MDE21297 - 19th Century chest tomb in St Petrock's Churchyard (Building)


A chest tomb, built from stone with a grate featuring fleur-de-lys decoration, dates from the mid to late 19th Century.

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Chest tomb with grate. Mid to late 19th century. Ashlar chest tomb, iron grate with fleur-de-lys finials to the uprights. Chest tomb has moulded base and shaped top with 2 panels to each side bearing inscriptions flanked by short cusped headed pilasters. Carved heraldic shield at western end. [1] The building 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 tomb lies within 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) 73.
  • <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.



Grid reference SS 6747 4495 (point) (NHLE)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1544/6/123
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 37659
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/12/6

Record last edited

Dec 10 2019 9:35AM


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