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1698 Headstone to South of Porch in Churchyard of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Eccleston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6547 / 53°39'17"N

Longitude: -2.7333 / 2°43'59"W

OS Eastings: 351631

OS Northings: 417831

OS Grid: SD516178

Mapcode National: GBR 9VC5.1M

Mapcode Global: WH865.ZDLK

Plus Code: 9C5VM738+VM

Entry Name: 1698 Headstone to South of Porch in Churchyard of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Listing Date: 24 June 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507687

Location: Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Eccleston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Description


ECCLESTON

1837/0/10020 TOWNGATE
24-JUN-10 (Off)
1698 HEADSTONE TO SOUTH OF PORCH IN CH
URCHYARD OF THE CHURCH OF THE BLESSED
VIRGIN MARY

II
Headstone. 1698, located between south porch of church and war memorial, sandstone.


Small stone with relief-carved scrollwork cresting to top and wider shoulders. Inscription is relief carved: Initials R G separated by tulip above horizontal line and dated 1698.

History: This headstone is dated 1698. It is the earliest example of a purpose-designed headstone in the churchyard. Other headstones are C18 or later. The rise of the headstone as a memorial type occured in the later C17, and was to become one of the most important forms of memorial in Britain.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The headstone dated 1698 adjacent to the south porch of Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eccleston, is recommended for designation for the following principal reasons:
* As a legible and representative example of a relief carved C17 headstone of modest design with scrollwork cresting, initials, date, and a folk art representation of a tulip.

Reasons for Listing


The headstone dated 1698 adjacent to the south porch of Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eccleston, is recommended for designation at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* As a legible and representative example of a relief-carved late C17 headstone of modest design with scrollwork cresting, initials, date, and a folk art representation of a tulip.

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