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Ham Chest Tomb Approximately 4 Metres South of Transept of Church of St Winifred

A Grade II Listed Building in Branscombe, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RMVR5+2V

Entry Name: Ham Chest Tomb Approximately 4 Metres South of Transept of Church of St Winifred

Listing Date: 8 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88702

Location: Branscombe, East Devon, Devon, EX12

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Branscombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Branscombe St Winifred

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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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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