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BURTON MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF LONGNER HALL

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: BURTON MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF LONGNER HALL

List entry Number: 1055107

Location

BURTON MEMORIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF LONGNER HALL

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Atcham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Feb-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259285

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Details

SJ 51 SW; 3/59

ATCHAM C.P., LONGNER

Burton memorial approximately 20 metres to south-west of Longner Hall

GV II

Chest tomb. Mid-C16, probably restored in early C19. Grey sandstone ashlar. Cyma recta moulded plinth, frieze, and flat top. Painted inscription to north: "HERE LYETH THE BODY/OF/EDWARD BURTON ESQ/WHO DIED ANNO DOMINI 1558" and on frieze all round; north: "Was it for denying Christ or some notorious fact/That this mans body Christian Burial lack't?"; west: "Oh no! not so his faithful true profession/was the chill cause which then was held transgression/When popery here did reign, the see of Rome/Would not admit to any such a tomb"; south: "Within her Idol temple walls; but be/Truely professing Christianity"; east: "Was like Christ Jesus in a Garden laid,/Where he shall rest in peace till it be said,/Come faithful servant come receive with me/A just reward for thine integrity". Painted shields in frieze to east and west. The painted inscription possibly dates from or was restored in the early C19. Edward Burton of Longner was refused burial at St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, the parish in which Longner was then situated.

Listing NGR: SJ5284711024

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

National Grid Reference: SJ5284711024

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