GROUP OF TEN MONUMENTS ABOUT 5 METRES NORTH OF CHANCEL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1155487
Date first listed:
04-Jul-1985
Statutory Address:
GROUP OF TEN MONUMENTS ABOUT 5 METRES NORTH OF CHANCEL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, KEMPSFORD VILLAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GROUP OF TEN MONUMENTS ABOUT 5 METRES NORTH OF CHANCEL IN CHURCHYARD OF CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, KEMPSFORD VILLAGE

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cotswold (District Authority)
Parish:
Kempsford
National Grid Reference:
SU 16154 96510

Details

SU 19 NE KEMPSFORD KEMPSFORD VILLAGE (south side)

8/95 Group of ten monuments about 5m north of chancel in churchyard of Church of St. Mary the Virgin

II

Group of 10 chest tombs. Late C17 to late C19. All limestone. In 3 rows, from west to east: Row A has 1 tomb, Row B has 5 tombs, Row C has 4 tombs. Row A, Tomb 1: Unidentified. Late C17. Flat top, moulded plinth and capping. Plain sides and ends made from different size pieced blocks. Inscription to west indecipherable. Row B, from south to north, Tomb 1: Thomas Packer, died 1753, and other members of Packer family. Tall moulded plinth and capping on plain base. Quarter baluster corners, fluted frieze. Plain fielded end panels, sides have rectangular panels with low relief floral carving in corners and inscriptions in centre. Top has stepped tent top with curved edges, rising to longitudinal roll moulding. Partially overgrown at time of survey (March 1985). Row B, Tomb 2: Iles family, Elizabeth died 1779 earliest decipherable. Square. Tall moulded plinth and capping. Quarter baluster corners. Inscription panels on all sides with low relief arabesque surrounds. Stepped pyramidal base with central urn finial on stepped base. Top badly eroded to east and north and partially overgrown at time of survey. Row B, Tomb 3: Unidentified, died 1754. Moulded plinth and capping on base. Quarter baluster corners, plain end panels, fielded side panels, inscriptions to north and west indecipherable. Concave moulded cap with additional projecting moul<ring, rising to short longitudinal roll moulding. Partially overgrown at time of survey. Row B, Tomb 4: Iles family, Amy died 1743 earliest decipherable. Moulded plinth and capping, indented corners. Fielded end panels, sides divided into 2 fielded panels. InscriptLons partially legible. Tent top with flattened upper surface. Row B, Tomb 5: Unidentified, very early C18. Bale tomb. Moulded plinth and capping on base. Recessed end ind side panels with incised spirals flanking side panels. Long inscription on north side indecipherable, remaining inscriptions nearly obliterated. Twisted spiral bale on flat top. Partially overgrown at time of survey. Row C, from south to north, Tomb 1: Iles family, late C18. Moulded plinth and capping on tall base. Quarter baluster corners, plain end panels with fluted corners. Sides have fielded ovals with low relief floral carved spandrels. Inscriptions obliterated. Long low tent top. Partially overgrown at time of survey. Row C, Tomb 2: Iles family, Ann died 1850 earliest decipherable but probably early C19. Moulded plinth and capping on tall base. Quarter baluster corners, plain end panels with fluted corners. Sides have flush oval panels with low relief floral carved spandrels. Inscriptions mostly indecipherable. Long low tent top. Row C, Tomb 3: Iles family, Richard died 1789 earliest decipherable. Moulded plinth and capping on tall base. Recessed rectangular end panels and recessed side panels with flanking fluted strips. Stepped and curved tent top rising to longitudinal roll moulding. Row C, Tomb 4: Unidentified, early C18. Moulded plinth and wide capping. Indented corners. Shield shape end panels with foliage relief on returns, recessed rectangular side panels with quadrant corners. Inscriptions indecipherable. Top has moulded cap surmounted by shallow rectangular block with gadrooned edge.

Listing NGR: SU1615496510

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
128940
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06916/04
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