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

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cowley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8304 / 51°49'49"N

Longitude: -2.0519 / 2°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 396520

OS Northings: 214645

OS Grid: SO965146

Mapcode National: GBR 2N4.B14

Mapcode Global: VHB23.D834

Entry Name: Robert Briggs Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135031

Location: Cowley, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cowley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cowley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

COWLEY COWLEY VILLAGE
SO 9614

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

GV II*

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

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