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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: DANVERS TOMB AT CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List entry Number: 1361113

Location

DANVERS TOMB AT CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, MAIN STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireCharnwoodDistrict AuthoritySwithland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189144

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History

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Details

SWITHLAND MAIN STREET (South Side) SK 51 SE 4/88 Danvers Tomb at Church of St. Leonard 1.6.66 GV II* Large table tomb of 1745. By John Hind. Slate with brass inscriptions and wrought iron railings with alternating straight and spear head finials and urn corners. E. of E. end of Church. To Sir John and Lady Danvers and 1/3 outside churchyard and so that Sir John's dog could be buried with him. Block-shaped sarcophagus of the finest quality with 2 reliefs illustrating accompanying texts: 'When young I sailed to India, east and west, But aged in this port must lye at rest': a ship and a church under a hill; and 'Be cheerful, O man, and labour to live, The merciful God a blessing will give:' ploughing and building. Swithland with its slate pits was the centre of the slate-engraving craft and the tombstone trade flourished in the C18 and C19. The Hind family was prominent and is commemorated in further table tombs in the churchyard.

Listing NGR: SK5552312834

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National Grid Reference: SK 55523 12834

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