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Smith Memorial and Railed Enclosure Immediately to West of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Hopton Castle, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4V93X7+C4

Entry Name: Smith Memorial and Railed Enclosure Immediately to West of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257680

Location: Hopton Castle, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Hopton Castle

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hopton Castle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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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

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