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3 Wimshurst Headstones and 5 Bodystones About 10 Metres South East of the Porch of the Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1504 / 51°9'1"N

Longitude: 0.4002 / 0°24'0"E

OS Eastings: 567967

OS Northings: 141751

OS Grid: TQ679417

Mapcode National: GBR NR3.S06

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.WBFZ

Entry Name: 3 Wimshurst Headstones and 5 Bodystones About 10 Metres South East of the Porch of the Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432297

Location: 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

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Listing Text

TQ 67 41 BRENCHLEY HIGH STREET, BRENCHLEY
(south side)
15/128 3 Wimshurst headstones and
5 bodystones about 10m south
east of the porch of the Church
of All Saints
GV II


3 headstones and 5 bodystones. Freestone. Early C19. A family group in the
north east corner of the churchyard. The 2 northern headstones are a pair,
segmental-headed with shouldered scrolled corners. Each has the eye of God
carved in the head with rays descending from it. Festoons carved in the
corners. The inscriptions are carved in an open book, carved in relief. Swag
of cloth carved in relief below the inscription. The northernmost
commemorates Alexander Wimshurst, died 1805. The next south commemorates
Phoeby Wimshurst, died 1830. Each has 2 bodystones. The southern headstone
is Gothick in style, the head with 3 pointed arches decorated with blind
tracery. The headstone commemorates Hannah Wimshurst, died 1813. Bodystone
to the east.

Form a good group with 2 chest tombs to the south (q.v.) within an outstanding
churchyard.


Listing NGR: TQ6796541753

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

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