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Lovell Chest Tomb About 7 Metres South of the Porch of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8543 / 50°51'15"N

Longitude: -3.5041 / 3°30'14"W

OS Eastings: 294224

OS Northings: 107168

OS Grid: SS942071

Mapcode National: GBR LH.VG3W

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KV.0PM

Entry Name: Lovell Chest Tomb About 7 Metres South of the Porch of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96642

Location: Bickleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bickleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bickleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

5/21 Lovell chest tomb about 7 metres
- south of the porch of St Mary
Chest tomb. Late C17 date on lid, the chest appears to be earlier, perhaps the lid
is a replacement. Volcanic trap chest, lid of a different stone. The chest has a
plinth and moulded cornice with 3 panels on each side divided by a hollow moulding.
Each panel is carved with a patje formje cross in deep relief. The ends of the chest
have similar hollow mouldings. The oversailing lid has an inscription commemorating
John Lovell of Bickleigh and describes the Lovell charity "one part of four of y land
of Collacy to y poore of Priers Quarter in Tiverton 2 parts in Lincloth the other in
mony to y poore of this pish to be distributed yearly by y overseers of each pish".
The lettering may be a C19 copy of a late C17 text.

Listing NGR: SS9422407168

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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