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Robert Briggs Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cowley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8304 / 51°49'49"N

Longitude: -2.0519 / 2°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 396520

OS Northings: 214645

OS Grid: SO965146

Mapcode National: GBR 2N4.B14

Mapcode Global: VHB23.D834

Entry Name: Robert Briggs Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135031

Location: Cowley, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cowley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cowley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 9614

10/80 Robert Briggs monument in the
churchyard of the Church of
St Mary


Chest tomb to Robert Briggs, senior, died 1709. and Edward Briggs,
date of death illegible. Limestone. Moulded plinth. Raised
rectangular inscription panel with a moulded margin and water leaf
decoration on the north side. Figure of man in contemporary dress,
holding a hat in one hand to the left. Figure of a woman holding
flowers within an alcove formed by drapery, skull and palm leaves
below. Similar inscription panel on the south side, flanked by the
figures of two women: the woman on the left is smaller than the
other with an eroded swag above and a winged hourglass below, the
taller woman stands within an alcove formed by drapery. Lyre-
shaped ends. Cherub holding an open bible at the east end;
cartouche-like decoration and fruit at the west end. Thick capping
with moulded margin. The representations of full figures in
contemporary dress make this monument particularly unusual.

Listing NGR: SO9652014645

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