MSO10497 - Edward Buller box tomb, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard (Building)


A late 18th Century box tomb, of sandstone with an inserted marble panel.

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Box tomb. Late C18. Sandstone with inserted marble panel. About 800 mm high and 300 mm wide. Flat topped, rectangular shaped, North and South sides with 3 tiers of paired raised and fielded squares, East and West sides moulded surrounds, East side blank, West side with inserted panel inscribed to Edward Buller (or to one of a very similar name), died 1769. A very unusual shape for a tomb. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264790. First Listed on 21 December 1984. [2] Stone, Ashlar walls. [3] The tomb was visited in December 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference ST 0569 3774 (point) (2 map features)
Map sheet ST03NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 375/5/32
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 30730

Record last edited

May 26 2022 11:28AM


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