History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Handcock Headstone Approximately 15 Metres South West of Tower of Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Coldridge, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8536 / 50°51'12"N

Longitude: -3.8507 / 3°51'2"W

OS Eastings: 269826

OS Northings: 107641

OS Grid: SS698076

Mapcode National: GBR L0.VJ9M

Mapcode Global: FRA 26TV.9MR

Plus Code: 9C2RV43X+CP

Entry Name: Handcock Headstone Approximately 15 Metres South West of Tower of Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95580

Location: Coldridge, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Coldridge

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Coldridge St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Tombstone

Find accommodation in


SS 60 NE
1/28 Handcock headstone approximately
- 15 metres south-west of tower
of Church of St Matthew

Headstone. Dated 1808 in memory of John Handcock and members of his family.
Slate. Upright nowy-headed slab standing approximately 1.2 metres high. The
inscription has the first word 'Sacred' written in ornate Gothic letters continued
in upper and lower case Roman serif letters and records the death of John Handcock
(died 1808), his wife Grace (died 1783) and grandchildren (died 1798). The head is
filled with charmingly crude bas-relief carving having a central circle inscribed
with a Biblical quote flanked by relatively crude angel supporters.

Listing NGR: SS6982607641

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.