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Tomb with Sarcophagus in Churchyard of Former Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintern, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6965 / 51°41'47"N

Longitude: -2.6806 / 2°40'50"W

OS Eastings: 353054

OS Northings: 199967

OS Grid: ST530999

Mapcode National: GBR JM.46FX

Mapcode Global: VH87F.HM6B

Entry Name: Tomb with Sarcophagus in Churchyard of Former Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 September 2000

Last Amended: 29 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24052

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: About 30m from the east end of the Church of St Mary.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Tintern (Tyndyrn)

Community: Tintern

Locality: Chapel Hill

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A tomb in the neo-classical/baroque manner which might be C18 but is probably early C19 as the other memorials around it.

Exterior

Sarcophagus of white limestone ashlar in the shape of a wine cooler standing on a larger plinth. Each face of the plinth has a sunk panel and the corners project diagonally and each support a large volute. The lid of the sarcophagus has rim moulded with egg-and-dart and has a central ridge. The inscriptions are indecipherable, the tomb is partly coverd in ivy and is also damaged at the time of inspection with some fallen pieces.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine and rare early C19 neo-classical tomb.

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