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Monument to Dead in Civil War Skirmish

A Grade II Listed Building in Rudford and Highleadon, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8977 / 51°53'51"N

Longitude: -2.3314 / 2°19'53"W

OS Eastings: 377292

OS Northings: 222176

OS Grid: SO772221

Mapcode National: GBR 0J4.Z8Y

Mapcode Global: VH943.JKVL

Entry Name: Monument to Dead in Civil War Skirmish

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 125752

Location: Rudford and Highleadon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Rudford and Highleadon

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Rudford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Monument; 1871 for W. P. Price. Rock-faced ashlar, dressed
margins to horizontal joints and corners in upper part. Square
needle on base. Three rock-faced steps, smooth ashlar plinth with
inscription on all 4 faces, chamfered top. Tapering needle 10
courses high, steeply chamfered top, carrying stone cross.
Inscription in English and Welsh. Stones taken from old walls of
City of Gloucester. Commemorates Lord Herbert's Welsh force,
killed in battle with Parliamentarian soldiers under Sir William
Waller and Colonel Massey in 1643: their remains were discovered
shortly before date of monument. Very prominent by main road.
(Morris' Gloucestershire Directory, 1876.)

Listing NGR: SO7729222176

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