ABBEY CEMETERY PARTIS TOMB

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1396338
Date first listed:
15-Oct-2010
Statutory Address:
ABBEY CEMETERY PARTIS TOMB, RALPH ALLEN DRIVE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY CEMETERY PARTIS TOMB, RALPH ALLEN DRIVE

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

District:
Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 75877 63645

Details

RALPH ALLEN DRIVE 656-1/0/0 Abbey Cemetery Partis Tomb

GV II*

Tomb of Ann Partis (d.1846). Neo-classical two-stage memorial. White marble, Pennant base. A Roman altar-like design with Soanian anthemion finials to corners of upper stage. Crossed palm reliefs to lower stages. Marble inscription (weathered) records her notable deeds of charity: `Blessed with wealth her constant care was to use it to the glory of God and the benefit, temporal and eternal, of her fellow creatures. With the entire approval of her husband who left all his property at her sole disposal: she built and endowed a college, which bears his name, at Weston¿ for the repose, the relief, and the spiritual consolation of thirty gentlewomen, reduced by widowhood or orphanage from affluence to privations and distress¿. HISTORY: The foundress of Partis College [q.v.] of 1825-27, she lived at 58 Pulteney Street. A prominent monument to one of the leading Bath philanthropists.

Listing NGR: ST758635

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
511743
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.

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