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

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1057889
Date first listed:
16-Feb-1983
Statutory Address:
TOMB OF BISHOP KEN OUTSIDE EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN, BATH STREET

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Location

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

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Frome
National Grid Reference:
ST 77733 47899

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
266037
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06910/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G F J Russell. Source Historic England Archive
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