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Valentine Strong Momument, About 11 Metres South West of South Porch in Churchyard of Church of St M, Fairford

Description: Valentine Strong Momument, About 11 Metres South West of South Porch in Churchyard of Church of St M

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 129700

OS Grid Reference: SP1514101140
OS Grid Coordinates: 415141, 201140
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7088, -1.7823

Location: High Street, Fairford, Gloucestershire GL7 4AD

Locality: Fairford
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 4AD

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Listing Text

(west side)

13/144 Valentine Strong Monument, about
llm south west of south porch
in churchyard of Church of St. Mary


Bale tomb. Valentine Strong, died 1662, freemason. Spiral bale
top with shell west end and skull with wings on east end, heavy
gadrooned capping, moulded plinth on base. Ends have high relief
cartouche and oval panel, with date and initials to east. South
side has deeply recessed plain central panel and flanking recessed
panels with large compressed acanthus scrolls. North side has
central flush panel with slate inscription stone inserted, and
flanking deeply recessed panels with feather or leaf design in form
of crown, over ball flower carving. In very good condition.
Valentine Strong was the designer in 1661 of Fairford Park, built
for Andrew Barker and demolished 1955, and father of masons Thomas
Strong and Edward Strong, both of whom worked on the rebuilt St.
Paul's Cathedral in London.
(VCH: Gloucestershire, Vol VII, 1981)

Listing NGR: SP1514101140

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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