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Row of Nine Headstones East of Pathway on North Side of Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Elm, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.64 / 52°38'24"N

Longitude: 0.1709 / 0°10'15"E

OS Eastings: 546987

OS Northings: 306909

OS Grid: TF469069

Mapcode National: GBR M3G.G0H

Mapcode Global: WHJPH.LWKZ

Plus Code: 9F42J5RC+28

Entry Name: Row of Nine Headstones East of Pathway on North Side of Church

Listing Date: 27 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48188

Location: Elm, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE14

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Elm

Built-Up Area: Wisbech

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Elm All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Row of nine headstones, east of pathway on north-side of church


(i) Headstone, early C18. William Tomson, 1696, and Ann, his wife.
Probably Ketton. Winged cherub's head above square panel with
moulded edge and scrolled sides.

(ii) Headstone, Thomas Marshall, 1782. Limestone. Segmental head with
two winged cherubs' heads flanking an urn with a skull. Hour-glass,
a serpent engulfing its tail and enclosing a crown are symbols
respectively of mortality, eternity and victory. Below is a circular
panel for the inscription with moulded edge, flanked by drops of fruit
and foliage.

(iii) Headstone, late C18 to another member of Marshall family. Limestone.
Engaged Corinthian columns with entablature and shaped pediment. In
the tympanum is a coffin, partially shrouded in drapery. Below a
circular panel for the inscription, now almost indecipherable, with a
moulded edge and flowers to the spandrels.

(iv) Headstone, similar to (iii) and also to another member of Marshall family.

(v) Headstone, mid C18. Limestone. Two engaged Corinthian columns with
entablature and shaped pediment having in the tympanum an angel holding
a trumpet and a crown, both symbols of victory and the Ressurrection.
Circular panel for inscription with leaf and foliate ornament.

(vi) Headstone, mid C18. Limestone. Winged cherub's head above cartouche with
border of C-scrolls.

(vii) Headstone, late C18. Limestone. Two Corinthian pilasters carved with
drops of fruit and flowers, with segmental pediment with a glory of a
winged cherub's head in the tympanum. Below is circular panel with
inscription with border of husk ornament and foliage, skull and flowers
in spandrels.

(viii) Headstone, 1734. Limestone carved in bold relief. Segmental head with
a glory of three winged cherubs' heads with the centre cherub supporting,
with its wings, a draped curtain bearing the inscription in low relief.

(ix) Headstone, Will. Goddard, 1758. Limestone. Engaged Corinthian columns
with entablature and segmental pediment with angel trumpeter and three
winged cherubs' heads in a glory. Below in a circular panel for the
inscription with foliate and flower ornament, a winged hour-glass and a

Listing NGR: TF4698706909

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