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Monument Approximately 30 Metres West of Berry Head Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4008 / 50°24'2"N

Longitude: -3.4954 / 3°29'43"W

OS Eastings: 293817

OS Northings: 56725

OS Grid: SX938567

Mapcode National: GBR QY.F7HH

Mapcode Global: FRA 37KZ.Q2Z

Entry Name: Monument Approximately 30 Metres West of Berry Head Hotel

Listing Date: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383533

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Built-Up Area: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BRIXHAM

SX95NW BERRY HEAD ROAD, Berry Head
1946-1/2/21 (North side)
Monument approx. 30m west of Berry
Head Hotel

GV II

Monument. Between 1834-47. Devonian limestone ashlar. Square
pedestal with chamfered plinth, panelled sides and flat
projecting cap. Panel on north side incised with inscription
TO THE UNKNOWN DEAD. The monument stands in the front garden
of Berry Head House (now the Berry Head Hotel (qv)), which was
occupied by the Rev HF Lyte, author of the hymn 'Abide with
Me', between 1834 and 1847. Gregory says that Lyte erected the
monument: 'whilst engaged in levelling a mound of earth for
gardening purposes (he) came across a quantity of human bones,
which were at once covered up, and commemorated as just
stated'. The monument, or a structure in approximately the
same position, seems to be shown on the Brixham tithe map of
1838.
(Gregory C: Brixham in Devonia: Totnes: 1896-: 78; 1838-:
BRIXHAM TITHE MAP).


Listing NGR: SX9381756724

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Description


BRIXHAM

SX95NW BERRY HEAD ROAD, Berry Head
1946-1/2/21 (North side)
Monument approx. 30m west of Berry
Head Hotel

GV II

Monument. Between 1834-47. Devonian limestone ashlar. Square
pedestal with chamfered plinth, panelled sides and flat
projecting cap. Panel on north side incised with inscription
TO THE UNKNOWN DEAD. The monument stands in the front garden
of Berry Head House (now the Berry Head Hotel (qv)), which was
occupied by the Rev HF Lyte, author of the hymn 'Abide with
Me', between 1834 and 1847. Gregory says that Lyte erected the
monument: 'whilst engaged in levelling a mound of earth for
gardening purposes (he) came across a quantity of human bones,
which were at once covered up, and commemorated as just
stated'. The monument, or a structure in approximately the
same position, seems to be shown on the Brixham tithe map of
1838.
(Gregory C: Brixham in Devonia: Totnes: 1896-: 78; 1838-:
BRIXHAM TITHE MAP).


Listing NGR: SX9381756724

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