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Group of 6 Monuments Adjacent to Car Park Approximately 10 Metres from North East Corner of Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9904 / 51°59'25"N

Longitude: -2.1618 / 2°9'42"W

OS Eastings: 388985

OS Northings: 232454

OS Grid: SO889324

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.09R

Mapcode Global: VH93T.H70G

Entry Name: Group of 6 Monuments Adjacent to Car Park Approximately 10 Metres from North East Corner of Abbey

Listing Date: 25 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376582

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

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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Listing Text


SO8932 ABBEY CHURCHYARD, Abbey Precincts
859-1/6/358 Group of 6 monuments adjacent to car
park approx. 10m from NE corner of


Five chest tombs and one headstone, late C18 to mid C19.
Described from NE to SW:
(i) Lofty chest tomb, to ... SON of MARY BLOXHAM, 1813.
Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges, fielded panels long
sides, inset ends with cornice and base mould, set to moulded
base and on wide platform, formerly railed. The memorial is to
a 22 month old child, and also refers to THOMAS BLOXHAM,
d.1816 aged 10 weeks. Other names not legible. Immediately
adjacent to the hedge; (ii) Chest tomb, to WILLIAM THAME OF
HIGHGATE, 1834. Sandstone. Flat ledger to cavetto-moulded
edges, raised panels long sides, inset ends on moulded base
and set to broad platform, formerly railed. Set forward from
preceding; (iii) Headstone, to JOHN HART, 1800. Sandstone.
Thick stone to pointed head over carved cusping, with a
moulded coffin slab running back to the hedge. Of interest, as
John Hart referred to as "... 6th descendent from the Poet
Shakespeare...". The design of the monument suggests a mid to
late C19 date; (iv) Chest tomb, to ...PLAYER, 1852, but date
183-- also decipherable. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded
edges, raised panels long sides, slightly inset ends, all on
moulded base and wide platform. Inscriptions partly legible,
and panels badly worn in places. Lies approx 2.5m from hedge
and approx 3.5m SW of preceding; (v) Chest tomb, to THOMAS
RUDGE, 1816. Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges above
frieze, raised panels, inset ends, on moulded base and
platform, formerly railed. Good inscription to NE. Lies
approximately 4m from hedge at SW end of this group; (vi)
Small chest tomb, possibly mid to late C18. Unidentified.
Sandstone. Flat ledger to moulded edges and inset corners,
raised panels long sides, and inset ends with frieze and base
mould, all to moulded base. This is badly worn, with the SE
end spalling off, but retaining parts of finely cut

Listing NGR: SO8898532454

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