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Description: Thomas Pearce Monument,about 5m North-East of North Porch Door in Churchyard of Church of St Mary th
Date Listed: 9 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 132233
OS Grid Reference: ST6846399048
OS Grid Coordinates: 368463, 199048
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6893, -2.4576
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ST 69 NE BERKELEY CHURCH LANE
(Inset, Section E) (south side)
10/90 Thomas Pearce Monument, about 5m
north-east of north porch door in
churchyard of Church of St. Mary
Chest tomb, Thomas Pearce (also spelt Peirce on north side) died
1665, clockmaker and five times Mayor of Berkeley. Limestone.
Flat top, apparently inverted with moulding sloping out, wide
moulded plinth on base. Plain recessed square panels to ends and
south side (divided into 2). Single large panel to north with
flanking lyre end reliefs and long verse inscription, as follows:
"Here lyeth Thomas peirce, whom no man taught / Yet he in Iron
Brasse and Silver wrought / He Jacks and Clocks, and watches (with
Art) made / And mended too when others worke did fade / of Berkeley
five tymes Mayor this Artist was / And Yet this Mayor this Artist
was but Grasse / when his owne watch was Downe on the last Day / He
that made watches, had not made A Key / To winde it Up, but
Uselesse it must lie / Untill he Rise AGaine no more to die".
Listing NGR: ST6846399048
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Source: English Heritage
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