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Pair of Chest Tombs About 8 Metres South West of the Porch of the Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Clawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7692 / 50°46'9"N

Longitude: -4.3435 / 4°20'36"W

OS Eastings: 234846

OS Northings: 99241

OS Grid: SX348992

Mapcode National: GBR NM.0S5P

Mapcode Global: FRA 17S1.X98

Plus Code: 9C2QQM94+MJ

Entry Name: Pair of Chest Tombs About 8 Metres South West of the Porch of the Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 9 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161890

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90674

ID on this website: 101161890

Location: St Leonard's Church, Clawton, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clawton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/19 Pair of chest tombs about 8m south
- west of the porch of the Church of
St Leonard

Pair of chest tombs. Early C19. Stone rubble chests with slate lids. The southern
chest commemorates Richard Banbury, died 1808. The slate lid has a border of scratch
mouldings and an unusual inscription giving details of a bequest to poor children
attending catechism. The northern chest commemorates Lewis Braund, died 1808 and
other members of the Braund family. The lid is signed as engraved by "Richd
Sillifant (?) Jun: Tetcott" and also records a charity which has been put in verse:
"The interest of it I intend:/you shall give to the Labour men/That to this parish
dowe belong:/I hope no mortal will them wrong/The money advanced shall be in
store/and the interest payed for evermore/Unto you poor and most distressed;/I leave
you this and wish you blessd/". The lid includes armorial bearings in a roundel. A
pair of tombs with unusual inscriptions.

Listing NGR: SX3484699241

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