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

Name: VAULT, TOMBCHEST AND MEMORIAL OF THE HURLESTON FAMILY ATTACHED TO EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST PETER

List entry Number: 1229397

Location

VAULT, TOMBCHEST AND MEMORIAL OF THE HURLESTON FAMILY ATTACHED TO EAST END OF CHURCH OF ST PETER, PLEMSTALL LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityMickle Trafford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Nov-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 404235

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History

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Details

SJ 47 SE MICKLE TRAFFORD C.P. PLEMSTALL LANE Plemstall

3/20 Vault, tombchest and memorial of the Hurleston family attached to east end of Church of St.Peter.

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GV II*

Vault, tombchest and memorial plaque: vault and tombchest c.1670 and memorial plaque formerly dated 1727 for members of the Hurleston family. Ashlar buff sandstone. Large plain rectangular vault cover has a simple plinth and a weathered roof with a nosed edge. It carries a Baroque tombchest on an acanthus plinth. The long sides have carved recumbent skeletons (one male, one female) with scrolls at the corners. The short sides have crossed palm fronds and the lid is plain except for a heavily gadrooned border. Standing on the vault against the chancel is an elaborate Baroque memorial tablet. Acanthus plinth carries fluted pilasters with scrolls. Ornate flat pediment supports a heraldic shield and 2 gadrooned urns. Full inscription of the plaque is given from Ormerod, History of Cheshire, 1819, the exfoliated parts in brackets

"(In this vault lies the body of Elizabeth, wife of Charles Hurleston, of Newton esq., youngest daughter and coheir of Thomas Lander, of Newhall, in the County of Lancaster, esq., by Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Downes, of Shrigley, in the county of Chester. esq.) (She was beautiful) in her Person, Distinct in her Behaviour, Dutiful Daughter in her Observance, And had the (.........) long night, A Happy Mother She dyed the 19th of November 17(27), aged 32."

A good and interesting pair of Baroque Monuments, rarely found in Cheshire outside the churches.

Listing NGR: SJ4573070088

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Ormerod, G - Title: History of Cheshire - Date: 1819

National Grid Reference: SJ 45726 70088

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