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Monument to Arthur Knowles in the Churchyard Approximately 9 Metres South of South Porch to Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elmore, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8322 / 51°49'55"N

Longitude: -2.3392 / 2°20'21"W

OS Eastings: 376720

OS Northings: 214898

OS Grid: SO767148

Mapcode National: GBR 0K3.3DK

Mapcode Global: VH94H.D6PR

Entry Name: Monument to Arthur Knowles in the Churchyard Approximately 9 Metres South of South Porch to Church of St John

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131686

Location: Elmore, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Elmore

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Elmore

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


4/28 Monument to Arthur Knowles in the
churchyard approximately 9m south of
south porch to Church of St. John


Chest tomb. Dated 1707. Limestone. Lyre-ended and carved in high
relief. West end has elaborate heraldic cartouche above recumbent
lion; east also has elaborate carving to heart-shaped cartouche.
Central circular inscription panel to south flanked by putti
holding an open book, with angelic musicians behind and smaller
putti below; father time to left and death to right. North side
has similar inscription panel enclosed by fringed curtains held
open by figures bearing open books; again, father time and death.
Cornice moulded top and chamfered base. Inscribed to north side to
Arthur Knowles, died 1707, and on south to other members of family.
An extremely well preserved and highly ornate example of mason's
craftsmanship. (F. Burgess, English Churchyard Memorials, 1979;
and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean,

Listing NGR: SO7672014898

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