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Canopied Tomb of a Member of the Venables Family in Churchyard of St Mary at Ngr Sj 84644 61570

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newbold Astbury, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.151 / 53°9'3"N

Longitude: -2.2311 / 2°13'51"W

OS Eastings: 384644

OS Northings: 361570

OS Grid: SJ846615

Mapcode National: GBR 12J.DRD

Mapcode Global: WHBC6.P2S5

Entry Name: Canopied Tomb of a Member of the Venables Family in Churchyard of St Mary at Ngr Sj 84644 61570

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56525

Location: Newbold Astbury, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Newbold Astbury

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Astbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 86 SW
8463 6158
4/55 Canopied Tomb of a
member of the Venables
Family in Churchyard of
St.Mary at NGR SJ 84644 61570

Graveyard tomb, originally within the church. Late C13. Yellow
sandstone ashlar. Canopied tomb. Diagonal buttresses to the
corners. Moulded plinth with a band of quatrefoil tracery. Moulded
top to the slab which has two heavily effaced figures, one male and
one female, their hands clasped in prayer. The canopy has a shallow
arch with foiled outline and C17 crocketed pinnacles above. The outer
faces of the end walls have blind tracery with mouchettes and to the
inner side above the figures' heads a C16 inscription claiming the
tomb as that of a Brereton. It is more likely to be of a member of
the Venables family. The crocketed pinnacles to the top appear to be
of C17 date.

See A Short History of the Church of St Mary, Astbury, Cheshire by The
Revd. J E Gordon Cartlidge.

Listing NGR: SJ84644 61570

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