Chest tomb

Chest tomb north of Little Kimble churchA type of tomb in which a box-like stone structure is erected over the burial at ground level. The stone is often carved and may imitate a sarcophagus, a stone coffin, often carved and inscribed and originating from the classical world, in form. Chest tombs date to the 18th and 19th centuries. Examples in Buckinghamshire include the Golborne Monument at Iver church and several late seventeenth century ones in Beaconsfield churchyard.