This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY BRADLEY ROAD, Bovey Tracey SX 8278
12/47 Chest tomb 3 metres south-east of - south aisle of Church of St Thomas GV II*
Chest tomb. 1678. Granite, the chest (excluding the cap) cut from a single piece of stone. Heavy moulded capstone and carvings on north, east and south side.
Inscription on top of slab difficult to read, but centre panel clearly bears the date 1678. On north side are 2 primitive carvings of angels, their wings outstretched, set in a scrolled framework. On the south side are 2 mythical beasts, probably a lion and unicorn, set in a more elaborately scrolled framework.
On the east side is a stylized tree with a crown on top.
Listing NGR: SX8207878597
Copyright IoE Mr M J Medley. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
Granite, Stuart Chest Tomb, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Tomb, Funerary Site