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Unidentified Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St John the Baptist, Circa 2 1/2 Metres Sou, Stoke Orchard

Description: Unidentified Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St John the Baptist, Circa 2 1/2 Metres Sou

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134533

OS Grid Reference: SO9049729481
OS Grid Coordinates: 390497, 229481
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9637, -2.1397

Location: St John's Court, Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire GL20 7BW

Locality: Stoke Orchard
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL20 7BW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, 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.

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Listing Text


7/125 Unidentified monument in the
churchyard of the Church of
St John the Baptist, c2.5m
south of the porch


Unidentified chest tomb. Late C17-early C18. Limestone with an
oval brass plaque on the south side with a rhyming verse in italics
'TO THE READER / If teares of Friends may be a Pollincture / To
make my bust to after times endure / Or Hearts of Men are Tombs,
and a good name / Make's Epitaphs and Pyramids of Fame / What
mean's this Pile. It stands if Thou maist see / Time's hand now
Jogs ye Glasse that runs for thee /. Perfect thy loose Accounts
and Coppy mine / Thy few surviving dayes soe shall me Joyne / In
triumph over Death and Time and bee / Most happy Comforts of
Eternite / H. Vale'. Raised margin around plaque with
bellflower decoration and winged cherub's head at top with swags
either side. Stylized skulls in low engaged plinths either side
of the inscription. South side matches the north side but has
lost its brass plaque. Lyre-shaped ends with foliate decoration
on the sides. Hour glass, skull and winged cherub's head at west
end. Oval plaque with a raised margin and bellflower decoration
at east end. Thick moulded capping with dentil decoration.

Listing NGR: SO9049729481

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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