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Description: Gloucester and Sperry Monuments, in the Churchyard, About 4m South of West Bay of South Aisle, Churc
Date Listed: 7 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134795
OS Grid Reference: SP0816535993
OS Grid Coordinates: 408165, 235993
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0223, -1.8824
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BUCKLAND BUCKLAND VILLAGE
SP 03 NE
2/14 Gloucester and Sperry monuments, in
the churchyard, about 4m south of
west bay of south aisle, Church of
Chest tombs. Possibly late C17; 1810. Stone. Elder, to Thomas
Gloucester, alias Warkinan; weathered lid, moulded edge, plain
sides framed rib at ends. East end, semi-circular headed recess,
impost blocks, keystone, sunk spandrels, leaf decoration each side.
Within recess cherub's head, palm fronds and crossed bones. West
end obscured by ivy: probably paired arches with carved decoration
in head. Later inscriptions; 1674/6 dates on north side. To
south short chest tomb, to Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Sperry. Flat
lid, moulded edge, slightly indented at corner on long sides.
Sides, raised moulding, scalloped corners with paterae, swelling
centre. Ends wide pilaster, eared rectangular panel on stem with
raised moulding, gadrooning below: fluted returns to sides.
Moulded base. Other inscriptions.
Listing NGR: SP0816735993
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