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Group of 35 Chest Tombs to East of Parish Church of St Swithun's

A Grade II Listed Building in Bathford, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3981 / 51°23'53"N

Longitude: -2.3056 / 2°18'20"W

OS Eastings: 378832

OS Northings: 166606

OS Grid: ST788666

Mapcode National: GBR 0QC.CVV

Mapcode Global: VH96M.Z4G1

Plus Code: 9C3V9MXV+6P

Entry Name: Group of 35 Chest Tombs to East of Parish Church of St Swithun's

Listing Date: 19 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115277

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32219

Location: Bathford, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Bathford

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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(South-east side)
Group of 35 chest tombs to
G.V. east of Parish Church of
St. Swithun's.


35 chest tombs. Mid - late C18th and early C19th. Ashlar. Most with
panelled sides and moulded cornice. Including: 1785, Ann Nelson (sister of
Lord Nelson); and adjacent tomb of 1805, Elizabeth Mateham, fluted pilasters,
8-sided with decorative top; Shrine family tomb (by south wall), 1785 and later,
8 sided with marble panel, urn on pedestal, low surrounding ashlar wall; (to
left of Shrine tomb) 1760, Fisher, oval panels, corner balusters and frieze; (to
right of Shrine tomb), two large tombs to the Wiltshire family of Shockerwick,
c.1810 with square marble panels and 1840's with cusped panels; (to west of
Shrine tomb) 1801, McClintock, square, marble shield-shaped panels, draped urn
and 1807, Stone, 8 sided, fluted pilasters, oval panels. The chest tombs in
Bathford Churchyard represent a good and extensive collection of classical and
traditional local tomb forms and contribute greatly to the setting of the church.

Listing NGR: ST7883266606

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