MSO10742 - 18th Century Trill family chest tomb in All Saints Churchyard (Building)


18th Century chest tomb dedicated to members of the Trill family and John Siderfin of Knowle.

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Chest tomb. C18. Flat topped moulded cornice, partially sunk. Inscribed on north and south sides to members of the Trill family, west end to Grace, wife of Thomas Escott of Sandhill, died 1784, east end plain, and top to John Siderfin of Knowle. There is a memorial to Robert Siderfin inside All Saints Church (qv). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265527. 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 5A. [4] The site was revisited in April 2014 as it was not clear whether the previous score had been assigned to the chest tomb or the plaque in the church (not part of listing). Some damage was noted. It received a score of 3A. [5] The tomb is mentioned in the 2004 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Selworthy. [6] The tomb is mentioned in the 2017 Conservation Area Appraisal for Selworthy. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Historic Envrionment Record, 28 November 2005.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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> Unpublished document: Bonvoisin, P.. 2014. Survey of Listed Buildings not located during 2012-3 Buildings at Risk Survey.
  • <6> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Selworthy: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 14.
  • <7> 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 (3A): 1076/26/109
  • Local Heritage List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31239



Grid reference SS 9200 4680 (point) GPS derived
Map sheet SS94NW

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2022 2:34PM


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