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Cory Family Chest-Tomb at Parish Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.461 / 51°27'39"N

Longitude: -3.3113 / 3°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 308993

OS Northings: 174371

OS Grid: ST089743

Mapcode National: GBR HR.M3T6

Mapcode Global: VH6FB.KJ8W

Plus Code: 9C3RFM6Q+9F

Entry Name: Cory Family Chest-Tomb at Parish Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 31 July 1995

Last Amended: 31 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16322

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located within the churchyard to the NW side of the parish church.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Sain Nicolas a Thresimwn)

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston

Locality: St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: St Nicholas

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The Cory family were well known industrialists who resided at Dyffryn House.


Early C20 chest tomb in grey Quarella stone in the High Gothic Revival style. Early C20. Trefoil headed arcading to the sides, with five blind panels on the sided with the central panel inscribed with the Cory coat of arms and the words "Virtu Sempre Viridis". Stiff leaf foliage to the capitals with stylised foliage and berries to the spandrels. It has a frieze of stylised Tudor roses and acanthus foliage. It has a pitched and hipped top with moulded ribs. The tomb is dedicated to John Cory 1828-1910, his wife Anna Marie 1836-1909. and their son Clifford and daughter Florence. The tomb is set within a chamfered curb surround.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II for its special local historic interest, Gothic detailing and group value with the church.

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