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Group of 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 5 Metres to South of Nave of Dorchester Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6435 / 51°38'36"N

Longitude: -1.1644 / 1°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 457915

OS Northings: 194184

OS Grid: SU579941

Mapcode National: GBR 90F.SJ8

Mapcode Global: VHCY8.RYSH

Entry Name: Group of 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 5 Metres to South of Nave of Dorchester Abbey

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248076

Location: Dorchester, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: Dorchester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Dorchester

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU5794 (East side)
5/47 Group of 3 chest tombs approx.
5m. to S of nave of Dorchester


3 chest tombs. One dated 1634 and two mid/late C18. Limestone. Pair nearest
church have moulded plinths and covers, with fielded panels to the sides and
ends. The westernmost also has a shield-shaped end panel commemorating Edward
Wise, died 17(?). The earlier tomb has a deeply-projecting cover; chamfered on
the underside, and the sides and one end have moulded recessed panels, with
inset trefoiled arches and sunken spandrels. Rectangular inscription panel on
end commemorates John Wise of Drayton (died 1634).

Listing NGR: SU5791394186

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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