition of stones with verses with neither name nor date is also found at St
Giles in the wood, the neighbouring parish. The earliest examples appear to be C18.

Listing NGR: SS5617423594

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