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Latitude: 51.0998 / 51°5'59"N
Longitude: -4.1404 / 4°8'25"W
OS Eastings: 250232
OS Northings: 135566
OS Grid: SS502355
Mapcode National: GBR KM.BWG5
Mapcode Global: FRA 2666.YLM
Entry Name: Gravestone to Edward Capern, Approximately 12 Metres South of East End of Heanton Punchardon Church
Listing Date: 14 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1309546
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98436
Location: Heanton Punchardon, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Heanton Punchardon
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Heanton Punchardon St Augustine
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 53 NW HEANTON PUNCHARDON HEANTON PUNCHARDON
8/187 Gravestone to Edward Capern,
- approximately 12 metres south of
East End of Heanton Punchardon
Gravestone to Edward Capern, died 1894. Stone, triangulated head with short
projecting arms, curved on the underside. Inscription to Edward Capern. The
Postman Poet (born Tiverton 1819, died Braunton 1894) with verse by Alfred
Austin, the Poet Laureate. Also to Jane Capern, wife of Edward (died 1894) with
verse by Capern:
"I'd be remembered for some word I said
Some thought immortal, winged with passing breath;
But more for one true tender-hearted deed
Since such sweet things the world doth sorely need."
Above inscription is a small recess with cusped head containing Capern's
postman's bell of metal with wooden handle, but no clapper.
Listing NGR: SS5023235566
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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