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Latitude: 51.7088 / 51°42'31"N
Longitude: -1.7823 / 1°46'56"W
OS Eastings: 415141
OS Northings: 201140
OS Grid: SP151011
Mapcode National: GBR 4SJ.S7Z
Mapcode Global: VHB2V.294W
Plus Code: 9C3WP659+G3
Entry Name: Valentine Strong Momument, About 11 Metres South West of South Porch in Churchyard of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 17 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305142
English Heritage Legacy ID: 129700
Location: Fairford, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
Civil Parish: Fairford
Built-Up Area: Fairford
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: South Cotswold Team Ministry
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP 1401-1501 FAIRFORD HIGH STREET
13/144 Valentine Strong Monument, about
llm south west of south porch
in churchyard of Church of St. Mary
Bale tomb. Valentine Strong, died 1662, freemason. Spiral bale
top with shell west end and skull with wings on east end, heavy
gadrooned capping, moulded plinth on base. Ends have high relief
cartouche and oval panel, with date and initials to east. South
side has deeply recessed plain central panel and flanking recessed
panels with large compressed acanthus scrolls. North side has
central flush panel with slate inscription stone inserted, and
flanking deeply recessed panels with feather or leaf design in form
of crown, over ball flower carving. In very good condition.
Valentine Strong was the designer in 1661 of Fairford Park, built
for Andrew Barker and demolished 1955, and father of masons Thomas
Strong and Edward Strong, both of whom worked on the rebuilt St.
Paul's Cathedral in London.
(VCH: Gloucestershire, Vol VII, 1981)
Listing NGR: SP1514101140
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