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FORTREY TOMB AT CHURCHYARD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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: FORTREY TOMB AT CHURCHYARD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1360628

Location

FORTREY TOMB AT CHURCHYARD OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: King's Norton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190727

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History

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Details

KING'S NORTON

SK 60 SE

5/65 Fortrey tomb at Churchyard of St. John the Baptist

GV I

Obelisk tomb. Mid C18. Stone, slate and wrought iron. Abutting the centre of the E end of the Church (q.v.) a finely carved table tomb with obelisk over. The tomb is carved with an elaborate cartouche of the Fortrey arms on the end and, on either side,a slate plaque with carved volutes and balusters to left and right. On top of the table slab, standing on 4 ball pads, a moulded obelisk with cornice top and carved urn finial. Angel heads or cartouche halfway up the sides. The tomb stands on high moulded plinth. Around 3 sides of this (4th is E wall of Church) are wrought iron railings with scrolled panels and crestings at intervals and alternating spear-head and diamond top finials. The whole is c6m high. Inscriptions to William Fortrey, died 1722, and wife, died 1733. Erected by their son William Fortrey, who also built the Church. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6892000488

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 68920 00488

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