MDE21291 - 19th Century gravestone at St Petrock's Churchyard (Monument)


A slate gravestone by Watts is dedicated to John Whitefield RN, who died in 1821, and other members of his family.

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Headstone. Early C19 by Watts. Straight-headed with urns to top corners. Inscription and verse to John Whitefield R.N. (d.1821) and other members of family. [1] The gravestone was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [2] The "Watts" mentioned in the listing description may refer to the noteworthy maker of Victorian monuments George Frederick Watts, but this is by no means certain. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Parracombe (9 April 1987) 74.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <3> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Parracombe: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 12.



Grid reference SS 6745 4492 (point) (NHLE)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1544/6/129
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 37653
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/12/12

Record last edited

Dec 10 2019 9:34AM


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