Wooden Effigy - St Mary - Ashwell, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 42.864 W 000° 43.187
30U E 654023 N 5842940
Quick Description: A wooden effigy of a Knight, circa 1320 - possibly Robert or Thomas Touchet - in St Mary's church, Ashwell.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/28/2020 1:20:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM12WTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 2

Long Description:
A wooden effigy of a Knight, circa 1320 - possibly Robert or Thomas Touchet - in St Mary's church, Ashwell. This family held the Manor of Ashwell from reign of Edward II. It is a cross-legged wooden monumental effigy in hauberk, mail hose, surcoat, girdle and coif of mail, the head resting on cushions and a lion at the feet.

"Fryer, Wooden Mont. Effigies (Arch. lxi, 544 (visit link) ), where the figure is thus described: 'In hauberk with gambeson beneath, mail hose, surcoat reaching to knees, girdle, coif of mail with narrow fillet round temples, sword belt (2 in.) with sword (1 ft. 11 in. remaining) on left side, spurs (pricks gone) and straps. Hands in prayer, right leg crossed over left, lion (mutilated) at feet, and two cushions under head. Face, hands, and other portions somewhat decayed. Length 6 ft. 1 in.'"

SOURCE - (visit link)
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1320

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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