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Tomb of Thomas Botfield and Railings 35 Metres South of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Hopton Wafers, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3853 / 52°23'7"N

Longitude: -2.5344 / 2°32'4"W

OS Eastings: 363721

OS Northings: 276502

OS Grid: SO637765

Mapcode National: GBR BT.QW6T

Mapcode Global: VH847.09ZQ

Entry Name: Tomb of Thomas Botfield and Railings 35 Metres South of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 29 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483974

Location: Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, DY14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Hopton Wafers

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hopton Wafers

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


HOPTON WAFERS

SO6376 Tomb of Thomas Botfield and
582-1/10/130 railings 35 metres south of Church
of St Michael

GV II

Tomb and surrounding railings. Mid C19. Sandstone ashlar and
brick. Iron railings. Sarcophagus-style memorial set on large
ashlar-clad square brick tomb.
Sarcophagus: pyramid lid with ball-flower finial. Inclined
sides with simple incised border, all raised on lions' feet
standing clear of plain plinth. Plinth standing on ashlar
cambered-roofed tomb with corniced eaves. 3 raised plain
ashlar cladding panels on each side with 2 inset round
pilaster shafts between panels. Inscribed panel to south.
Railings: spear-head diagonally-set standards, top rails with
urn finials on round-section corner standards and at
mid-length. All set in plain stone plinth. Commemorates Thomas
Botfield d.1843 and Lucy his wife d.1856.
Thomas Botfield was of the family of Shropshire ironmasters
and a notable local benefactor, patron, and pioneer in the
application of iron; cf The Iron House, and Church of St
Michael, Hopton Wafers.


Listing NGR: SO6372176502

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