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Latitude: 50.6901 / 50°41'24"N
Longitude: -3.1403 / 3°8'25"W
OS Eastings: 319544
OS Northings: 88446
OS Grid: SY195884
Mapcode National: GBR PC.73MG
Mapcode Global: FRA 4798.4D6
Entry Name: Ham Chest Tomb Approximately 4 Metres South of Transept of Church of St Winifred
Listing Date: 8 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163006
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88702
Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Branscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 18 NE BRANSCOMBE BRANSCOMBE
7/31 Ham chest tomb approximately
- 4 metres south of transept of
Church of St Winifred
Chest tomb. Dated 1667 in memory of Robart (sic) Ham but it is probably C16.
Beerstone ashlar. Chest tomb with chamfered plinth, plain sides and soffit-moulded
flat lid. The north side is inscribed with Roman serif upper and lower case
lettering, mostly capitals, and it records the death of Robart Ham in 1667. An
inscription in the east end records the death of "Master Abraham" who died, aged 4,
in 1727. The south side is also inscribed, all Roman serif capitals. Unfortunately
the section which includes both the name of the deceased and year of his or her
death has a new piece of stone set in. However this may be the tomb of John Taylor
(died 1586) mentioned in the church guide.
Source: F C Butters. Branscombe, The Parish and the Church (1949) p.26.
Listing NGR: SY1954288441
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