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Battishill Chest Tomb Approximately 4 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7554 / 50°45'19"N

Longitude: -3.8479 / 3°50'52"W

OS Eastings: 269752

OS Northings: 96715

OS Grid: SX697967

Mapcode National: GBR QB.SM9Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 27T2.YKG

Plus Code: 9C2RQ542+5V

Entry Name: Battishill Chest Tomb Approximately 4 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95076

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Spreyton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Battishall chest tomb
approximately 4 metres south of
Chancel of Church of St Mary


Chest tomb. Dated 1733 in memory of William Battishill. Red brick with grey basalt
lid. Rectangular in section with plain sides apart from a central projecting string
course and soffit-chamfered cornice it has a plain flat lid. The top is inscribed
with Roman serif upper and lower case lettering and records the death of William
Battishill in 1733. A secondary slate plaque on the north side is inscribed with
similar lettering and records the deaths of another William, nephew of the above, in
1760 and his wife Mary in 1778. 1733 is an unusually early use of brick for this
part of Devon.

Listing NGR: SX6975296715

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