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 on 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:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Painswick, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 27 Jun 2014 at 08:31.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 05:43:12 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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