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GROUP OF 6 MONUMENTS ADJACENT TO CAR PARK APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES FROM NORTH EAST CORNER OF ABBEY

List Entry Summary

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

Name: GROUP OF 6 MONUMENTS ADJACENT TO CAR PARK APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES FROM NORTH EAST CORNER OF ABBEY

List entry Number: 1201172

Location

GROUP OF 6 MONUMENTS ADJACENT TO CAR PARK APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES FROM NORTH EAST CORNER OF ABBEY, ABBEY PRECINCTS

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tewkesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Apr-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 376582

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TEWKESBURY

SO8932 ABBEY CHURCHYARD, Abbey Precincts 859-1/6/358 Group of 6 monuments adjacent to car park approx. 10m from NE corner of Abbey

GV II

Five chest tombs and one headstone, late C18 to mid C19. Described from NE to SW: (i) Lofty chest tomb, to ... SON of MARY BLOXHAM, 1813. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges, fielded panels long sides, inset ends with cornice and base mould, set to moulded base and on wide platform, formerly railed. The memorial is to a 22 month old child, and also refers to THOMAS BLOXHAM, d.1816 aged 10 weeks. Other names not legible. Immediately adjacent to the hedge; (ii) Chest tomb, to WILLIAM THAME OF HIGHGATE, 1834. Sandstone. Flat ledger to cavetto-moulded edges, raised panels long sides, inset ends on moulded base and set to broad platform, formerly railed. Set forward from preceding; (iii) Headstone, to JOHN HART, 1800. Sandstone. Thick stone to pointed head over carved cusping, with a moulded coffin slab running back to the hedge. Of interest, as John Hart referred to as "... 6th descendent from the Poet Shakespeare...". The design of the monument suggests a mid to late C19 date; (iv) Chest tomb, to ...PLAYER, 1852, but date 183-- also decipherable. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges, raised panels long sides, slightly inset ends, all on moulded base and wide platform. Inscriptions partly legible, and panels badly worn in places. Lies approx 2.5m from hedge and approx 3.5m SW of preceding; (v) Chest tomb, to THOMAS RUDGE, 1816. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges above frieze, raised panels, inset ends, on moulded base and platform, formerly railed. Good inscription to NE. Lies approximately 4m from hedge at SW end of this group; (vi) Small chest tomb, possibly mid to late C18. Unidentified. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges and inset corners, raised panels long sides, and inset ends with frieze and base mould, all to moulded base. This is badly worn, with the SE end spalling off, but retaining parts of finely cut inscriptions.

Listing NGR: SO8898532454

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National Grid Reference: SO 88985 32454

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