Memorial: M2005

Monument in St Mary’s Church, Denbury, Devon commemorating Captain Joseph Taylor RN, d. 1733


St Mary's Church, Denbury, Devon, England


Description: A Grey obelisk in relief hung with a medallion portrait of Taylor and naval trophies, stacked gun barrels behind, a sarcophagus below. On the base, a relief of a naval action showing Taylor's ship engaging four galleys, probably representing the battle of Velez Malaga 13 August 1704 in which Taylor took part in the 'Charles Galley' 32.

Type: Monument
Materials: Grey and white marble
Date Erected: 1736
Artists: John Weston
Vessel: Charles Galley


Battle of Velez Malaga

Event Date


Event Category

1701-1714 War of the Spanish Succession


Taylor, Joseph
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1733
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: Ruper Gunnis 'Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851' (London, 1951); Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner 'Buildings of England: Devon' (Harmondsworth, 1991). Clive Easter 'John Weston of Exeter: New attributions and the identification of some lost monuments', 'Journal of the Church Monuments Society' Volume xxiii, 2008, pp.123-124.