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Matthews Tomb in St Mary's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Usk, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7025 / 51°42'9"N

Longitude: -2.9006 / 2°54'2"W

OS Eastings: 337859

OS Northings: 200803

OS Grid: SO378008

Mapcode National: GBR J9.3YYC

Mapcode Global: VH79V.NGXP

Entry Name: Matthews Tomb in St Mary's Churchyard

Listing Date: 30 April 2004

Last Amended: 30 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82764

Location: On S side of churchyard between Church Street gates and church.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Usk

Community: Usk (Brynbuga)

Community: Usk

Built-Up Area: Usk

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Early C19, commemorating death of Edward Henry Matthews in 1840.


Fine chest tomb with Classical detailing. Rectangular chest on plinth has heavy vermiculated and glacial quoins. Capstone supports rectangular urn.

Inscription in memory of Edward Henry Matthews "cut down by typhus fever" at age of 21 in 1840.

Reasons for Listing

Strongly designed early C19 chest tomb. Group value with adjacent listed church and churchyard walls.

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