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WILLIAM SHENSTONE'S TOMB 12 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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: WILLIAM SHENSTONE'S TOMB 12 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1063735

Location

WILLIAM SHENSTONE'S TOMB 12 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, HIGH STREET

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

County:

District: Dudley

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359830

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5106 HIGH STREET ----------- William Shenstone's Tomb 12 metres south west of Church SO 9683 1/36A of St John the Baptist

II

2. Chest tomb, c 1763. Simple rectangular stone tomb, with flat undecorated top. At the west is a stone slab with chamfered top inscribed "WILs SHENSTONE ..... 1763 ......"; part part of the inscription is now obliterated. William Shenstone was a poet and landscape theorist, very influential in his life- time who transformed his garden at Leasowes into one of the first natural landscape gardens in England.

Listing NGR: SO9661383567

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National Grid Reference: SO 96613 83567

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