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Group of 8 Packer and Other Monuments in the Churchyard Circa 12 to 25 Metres South of North Gate to, Painswick

Description: Group of 8 Packer and Other Monuments in the Churchyard Circa 12 to 25 Metres South of North Gate to

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133394

OS Grid Reference: SO8666209686
OS Grid Coordinates: 386662, 209686
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7857, -2.1947

Location: Victoria Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6UN

Locality: Painswick
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 6UN

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Listing Text

SO 8609 (part)
(south east side)
9/207 Group of 8 Packer and
other monuments in the
churchyard c.12 to 25 m
south of north gate to the
Church of St Mary


Various monuments, from north to south.

(a) Triangular pedestal tomb with concave sides. Richard Packer, Woolstapler,
1774. Limestone. Flat top to moulded edge over frieze, fluted Ionic pilasters
to consoles, raised panels with segmental tops, moulded plinth. Not legible.

(b) Chest tomb. 1879 survey gives Richard Packer, Woolstapler, 1774, but there
is some confusion here with preceding. Design looks earlier C18. Limestone.
Thick flat top to cyma mould edge, lyre ends with central panels; heavy relief
cartouche to south, including cherubs, north panel a replacement; flat cyma
mould base.

(c) Chest tomb, very similar to preceding. To Mary Packer, 1737. Flat top to
moulded edge, lyre ends with sunk panels, heavy cartouche panels north and south
with cherub supporters, wide cavetto base.

(d) Large chest tomb. Mid C18, to William Packer, Clothier, 1754. Limestone.
Flat top to moulded edge, lyre ends, to east with circular sunk panel, floral
enrichments to west. North and south panels square within cartouches.

(e) Hexagonal pedestal or 'tea caddy' tomb. To John Packer, Clothier, 1733,
although the design looks later. Gadrooned finial to stepped moulded capping
over frieze with triglyphs and florettes; broad scroll console supports to 2
faces, raised panels to remainder, some enrichment, remains of lettering, but
details from 1879 survey; These five monuments on a common stone platform the
last two also with raised curb, formerly railed.

(f) Chest tomb. To John Wight, Clothier, 1731 (from 1879 survey). Limestone.
Thick flat top to cyma mould edge, lyre ends with cartouche east and floral
panel to west, cartouches to north and south, the latter boldly modelled with
cherub supporters. Wide cavetto base. Not legible.

(g) Altar tomb with half-cylindrical ends. Limestone. Survey of 1879 gives
Henry Loveday, 1781, but date of 1775 survives on north side. Flat top to
moulded edge; west end has high relief panel with cluster of cherubs and east
has cherubs with urn and drapes. Good cartouches north and south with remains
of lettering. Moulded base.

(h) Altar tomb with segmental ends. Survey of 1879 gives William Loveday,
1820, but design looks some 50 years earlier. Limestone. Flat top to moulded
edge including fluted cabetto; side panels flanked by quarter balusters, cherub
with urn to east and cherub to west, sunk moulded panels north and south with
considerable lettering. Simple moulded base. These last two monuments share a
platform with a curb, formerly railed.

This compact group, reflecting the significance of the wool trade in Painswick
has a variety of monuments in varied states of weathering, with a selection of
the carving detail typical of the churchyard.

Listing NGR: SO8666209686

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Source: English Heritage

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