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Banaster Monument Approximately 10 Metres South East of Hedge to Car Park, Adjoining South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9902 / 51°59'24"N

Longitude: -2.162 / 2°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 388972

OS Northings: 232426

OS Grid: SO889324

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.07N

Mapcode Global: VH93T.G7WN

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRQ+36

Entry Name: Banaster Monument Approximately 10 Metres South East of Hedge to Car Park, Adjoining South West

Listing Date: 25 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376568

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO8932 ABBEY CHURCHYARD, Abbey Precincts
859-1/6/361 Banaster monument approx. 10m SE of
hedge to car park, adjoining SW path


Chest tomb, earliest date 1799, but inscriptions cover period
to 1858. Sandstone. Includes WILLIAM BANASTER, 1802, but is
mainly to the 12 children of WILLIAM AND SARAH BANASTER, from
1799 to 1836. Flat ledger to moulded edges, raise panels long
sides, and inset ends with cornice and base mould, all set to
moulded base and large platform, formerly railed. Although
very fine inscriptions remain legible, the monument is
unstable and beginning to split apart. It is of interest not
only as a monument, but for the element of social history
contained in the inscriptions. Seven of the child deaths were
in infancy.

Listing NGR: SO8896832425

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