MSO10822 - Solomon family monument, St Mary Magdalene's Churchyard (Building)


An early 17th Century chest tomb, of Ham Stone.

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Chest tomb. Early C17. Ham stone. Flat topped, deep cyma recta moulded cornice, 3-bay semi-circular headed arcades with keystones, imposts and spandrels on north and south sides, single bays east and west ends, inscriptions visible on all faces except south which is overgrown with ivy at time of survey (May 1985). Good lettering, north face name of Solomon legible; east end inscription "Mortalls you shall a ----- meet". A good example of an early chest tomb. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265623. First Listed on 04/08/1986. [2] Stone, Ashlar walls. [3] The tomb was visited in June 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: 4/8/1986. 36th 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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.



Grid reference SS 9870 3327 (point)
Map sheet SS93SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1648/4/35
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31357

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 3:45PM


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