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Group of 6 Gravestones Circa 3-5 Metres South of South East Corner of Nave of Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Kentisbury, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.177 / 51°10'37"N

Longitude: -3.9715 / 3°58'17"W

OS Eastings: 262284

OS Northings: 143823

OS Grid: SS622438

Mapcode National: GBR KV.63QL

Mapcode Global: VH4MF.3PS2

Entry Name: Group of 6 Gravestones Circa 3-5 Metres South of South East Corner of Nave of Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97074

Location: Kentisbury, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Kentisbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kentisbury St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KENTISBURY KENTISBURY
SS 64 SW
5/98 Group of 6 gravestones circa
- 3-5 metres south of south-east
corner of nave of Church of
St Thomas
- II
Group of 6 gravestones. Late C18/early C19. Slate with shaped heads. Headstone,
nowy arched with angels bust to head and inscription to Mary Blackmore d.1806.
Accompanying footstone with central urn above verses. Footstone with foliated
decoration to head with verse 'Within this Grave lo! here doth lie
A man of strict Integrity
In all his Dealings Just and True' etc.
Headstone with angels bust above inscription to Richard Frost d.1821 and wife.
Accompanying footstone has verse around head and elaborate urn decoration above
verse
'How many pompous words are often spread
To Number up the virtues of the dead.
Vain use of praise since all mankind must know
The judgement day alone will plainly show.'
Footstone with central urn above verse
'Farewell my wife and children dear
Now I am gone don't shed a tear
As I am now so must you be
Therefore prepare to follow me.'


Listing NGR: SS6228443823

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