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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: MANNING CHEST TOMB ABOUT 17 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE CHURCH OF ST MORWENNA

List entry Number: 1328565

Location

MANNING CHEST TOMB ABOUT 17 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE CHURCH OF ST MORWENNA

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

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthorityMorwenstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Sep-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 64908

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History

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Details

SS 21 NW 1/103

MORWENSTOW, MORWENSTOW Manning Chest Tomb about 17 metres south of the chancel of the Church of St Morwenna

GV II*

Chest tomb. Early C17, commemorating John Manning, died 1601. Granite. Narrow chest tomb raised on moulded granite step on rectangular granite base. Renaissance style. Chest has chamfered plinth and granite corner shafts on bulbous feet, cyma recta moulded granite lid. Inscription in large capitals without serifs is carved in relief on side panels and reads across the panels: "Here liet John Manning of Stamberie Gen(t) who died without issue the VI day of August 1601". The initials of John Manning and his wife appear at Stanbury Manor (q.v.). The Manning tomb is illustrated in the Hawker memorial window in the church (q.v.) The Reverend R S Hawker (q.v. vicarage and church), poet, antiquary and vicar of Morwenstow 1835- 1874, constructed a typically dramatic story about the tomb which he presented as fact in Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall (1870).

Listing NGR: SS2051415288

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Hawker, R S - Title: Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall - Date: 1870

National Grid Reference: SS2051415288

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