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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
Entry Name: Radford Headstone Approximately 10 Metres East of North Aisle of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 20 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259951
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441994
Location: Down St. Mary, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17
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
DOWN ST MARY DOWN ST MARY
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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