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Latitude: 50.9938 / 50°59'37"N
Longitude: -4.0512 / 4°3'4"W
OS Eastings: 256144
OS Northings: 123600
OS Grid: SS561236
Mapcode National: GBR KR.KMHZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 26DH.9HC
Entry Name: Pair of Headstones About 9 Metres South West of the Nave of the Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 16 February 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1168205
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91895
Location: Yarnscombe, Torridge, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Yarnscombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Yarnscombe St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 56 23
13/279 Pair of headstones about 9 metres
- south west of the nave of the
Church of St Andrew
Pair of headstones or footstones. Probably early C19. Slate. Pair of square-headed
headstones without dates or names but inscribed with long verses. The southern stone
has a border, the verse written as from a dead women to her family: ... "Pray be
cool, do not lament/All must submit you see/When God doth please your life to
call/Come here and sleep by me". The northern headstone has quarter suns cut in each
corner and the verse eulogises a dead man, including "Now like the sun set in eclipse
he lies/And like the sun is soon again to rise".
The tradition of stones with verses with neither name nor date is also found at St
Giles in the Wood, the neighbouring parish. The earliest examples are probably C18.
Listing NGR: SS5614423600
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