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photoblog image Claydon Church 5/7

Claydon Church 5/7

So into the beautiful chancel at All Saints, Claydon. Against the north wall is a sizable 16th century brass to Roger Gifford, who had the chancel built. With Roger is Mary Nansicles, his wife. Below the couple are arrayed fully 13 sons and 7 daughters. The brass dates to 1543. Set before the brass is an alabaster tomb to Margaret (d 1539), the second daughter of Roger and Mary. Near the altar is a memorial to Urian Verney and his wife Lettice. But this interesting monument pales beside what awaits on the south side of the chancel. Here, almost filling the entire space, is a grandiose monument erected by Sir Ralph Verney to the memory of his father, Edmund. Sir Edmund Verney was standard bearer to King Charles I at the Battle of Edgehill in 1642, but was killed in the battle. Here, his effigy is joined with those of his wife Margaret, daughter-in-law Mary, and Sir Ralph himself.

Claydon Church 5/7

So into the beautiful chancel at All Saints, Claydon. Against the north wall is a sizable 16th century brass to Roger Gifford, who had the chancel built. With Roger is Mary Nansicles, his wife. Below the couple are arrayed fully 13 sons and 7 daughters. The brass dates to 1543. Set before the brass is an alabaster tomb to Margaret (d 1539), the second daughter of Roger and Mary. Near the altar is a memorial to Urian Verney and his wife Lettice. But this interesting monument pales beside what awaits on the south side of the chancel. Here, almost filling the entire space, is a grandiose monument erected by Sir Ralph Verney to the memory of his father, Edmund. Sir Edmund Verney was standard bearer to King Charles I at the Battle of Edgehill in 1642, but was killed in the battle. Here, his effigy is joined with those of his wife Margaret, daughter-in-law Mary, and Sir Ralph himself.

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2016, 02:55
Not at all shy and humble, these Giffords, eh!
I love all the marble work!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2016, 07:15
It looks as if these people had money to spare to be able to afford this level of monumentialisation in the church Brian
I quite like the marble all around the place Brian!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2016, 09:07
What a very interesting space, Brian
Lots of nice detail here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Feb 2016, 13:10
A people church - sort of a contradiction. Nevertheless it is monumental.

When in Greece I learnt that most statues, are of someone's relatives. A statue of your wife would for instance have been a gift to the gods. If you were poor, you would carve or from clay make little statues, 4 - 6 cms high.
That is one heck of a monument Brian.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Feb 2016, 20:11
It's very impressive,

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