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Radford Headstone Approximately 3 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Down St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.826 / 50°49'33"N

Longitude: -3.7859 / 3°47'9"W

OS Eastings: 274310

OS Northings: 104458

OS Grid: SS743044

Mapcode National: GBR L3.X8QF

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YX.BW8

Plus Code: 9C2RR6G7+9J

Entry Name: Radford Headstone Approximately 3 Metres East of Chancel of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441990

Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Down St. Mary

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Down St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/163 Radford Headstone approximately
- 3 metres east of chancel of
Church of St Mary


Headstone. Dated 1896 in memory of Rev. W T A Radford. Bath stone and volcanic
stone enriched with polychrome mosaic and enamelwork. Gothic style. Upright
store standing approximately 1 metre high. Moulded plinth of purple volcanic
store. Pointed top with moulded edges and flanking pilasters containing sunken
panels with trefoil heads and shaped finials. The top-panel contains a relief
Bottonee cross on a ground of gold and red mosaic which includes an enamel
representation of a grail to left. On the right a circular depression from a lost
motif. Inscription in lower panel inscribed in Victorian Gothic lettering and
records the death of Rev. W T A Radford in 1889.
This is one of a series of unusual headstones which are distinguished by their use
of polychrome mosaic. The Rev. W T A Radford was squire, parson, patron and
incumbent. For half a century he was one of the most important figures in the
High Church movement in the Diocese of Exeter and also had strong and well-
informed views on architecture. He was a founder member of the Exeter Diocesan
Architectural Society. He determined the whole shape of the restoration of the
church in which he employed personal friends such as G E Street and Clayton and
Source: Devon C19 Church Project.

Listing NGR: SS7431004458

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