MSO10630 - 17th Century gravestone in All Saints Churchyard (Monument)


An early 17th Century headstone is a rare survival from this period in this area. It is, however, weatherworn and the inscription is illegible. It has a carving of an angel's head, carried on Corinthian capitals.

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Head stone. Early C17. Square headed weatherworn and partly sunk in ground. Inscribed illegibly on convex centre to semi-circular headed bay with carved angel's head, carried on Corinthian capitals, flanked by draps, spandrels decorated with C scrolls. A handsome design and a rare survival of from this period in this area. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265405. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [3] Stone, Ashlar walls. [4] The gravestone was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A. [5] The headstone is mentioned in the 2003 and 2018 Conservation Area Character Appraisals. [6, 7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Historic Environment Service 5004.
  • <3> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 12, illustration 5.
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 34.



Grid reference SS 9383 4341 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 444/6/122
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31109

Record last edited

May 28 2021 10:58AM


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