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Chest Tomb to Francis Family 2M South of West End of Church of Saint Wenappa

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2176 / 50°13'3"N

Longitude: -5.171 / 5°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 173882

OS Northings: 40095

OS Grid: SW738400

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.DDS7

Mapcode Global: FRA 081G.59B

Plus Code: 9C2P6R9H+2J

Entry Name: Chest Tomb to Francis Family 2M South of West End of Church of Saint Wenappa

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136485

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63214

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwennap

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Gwennap

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 74 SW
4/116 Chest tomb to Francis family 2m
- south of west end of Church of
Saint Wenappa
Chest tomb. Early C19, for Francis family. White limestone. Rectangular on plan,
orientated west to east. Set within rectangular outer base with holes for iron
stanchions for removed railings. Chest has ovolo-moulded base and panelled sides; 1
panel to each end and round-headed niche with urn to middle of south side. Each
corner has high-waisted bulbous nook baluster, square on plan and with moulded base
and capital. Ovolo-moulded border to incised monolith lid with inscription to:
William Francis, died 1830, aged 53; son Benjamin Francis, died 1843, aged 23, and
son William Francis, died 1819, aged 11.

Listing NGR: SW7388240095

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

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