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Chest Tomb Approximately 15 Metres North West of Church of St Swithun

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8105 / 50°48'37"N

Longitude: -3.6642 / 3°39'51"W

OS Eastings: 282841

OS Northings: 102540

OS Grid: SS828025

Mapcode National: GBR L8.Y9JT

Mapcode Global: FRA 366Y.J9T

Plus Code: 9C2RR86P+68

Entry Name: Chest Tomb Approximately 15 Metres North West of Church of St Swithun

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445834

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Built-Up Area: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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(north side) Sandford
Chest-tomb approx. 15m north-west of Church of St Swithun


Chest-tomb. Circa 1834. Portland stone ashlar with Beer stone panels. Neo-
classical. Rectangular in plan on stepped plinth, hollow moulded base and reverse-
scrolled pediment with scrolled acroterion on panelled plinth on top of the lid.
Each side has a recessed Beer stone panel, each including a shallow sunken panel
with double-rebated surround. An inscription on the south face records the death
of Percival Swan Esq, an Irish landowner, who died at his residence in Dix's Field,
Exeter, in 1834 and the east side has an heraldic achievement in bas-relief.

Listing NGR: SS8284102540

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