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Hoare Monument in the Churchyard About 13 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St Peter, Stourton with Gasper

Description: Hoare Monument in the Churchyard About 13 Metres South East of Chancel of Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321242

OS Grid Reference: ST7766533951
OS Grid Coordinates: 377665, 133951
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1044, -2.3204

Location: 2 High Street, Stourton, Wiltshire BA12 6QF

Locality: Stourton with Gasper
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6QF

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Listing Text

ST 73 SE
(south side)
6/136 Hoare monument in the churchyard
about 13 metres south east of
chancel of Church of St Peter
Chest tomb in mausoleum. Dated 1819 on inscription, to Richard
Colt Hoare died 1838. Limestone ashlar mausoleum in Gothic style
with diagonal buttresses, Tudor-arched openings on north, east and
west sides, blind arch to south, cornice to parapet with pierced
cusped triangles and corner pinnacles, three heraldic shields on
north side over door. Roof removed.
Interior south wall has bronze plaque with names of members of
Hoare family and restored carved spread eagle, their crest;
against this wall is small marble chest tomb with antifixae and
weathered top, Latin inscription to Ricardus (sic) Colt Hoare died
1838. The chest tomb was ordered from Florence 1819. Colt Hoare
was an important Wiltshire antiquarian, published a History of
Wiltshire in five volumes, 1822-1837, he also extended Stourhead
House (q.v.).
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7766533942

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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