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

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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

List entry Number: 1053371

Location

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

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kelmscott

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 253819

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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

Selected 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

National Grid Reference: SU 24939 99349

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