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Latitude: 51.9637 / 51°57'49"N
Longitude: -2.1397 / 2°8'22"W
OS Eastings: 390497
OS Northings: 229481
OS Grid: SO904294
Mapcode National: GBR 1JY.ZSX
Mapcode Global: VH93T.VWPZ
Entry Name: Unidentified Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St John the Baptist, Circa 2 1/2 Metres South of the Porch
Listing Date: 25 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1091884
English Heritage Legacy ID: 134533
Location: Stoke Orchard, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20
Civil Parish: Stoke Orchard
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Tredington St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/06/2017
SO 92 NW
Unidentified monument in the churchyard of the Church of St John the Baptist, circa 2.5 metres south of the porch
Unidentified chest tomb. Late C17-early C18. Limestone with an oval brass plaque on the south side with a rhyming verse in italics
'TO THE READER / If teares of Friends may be a Pollincture / To make my dust to after times endure / Or Hearts of Men are Tombs, and a good name / Make's Epitaphs and Pyramids of Fame / What mean's this Pile. It stands if Thou maist see / Time's hand now Jogs ye Glasse that runs for thee /. Perfect thy loose Accounts and Coppy mine / Thy few surviving dayes soe shall me Joyne / In triumph over Death and Time and bee / Most happy Comforts of Eternite / H. Vale'.
Raised margin around plaque with bellflower decoration and winged cherub's head at top with swags either side. Stylized skulls in low engaged plinths either side of the inscription. South side matches the north side but has lost its brass plaque. Lyre-shaped ends with foliate decoration on the sides. Hour glass, skull and winged cherub's head at west end. Oval plaque with a raised margin and bellflower decoration at east end. Thick moulded capping with dentil decoration.
Listing NGR: SO9049729481
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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