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Burial Ground Walls Including Six C18 Headstones

A Grade II Listed Building in Odcombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9413 / 50°56'28"N

Longitude: -2.7081 / 2°42'29"W

OS Eastings: 350346

OS Northings: 116000

OS Grid: ST503160

Mapcode National: GBR MK.P5PY

Mapcode Global: FRA 566M.BST

Plus Code: 9C2VW7RR+GQ

Entry Name: Burial Ground Walls Including Six C18 Headstones

Listing Date: 7 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 492587

Location: Odcombe, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Odcombe

Built-Up Area: Odcombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Tombstone

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1597/0/10004 HAM HILL ROAD
07-APR-04 Five Ashes
Burial Ground Walls including six C18
headstones with shaped heads towards n
orth end of cemetery

Cemetery boundary walls and six headstones. The walls were built in 1868, and enclose earlier burial ground that is said to have been established in 1606 and was extended to south in 1774 and again in 1809. Coursed limestone rubble walls with rubble capping. Large rectangular enclosure with pedestrian gateway on south east side with moulded stone frame and later iron gates. Towards the north end there are six C18 headstones with shaped heads, three of which have angels carved in relief at the top. They are the earlist gravestones in the cemetery.
The Baptist burial ground at Five Ashes is claimed to have been established in 1606, but the first recorded interment was 1720. It is situated in an isolated location at some distance to the NNW of the village of Odcombe.
This is an interesting and early example of a Baptist cemetery containing some of its first gravestones.

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