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Pair of Adjacent Alford Headstones Approximately 12 Metres South South East of the Chancel of the Church of St Giles

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9512 / 50°57'4"N

Longitude: -4.089 / 4°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 253360

OS Northings: 118935

OS Grid: SS533189

Mapcode National: GBR KP.N9YK

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BL.DV2

Plus Code: 9C2QXW26+FC

Entry Name: Pair of Adjacent Alford Headstones Approximately 12 Metres South South East of the Chancel of the Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91846

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Tombstone

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18/235 Pair of adjacent Alford headstones
- approximately 12 metres south-south
east of the chancel of the Church
of St Giles


Pair of adjacent headstones. Both are C18 in memory of members of the Alford family.
Both are slate.
The eastern one is the earlier. It is square-headed and stands only approximately
150 millimetres high. On both sides the head is carved with a good winged cherubs
head flanked by scrolled decoration and the inscription is Roman serif upper and
lower case lettering. Most is buried but the name of John Alford shows on the east
The western one has a shaped head and the front is carved with an incised frame
supported on columns. The first letter of the inscription is ornamental. The rest
is Roman serif upper and lower case lettering and records the death of Martha Alford
in 1758. The rear is inscribed in memory of John Alford (died 1793) in simple cusped

Listing NGR: SS5336018935

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