Copy of Words on Tomb of Philip Panter (1785-1832), brother of John Leach Panter, in Nettlecombe Churchyard, Somerset.
Sacred to the Memory of
The Rev’d Philip Panter M A
Curate of the Parish
His earthly Career was distinguished by
Humility and by unassuming Zeal in the
Discharge of his sacred Duties
And as Chaplain in the Royal Navy
for a period of sixteen years
his pious Exertions were rewarded by
presentation to the Naval Rectory of
Thornyburne in Northumberland
But before he took possession
it pleased God to call him
to his eternal inheritance
He died 2nd December 1832
In the 47th year of his Age.
The above inscription was copied with some difficulty from the flat tombstone in Nettlecombe Churchyard by Noel and May Panter in the Summer of 1977.
Beside the Churchyard is Nettlecombe Court, Williton, Taunton, which is now the “Leonard Wills Field Study Centre”.
Several people were sketching etc around the churchyard.
A “History of Nettlecombe Court” is available, by Bush & Corbett 25p.