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Four Chest Tombs to South and East of the Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Stilton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.4888 / 52°29'19"N

Longitude: -0.2934 / 0°17'36"W

OS Eastings: 515972

OS Northings: 289247

OS Grid: TL159892

Mapcode National: GBR GZ8.YDL

Mapcode Global: VHGL1.VPRY

Plus Code: 9C4XFPQ4+GJ

Entry Name: Four Chest Tombs to South and East of the Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401228

Location: Stilton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Stilton

Built-Up Area: Stilton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Stilton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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TL 1489
(South Side)
9/48 Four chest tombs to
south and east of
the Parish Church of
St Mary


Four chest tombs, late C18 and early C19. Limestone, and with slate
insertions. Identified as e,f,g and h. Chest tomb e: circa eight metres
south of south aisle, moulded lid and base with plain corner pilasters,
inscriptions on raised square plaques to Ann Wife of William Sanfield d.1797
and Amy wife of John Mason d.178- and William --- and John Mason, painted
black. Chest tomb f: circa eleven metres south of chancel, by Andrews of
Wisbech (1797-1841) moulded stepped and coped lid, deep plinth, frieze and
classical ornament with crossed torches palm fronds, sculpture of winged
Father Time with medallion of bust wreathed, oval plaques with unclear
inscriptions. Chest tomb : circa twelve metres south of chancel, moulded
lid, chamfered plinth with reeded corner pilasters and decoration to surround
of plaque inscribed to Joseph Newton late of Willow Hall d.1815.
Chest tomb h: circa six metres east of north aisle, by Andrews of Wisbech
(1797-1841), square planned with details similar to (f), but with inserted
diamond shaped slate panels carrying inscriptions to Frances wife of Henry?
Thomas d.179-. These chest tombs are representative of a number of chest
tombs in the churchyard, and C17 and C18 tombstones of historic interest and
design detail.
R C H M Huntingdonshire, p257
Burgess, English Churchyard Memorials, 1979

Listing NGR: TL1597289247

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