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Meyrick Memorial Approximately 6 Metres North-West of North Wall of Church of St Giles and Railed En, Goodrich

Description: Meyrick Memorial Approximately 6 Metres North-West of North Wall of Church of St Giles and Railed En

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 153830

OS Grid Reference: SO5720119063
OS Grid Coordinates: 357201, 219063
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8685, -2.6230

Location: Goodrich, County of Herefordshire HR9 6JE

Locality: Goodrich
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 6JE

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Listing Text


6/38 Meyrick memorial approximately
6 m north-west of north wall
of Church of St Giles and
railed enclosure.

Tomb slab in railed enclosure. c1837, restored c1941. Ashlar, wrought iron
railings. Plain slab with inscription, spear head railings with lotus-heads
to standards. Commemorates Llywelyn Meyrick LLE, FSA, only son of Samuel
Meyrick of Goodrich Court KH, and also Samuel Rush Meyrick. The Meyricks
were pioneer collectors of arms and armour. Samuel Rush Meyrick was the
author of A Critical Inquiry into Ancient Armour (c1824) and was knighted
by George IV for re-arranging the Armouries at the Tower of London and at
Windsor. The Meyrick Society became a prestigious academic body and is
well known as a small circle of "amateur d'armes". The monument
was repaired in 1940 by members of the Meyrick Society of London to
commemorate their 50th anniversary.

Listing NGR: SO5720619060

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Source: English Heritage

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