Henry Branson Chest Tomb In Churchyard About 5 Metres South East Of Chancel Church Of The Holy Cross

Date:
18 Aug 1999
Location:
Henry Branson Chest Tomb In Churchyard About 5 Metres South East Of Chancel Church Of The Holy Cross, Church Lane, Thornfalcon, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3 5NP
Reference:
IOE01/00153/04
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

THORNFALCON CP CHURCH LANE (North side) ST22SE

5/140 Henry Branson chest tomb in churchyard, about 5 m south-east of chancel, Church of the Holy Cross -

GV II

Chest tomb. Early C19. Unusual unidentified stone. Flat topped, rectangular with octagonal piers at each corner, chamfered plinth, about one m high and 1.75 m across. Semi-circular headed bays east and west ends, large depressed segmental headed bays north and south fronts, all with rusticated voussoirs reminiscent of bridges, and all much obscured with ivy at time of survey (November 1984). Inscribed east and west ends illegibly, north side possibly blank, south side name of Henry Branson Builder prominent. An unusual design for a chest tomb.

Listing NGR: ST2835523912

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Humphreys_Mick IOE Records for Humphreys, Mick; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Mick Humphreys. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Humphreys, Mick

Rights Holder: Humphreys, Mick

Keywords

Stone, Georgian Chest Tomb, Victorian Religious Ritual And Funerary, Tomb, Funerary Site