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Grade II listed tombs in St Mary's Churchyard, Hendon, at risk of deterioration according to English Heritage
Two Grade II listed tombs in Hendon have been recognised as being at risk of deterioration.
The tombs in St Mary’s Churchyard, Church End, have just been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk Register for 2012.
On Friday, English Heritage released the most recent register which has been put together as a means of assessing the overall state of England’s historic sites.
Barnet’s newest additions to the list are the tombs of Susannah Frye and John Jones, both of which can be found in St Mary’s Churchyard.
Being on the register means that the tombs are recognised as being in need of safeguarding.
English Heritage hopes that the Heritage at Risk Register will inform people of which historical monuments and buildings are in danger, and that this will ensure that limited funds are used as effectively as possible.
The tomb of Susannah Frye, which is owned by Barnet Borough Council, is considered to be in a poor condition.
It was built in 1739 and is a Portland stone chest with a Pennant stone slab and statuary marble superstructure.
Susannah Frye was the wife of Charles Frye and lived in Southampton Row, Bloomsbury.
The tomb of John Jones was erected in 1726 and is white marble statuary with a brink inner core.
This tomb is also owned by the council and is recorded as being in a very bad condition.