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Leckhampton - St Peter

Above: Slabs in the church yard: there are four effigial slabs of the 13th & 14th century, but I only have photographs of two, a civilian and a lady. Right: A group of grave slabs

Frances Money Evans (26), Fanny Rolanda (11) & Frederick Lloyd Gambier (11 m) Evans William Joseph Gale (1877)
Died near Nazareth age 19
'He fell among robbers'
Commander John Bowen  RN (1845)
Rachel Bowen (1861)

his widow
  Jones Mjr Edward Nevil MacReady 30th Reg.
No Date
Charles Whitmore (1844)
The Evans monument says that these were the wife and children of Mjr Henry Lloyd Evans of the XVII Regiment Bombay Infantry, who all died in 1857 at Cawnpoor by a fall of the barracks roof, struck by cannon shot on the 16th day of the siege. Her brother Henry Fitz Roy Gambier, Lt in the 38th Regiment Bengal Light Infantry, who was mortally wounded at the assault of Delhi, 1857
Priest (late 15th or early 16 th C)
He holds a chalice
Sir John Giffard (1327) & Wife. Note the 'breast chains' on Sir John's coat armour, attaching the sword hilt and scabbard. Not in situ.

Minchinhampton - Holy Trinity
Park in road outside church, may be a short walk away. Church is open. Excellent toilet outside church.
The walls monuments are now set high and I did not bring a sufficiently long lens to photograph them as well as I should have liked.
Light church but difficult photography here and there
O/S Ref: SO 873 008

Above: Civilian & Lady (c 1500) brass
Edward Halyday (1519) & Margery brass; he was a clothier of Rodborough
Far right:
John Hampton (1556?) & Ellen brass: cadavers in shrouds. Two groups of children: six sons, the eldest a monk and six daughters, the eldest a nun. Engraved c. 1510
Brasses now set on wall at entrance. Details below

Samuel (17[95]) and his sister Sarah (1780) Cambridge
Frances Plummer (1746) and her husband, Richard Plummer (1769)
Also their daughter, Frances Plummer (1785) Spinster
William Webb (1723) Jeremiah Cosburn  (17__) and his wife, Mary (1714). Also three (unnamed) daughters. Also their son, Samuel Cosburn (1791) 'carpenter  ironmonger'. And his wife Sarah (1785)
[Elizabeth Remmington] (1818)
'She fell an early victim in Conſumption'
William Vick (1731) Illegible
Elizabeth Holliday (1677) Elizabeth Wild (17__) Illegible

Left and right:  Two coffin lids (12 or 13th century) with incised crosses
Above left:
Clutterbuck Dean (1701) and his wife, Ann (169_)
Above centre:
mostly illegible but for the date 1608
Above right: Richard Pinfold (1668) and his wife, Elizabeth (1694)

Knight and lady, details given below. The annoying shadow on the knight's face is caused by one of the cusps of the arch. This was impossible to eliminate without some kind of reflector behind the cusp of taking the photograph from a somewhat ungainly angle. We reduced this by using a reflector near the feet of the effigy as shown on the detail below but it was still far from perfect.
Lady (? Lucy, wife of right) wimple & veil, feet on dog. Under Decorated tomb recess Knight (? John of Ansley) (c 1340) under Decorated tomb recess

These are the monuments set high in the wall of the nave; you can see the roof corbels and the nave arches in some of these photographs. They date mainly form the eighteenth century. Unfortunately I did not take a long enough lens so have had to enlarge the photographs more than I should like; some therefore cannot be read. They are, of course, taken from a low angle. Some I may well have misread.

Sarah Sheppard (Coxe) (1798) and her husband, Edward Sheppard of Gatcombe (1803)  by Bryan,
Latin text
Ph[illip] Sheppard (1713)
Latin text and a Greek quotation
Joseph Iles (1749)
Signed: Robert Chambers fecit
Edmund Clut[ierb] _____
and his wife, Anne (1791)
Frances (1741), Rebecca (1741),Thomas (1757) and Sarah (Day) Sheppard. Widow, son and daughters of Samuel Sheppard and his wife Ann.
Samuel Sheppard (1770)
Latin text
By Ricketts
Samuel Sheppard (1724) and his wife, Ann (1734) Latin text;
his dates are in Arabic numerals while wife's are in Roman numerals
Walter Butt (1788) Cothier. His wife, Mary (1801), and their son, Thomas Packer Butt (1828). The latter's wife, Ann Butt (1813), and his sister, Mary Butt (1819). Their son, William Packer Colston Butt (1848). Lydia Bann Butt (1875). Ann Sadler (1880) Coloured marbles The upper left hand side of the monument is damaged and not legible. Below: __ (1787). Also his wife, Mary (1727) and daughter Ann ____ Latin and English text
Not legible but probably Jeremiah Buck (mid 17th century) with bogus heraldry; a Parliamentarian soldier
Georgh de Ridpath (1708)
Latin text. Name and date has been repainted
Archar Blackwell (1749) and his wife, Katherine (1749)
Also their daughter, Martha (1736)
James Bradley (1762) oval brass plate to the Astronomer Royal Daniel Webb (166_)   John Ferrers (1717)
52 years rector

