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Hacche-Thain Headstone Approximately 4 Metres North East of Vestry of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Down St. Mary, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8261 / 50°49'33"N

Longitude: -3.786 / 3°47'9"W

OS Eastings: 274308

OS Northings: 104470

OS Grid: SS743044

Mapcode National: GBR L3.X8QD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26YX.BW7

Plus Code: 9C2RR6G7+CJ

Entry Name: Hacche-Thain Headstone Approximately 4 Metres North East of Vestry of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441992

ID on this website: 101259970

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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- Hacche-Thain Headstone
approximately 4 metres north-
east of vestry of Church of St

Headstone. Dated 1889 in memory Mary Hacche-Thain. Bath stone enriched with
polychrome mosaic. Gothic style. Upright stone standing approximately 0.9 metres
high. Volcanic stone plinth. Moulded pointed head, flanking pilasters with
sunken panels with trefoil heads and fleur-de-lys finials, and low flanking
pilasters. The top panel has a relief Latin cross fleuree on a stepped base on a
ground of gold and red mosaic. The lower panel is inscribed with Victorian Gothic
Lettering and records the death of Mary Hacche-Thain in 1889.
This is one of a series of unusual headstones in the churchyard which are
distinguished by their use of polychrome mosaic decoration. They are obviously
the result of the Rev. W T A Radford's interest in craftmanship. The finest of
the Clayton and Bell windows in the church, the Jesse window, is a memorial to the
same lady.

Listing NGR: SS7431004464

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