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Castle and Three Unidentified Memorials in the Churchyard Circa 5 Metres South of South Porch to Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7851 / 51°47'6"N

Longitude: -2.1949 / 2°11'41"W

OS Eastings: 386652

OS Northings: 209622

OS Grid: SO866096

Mapcode National: GBR 1M6.3WM

Mapcode Global: VH94R.XD0D

Entry Name: Castle and Three Unidentified Memorials in the Churchyard Circa 5 Metres South of South Porch to Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133420

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Painswick

Built-Up Area: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Painswick St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8609 (part)
(south east side)
9/233 Castle and three unidenti-
fied memorials in the
churchyard c.5 m south of
south porch to Church of
St Mary


Chest tomb and 3 headstones.

(a) Chest tomb, two types of limestone. Probably early C18, but 1879 survey
records as Walter Castle, 1780. Thick top has moulded edge to wide-spaced
dentils, characteristic of C17 design; bold lyre ends with oval panels to cable
mould, north and south panels bolection mould flanked by floral drops; moulded
base. Not legible. Tie top, in Minchinhampton stone, characteristic of many in
the churchyard, could perhaps have been re-used as its design is of a type used
even in the late C16; also lyre ends are late C17 or early C18. This monument
leans slightly to the north, a rare example of instability in the churchyard.

(b) About 3 m south of the last. Headstone, C18, limestone. A very bold
scrolled top to pilaster sides and sunk centre plus raised panel. Centre coat
of arms with 3 castles, no doubt name of occupant.

(c) Headstone immediately north of (b). C18. Limestone. A square top which
carries two small raised crosses and a boss of floral element; front has small
raised margin and frieze with full height latin cross also raised from panel,
flanked by coats of arms, one of which is almost certainly Castle.

(d) Headstone about 2 m west of the chest tomb. Early C18. Limestone. heavy
raised margin of unusual composition, with boldly modelled cherub with wings
flanked by elongated human figures standing each on a skull; the figure to the
right has lost the head. Sunk square main panel.

A good group; the headstones in the Minchinhampton Shelly stone which weathers
more favourably than the paler freestones.

Listing NGR: SO8665209622

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