Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Cud Hill Memorial (Private), Painswick
Cud Hill Memorial (Private),
Sevenleaze Lane,
Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded about 1940, and we understand it is still open.

Access to this group of memorials is via a "folly", described on the British Listed Buildings website (under Painswick) as "an incomplete gazebo", designed by the architect Detmar Blow as a memorial to himself.

It is a small square stone building, with open arches on 3 sides, topped with a squat six-sided "spire".

Two memorial ledger stones in a field to the east read: 'DETMAR BLOW / AND/ WINIFRED / HIS WIFE', and 'Richard Purcell / BLOW / Elder son of Detmar / and Winifred Blow / 1915-1963'.

Detmar Jellings Blow was born in 1867, and was one of the last disciples of John Ruskin. He married Winifred Tollemache in 1910, and died in 1939. According to Pevsner's "Buildings of England, the memorials were erected by Oliver Hill and Philip Warwe-Cornish. Warwe-Cornish was his son-in-law. [Source: Detmar Blow (Wikipedia)]


Now or formerly a Cemetery.

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.


This Cemetery is located at OS grid reference SO8580312534. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 27 Jun 2014 at 08:31.

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