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GRAVESTONE TO EDWARD CAPERN, APPROXIMATELY 12 METRES SOUTH OF EAST END OF HEANTON PUNCHARDON CHURCH

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: GRAVESTONE TO EDWARD CAPERN, APPROXIMATELY 12 METRES SOUTH OF EAST END OF HEANTON PUNCHARDON CHURCH

List entry Number: 1309546

Location

GRAVESTONE TO EDWARD CAPERN, APPROXIMATELY 12 METRES SOUTH OF EAST END OF HEANTON PUNCHARDON CHURCH

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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Heanton Punchardon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 98436

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Details

SS 53 NW HEANTON PUNCHARDON HEANTON PUNCHARDON

8/187 Gravestone to Edward Capern, - approximately 12 metres south of East End of Heanton Punchardon Church GV II

Gravestone to Edward Capern, died 1894. Stone, triangulated head with short projecting arms, curved on the underside. Inscription to Edward Capern. The Postman Poet (born Tiverton 1819, died Braunton 1894) with verse by Alfred Austin, the Poet Laureate. Also to Jane Capern, wife of Edward (died 1894) with verse by Capern: "I'd be remembered for some word I said Some thought immortal, winged with passing breath; But more for one true tender-hearted deed Since such sweet things the world doth sorely need." Above inscription is a small recess with cusped head containing Capern's postman's bell of metal with wooden handle, but no clapper.

Listing NGR: SS5023235566

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National Grid Reference: SS 50232 35566

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