GROUP OF 8 MONUMENTS IN THE CHURCHYARD OF THE CHURCH OF ST GILES, 5 AND 7/10 OF A METRE SOUTH OF THE PORCH

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1152678

Date first listed: 22-Oct-1987

Statutory Address: GROUP OF 8 MONUMENTS IN THE CHURCHYARD OF THE CHURCH OF ST GILES, 5 AND 7/10 OF A METRE SOUTH OF THE PORCH

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Statutory Address: GROUP OF 8 MONUMENTS IN THE CHURCHYARD OF THE CHURCH OF ST GILES, 5 AND 7/10 OF A METRE SOUTH OF THE PORCH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold (District Authority)

Parish: Coberley

National Grid Reference: SO 96552 15816

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COBERLEY - SO 91 NE

5/53 Group of 8 monuments in the church- yard of the Church of St Giles, 5.7m south of the porch

GV II

Five chest tombs; two headstones and one pedestal monument. a) Chest tomb to Elizabeth wife of John Walker on the eastern edge of the-.group. Limestone. Probably mid C18. Illegible fielded inscription panel on the south side, flanked by fielded marginal panels, similar panel with inscription to Elizabeth Walker on the south side; fielded panels at each end. Deep capping, moulded margin and a hipped upper capping. b) & c) Two matching headstones immediately north-west of the preceding. Probably late C17-early C18. Limestone. Traces of illegible inscriptions. Single cherub's head at the top of each headstone; the cherub holds a bible in one hand and a skull in the other; fruit and flowers below the cherub's head on the left hand headstone; the inscription panels of both headstones are draped with swags. d) Remains of chest tomb cl.5m to the west of the preceding. Limestone. The tomb now only comprises a moulded base on which rests a deep capping with a moulded margin. e) Chest tomb c0.5m south of the preceding with partially illegible inscription panels on the north and south. Limestone and sandstone. Fielded inscription panel with moulded surround and fielded marginal panels'on the north; similar inscription panel on the south side but with marginal panels decorated with a large flower motif with smaller flowers at the bottom. Lyre- shaped ends: crowned open bible with 2 cherubs' heads below at the west end; cartouche-like inscription panel with a partially legible inscription at the east end. Sandstone capping with a moulded margin. f) Pedestal monument. c2m to south-west of the preceding, in memory of Mary, wife of Richard Liffully Senior of Elks tone, died 1774; Mary, daughter of the above. Limestone. Square plinth comprising 2 steps: moulded base to tomb. Fielded inscription panel with a beaded margin and an inscription to Mary Liffully on the north side, frieze decorated with unlobed acanthus; similar but unused inscription panel and frieze on the south. Fielded inscription panel with a partially legible inscription on the east side with a frieze with swag and formerly with roundels possibly in adifferent material, now removed; similar inscription panel on the west side now largely obscured by ivy; moulded pyramidal capping. g) Chest tomb to John Mills c0.75m to the north of the preceding. Limestone. Early C18, reused C19. Fielded inscription panel on the north-facing side to John Mills senior, died 1825; marginal panels with cherubs' heads and ribbon ties linked to bunches of flowers; quarter balusters at the corners. Inscription on the south facing side also with a C19 inscription highlighted in black; fielded marginal panels. Unused oval red sandstone inscription panel with a moulded margin and irregularly shaped fielded panels above and below. There was probably formerly a similar oval panel at the west end now lost, but the fixing hole is still visible; crossed bones and an hourglass below. Deep capping with a moulded margin. h) Chest tomb c0.70m north of the preceding, to Thomas Mills, died 1753. Limestone. Partially legible fielded inscription panel on the north with sunken marginal panels. Inscription to John Mills on the south-facing side with similar marginal panels. Fielded inscription panels at either end. Beaded moulding below the capping is continued all round the monument. Deep capping with moulded margin and hipped upper capping stone.

Listing NGR: SO9655215816

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