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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140942
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63217
Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16
Civil Parish: Gwennap
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Gwennap
Church of England Diocese: Truro
GWENNAP CHURCHTOWN, Gwennap
SW 74 SW
4/119 6 Chest tombs 3m west of Church of
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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