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Group of 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 1.5 Metres South East of Church of St Swithun

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8516 / 51°51'5"N

Longitude: -2.2717 / 2°16'18"W

OS Eastings: 381381

OS Northings: 217030

OS Grid: SO813170

Mapcode National: GBR 0JT.VWN

Mapcode Global: VH94B.KQXG

Plus Code: 9C3VVP2H+J8

Entry Name: Group of 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 1.5 Metres South East of Church of St Swithun

Listing Date: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472437

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/3/451 (North side (off))
Group of 3 chest tombs approx 1.5m
south-east of Church of St Swithun


Group of three chest tombs. The lower, central chest further
to the east designated A; two higher chests closer to the
chancel of the church, the northern chest designated B, and
the southern chest C. All chests of dressed and carved stone
TOMB A: mid C17; each end carved with fronds of laurel,in the
centre on each side an inscription panel, and projecting
capping slab with moulded edge.
TOMB B: late C18; moulded base slab, east end slab carved with
escutcheon wreathed with acanthus in recessed panel and west
end slab with open book and palm fronds, on each side
inscription panels with moulded frames; projecting capping
slab with moulded edge.
TOMB C: late C18; semi-octagonal at each end including the
moulded base slab, at the ends on each face of the
semi-octagons fielded panels, in the centre of each side a
projecting panel for inscriptions within decoratively-shaped,
moulded frames.

Listing NGR: SO8138117030

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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