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Thomas Pearce Monument,about 5m North-East of North Porch Door in Churchyard of Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6893 / 51°41'21"N

Longitude: -2.4576 / 2°27'27"W

OS Eastings: 368463

OS Northings: 199048

OS Grid: ST684990

Mapcode National: GBR JX.4VXD

Mapcode Global: VH87K.CS3V

Entry Name: Thomas Pearce Monument,about 5m North-East of North Porch Door in Churchyard of Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 9 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090602

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132233

Location: Berkeley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL13

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Berkeley

Built-Up Area: Berkeley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Berkeley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(Inset, Section E) (south side)

10/90 Thomas Pearce Monument, about 5m
north-east of north porch door in
churchyard of Church of St. Mary
the Virgin.


Chest tomb, Thomas Pearce (also spelt Peirce on north side) died
1665, clockmaker and five times Mayor of Berkeley. Limestone.
Flat top, apparently inverted with moulding sloping out, wide
moulded plinth on base. Plain recessed square panels to ends and
south side (divided into 2). Single large panel to north with
flanking lyre end reliefs and long verse inscription, as follows:
"Here lyeth Thomas peirce, whom no man taught / Yet he in Iron
Brasse and Silver wrought / He Jacks and Clocks, and watches (with
Art) made / And mended too when others worke did fade / of Berkeley
five tymes Mayor this Artist was / And Yet this Mayor this Artist
was but Grasse / when his owne watch was Downe on the last Day / He
that made watches, had not made A Key / To winde it Up, but
Uselesse it must lie / Untill he Rise AGaine no more to die".

Listing NGR: ST6846399048

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