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Latitude: 52.6616 / 52°39'41"N
Longitude: 0.0541 / 0°3'14"E
OS Eastings: 539018
OS Northings: 309075
OS Grid: TF390090
Mapcode National: GBR L1S.2J1
Mapcode Global: WHHN9.SCYD
Plus Code: 9F42M363+JJ
Entry Name: Four headstones, south west of tower of Church of St John the Baptist
Listing Date: 27 April 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1125900
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48189
Location: Parson Drove, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13
Civil Parish: Parson Drove
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Southea with Murrow and Parson Drove
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TF 30 NE PARSON DROVE CHURCH END
9/57 "Four headstones,
south west of Tower
(i) Headstone, Samuel Gunn, 1746. Limestone. In Rococo style. Scrolled
head formed of foliage above a whicker basket, filled with flowers
flanked by a skull, palm, and winged cherubs' heads. Below hangs a
draped curtain bearing the inscription.
(ii) Headstone, Mary, wife of S. Gunn, late C18. Shaped head with winged
cherub's head above draped curtain with circle bearing inscription.
(iii) Headstone, Abigail, wife of S. Gunn, 1752. Limestone. Engaged Corinthian
columns with entablature and shaped pediment containing a winged cherub's
head in the tympanum. Below a circular panel with the inscription and in
the spandrels symbols of mortality, bones and a disembodied hand pointing
to a skull.
(iv) Double headstone, early C18. Limestone. Two figures as caryatids, one
holding an open Bible, the other in act of blessing, supporting a half-
round pediment with two putti each holding a wreath in one hand and
jointly placing the Crown of Glory on the head of winged cherub's head.
Below moulded round-headed arches to two bays with inscriptions.
Listing NGR: TF3901809075
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