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Clown Headstone Approximately 9 Metres South of Nave of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7485 / 50°44'54"N

Longitude: -3.3901 / 3°23'24"W

OS Eastings: 302023

OS Northings: 95248

OS Grid: SY020952

Mapcode National: GBR P4.Q80G

Mapcode Global: FRA 37S3.H2G

Plus Code: 9C2RPJX5+CW

Entry Name: Clown Headstone Approximately 9 Metres South of Nave of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352455

ID on this website: 101141394

Location: St Mary with St Andrew Church, Rockbeare, East Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Rockbeare

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rockbeare St Mary with St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Tombstone

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1/132 Clown headstone approximately
- 9 metres south of nave of Church
of St Mary


Head-stone. Dated 1790 in memory of Charles Clown. Limestone. Upright slab
standing approximately 1.1 metre high with wave-shaped head. The inscription is
flanked by a very low bas relief arch with fluted pilasters and moulded caps. The
round arch has a biblical quotation on it and at the apex is a florette. The first
word "sacred" is written in Gothic script, the rest in Roman serif upper and lower
case lettering and records the death of Charles Clown in 1790.

Listing NGR: SY0202695250

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