MDE21294 - 18th Century chest tomb in St Petrock's Churchyard (Building)


A chest tomb dates from the late 18th Century and is dedicated to Eleanor Roach and other members of her family.

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Roach chest tomb circa 10 metres south of south porch of church of St. Petrocks. A chest tomb, late 18th Century in date with an ashlar plinth. It has a slate slab with figure of angel blowing trumpet to head and decorative borders. Inscription to Eleanor Roach (died 1782) and other members of the family. [1] The tomb 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 4A. [2] The tomb is within the Parracombe Conservation Area. [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 67473 44929 (point) (NHLE)
Map sheet SS64SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1544/6/126
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 37656
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/12/9

Record last edited

Dec 10 2019 9:34AM


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