Charles Whatley (1866)
24 years rector
Sgt. Edward Jeffes MM (1941) Royal Glo Hussars. KIA near Tubruk.
Cpl Richard Jeffes (1942) RAOC. Killed on active service

Canon Rex Hodson (1887-1976) Rector
His wife, Mollie (1897-1988)
Violet Hylda Evans (1867)  Sarah Louisa Woollcombe Boyce (1931) Thomas Hodson
Rector of Oddinton, curate of Michinhampton
1875-77. His wife Catherine Anne
Rev William Cockin (1841)
Curate then rector for more than 50 years
Philip Sheppard (1769)
49 years rector. Also his wife,
Mary (1769)

Other Monuments
Edward Lonsdale Bryans (1911) Rector 1890 - 1911 Marble tablet in darker marble frame   David Thomas (2012) Benefactor to the church Simple brass
Brig-Gen Ambrose St.Quentin Ricardo CBE DSO (1923) Relatively small stone tablet with large coat of arms   Lt Col George Ricardo DSO RA (1940) As the left
Admiral David Ricardo CB (1931) As above   Annie Hayward Smith and Ethel Playne Haward Smith (both 1940) Sisters Tablet with two small shields of arms

Miserden - St Andrew

 Anthony Partridge (1625) & Alice (Cartwright) Possibly by Samuel Baldwin Above: William Kingston (1644) 'He was the best continual housekeeper and the best beloved Gentleman in this County' Probably by Samuel Baldwin. His feet rest on a goat eating a cabbage.
Right: Sir Edwin Windsor Haynten Sandys (1838) 

William (1640) and Margaret (Culpepper) (1644) Sandys Their children kneel or recline around the tomb chest. Alabaster . Probably by Samuel Baldwin. The inscription is high up on the wall on the west but the accountrements have been removed. NB Some of these images are photocopied from a book, I believe 

  Pucklechurch - St Thomas of Canterbury

Lady (c. 1325), under later canopy, said to be Eleanor de Cheltenham.
 Said to have been erected in 1888 when effigy may have been rescued from the churchyard
Civilian (c. 1360), said to be William de Cheltenham (d. after 1361)
Similar canopy. Excellent condition

Other monuments:

John Dennis (1638) Renaissance marble tab. with heraldry
Epitaph (17th C) to an unamed deaf woman by Thomas Cam
Thomas Ridley (1714) Baroque marble
Edward Hathway (1798) Tab with draped urn by James, Dunn & Drewett of Bristol.

Saint Briavels - St Mary

14th C slab with bust of lady (shown)

Other Monuments:

William Warren, Wife & Children (16th C),

Charles Court (1819) Tab by Woolcott of Bristol

Sherborne - St Mary Magdelene

Above: Hon Charles Dutton (1909) Alabaster
Right top: James Bradley MA DD FRS (1762) Astronomer Royal. Born in Sherborne. Much later tabler by Kevin Paul (1993)
Right bottom:
Mary Laura Dutton (1902)
Far right: James, 1st Lord Sherborne (1802) and his wife, Elizabeth (1824) Marble figure of Hope by W Theed (1859)
James Lenox Dutton (1776) & second wife Jane (1776) By Richard Westmacott the Elder (1791)
John Dutton (1656) by Thomas Burman (1661) signed. Compare the John Donne monument by Nicholas Stone in St Paul's Cathedral William Naper (1791) by John Bacon the Elder (1794) signed Sir John Dutton (1743) by J M Rysbrack (1749) signed Frances Princess Bariatinsky (1807) by John Bacon the Younger. She died in childbirth.

 Shipton Moyne - St John the Baptist
To find the church, which is open, turn from the main road into Church Lane, which is opposite the Cat and Custard Pot Pub. The church is open and there is parking outside, although somewhat limited
O/S Ref: ST 892 896

A Le Moyne (mid 14th C) NE Recess, Chancel

A Le Moyne Knight (NW Recess) Chancel (early 14th C)

 Lady (opposite to above on S)  (early 14th C)  chancel

The Eastcourt Chapel

Judge Thomas Estcourt (1599) and his wife, Emma (Ascough) (1600)
Below the main figure are the nine children, five boys and four girls. Below these is shown the canopy with heraldry.

