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May Family vault approximately 26 metres south west of the tower of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadlow, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2231 / 51°13'23"N

Longitude: 0.3388 / 0°20'19"E

OS Eastings: 563412

OS Northings: 149701

OS Grid: TQ634497

Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.8GL

Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.TJG6

Plus Code: 9F3268FQ+6G

Entry Name: May Family vault approximately 26 metres south west of the tower of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179461

Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hadlow

Built-Up Area: Hadlow

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hadlow

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/25 May Family Vault approx 26m
south west of the tower of
the Church of St Mary


Family vault. Dated 1855 of Walter Barton May of Hadlow Castle (q.v.). Brick
faced with sandstone ashlar. Gothic family vault. It stands in the north
west corner of the churchyard with only the east long side and south end
exposed. It has been englected and has lost some of its detail. Corners have
angle buttresses with weathered offsets and rise to finials with panelled
sides. Moulded cornice at eaves level and crenellated parapet. On eastern
long side parapet rises over a carved coat of arms and on southern end wall
rises to a low pitch gable surmounted by a broken finial. Both sides contain
a row of arch-headed niches under a continuous hoodmould, 3 on the side and 2
on the end. Only the eastern ones are inscribed. The centre one records the
death of Walter Barton May in 1855 along with 2 infant sons. Those either
side record the deaths of other members of his family. The vault is
surrounded by stone coping which once took iron area railings.
It was Walter Barton May who was responsible for much of the work at Hadlow
Castle (q.v.) which stands just the other side of the churchyard wall.

Listing NGR: TQ6341249701

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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