Early 19th century. Sandstone. Flat top with moulded edge, lyre ends east and west, oval with moulded surround east and west, edges of lyre ends carved with garland of leaves, paired raised panels north and south with central draped swag and twined ribbons. Earliest decipherable date: 1811.
Listed Grade II Ref 6/305 (Baldwin)
Inscriptions identified by Gwynne Stock:
South-centre: In memory of Mary Baldwin
North-left: Underneath this lies the body of Charles Snell late of parish of Derham (sic) who departed this life on the 14th day of September 1804 aged 73 years.
North-right: Also the body of Sarah the wife of Charles Snell who departed this life November 23rd 1814. In the 84th year of her age.
Charles SNELL of Dyrham was born 1730, the son of William and Elizabeth SNELL. Charles died 14 September 1804 age 73.
Charles married Sarah MORFORD on 13 October 1769 at Marshfield; Sarah was born circa 1730 and died 23 November 1814 aged 84. Charles and Sarah had one child Mary, baptised April 1772.
The centre panel of the tomb is in memory of Mary BALDWIN probably referring to Mary SNELL the daughter of Charles and Sarah; who married John BALDWIN on 27 February 1797 and she died 3 February 1850.
John BALDWIN and Mary (nee SNELL), had 5 children. The three sons, Charles, Joseph and Henry all lived in West Littleton, and are described on various census as farmers or land owners. The other son John, is named on the will of Charles Snell Baldwin and described as living at 5 Highbury Terrace, Bath, a Solicitor (1875).
Charles Snell BALDWIN
Charles Snell BALDWIN was born at West Littleton and baptised 14 April 1800, the eldest son of John and Mary. He married Sarah WATTS on 2 May 1833 by Licence, at Walcot St Swithin Bath.
1841 and 1861 census Charles is described as a Farmer (in 1861 of 260 acres). In the 1871 census Charles and Sarah are living at Village Street, West Littleton. Charles aged 74 and wife Sarah aged 72. There are no records of any children.
Charles died 25 July 1875 at West Littleton. Sarah died two years later.
Researched by Ann Ballard - http://www.family-history-connections.co.uk