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Radford Headstone Approximately 10 Metres East of North Aisle 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: 274313

OS Northings: 104463

OS Grid: SS743044

Mapcode National: GBR L3.X8QD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YX.BXB

Plus Code: 9C2RR6G7+CJ

Entry Name: Radford Headstone Approximately 10 Metres East of North Aisle of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441994

ID on this website: 101259951

Location: St Mary's Church, Down St Mary, Mid Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid 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

Tagged with: Tombstone

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SS 70 SW
2/167 Radford Headstone approximately
- 10 metres east of north aisle of
Church of St Mary


Headstone. Dated 1865 in memory of Christian Illey Radford. Bath stone and
volcanic stone enriched with polychrome mosaic. Upright stone standing
approximately 0.9 metres high. Gothic style. It comprises a tapering shaft with
round head with moulded edges. It stands on a volcanic stone base which stops the
moulded surround on either side. The head has a raised circle enclosing a raised
cross pommee in outline which contains geometric patterns of inlaid polychrome
mosaic. The shaft is inscribed with Gothic lettering and records the death of
Christian Illey Radford in 1865. The lettering is very worn although sore retain
traces of red paint.
This is one of a series of unusual headstones in the churchyard which are
distinguished by their use of polychrome mosaic. They are obviously the result of
the Rev. W T A Radford's interest in craftmanship.

Listing NGR: SS7431704458

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