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Hill Chest Tomb and 2 Other Chest Tombs About 3 Metres South East of the Chancel of the Church of St Morwenna

A Grade II Listed Building in Morwenstow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.9092 / 50°54'33"N

Longitude: -4.5542 / 4°33'15"W

OS Eastings: 220522

OS Northings: 115303

OS Grid: SS205153

Mapcode National: GBR K2.R03F

Mapcode Global: FRA 16BP.ZGH

Entry Name: Hill Chest Tomb and 2 Other Chest Tombs About 3 Metres South East of the Chancel of the Church of St Morwenna

Listing Date: 9 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64905

Location: Morwenstow, Cornwall, EX23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Morwenstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Morwenstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


1/100 Hill Chest Tomb and 2 other
- chest tombs about 3 metres south
east of the chancel of the Church
of St Morwenna

Group of 3 chest tombs. Hill memorial late C17/early C18; memorial to the west of
the Hill memorial early C17; westernmost memorial probably late C18. Freestone
ashlar and slate. Rectangular chests with inscribed slate lids. Easternmost chest
commemorates John Hill, died 1697, and Martha Hill, died 1714. Angels heads carved
in spandrels on lid. Tomb to the west of the Hill memorial has illegible
inscription carved on the border of the lid, legible date of 1632. 3rd and
westernmost chest tomb of the group has illegible inscription, date may be 1792.

Listing NGR: SS2052215303

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

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