Reredos - Parish Church of All Saints - Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK
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N 52° 53.202 W 001° 46.032
30U E 582948 N 5860378
Quick Description: The reredos carved in relief is located in the Parish Church of All Saints on Main Road in Sudbury.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/13/2022 6:27:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM15JHM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
All Saints Church is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Derby. The church is located adjacent to Sudbury Hall ancestral home of the Vernon family now owned by the National Trust.

All Saints Church is a Grade II* listed building that dates from, C12, early C14, early C15, 1827 and extensive restoration 1872-5 by George Devey. A full detailed description of the church by British Listed Buildings can be seen at the following link: (visit link)

The reredos is located in the chancel and is mentioned in a leaflet from the church that reads as follows;
"The reredos a good example of Alabaster work. It was executed in 1885 to the memory of the 6th Lord Vernon. (visit link)
The alabaster reredos is carved in relief. At the centre it features the figure of Jesus on the cross with two figures standing on either side. The centre piece is surrounded by a rectangular carved frame decorated with leaves. Two smaller rectangular frames are located to either side, each one features an angel standing holding a small banner.

There has been a church at Sudbury since before the Domesday survey, although the church as it stands now was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries. The church was later enlarged and restored in the 19th century. The Norman south doorway and a small window in the chapel remain.
The Church was extensively restored by the 6th Lord Vernon's architect, George Devey, in 1873-83. The tower was raised, windows replaced and pews installed. There are fine family monuments in the church, some dating from as early as the 1600s. A church has existed on this site since the Early Middle Ages.
The east window was a gift from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as Queen Adelaide had lived at Sudbury Hall.
The church contains numerous memorials and monuments of the Vernon family. One particularly touching one is an oval plaque showing two children who died in 1862- they are shown sleeping, with a few trails of blossom surrounding them. (visit link)

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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1885

Where is this sculpture?:
Parish Church of All Saints, Main Road, Sudbury, Derbyshire, UK

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