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Pair of Chest Tombs 15 Metres South of South Door to All Saints Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Risley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9166 / 52°54'59"N

Longitude: -1.3157 / 1°18'56"W

OS Eastings: 446107

OS Northings: 335680

OS Grid: SK461356

Mapcode National: GBR 7GL.456

Mapcode Global: WHDGW.RYNG

Plus Code: 9C4WWM8M+JP

Entry Name: Pair of Chest Tombs 15 Metres South of South Door to All Saints Church

Listing Date: 2 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82275

Location: Risley, Erewash, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Risley

Built-Up Area: Sandiacre

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Risley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 46 NE
2/89 (North Side)
Pair of Chest Tombs
15 metres south
of south door to
All Saints Church

Pair of chest tombs. Early and mid C18. Red brick with stone
dressings. Each tomb has brick sides and a stone slab above
with moulded edges. The west end of each tomb has a stone slab
with inscriptions on. Southern tomb has a pair of inscriptions,
each set in a moulded panel with an angel between the panels to
the top. The southern panel is inscribed 'Here lieth the body
of Richard Smedley who departed this life February the 16th
1748. In the 80th year of his age' and the northern one reads
'Here lieth the body of William Smedley who departed this life
June the 24 MDCCXLIII'. The plaque is signed in the bottom
corner but this is no longer legible. The northern tomb is
inscribed 'Here lieth the body of Edward ... and Elizabeth his
wife. She departed this life January 23 1729 Aged 50 and he
departed this life July 17 1730 Aged 51'.

Listing NGR: SK4610735680

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