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Latitude: 51.546 / 51°32'45"N
Longitude: 0.5632 / 0°33'47"E
OS Eastings: 577825
OS Northings: 186121
OS Grid: TQ778861
Mapcode National: GBR PMZ.55M
Mapcode Global: VHJL2.QD2Q
Entry Name: Table Tomb Approximately 14 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary the Virgin
Listing Date: 22 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1337694
English Heritage Legacy ID: 116831
Location: Castle Point, Essex, SS7
District: Castle Point
Town: Castle Point
Electoral Ward/Division: Boyce
Built-Up Area: Rayleigh
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: South Benfleet St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
SOUTH BENFLEET HIGH STREET
TQ 78 NE
1/13 Table tomb approx. 14
metres south of south
porch of Church of St.
Mary the Virgin
Table tomb. Circa 1728. Red brick base, black header diapering, stone slab
with moulded edges. The inscription, much worn in some places to James
Matthews, farmer and hoyman, who served in almost every parish office between
1706 and 1728. "sixty three years our Hoyman sailed merrily around. Fourty
four lived parishioner where he's aground. Five wives bear him thirty three
children. Enough, land another as honest before he gets off." At the head of
the inscription is a circle with foliate scrolls and a stork with folded wings,
said to be the Matthews Coat of Arms.
Listing NGR: TQ7782586121
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