Monthly Archives: February, 2014


CRANWORTH church has a great deal of heraldry, mostly of the Gurdon family who lived at Letton Hall. A tablet in the north aisle with eight coloured shields, for Brampton Gurdon of Letton, died 3 November 1769, aged 62  The inscription is confusing, but the descent is: John Gurdon of Assington, Suffolk (whose mother was …

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Royal College of Midwives

Rodney Chapman has kindly drawn my attention to an armorial window in the Chapel at Beetley. It has a delightful coat of arms, in memory of Gillian Mary Barnard, who lived from 1937 to 1986. Within a flowered border, it has two midwives as supporters, the dexter one cradling an infant and with a bunch …

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