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Pair of Gravestones to Head and Foot of Grave of George Saunders Approximately 13 Metres South West of South West Corner of West Tower of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Westleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0367 / 51°2'11"N

Longitude: -4.1802 / 4°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 247236

OS Northings: 128629

OS Grid: SS472286

Mapcode National: GBR KK.GYPT

Mapcode Global: FRA 264C.THS

Entry Name: Pair of Gravestones to Head and Foot of Grave of George Saunders Approximately 13 Metres South West of South West Corner of West Tower of Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98862

Location: Westleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Westleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Westleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WESTLEIGH WESTLEIGH
SS 42 NE
3/139 Pair of gravestones to head and
foot of grave of George Saunders
approximately 13 metres south-
west of south-west corner of west
Tower of Church of St Peter
GV II
Pair of gravestones. 1745. Slate. Segmental arch headed. Headstone has incised
representation of angel blowing trumpet above inscription recording death of George
Saunders in 1745. Stone at foot of grave has skull and cross-bones flanking
pierced heart with verse:
'When Boarex blew great Neptunes waves
Did toss me to and fro
But now Anchor here does lye
with many more below.
Altho' at Anchor Here I lye
with many of our fleet
I shall one day set sail again
my Savior Christ to meet
Then cease to mourn my wife most dear
Who was to me most kind
And you also my tender child
Tho' you are left behind.'


Listing NGR: SS4723628627

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