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TOMB OF BISHOP KEN OUTSIDE EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN

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: TOMB OF BISHOP KEN OUTSIDE EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN

List entry Number: 1057889

Location

TOMB OF BISHOP KEN OUTSIDE EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN, BATH STREET

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Frome

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Feb-1983

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266037

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5363 BATH STREET (East side)

Tomb of Bishop Ken 10/113 outside east end of Church of St John II

2. Mid C19 housing to early C18 grave. Significant position outside the chancel. Low gabled housing built, buttressed and roofed in stone with open cusped side arches closed by wrought-iron palisades. The interior has a coffin-shaped slab with empty metal banding over with only a crozier and a mitre on it. Bishop Ken (1637-1711) was one of the seven Bishops who refused the oath of Indulgence 1689 to William and Mary and was consequently deprived of his See of Bath and Wells. Hence the symbolism: an empty grave, and empty coffin, outside the church.

Listing NGR: ST7773347899

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National Grid Reference: ST 77733 47899

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