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2 Wimshurst Memorials Immediately East of the North Transept of the Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1501 / 51°9'0"N

Longitude: 0.4004 / 0°24'1"E

OS Eastings: 567979

OS Northings: 141720

OS Grid: TQ679417

Mapcode National: GBR NR3.S1L

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.WCJ5

Plus Code: 9F325C22+24

Entry Name: 2 Wimshurst Memorials Immediately East of the North Transept of the Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250067

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432298

ID on this website: 101250067

Location: All Saints' Church, Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Built-Up Area: Brenchley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Tagged with: Memorial

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(south side)
15/129 2 Wimshurst memorials
immediately east of the north
transept of the Church of
All Saints

A headstone with 2 bodystones and a double headstone, the latter enclosed by
iron railings. Single headstone early C19, double headstone 1870s. Freestone
with cast iron railings. The headstone to the south is segmental-headed with
scrolled shoulders. The head is carved with the eye of God with descending
rays. Festoons carved to left and right. Inscription cut in an open book,
carved in relief; swag of cloth below. Commemorates Adam Wimshurst, died 1835
and his wife. 2 body stones to the east. The double headstone to the north
is Gothic Revival with 2 pointed arches to the head, each with a cusped
border. Engaged shafts with stiff-leaf C13 style capitals flank the
inscriptions, which commemorate Thomas Wimshurst, died 1875 and Frederick
Wimshurst, died 1871. Plain stone slab in front, to the east. Gothic style
low cast iron railings in panels with cinquefoil heads, the main verticals
gabled on all 4 sides and decorated with crockets.

A good pair of memorials in an outstanding churchyard.

Listing NGR: TQ6797841720

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