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2 Comyns Chest Tombs Abut 15 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8536 / 50°51'13"N

Longitude: -3.7444 / 3°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 277304

OS Northings: 107461

OS Grid: SS773074

Mapcode National: GBR L5.VF7F

Mapcode Global: FRA 361V.913

Entry Name: 2 Comyns Chest Tombs Abut 15 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432796

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Built-Up Area: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 7607 - 7707
Morchard Bishop
- 2 Comyns chest tombs about 15
metres south of south porch of
Church of St Mary

2 adjacent chest tombs. Northern chest tomb circa 1831. Memorial to Reverend John
Comyns Churchill (died 1831). Portland stone and white marble. Rectangular in plan
with moulded sill and soffit-moulded flat lid. The sides contain sunken panels of
white marble with hollow chamfered surrounds. John Comyns Churchill is commemorated
on south side under a flat-arched head to panel. Other members of Church family are
remembered on other sides. Southern chest tomb circa 1770. Memorial to Peter
Comyns (died 1770). Volcanic ashlar and grey basalt. Rectangular in plan with
plain ashlar sides on chamfered plinth and simple soffit moulded flat lid. The lid
is inscribed and commemorates Peter Comyns and his wife Ann (died 1779) and other
members of the Comyns family.

Listing NGR: SS7729407476

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

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