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Catherine Best Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter Circa 12 Metres South of the Tow, Leckhampton

Description: Catherine Best Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter Circa 12 Metres South of the Tow

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135066

OS Grid Reference: SO9430119384
OS Grid Coordinates: 394301, 219384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8730, -2.0842

Location: 2 Church Road, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire GL51 5XX

Locality: Leckhampton
Local Authority: Cheltenham Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL51 5XX

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Listing Text

SO 91 NW
(south side)
4/116 Catherine Best monument in the
churchyard of the Church of St Peter
c12m south of the tower


Tall Go thick style monument to Catherine Best, widow of John
Rycroft Best, youngest daughter of Richard Count de Vins, died
1855, and other members of that family. Limestone with large
bronze plaque. Pedestal with inscripton on the east and north
sides; tall rectangular column above with pointed-arched recess
containing a bronze plaque depicting a life-size figure of an angel
in relief; the angel holds a cloth on which there is a further
inscription; cross finial at the apex; corner pinnacles now lost.
The monument lies within a rectangular enclosure with a spear-
headed railing.

Listing NGR: SO9430119384

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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