Group Of Six Monuments By Hedge At South West End Of Car Park

6 Jun 2006
Group Of Six Monuments By Hedge At South West End Of Car Park, Abbey Precincts, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SO8932 ABBEY CHURCHYARD, Abbey Precincts 859-1/6/360 Group of six monuments by hedge at south-west end of car park


Group of 6 chest tombs close to hedge of car park at SW end. C18 and C19. Described from NE to SW; (i) Upright chest tomb, earliest decipherable date 1833, to JOSEPH WICKES. Sandstone. Flat ledger to cavetto-mould edges on plain sides with raised panels, inset ends to frieze and base, set to moulded base; (ii) Chest tomb, smaller than preceding, to JAMES GOODSALL, 1790. Sandstone. Flat ledger, raised panels to E and W sides, inset to frieze and base at ends, and set to flared cavetto-mould base. Badly worn in some areas; (iii) Square upright chest tomb, earliest decipherable date 1810, but also BROOKES/BROWNE 1831. Sandstone. Hollow pyramidal capping on flat ledger to moulded edge above frieze, square raised panels, inset corners, set on moulded base; (iv) Lofty chest tomb, earliest decipherable date 1804, to JANE EDWARDS, wife of THOMAS EDWARDS, MASON, 1804. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges, raised panels to sides with quadrant inset corners, decorative scrolls and rosettes, S end with raised oval panel, all on moulded base and large raised platform. Further inscriptions include ..... STANLEY, 1816; (v) Upright chest tomb, to SAMUEL JOHNS, 1805. Sandstone. Domed pyramid on flat ledger to moulded edges above horizontal fluted frieze, inset corners, raised panels to sides, all on moulded base; (vi) Upright chest tomb, undated, but late C18 style, includes inscription to ROBERT PRICE, PLUMBER. Sandstone. Pyramidal top to fluted edge on flat ledger to moulded edges, deep worn frieze, raised side panels.

Listing NGR: SO8896832435


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2078 IOE Records taken by Giles Turner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Giles Turner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Turner, Giles

Rights Holder: Turner, Giles


Sandstone, Stuart Chest Tomb, Georgian Religious Ritual And Funerary, Tomb, Funerary Site