MORRIS MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1053371

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1989

Statutory Address: MORRIS MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

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Location

Statutory Address: MORRIS MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Kelmscott

National Grid Reference: SU 24939 99349

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

KELMSCOTT Morris memorial approx. 20m SE SU2499-2599 10/67 of chancel of Church of St. George (Formerly listed as Tomb of William Morris) GV II

Churchyard memorial. 1896 by Philip Webb. Limestone. Curved ridge-shaped stone supported by stone blocks to each end. Inscriptions on south side to William Morris (1834-96) and Jane Morris (1839-1914) and on north side to their daughters, Jane Alice Morris (1861-1935) and May Morris (1862-1938). It has been suggested that the design of the tomb is based on the ridge-back type of Viking funerary monument, but Webb may have derived his inspiration from a C17 gable-ended tomb also in Kelmscott churchyard (q.v. under Ford memorial, C18 chest tomb and two C17 monuments approximately 2 to 5 metres south of south transept of Church of St. George). (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p666; A.R. Dufty: Kelmscott, An Illustrated Guide (London, The Society of Antiquaries, 1984), pp30, 34) [2362]

Listing NGR: SU2493999349

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 253819

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dufty, A R , Kelmscott An Illustrated Guide, (1984), 30 34
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 666

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