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Group of 6 Chest Tombs Immediately to South of South Aisle of Parish Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8693 / 50°52'9"N

Longitude: -2.9634 / 2°57'48"W

OS Eastings: 332305

OS Northings: 108196

OS Grid: ST323081

Mapcode National: GBR M7.TF33

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.TKT

Plus Code: 9C2VV29P+PM

Entry Name: Group of 6 Chest Tombs Immediately to South of South Aisle of Parish Church

Listing Date: 29 July 1976

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374045

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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756-1/4/17 (West side)
29/07/76 Group of 6 chest tombs immediately
to south of south aisle of Parish
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Tomb chests and War Memorial in the
Parish Church churchyard)


6 chest tombs. Limestone. That to the left (west) is late C17
with flat top with chamfered and rounded edge. Sides have 2
semi-circular arches with keystone and imposts with circular
florets in central spandrels. Inscription on all panels. That
to the south commemorates John Wilby d.1676: the north facing
panel has inscription and date, possibly 1716. Central tombs
early C18. Shallow hipped top with moulded edge and plinth.
Ends have convex panels reflected in the shape of the top.
Right tomb, to east, is late C17. On east facing panel are 2
shields, that to left has 2 circles, to the right, horizontal
stripes. Inscriptions on all other sides, Gothic to the left,
Roman to the rear. Pair of chest tombs, one 4m from centre of
south wall of south aisle. Late C17. Flat top with chamfered
edge and plinth and moulded panels. The other approx 4m to
east and 4m from SE corner of church is C18 with hipped top
with moulded edges and plinth. Raised-and-fielded panels to

Listing NGR: ST3230508196

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