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6 Chest Tombs 3m West of Church of Saint Wenappa

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2176 / 50°13'3"N

Longitude: -5.1711 / 5°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 173873

OS Northings: 40101

OS Grid: SW738401

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.DDR4

Mapcode Global: FRA 081G.574

Entry Name: 6 Chest Tombs 3m West of Church of Saint Wenappa

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63217

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

GWENNAP CHURCHTOWN, Gwennap
SW 74 SW
4/119 6 Chest tombs 3m west of Church of
Saint Wenappa
GV II
4 linked chest tombs and 2 to north. Early C19. For Sampson family. Mostly granite
ashlar. Group of 6 chest tombs set within granite border, originally with railings.
All orientated west to east. 2 chests to north are very low with torus moulded lids.
Those to south have 2 identical chests, north and south, of granite ashlar and plain
lids flanking 2 later identical taller chests of stuccoed brick. Incised inscription
at east end to: Mary, wife of Benjamin Sampson, aged 36, and Nicholas Sampson, died
1813, aged 11.


Listing NGR: SW7387340101

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