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Gravestone to Edward Capern, Approximately 12 Metres South of East End of Heanton Punchardon Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Heanton Punchardon, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98436

Location: Heanton Punchardon, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text


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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