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Meyrick Memorial Approximately 6 Metres North-West of North Wall of Church of St Giles and Railed Enclosure

A Grade II Listed Building in Goodrich, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.8685 / 51°52'6"N

Longitude: -2.623 / 2°37'22"W

OS Eastings: 357201

OS Northings: 219063

OS Grid: SO572190

Mapcode National: GBR FP.SKZ1

Mapcode Global: VH86P.H96G

Entry Name: Meyrick Memorial Approximately 6 Metres North-West of North Wall of Church of St Giles and Railed Enclosure

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153830

Location: Goodrich, County of Herefordshire, HR9

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Goodrich

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Goodrich and Welsh Bicknor

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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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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