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Group of Nine Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Martin Circa 9 to 15 Metres South of the East End of the Chancel

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxenton, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9705 / 51°58'13"N

Longitude: -2.0579 / 2°3'28"W

OS Eastings: 396121

OS Northings: 230226

OS Grid: SO961302

Mapcode National: GBR 2LD.GJN

Mapcode Global: VHB1B.8QYS

Entry Name: Group of Nine Monuments in the Churchyard of the Church of St Martin Circa 9 to 15 Metres South of the East End of the Chancel

Listing Date: 4 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135226

Location: Oxenton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Oxenton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Woolstone St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


5/131 Group of nine monuments in the
churchyard of the Church of St
Martin c9-15m south of the east
end of the chancel


Two chest tombs and 7 headstones. Limestone. From north to
a) Chest tomb c9m of the south east corner of the chancel. Mid-
late C18. Moulded plinth with inset corners. Bolstered
inscription panels with moulded margins and quadrant corners
with floral bosses on the north and south sides; fluted
marginal panels set back either side. Square lugged
inscription panel with a gadrooned base and no inscription at
the west end. Circular inscription panel and gadrooned
decoration at the east end. Capping with moulded margin and
inset corners.
b) Unidentified chest tomb c2m to south-west of the preceding.
C18. Fielded inscription panels with traces of inscriptions
on the north and south sides and fielded marginal panels.
Segmental-headed fielded inscription panels at the east and
west ends. Traces of an inscription at the east end.
Capping with moulded margin.
c) Headstone c0.6m west of the preceding with partially legible
inscription and date 1694. Double scroll and bee-like feature
at the top.
d) Headstone c0.9m to south of the preceding to Margaret, wife of
John Roberts of Woolston, died 1705. Unusual stylized
cherub's head with ruffle at top; raised foliate marginal
e) Headstone c0.9m to the south of the preceding to John Roberts
of Woolston, died 1715. Similar decoration to the preceding
headstone but with an hourglass in place of cherub's head.
f) Headstone to Thomas Wood, died 16(5)2, c0.9m to the south of
the preceding monument. Simple rectangular stone with rounded
corners and simple continuous raised leaf-like zig-zag
decoration to the margin. Crudely carved inscription.
g) Headstone c2.5m east of the Margaret Roberts monument, to
Robert Web and Ann his wife dated 1657. Simple segmental-
headed stone with sunken inscription panel and crudely
inscribed inscription in capitals. Simple continuous incised
line to raised margin. Initials 'R.W.' at top of stone.
h) Headstone clm to south with sunken inscription panel with
inscription dated 1680. Raised margin with double scroll at
i) Headstone probably C17, lm to the south of the preceeding
No date inscribed.

Listing NGR: SO9612130226

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