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Altar Tomb of Thomas Luny Approximately 35 Metres North North West of the Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Teignmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5484 / 50°32'54"N

Longitude: -3.4986 / 3°29'55"W

OS Eastings: 293918

OS Northings: 73139

OS Grid: SX939731

Mapcode National: GBR P2.7GNJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37KM.2SY

Entry Name: Altar Tomb of Thomas Luny Approximately 35 Metres North North West of the Church of St James

Listing Date: 17 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461125

Location: Teignmouth, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Teignmouth

Built-Up Area: Teignmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Teignmouth West St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TEIGNMOUTH

SX9373 EXETER STREET
25-1/4/146 (West side)
Altar tomb of Thomas Luny approx 35m
north-north-west of the Church of St
James

II

Altar tomb. Mid C19. Limestone. Cuboid, panelled pilasters
with moulded caps and plinths support a flat top with moulded
edges. To the centre is a shallow pyramid with broken urn.
Incised panels to the sides with inscriptions to south and
east, that to the south reads: "Sacred to the memory of
Captain James Wallace, Royal Navy, d 28 January 1832 aged 76
years. This venerable officer served under the gallant Nelson
at the Battle of Copenhagen, and having bravely Fought under
the Banners of his Royal Masters, and the Cross of his
Glorious Redeemer, he has finished his Course and now rests in
peace and joy". Also commemorates Thomas Luny Esq., d.1837,
marine artist of West Teignmouth, half-brother of the above.
The tomb is surrounded by a plinth to former railings.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Thomas Luny was a well-known local artist who
built a house in Teign Street now called Thomas Luny House
(qv).


Listing NGR: SX9391873139

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