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Catherine Best Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter Circa 12 Metres South of the Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Leckhampton, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.873 / 51°52'22"N

Longitude: -2.0842 / 2°5'3"W

OS Eastings: 394301

OS Northings: 219384

OS Grid: SO943193

Mapcode National: GBR 2MJ.FX7

Mapcode Global: VH94F.T5JZ

Entry Name: Catherine Best Monument in the Churchyard of the Church of St Peter Circa 12 Metres South of the Tower

Listing Date: 22 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135066

Location: Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Civil Parish: Leckhampton

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 91 NW
(south side)
4/116 Catherine Best monument in the
churchyard of the Church of St Peter
c12m south of the tower


Tall Go thick style monument to Catherine Best, widow of John
Rycroft Best, youngest daughter of Richard Count de Vins, died
1855, and other members of that family. Limestone with large
bronze plaque. Pedestal with inscripton on the east and north
sides; tall rectangular column above with pointed-arched recess
containing a bronze plaque depicting a life-size figure of an angel
in relief; the angel holds a cloth on which there is a further
inscription; cross finial at the apex; corner pinnacles now lost.
The monument lies within a rectangular enclosure with a spear-
headed railing.

Listing NGR: SO9430119384

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