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West Lydford churchyard

The remains of a cross were recorded in the churchyard in the mid 18th century.[1] A defaced socket with the broken stump of the shaft survive, possibly 15th-century.[2] A medieval effigy of a civilian, badly weathered, has possibly been removed from the church to the churchyard.[3] The tomb of Gallop a conjurer was recorded in the 18th century. Two 17th-century chest tombs with angels and pilasters and one 18th-century tomb with angel heads are decayed state but at least one may belong to the Pope family.[4]

[1]     SRO, DD/SAS C/1193/4.

[2]     Som. CC. HER.

[3]     C.J. Webster & R.A. Croft ‘Somerset Archaeology 1991’, PSAS. 135 (1991), 135.

[4]     SRO, DD/SAS C/1193/4; ibid. A/AQP 9.

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West Lydford churchyard
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Matthew Bristow