MSO10741 - 18th Century Coffin family chest tomb in All Saints Churchyard (Building)


An 18th Century chest tomb dedicated to members of the Coffin family.

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Chest tomb. C18. Flat topped, cavetto moulded cornice, recessed fluted corners with raised and fielded panels, moulded plinth set on base of 2 steps with brick plinth below partially exposed. Inscribed on north and south sides to members of the Coffin family; date of 1716 discernable on north face. Top damaged. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265526. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [2] Stone, Ashlar walls. [3] The building 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 6. [4] The tomb is mentioned in the 2004 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Selworthy. [5] The tomb is mentioned in the 2017 Conservation Area Appraisal for Selworthy. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Selworthy: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 14.
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N.. 2017. Selworthy Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 33, 53, Figure 34.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1076/26/108
  • Local Heritage List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31238



Grid reference SS 9199 4679 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS94NW

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2022 2:34PM


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