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Group of 5 Chest Tombs and Headstones Approximately 21 Metres to South of South Aisle of Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0547 / 51°3'16"N

Longitude: -3.8038 / 3°48'13"W

OS Eastings: 273676

OS Northings: 129922

OS Grid: SS736299

Mapcode National: GBR L2.FXWG

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XB.HXN

Entry Name: Group of 5 Chest Tombs and Headstones Approximately 21 Metres to South of South Aisle of Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399124

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Built-Up Area: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON THE SQUARE (north side),
SS 7229-7329
18/185 Group of 5 chest tombs and
headstones approximately 21 metres
to south of south aisle of Church
of All Saints
GV II
Group of 5 chest tombs and headstones. Mid to late C18 and early C19. Sandstone.
Headstone approximately 19 metres to south of aisle. Mid to late C18. Scrolled top
with carved winged cherubs' heads. Inscription to Thomas Bright.
Headstone approximately 19 metres to south of aisle. Mid to late C18. Moulded
raised oval panel with carved winged cherubs' heads in spandrels, and scrolled top
with carved winged cherub's head to centre. Inscription illegible at time of survey
(October 1987).
Chest tomb approximately 21 metres to south of aisle. Dated 1800. C20 repointing.
Coved cornice to flat top. Inscription to William Bright (d. 2nd December 1800).
Pair of headstones (back to back) approximately 24 metres to south of aisle. Mid to
late C18. Larger headstone to west has shaped head with shallow carved winged
cherub's head. Inscription to member of the Bright family. Smaller nouy-headed
headstone to west. Well carved with central crown flanked by putti, each holding
wreath in one hand and (palm?) frond in the other. Fronds flanking inscription
(illegible at time of survey) too.

Listing NGR: SS7367629922

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