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Castle and Three Unidentified Memorials in the Churchyard Circa 5 Metres South of South Porch to Chu, Painswick

Description: Castle and Three Unidentified Memorials in the Churchyard Circa 5 Metres South of South Porch to Chu

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133420

OS Grid Reference: SO8665209622
OS Grid Coordinates: 386652, 209622
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7851, -2.1949

Location: St Mary's 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)
9/233 Castle and three unidenti-
fied memorials in the
churchyard c.5 m south of
south porch to Church of
St Mary


Chest tomb and 3 headstones.

(a) Chest tomb, two types of limestone. Probably early C18, but 1879 survey
records as Walter Castle, 1780. Thick top has moulded edge to wide-spaced
dentils, characteristic of C17 design; bold lyre ends with oval panels to cable
mould, north and south panels bolection mould flanked by floral drops; moulded
base. Not legible. Tie top, in Minchinhampton stone, characteristic of many in
the churchyard, could perhaps have been re-used as its design is of a type used
even in the late C16; also lyre ends are late C17 or early C18. This monument
leans slightly to the north, a rare example of instability in the churchyard.

(b) About 3 m south of the last. Headstone, C18, limestone. A very bold
scrolled top to pilaster sides and sunk centre plus raised panel. Centre coat
of arms with 3 castles, no doubt name of occupant.

(c) Headstone immediately north of (b). C18. Limestone. A square top which
carries two small raised crosses and a boss of floral element; front has small
raised margin and frieze with full height latin cross also raised from panel,
flanked by coats of arms, one of which is almost certainly Castle.

(d) Headstone about 2 m west of the chest tomb. Early C18. Limestone. heavy
raised margin of unusual composition, with boldly modelled cherub with wings
flanked by elongated human figures standing each on a skull; the figure to the
right has lost the head. Sunk square main panel.

A good group; the headstones in the Minchinhampton Shelly stone which weathers
more favourably than the paler freestones.

Listing NGR: SO8665209622

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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