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© Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS

IoE Number: 379142
Location: HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE OF TOMB OF SCIPIO AFRICANUS 10 YARDS FROM PORCH ON WEST, CHURCH CLOSE
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS
Date Photographed: 14 October 1999
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL ST5678NW CHURCH CLOSE, Henbury 901-1/17/1328 (South side) 04/03/77 Memorial to Scipio Africanus 10 metres NW of south porch of Church of St Mary (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH CLOSE Headstone & footstone of tomb of Scipio Africanus 10yds from church porch on W) GV II Headstone and footstone. Dated 1720. Painted Pennant stone. Headstone carved with 2 relief negro cherubs and inscribed HERE LIETH THE BODY OF SCIPIO AFRICANUS, NEGRO SERVANT TO YE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES WILLIAM EARL OF SUFFOLK AND BRANDON WHO DIED YE 21 DECEMBER 1720 AGED 18 YEARS. Footstone has single cherub and the inscription I WHO WAS BORN A PAGAN AND A SLAVE/ NOW SWEETLY SLEEP A CHRISTIAN IN MY GRAVE/ WHAT THO MY HUE WAS DARK MY SAVIOURS SIGHT/ SHALL CHANGE THIS DARKNESS INTO RADIANT LIGHT/ SUCH GRACE TO ME MY LORD ON EARTH HAS GIVEN/ TO RECOMMEND ME TO MY LORD IN HEAVEN/ WHOSE GLORIOUS SECOND COMING HERE I WAIT/ WITH SAINTS AND ANGELS HIM TO CELEBRATE.

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