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Robert Briggs Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary, Cowley

Description: Robert Briggs Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135031

OS Grid Reference: SO9652014645
OS Grid Coordinates: 396520, 214645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8304, -2.0519

Location: Cowley, Gloucestershire GL53 9NL

Locality: Cowley
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL53 9NL

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Listing Text

SO 9614

10/80 Robert Briggs monument in the
churchyard of the Church of
St Mary


Chest tomb to Robert Briggs, senior, died 1709. and Edward Briggs,
date of death illegible. Limestone. Moulded plinth. Raised
rectangular inscription panel with a moulded margin and water leaf
decoration on the north side. Figure of man in contemporary dress,
holding a hat in one hand to the left. Figure of a woman holding
flowers within an alcove formed by drapery, skull and palm leaves
below. Similar inscription panel on the south side, flanked by the
figures of two women: the woman on the left is smaller than the
other with an eroded swag above and a winged hourglass below, the
taller woman stands within an alcove formed by drapery. Lyre-
shaped ends. Cherub holding an open bible at the east end;
cartouche-like decoration and fruit at the west end. Thick capping
with moulded margin. The representations of full figures in
contemporary dress make this monument particularly unusual.

Listing NGR: SO9652014645

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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