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Squires Monument, 5 Metres North West of Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burton Lazars, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7447 / 52°44'41"N

Longitude: -0.8647 / 0°51'52"W

OS Eastings: 476739

OS Northings: 316950

OS Grid: SK767169

Mapcode National: GBR BP3.XY4

Mapcode Global: WHFK6.P8GN

Plus Code: 9C4XP4VP+V4

Entry Name: Squires Monument, 5 Metres North West of Church of St James

Listing Date: 7 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307784

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189794

Location: Burton and Dalby, Melton, Leicestershire, LE14

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Civil Parish: Burton and Dalby

Built-Up Area: Burton Lazars

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Melton Mowbray Team

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Burton Lazars
(east side)
5/22 Squire's Monument,
5M north west of
Church of St.James

G.V. II*

Chest tomb surmounted by elaborate monument. Erected by the
executors of William Squire, d.1781. Limestone, formerly painted
and gilt, with iron railing. Oval plinth of 3 steps. Moulded
chest with corner volutes and to south, illegible inscribed
panel. At each end a circular pier, decorated with relief
panels, with symbols of Death, each topped by a globe. Above, a
sarcophagus on volutes, with an oval figurative panel at each
end. Above again, resting on 4 balls, a tall concave sided
decorated obelisk, with an oval perforation containing an urn,
and topped with a ball finial. Against the obelisk, figures
representing Faith and Hope. The monument is surrounded by a
spiked railing and is approximately 6M high.

Listing NGR: SK7673916950

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