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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
Plus Code: 9C4V9FP8+46
Entry Name: Tomb of Thomas Botfield and Railings 35 Metres South of Church of St Michael
Listing Date: 29 February 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383543
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483974
Location: Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, DY14
Civil Parish: Hopton Wafers
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Hopton Wafers
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
Tagged with: Tomb
SO6376 Tomb of Thomas Botfield and
582-1/10/130 railings 35 metres south of Church
of St Michael
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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