OLD HUNSTANTON

St Margaret’s Church

There is an altar tomb at the east end of the north aisle that was at one time in the centre of the chancel. It has a Latin inscription that asks for the reader to pray for the souls of Roger Le Strange and many others of the Le Strange family. It is adorned with a likeness in brass, two corner shields, plus arms on the tabard of the figure and the figures in the eight canopied niches alongside. Around the tomb itself are eight brass shields that are coloured.

[ (5) = Gules, two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet Or, one of six Le Strange arms]
At the corners of the brass upon the table, only two shields remain, their clarity has been lost though erosion:
1. Quarterly 1 and 4, Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or.] 2 and 3, HEYDON – Quarterly Argent and Gules, a cross engrailed counter-changed.
2. Quarterly 1 and 4, Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or.] 2 and 3, MORIEUX of Suffolk(1) – [Azure,] on a bend [Argent,] seven billets [Sable.]
On the tabard of the main figure,

Quarterly of eight:- 1 and 8, Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or.]- 2. VERNON – [Or,] on a fess [Azure,] three garbs [Or,] 3, WALKFARE – [Argent,] a Lion rampant [Sable,] on the shoulder a mullet [Argent,] 4,MORIEUX of Suffolk(1) – [Azure,] on a bend [Argent,] seven billets [Sable,] 5, Blank, 6, RUSHBROOKE – [Sable,] a fess between three roses [Or,] 7, CAMOYS – [Or,] on a chief [Gules,] three plates. Crest: A Lion statant guardant Or, – Le Strange.

Upon the tabards of the figures in the niches:
1. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling VERNON – [Or,] on a fess [Azure,] three garbs [Or.]
2. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling CAMOYS – [Or,] on a chief [Gules,] three plates.
3. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling Quarterly 1 -and 4, WALKFARE – [Argent,] a Lion rampant [Sable,] on the shoulder a mullet [Argent,] 2 and 3, MORIEUX of Suffolk(1) – [Azure,] on a bend [Argent,] seven billets [Sable.]
4. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling Quarterly 1 and 4, Plain. (? for Pike), 2 and 3, RUSHBROOKE – [Sable,] a fess between three roses [Or.]
5. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling blank.
6. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling BREWES – [Ermine,] a Lion rampant [Gules.]
7. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling DRURY – [Argent,] on a chief [Vert,] a tau between two mullets pierced [Or.]
8. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or] impaling HEYDON – Quarterly [Argent and Gules,] a cross engrailed counter-changed.
Around the base are the following shields:
9. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or.]

Le Strange

10, 12 & 14. A dexter and sinister hand couped at the wrist, clasped proper, the crest of Le Strange.
11. Quarterly Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or,] 2 and 3, MORIEUX of Suffolk(1) – [Azure,] on a bend  [Argent,] seven billets [Sable.]

Le Strange quartering Morieux

13. Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or.]
14. Quarterly 1 and 4, Le STRANGE(5) – [Gules,] two Lions passant in pale debruised by a bendlet [Or,] 2 and 3, MORIEUX of Suffolk(2) – [Azure,] on a bend [Argent,] nine billets * [Sable,] impaling HEYDON – Quarterly [Argent and Gules,] a cross engrailed counter-changed.

*The Morieux arms are normally found with seven billets.

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