Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Oxburgh Church

MEMORIALS IN THE BEDINGFELD CHANTRY. On the south wall, a large tomb with three large coloured shields above which have recently been re-painted. There is a central panel of Latin inscription for Sir Henry Bedingfeld. The panels below are blank. Sir Henry Bedingfeld’s memorial Centrally with a rose above and three lions’ heads grimacing to …

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Merton

On the north wall of the nave is an excellent brass to William de Grey 1495, son and heir of William and Christian de Grey, who is kneeling with his hands held up in adoration*4; he has on full armour and an heraldic tabard. His helmet is on the floor before him; it has lost …

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Shipdham

This coat of arms for the Rev. Colby Bullock and his family is another which has been handled charmingly; the painting has been inserted in a hexafoil, the crest in the topmost foil, the others showing the Gules turned Argent mantling. The Rev. Colby Bullock died 28 September 1817, aged 66, and his wife Elizabeth …

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Colton

This coat of arms has been delightfully displayed within a carved marble surround, on a grey background. It is for Henry Daveney, who died 22 November 1771 aged 29, and his wife Susannah (nee Bradfield) who died 7 February 1819 aged 84; and also for Parham, their son, who was born 27 December 1769 but …

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Yaxham

Yaxham church has seven pews in the south aisle with a remarkable series of bench end carving depicting mythological beasts. Nothing, uncommon, you say? But these date from the early part of the twentieth century. The Pelican vulning is a common Christian symbol of renewal. The Unicorn is next.  A horse-like creature, it may have originally be …

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