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Valentine Strong Momument, About 11 Metres South West of South Porch in Churchyard of Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fairford, Gloucestershire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129700

Location: Fairford, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

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

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(west side)

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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