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Rooke Monument Approximately 3 Metres North of the Vestry Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6458 / 50°38'44"N

Longitude: -2.4173 / 2°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 370589

OS Northings: 82982

OS Grid: SY705829

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.H196

Mapcode Global: FRA 57TC.J2T

Entry Name: Rooke Monument Approximately 3 Metres North of the Vestry Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467341

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Preston with Sutton Poyntz St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/3/466 (South side)
Rooke monument approximately 3m
north of the vestry, Church of St


Chest tomb. Earliest recorded date 1701, to Thomas Rooke (or
Hooke). Portland stone. A heavy ledger width moulded edge on a
chest with 2-panelled S side, plain N, and deep bolstered
ends, all on a moulded base, partly sunk to the ground. The 2
panels are sunk under scalloped arches carried on 'Doric'
pilasters with very wide caps, and containing good lettering
in capitals to the inscriptions. The W end has a crude skull
with flanking crossed bones, and the E end a worn carved
angel, all in high relief. This is a well retained and
characteristic example of a design used in the late C17 and
early C18.

Listing NGR: SY7058982982

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