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Description: Friends Burial Ground
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133207
OS Grid Reference: SO8754009432
OS Grid Coordinates: 387540, 209432
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7834, -2.1820
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PAINSWICK BEECH LANE (off south
Friends' Burial Ground
Former burial ground. Datestone 1658. Walled enclosure in drystone limestone,
some weathered stone coping to west and south, some large slabs to north; varied
heights but from 1 m to 1.5 m high from within enclosure which is about
17 x 10 m. On the west,side is a large stone stile slab set in to the wall, the
back inscribed MM-708 (presumably 1708), front, approached by 3 concrete block
stops 2 m wide and carrying a cast iron plaque Friends Burial Ground 1658. The
enclosure includes a series of 6 ledger slabs and 2 coffin stones, all with
evidences of inscriptions, but not now eligible. A very valuable survival, well
away from normal access in the area. (Hyett, F A, Glimpses of the History of
Listing NGR: SO8754009432
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Source: English Heritage
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