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Poor Souls' Light in the Churchyard Approximately 12 Metres South West of Church of All Saints, Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Description: Poor Souls' Light in the Churchyard Approximately 12 Metres South West of Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132584

OS Grid Reference: SO9034705918
OS Grid Coordinates: 390347, 205918
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7519, -2.1412

Location: 2 Church Hill, Bisley, Gloucestershire GL6 7AB

Locality: Bisley-with-Lypiatt
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 7AB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Poor Souls' Light at All Saints' Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(west end)

13/28 Poor Souls' Light in the churchyard
approximately 12m south west of
28.6.60 Church of All Saints (previously
listed as Well Cover in Churchyard)


Pour Souls' Light. Late C13. Limestone. Hexagonal lower part on
circular base, each face with trefoil headed arcade bay; attached
corner shafts with moulded capitals having delicately carved
banding. Hexagonal spire top with lucarne at base of each face
with weathered cusped opening. Original roll mouldings to spire
mostly missing. Small Celtic cross to top of spire is C19
addition. Space under spire formerly filled by candles during
masses said for the poor. Said to be the only external example in
the country of this type of monument.

Listing NGR: SO9034705918

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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