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Six Palling Monuments in the Churchyard Circa 7 Metres North West of West Tower to the Church of St , Painswick

Description: Six Palling Monuments in the Churchyard Circa 7 Metres North West of West Tower to the Church of St

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133431

OS Grid Reference: SO8663409645
OS Grid Coordinates: 386634, 209645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7853, -2.1952

Location: New 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)

9/244 Six Palling monuments in
the churchyard c.7 m north
west of west tower to the
Church of St Mary


Three chest tombs, one altar tomb, one headstone and a ledger slab. C17 and
C18. Limestone.

(a) Single lofty chest tomb on west of the group. To Edward Palling, Clothier,
1758. Chest with inset corners has flat top to moulded edge over very richly
carved panels and scroll ends, that to east with skull and wings, to west with 2
cherub heads. North panel has cherub panel to gadrooned base, and south has
very fine rococo cartouche flanked by diamond-lattice vertical panels. All set
to moulded base and on a platform, formerly railed.

(b) Immediately east of preceding a ledger slab at grass level, carrying an
open book shaped brass plate to Sarah Palling, who died in 1735 at the age of 6
years 4 months. A very early example of the brass plate form.

(c) Headstone. C18. Limestone. Cherub head flanked by flat scrolls ending in
open books, below which are floral drops. Raised shaped inscription panel, but
not legible. An unusual design.

(d) Chest tomb. To William Palling, Clothier, 1732. Flat top to moulded edge
over lyre ends, sunk south panel with scrolls and enrichments, north is similar
with remnants of lettering, but no longer legible. Broad cyma base on formerly
railed platform shared with (e). Design looks more like C17 than C18.

(e) Chest tomb. To William Pelling of Stroud End, 1665. Heavy flat top to
cyma edge, thick lyre ends, sunk panels north and south, broad cavetto base; all
set to formerly railed platform shared with (d). Not legible, the top and base
could be of 1665, the chest looks later.

(f) Altar tomb. To Elizabeth Palling, 1755. Thick top with cyma edge mould.

A good group to an important Painswick family, some time of Brownshill (qv) and
King's Mill (qv).

Listing NGR: SO8663409645

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Source: English Heritage

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