Sir Thomas Estcourt (1624) & his wife Mary
c 1640 by Samuel Baldwin
Alabaster tomb canopy with canopy  Moved from Lasborough in 1825

Wall Monuments in Estcourt Chapel
Ann Estcourt (1747) aged 9 Isosceles trapezoid tablet, short side base
Giles Sotherton-Estcourt RAFVF (1942) KIA at 21 Tablet
Desmond Sotherton-Estcourt (2006) The last of the family to live at Escourt Tablet
Diana Margaret Sotherton-Eascourt (1959) Tablet
Cpt Thomas Edmund Sotherton-Estcourt MP Royal Scots Greys Tablet
Eleanor Bucknall Estcourt (1829) by Joseph Edwards to a design by T H Wyatt Left: Esther Estcourt  Right: Comm. Walter Grimson Bucknall Estcourt RN (1845) He died returning home from Africa while in command of HM Steam Sloop Eclair

'Near this Place are interr'd the Remains of:'
Will. Hodges (1740) 'Rector upwards of 49 years'
Also his wife, Bridget (Palmer) (1733),
And their daughter, Anna (1733)
Rev George Wheeler (1838)
24 years curate.
 by Reeves & Son of Bath

John Evelyn Gibbs M.C. (1932)

Hon Jane Estcourt (1829) I cannot make this out.
Thomas Estcourt  (1818)
  by W Croggan
Thomas Hodges (1716/7) Elizabeth Nowell (1788) Edmund Estcourt (1814)  by Henry Westmacott Thomas Estcourt (1746)

Other Monuments
Thomas Gildart Golightly (1910) 54 years rector Embossed brass   Jane Golightly (1951) Gray tablet
Canon Edmund Walter Sotherton-Estcourt. Rector 1910-1960 Gray tablet   Canon John Stanley Gibbs M.C. Priest. Rural Dean of Tetbury; Rector 1937-190 Stone tablet
Alice Knapp (1934) Organist Black tablet Kathleen Munday (1988) Organist White tablet in red and gold frame
Rt Hon Thomas Henry Sutton Sotherton-Estcourt Brass in dark marble frame   George Farrell (1745) White tablet
Rev Walter Hodges DD and his wife, Elizabeth (Ratcliff) (1757) White tablet in black frame. Quotation in Greek at the end.   Mjr Gen James Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt (1855) Died of cholera in camp before Sebastol; buried in cemetery adjacent to the British HQ in the Crimea Large gothick brass with arms on black backing
      (1853) Not recorded Similar brass to the above

Tetbury -  St Mary

Other Monuments

Wall Monuments: Sir William Romney (1611) with bust. By Thomas Webb (1776)
John Savage (1803) Draped urn by Jones, Dunn & Tyley of Bristol
Gilbert Gastrell (1732) coloured marbles and cherubs, surrounded by five - 1755-1810 -  (reset) by T King of Bath
Joseph & Elizabeth Wickes (1764) by T Webb
Henry Harvey (1789) by William Paty of Bristol
John Paul (1787) by T King
Deborah Roche (1720) Cartouche by Parsons
Sanders Family by Lancaster & Walker of Bristol

Knight & Lady of Gastrell Family effigies
Above: Knight effigy of c. 1300, said to be that of William de Braose.
: TwoMedieval  Male Civilians dug up from churchyard in 1902. That on the right  is mid 14th C.
   William de Braose (1197-1230) was a marcher lord who was captured by the Welsh Prince, Llewellyn the Great in 1228. He was subsequently ransomed for the sum of £2,000 and then made an alliance with Llewellyn arranging the marriage with his eldest daughter, Isabella, with the latter's only legitimate son, Dafydd.

   However it transpired that William 'had been caught in Llewellyn's chamber with the King of England's daughter, Llewellyn's wife.' This refers to Joan, an illegitimate daughter of King John, and occurred when William was a captive. William was taken from his home by Llewellyn and his army and hanged somewhere in Wales in 1230.

Westonbirt - St Catherine
NB This church is now the chapel of a girls' school but is open, although infrequently. to the general publ

Above: Robert Holford (1838) & George Holford (1839) by R. Westmacott the Younger Marble

Right: Robert Stayner Holford (1892) alabaster effigy. Possibly by W S Frith
Winterbourne - St Michael

Above and below: Sir Robert Brandeston (c. 1356) & Lady. He cross legged; there is a badge of a fish on his left shoulder.
He is best seen below and she above; his framented shield can be seen on the right.
Above: Sir Edmund Bradeston & Lady (c 1395)
Above: Lady Agnes (14th C)

Sir Robert.  Again. Note the fractured shield and helm with ventilation holes of Sir Edmund. Knight (late 14th C) cross legs. under  cinqfoil canopy. The lion at his feet is shown above

                To the right Agnes Bradeston (1369) ?
Other Monuments
Mathew (1631) & Thomas (1658) Buck brass inscip.
James Buck (1612) Tomb chest with Renaissance detail, canopy
Amy Symes (1662) Renaissance monument
Arthur Tucker (1785) Tab by T Paty
Thomas Mountjoy (1797) by Emett of Downend
William Perry (1807) by Wood of Bristol
William Rickards (1827) & Thomas Whitfield (1834) By O Greenway
Mary Brydges (1826) by T Clark of Bristol

Wotton under Edge
The Old Town Meeting House
Click here for text of the memorials found in the Old Town Meeting House

With many thanks to Church Monuments Society founder-member and sometime President, Sally Badham for supplying many of the photographs in this section. Also to Jean MacCreanor for those in Miserden. Those in Gloucester Cathedral and several other churches were kindly sent by Joan & Robert Tucker: to whom grateful thanks. The etchings are by Stothard.
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