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Richard and Hester Clayton Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter, Circa 1 1/2 Metres, Dumbleton

Description: Richard and Hester Clayton Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter, Circa 1 1/2 Metres

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135158

OS Grid Reference: SP0173135768
OS Grid Coordinates: 401731, 235768
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0203, -1.9762

Location: 1 St Peters Lane, Dumbleton, Gloucestershire WR11 6TP

Locality: Dumbleton
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 6TP

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Listing Text


2/61 Richard and Hester Clayton monuments
in the churchyard of the Church of
St Peter, c1.5m south of the tower


Pair of headstones reputed to be by Samuel Hobbs. Slate stone.
Each headstone is c2min height with a curved head.
a) Right-hand headstone to Richard Clayton, died 1797 with
representation of the Crucifixion at the top and angels holding
a crown at the top. Highly ornate floral surround all around
the inscription.
b) Head immediately to the left to Hester, wife of Richard
Clayton, died 1792. Oval containing two angels crowning virgin
at top. Highly ornate floral surround in relief all around
the inscription.
These headstones are unusually large and finely executed examples
of their period.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of
Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SP0173835760

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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