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Tyndale Monument with Railed Surround

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Nibley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6589 / 51°39'31"N

Longitude: -2.3726 / 2°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 374321

OS Northings: 195628

OS Grid: ST743956

Mapcode National: GBR 0M0.T4V

Mapcode Global: VH957.TKKP

Entry Name: Tyndale Monument with Railed Surround

Listing Date: 13 April 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 394627

Location: North Nibley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: North Nibley

Built-Up Area: North Nibley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: North Nibley St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

NORTH NIBLEY -
ST 7495
10/89 Tyndale Monument with railed
surround
13.4.84
II*

Commemorative monument to William Tyndale, dated 1866. By S.S.
Teulon for 2nd Earl of Ducie. Limestone ashlar; marlstone
enrichment. Square base with upper and lower weathered plinths,
lower having 5 small gables to each face except for east. East
side has shouldered-arched doorway with steel door and circular
inscription tablet over in pointed-arched recess. Tablet reads:
'ERECTED A.D. 1866 IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF WILLIAM TYNDALE,
TRANSLATOR OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE WHO FIRST CAUSED THE NEW TESTAMENT
TO BE PRINTED IN THE MOTHER TONGUE OF HIS COUNTRYMEN; BORN NEAR
THIS SPOT, HE SUFFERED MARTYRDOM AT VILVORDE IN FLANDERS ON 6TH
OCTOBER 1536'. Tower is c36m high, tapering above upper plinth.
On each face recess with moulded semi-circular arch and pointed
canopy over surmounted by stone cross. Pairs of small lancets run
up east and west faces; single pair of lancets at high level on
north and south sides, all having relieving arches with alternating
limestone and marlstone voussoirs. At top of each face large
pointed-arched opening with attached colonettes and quatrefoil-
pierced stone balustrade between with iron screen above.
Machicolated eaves and stone pyramidal top to tower surmounted by
bold cross. Stands within square railed enclosure, railings having
spear tops. William Tyndale was born in North Nibley village in
1484. A prominent landmark on this part of the escarpment.
(M. Saunders, 'Samuel Saunders Teulon' in Ed R. Brown, The
Architectural Outsiders, 1985; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds, 1979)


Listing NGR: ST7432195628

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