James Davies Monument at Cromer Old Cemetery

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1471823
Date first listed:
18-Aug-2020
Statutory Address:
James Davies Monument 20m South of the Cemetery Chapel, Cromer Old Cemetery, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EB

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Location

Statutory Address:
James Davies Monument 20m South of the Cemetery Chapel, Cromer Old Cemetery, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EB

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
North Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Cromer
National Grid Reference:
TG2120241947

Summary

Headstone dated about 1894.

Reasons for Designation

The James Davies Monument at Cromer Old Cemetery is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* a fine headstone to the coxswain of a sailed and rowed lifeboat which is probably portrayed in a relief carving.

Group value:

* it has group value with the listed cemetery chapel and three other listed headstones in Cromer cemetery.

History

The land for Cromer Cemetery was donated by B B Cabell of Cromer Hall in 1860. There was originally a private path between the cemetery and the hall. A quarter of the cemetery was reserved for dissenters, the rest was consecrated for Anglicans. The cemetery closed to burials in 1908.

Details

Headstone. c1894. Carved stone. The headstone has slightly narrowed sides with carved foliage at the top leading to a band decorated with rosettes with the pointed arch top framing a relief carving of a sailing boat.

The inscription records James Davies, 1826-1893, and his wife, Ann, d.1907. James Davies was the coxswain of the Cromer lifeboat and it is possible that the relief portrays it.

A fine headstone to the coxswain of a sailed and rowed lifeboat which is probably portrayed in a relief carving. Forms a group with the listed chapel and three other listed headstones in Cromer cemetery.

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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