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Latitude: 52.3986 / 52°23'54"N
Longitude: -2.9372 / 2°56'13"W
OS Eastings: 336332
OS Northings: 278252
OS Grid: SO363782
Mapcode National: GBR B8.Q5KK
Mapcode Global: VH76C.1ZL4
Entry Name: Smith Memorial and Railed Enclosure Immediately to West of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 28 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1367009
English Heritage Legacy ID: 257680
Location: Hopton Castle, Shropshire, SY7
Civil Parish: Hopton Castle
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Hopton Castle
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SO 37 NE
HOPTON CASTLE C.P.
Smith memorial and railed enclosure immediately to west of Church of St Mary
Churchyard memorial and railed enclosure. Circa 1840. Sandstone ashlar
(to monument) with regularly coursed and dressed rubble to flanking walls.
Wrought-iron railings with urn-capped standards resting on low walls. Monument.
Projection to centre has oval inscription panel commemorating William Smith
(died 1840) and his wife, Ann (died 1824) flanked by slender decorated vase-shaped
balusters; semi-circular pediment to top with decorated ball finials to left
and right [right missing at time of resurvey (August 1986)] surmounted by
wooden pediment (right side missing at time of resurvey). Further inscriptions
to other members of Smith family to sides and below. Railed enclosure contains
6 stone grave slabs, either marking remains of those referred to on monument
or of other members of the Smith family.
Listing NGR: SO3633278252
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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