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Tanton Headstone Approximately 4 Metres South East of the Porch of the Church of St Giles

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9512 / 50°57'4"N

Longitude: -4.0895 / 4°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 253322

OS Northings: 118943

OS Grid: SS533189

Mapcode National: GBR KP.N9T4

Mapcode Global: FRA 26BL.DMG

Entry Name: Tanton Headstone Approximately 4 Metres South East of the Porch of the Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91840

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

18/229 Tanton headstone approximately
- 4 metres south-east of the porch
of the Church of St Giles


Small headstone. Dated 1797 in memory of Daniel Tanton. Upright square-headed slab
standing approximately 300 millimetres high. The front is inscribed in Roman serif
upper and lower case lettering and records a sad and cautionary tale: "In memory of
Daniel Tanton. By firing off a gun it burst the breach of which sunk in his head
where it remained 9 weeks, on extraction of which he expired, ye 20th of January
1797, Aged 17 years".

Listing NGR: SS5332218943

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

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