Category Archives: HOLT DEANERY

Letheringsett

Herbert Arthur Cozens-Hardy¬†was the fourth Baron Cozens-Hardy, also living at Letheringsett Hall.. He was appointed OBE, and was a JP; Deputy Lieutenant for the County Palatine of Lancaster; and he had the unusual title of Bailif of Egle in the Order of St. John. He was born 8 June 1907, and died unmarried on 11 …

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Briningham

Briningham church is hidden away, a quiet unassuming small church, the family church of the Breretons. It has little of interest except for a memorial tucked away behind the east end in the ‘dormitory’. There are a number of broken, sunken, and neglected graves at the foot of the east wall, with no obvious names, …

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Baconsthorpe

The Heydon family came from a town of the same name; Thomas de Heydon was an itinerant justice in 1221; the law continued to be a major family occupation. In 1431, John Heydon of Baconsthorpe was made Recorder of Norwich, and was a feoffee (a trustee or legal manager of an estate owned by others) …

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Heydon Monument

An elegant monument at the east end of the south aisle, with the figures of Sir William Heydon in full armour, spurred but without helmet or sword, and behind him, his wife with head-dress and large ruff; they are kneeling on decorated cushions coloured pink above and green below. The arches of pink marble are …

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