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Row of 10 Headstones Approx 5 Metres South of Chancel South Door, Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Wrestlingworth, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1102 / 52°6'36"N

Longitude: -0.1625 / 0°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 525933

OS Northings: 247352

OS Grid: TL259473

Mapcode National: GBR J5F.MRJ

Mapcode Global: VHGN2.47G5

Entry Name: Row of 10 Headstones Approx 5 Metres South of Chancel South Door, Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 26 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138293

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38488

Location: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley, Central Bedfordshire, SG19

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley

Built-Up Area: Wrestlingworth

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wrestlingworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

WRESTLINGWORTH & CHURCH LANE
TL 2593 4735 COCKAYNE HATLEY (Wrestlingworth)
15/119 Row of 10 headstones
approx 5 metres S of
chancel S door, Church of
St Peter
GV II
Closely grouped row of 10 headstones. All are of limestone, in variety of
sizes and shapes, Details of individual stones as follows (N to S):

(i) A.C. 1657. Small stone with large lettering. Simple carved
scrollwork cresting to top.

(ii) Name illegible. 1666. Rather worn, with remains of scrollwork
cresting to top.

(iii) Name illegible. July 7 1676. Inscription is within heart shaped
recessed panel. Carved scrollwork cresting to top includes cross-
bones.

(iv) Inscription illegible but probably c.1700. Central inscription is
flanked by panels of carved geometric decoration and surmounted by
winged skull. Carved cresting to top includes scrolls, swags and
hour-glass.

(v) E.B. Sept 6 1676. Stone apparently sunk in ground to half height.
Simple deeply carved inscription in recessed rectangular panel.
Scrollwork cresting includes cross-bones.

(vi) Circa 1600. Rather worn, with simple scrollwork to cresting.

(vii) Mary dau of Timothe & Mary Bristow. 1724. Inscription surrounded by
circular foliate wreath. Square-headed stone with simply moulded
cornice.

(viii) 1687 Maria Br(istow?). Deeply carved scrollwork around all edges,
that to top cresting incorporating skull, swag and cross-bones.

(ix) Timothey (....?) MDCCXIII. Inscription flanked by carved drapery and
tassles. Surmounted by urn and foliage. Segmental head with simple
moulding.

(x) Simple segmental-headed C19 stone. Inscription illegible.


Listing NGR: TL2593347352

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