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photoblog image St.Leonard's Church, Charlecote 5/7

St.Leonard's Church, Charlecote 5/7

With the close association with Charlecote Park and the Lucy family the church contains several interesting family tombs in the Lucy Chapel with the earliest being the alabaster tomb of Lady Joyce Lucy wife who died in 1595 and of Sir Thomas Lucy who died in 1600.

St.Leonard's Church, Charlecote 5/7

With the close association with Charlecote Park and the Lucy family the church contains several interesting family tombs in the Lucy Chapel with the earliest being the alabaster tomb of Lady Joyce Lucy wife who died in 1595 and of Sir Thomas Lucy who died in 1600.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Aug 2013, 00:29
Fascinating stuff, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2013, 00:29
Fabulous shot Brian! Perfect light which makes it very atmospheric. I also enjoyed your narrative. smile
Brian Walbey: I was lucky with the light whilst I was in the church, thanks for your comment.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2013, 01:35
Can't help but marvel at the amazing amount of work that went in to creating these.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are real works of art, I wonder if they were made before the Lord and Lady died so they could see what they were paying for.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Aug 2013, 07:17
This is a fine alabaster isn't it, often they are defaced but this example seems perfect
Brian Walbey: Yes they seem to have been well looked after, although Charlecote is not a place lots of people flock to other then the house so perhaps the "wrong sort" don't bother to go in this church.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2013, 07:18
I can just make out Lady Joyce's praying hands and ornate dress, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes, perhaps I should have stood on tip-toe and got both of them in.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Aug 2013, 07:40
The scull in the background is something I just started seeing lately, Brian, especially while on our river cruise in the big churches. I'd love to know more about it....and if there's a specific reason or meaning for them? I assume if anyone knew it would be YOU?!
Brian Walbey: I don't know about the skulls Ginnie but guess who does, yes Philine, and if you go to her comment on this image you will find out more about them, she has referred it to you. There is an even more "exciting" skull on tomorrows posting if you get chance to look in.
Lovely brown tones
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chantal, a mix of the stonework and the light at the time.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Aug 2013, 08:01
Great capture of history
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 2 Aug 2013, 08:21
Scary looking skull above him. Beautiful alabaster carved tomb
Brian Walbey: THanks Aussie. There is an even more scary skull tomorrow.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Aug 2013, 09:40
I suppose a stone head needs a stone pillow Brian.
Brian Walbey: A bit like those one sometimes comes across in a hotel Chad.
Resting in the light; I do like the light and shadow in this shot, Brian smile
Brian Walbey: I was lucky with the light at the time Martin.
A wonderful and most interesting series so far Brian!
Glad to be back after a long abscence due to internet connection problemsÂ…
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, glad you could make it back and thanks for catching up.
Some fine shots of this lovely church Brian. Just caught up
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 2 Aug 2013, 11:18
The skull and dead figure are a bit spooky.
Brian Walbey: Indeed, and the skull tomorrow is even more spooky.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 2 Aug 2013, 14:01
nice to be lying together
Brian Walbey: I guess that's how the better off were able to arrange things in those days.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Aug 2013, 14:10
You have finely captured the glamour of the alabaster - it's a pity that Lady Lucy lost his thumb.
To Ginnie: The Death/gr. Thanatos is often depicted as scull or skeleton figure with black wings - the Death is the son of the Nyx, the Night - and the wings are a symbol of the vanitas, the passing time ...- today a poular tattoo- sign.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I will tell Ginnie to come and read this when I reply to her comment. Another, more interesting skull tomorrow.
You have lit this perfectly Brian to show the quality of the workmanship
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, although the light was more a bit of luck at the time to be honest.
I always find these things slightly eerie,Brian.It is nicely lit though.
Brian Walbey: Yes I know what you mean Frank. The lighting was a lucky chance on the day of my visit.
The skull is a bit creepy > but his likeness looks peaceful with heaven's light shining down.
Brian Walbey: Yes the light at the time was just right for this effigy.
Resting in peace a long time
Brian Walbey: Indeed, I guess that is what we all want when our time comes.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Aug 2013, 20:40
Fascinating to see such figures. I wonder when my time comes whether I will be commemorated in such a way? Unlikely, I think smile
Brian Walbey: I don't think I will Alan, the most one can hope for is that for a few decades at least there will still be people about who remember one in a pleasant way until their time comes as well.
Fascinating! Your angle makes it look like Sir Thomas has four hands! I kind of like that!
Brian Walbey: Yes it does, although the lady has a thumb missing. Thanks for looking back this week, I know your a very busy lady at the moment.

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