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Group of Four Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Oswald, South of South Transept and Ch, Shipton

Description: Group of Four Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Oswald, South of South Transept and Ch

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 129208

OS Grid Reference: SP0371018535
OS Grid Coordinates: 403710, 218535
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8654, -1.9475

Location: 1 School Lane, Shipton, Gloucestershire GL54 4JE

Locality: Shipton
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 4JE

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Listing Text


5/103 Group of four monuments in the
churchyard of the Church of
St. Oswald, south of south transept
and chancel

Two chest tombs and two pedestal tombs. C18 and C19.
1) Chest tomb clm south of south transept to George Fletcher, died
1821, and Elizabeth his wife. Limestone. Moulded plinth with
inscription panels either side (painted black presumably to
imitate slatestone). Fluted marginal panels on south. Stepped
and moulded pyramidal capping. Tomb lies on raised plinth,
formerly bounded by cast-iron railing.
2) Apsidal ended chest tomb c3m south of the preceding tomb to
Thomas Church of the Parish of Withington, died 1821, Mary his
wife, and Thomas Freeman, died 1781. Limestone. Moulded plinth.
Sunken inscription panels on sides. Inscription to Thomas Church
on north side. Illegible inscripton on south. Foliate scrollwork
set back either side. Illegible inscription on south side flanked
by linked chain work incorporating shell and flower motifs.
Fielded inscription panels at either end, hanging floral decoration
set back either side of inscription at east end. Draped decoration
in equivalent position at west end.
3) Pedestal tomb c4m south of the preceding tomb to Richard
Freeman. C18. Limestone. Fielded inscription panel on north
side. Stepped moulded capping.
4) Unidentified pedestal tomb c4m east of George Fletcher chest
tomb. C18. Illegible inscription panel on west side with
quadrant corners, egg and dart decoration to margin. Roundels at
each corner. Projecting pilasters either side also decorated with
small roundels. Frieze with hanging bellflower motif. Similar
inscription panels, without egg and dart moulding on north side.
Panel on east side with cross-shaped inscription panel. Plain
fluted panels either side. Three floral roundels on frieze above.
Capping with moulded top.

Listing NGR: SP0371018539

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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