Monument To Dead In Civil War Skirmish
- 21 Jul 2000
- Monument To Dead In Civil War Skirmish, Barber's Bridge, Rudford And Highleadon, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DX
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO 72 SE RUDFORD BARBER'S BRIDGE
8/216 Monument to dead in Civil War skirmish
Monument; 1871 for W. P. Price. Rock-faced ashlar, dressed margins to horizontal joints and corners in upper part. Square needle on base. Three rock-faced steps, smooth ashlar plinth with inscription on all 4 faces, chamfered top. Tapering needle 10 courses high, steeply chamfered top, carrying stone cross.
Inscription in English and Welsh. Stones taken from old walls of City of Gloucester. Commemorates Lord Herbert's Welsh force, killed in battle with Parliamentarian soldiers under Sir William Waller and Colonel Massey in 1643: their remains were discovered shortly before date of monument. Very prominent by main road.
(Morris' Gloucestershire Directory, 1876.)
Listing NGR: SO7729222176
© Geoffrey Dawson. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Dawson, Geoffrey
Rights Holder: Dawson, Geoffrey
Ashlar, Stone, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, War Memorial, Town Wall, Monument <By Form>, Wall, Barrier, Defence, Town Defences