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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
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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104989
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91846
Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38
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
ST GILES ST GILES IN THE WOOD
SS 53 18 IN THE WOOD
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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