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Monument to Dead in Civil War Skirmish, Rudford and Highleadon

Description: Monument to Dead in Civil War Skirmish

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125752

OS Grid Reference: SO7729222176
OS Grid Coordinates: 377292, 222176
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8977, -2.3314

Location: B4215, Gloucester GL2 8DX

Locality: Rudford and Highleadon
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL2 8DX

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Listing Text


8/216 Monument to dead in Civil War


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

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Source: English Heritage

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