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Latitude: 51.9842 / 51°59'2"N
Longitude: -2.1907 / 2°11'26"W
OS Eastings: 386996
OS Northings: 231760
OS Grid: SO869317
Mapcode National: GBR 1JP.JYJ
Mapcode Global: VH93S.ZD69
Entry Name: William La Zouche Monument Circa 5 Metres South of South Corner of Forthampton Court
Listing Date: 10 January 1955
Last Amended: 12 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1091465
English Heritage Legacy ID: 134151
Location: Forthampton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL19
Civil Parish: Forthampton
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Forthampton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO 83 SE FORTHAMPTON
2/31 William la Zouche monument c5m
south of south corner of
Forthampton Court (Formerly listed
as Mediaeval tomb in the grounds of
Chest tomb probably of William la Zouche, Lord Zouche of Ashby,
died 1337. Limestone tomb on sandstone plinth. South-east side of
tomb divided into 5 panels with blind cusped decoration, raised
heraldic shields within central 3 panels, single rose at the centre
of flanking panels. Four carved stone bosses comprising angels
clutching shields below panels. Opposite face of tomb missing.
Thick capping with moulded margin. Effigy of recumbent knight
with sword and shield on capping. Grotesque beast heads at either
end probably not part of original tomb which is reputedly from the
demolished Lady Chapel of Tewkesbury Abbey and was probably brought
to the house by John Wakeman, last abbot of Tewkesbury. The tomb
stood in a meadow north east of the Court until c1880.
Listing NGR: SO8699631760
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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