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Mary Byam Chest Tomb, About 6 Metres South of Chancel, Church of St James the Great

A Grade II Listed Building in Fitzhead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.048 / 51°2'52"N

Longitude: -3.257 / 3°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 311982

OS Northings: 128378

OS Grid: ST119283

Mapcode National: GBR LT.GBP7

Mapcode Global: FRA 462B.T3H

Entry Name: Mary Byam Chest Tomb, About 6 Metres South of Chancel, Church of St James the Great

Listing Date: 4 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270315

Location: Fitzhead, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Fitzhead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/104 Mary Byam chest tomb, about 6
metres south of chancel, Church
of St James the Great


Chest tomb, mid C17. Ashlar sandstone. Ledge topped, moulded cornice. Apsidal ends, shield in cartouche East end, skull
and cross bones above hour glass framed by scythes West end. Inscribed Northside to Mary, wife of William Byam, died
1648; Southside illegible. Partially subsided and obscured by ivy at time of survey (March 1983). One of the finest
chest tombs in the district.

Listing NGR: ST1198228378

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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