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France Memorial and Railed Enclosure Approximately 2 Metres North West of Plealey Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6574 / 52°39'26"N

Longitude: -2.854 / 2°51'14"W

OS Eastings: 342331

OS Northings: 306971

OS Grid: SJ423069

Mapcode National: GBR BD.5N1K

Mapcode Global: WH8BZ.4G7M

Plus Code: 9C4VM44W+XC

Entry Name: France Memorial and Railed Enclosure Approximately 2 Metres North West of Plealey Methodist Church

Listing Date: 10 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259527

ID on this website: 101177453

Location: Plealey, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pontesbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Pontesbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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France memorial and railed enclosure approximately 2m north-west of Plealey Methodist Church


Chest tomb and railed enclosure. Circa 1830. Limestone. Rectangular plan.
Moulded plinth and capping with chamfered top ledger, fluted corner pilasters.
Moulded inscription panel on south side commemorates Richard France (died
1829) and one on west his son, also Richard, died 1869; further inscriptions
to other members of family on north and east sides. Cast-iron railed enclosure
with spear-headed finials. Richard France, the younger, was the founder of
Plealey Methodist Church (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ4233106971

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