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Tomb Chest Approximately 1 Metre South of Chancel of Church of Saint Guthlac

A Grade II Listed Building in Hitchin, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0322 / 52°1'56"N

Longitude: -0.2322 / 0°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 521369

OS Northings: 238566

OS Grid: TL213385

Mapcode National: GBR J69.G47

Mapcode Global: VHGND.X5MX

Plus Code: 9C4X2QJ9+V4

Entry Name: Tomb Chest Approximately 1 Metre South of Chancel of Church of Saint Guthlac

Listing Date: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37800

Location: Astwick, Central Bedfordshire, SG5

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Astwick

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Astwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 2138

Tomb Chest approx. 1 metre S of chancel of Church of Saint Guthlac.


Tomb chest. lnscription on top shows date 1713. Remainder of inscription and
accompanying coat of arms is indecipherable. Ashlar, supported by low red
brick plinth. Stands approximately 1 metre high. Sides and ends have carved
panel decoration, some panels with ribbons and swags, some also with skulls
and cross-bones. Central panel at W end has skull surmounting winged hour-

Listing NGR: TL2136938566

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