Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

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thevicar
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Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

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Does anyone out there know of any good 1640s tombs or brasses in their local church, or perhaps seen one on their travels? I'm trying to compile a list of places to visit and collect photos of as many as I can find. They are a great costume reference that as far as I can tell haven't really been systematically catalogued.

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Miss Costello
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Re: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

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There's a lovely one of Mary Moyser, died 1633 (sorry maybe a little early?) at St Mary's Lockington. (E Yorks)

Terrible mobile photos, but I have better on my canon, when I get them downloaded if she's of interest. I also live almost next door to Beverley minster if you do a google and wanted any photos from there let me know.

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I have an inkling about Burton Agnes church too, I'm frequently up that way if you do a google and find anything interesting?

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St. Mary's at Lydiard House, Swindon. Tombs of the St.John family (who were in the 15th century connected to the Woodvilles.)
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Hobbitstomper
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Re: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

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Doesn't one of the societies (the MCS?) have a website with a huge album of pictures on it?

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http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org/C ... uides.html

For late 15thC monuments the Companion Guide to the Wars of the Roses is an excellent reference
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Re: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

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Hobbitstomper wrote:Doesn't one of the societies (the MCS?) have a website with a huge album of pictures on it?
Yes, it's the MCS, one of Grahams's passions. but the ones he's interested in are usually earlier.

Here are some of the links.

http://www.themcs.org/armour/14th%20cen ... armour.htm

http://www.themcs.org/costume/14th%20ce ... othing.htm

http://www.themcs.org/costume/14th%20ce ... othing.htm

http://www.themcs.org/costume/14th%20ce ... othing.htm

And he is putting together a list of churches too.

http://www.themcs.org/churches/churches.htm
Because there would have to be three of them.

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Graham at http://www.themcs.org is one of the major experts in this field.
He has even done lectures of the subject in the past.

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