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2 Sets of Gravestones to Head and Feet of Graves of Honour and Mary Burden Approximately 5 Metres West of West End of West Tower of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Westleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0368 / 51°2'12"N

Longitude: -4.1801 / 4°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 247240

OS Northings: 128641

OS Grid: SS472286

Mapcode National: GBR KK.GYPS

Mapcode Global: FRA 264C.THQ

Entry Name: 2 Sets of Gravestones to Head and Feet of Graves of Honour and Mary Burden Approximately 5 Metres West of West End of West Tower of Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98854

Location: Westleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Westleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Westleigh

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WESTLEIGH WESTLEIGH
SS 42 NE
3/130 2 sets of gravestones to head and
feet of graves of Honour and Mary
Burden approximately 5 metres
west of west end of west tower of
Church of St Peter
GV II
Two sets of gravestones. Late C18. Slate. Nowy-arched. Headstone recording
death of Honour daughter of William Burden died 1761 aged 3. Below, a shared
inscription with John son of Leonard and Grace Wood died 1786. Well-bedded stone
at foot of grave with part of verse
'Her time was short
The Longer is her rest'
Headstone of Mary, wife of William Burden, died 1773 has incised
crossed bones above inscription
'Her ways were ways
of Pleasantness and all
Her Paths were peace'
Recorded on reverse is death of Mary wife of James Jenn of Horwood, died, 1812.
Stone at foot of grave with representation of hour-glass flanked by words 'my
glass/is run' with inscription
'Here lies this mortal part
of a beloved wife
Prudent in all her Conduct
Here in Life
A tender mother, a faithful
Comfort here, Lamented by
Her Spouse and Children dear
Secure of Peace Her Soul is
Gone to Rest in The eternal
mansions of the blesst.'


Listing NGR: SS4723128650

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