Saturday, January 19, 2008

A mainly Forest Crawl - 2b

NEWLAND [continued]
Wide nave and equally wide aisles make the interior exceedingly spacious. This spacial feel is increased by the Victorian clerestory and steep-pitched main roof. In comparison the chancel is much lower, and the dominant east window is also C19 and recalls the west window of Tintern Abbey in the valley below. The church posesses a number of monuments from the C14 onwards. Most famous is the Dean Miner brass, set on an altar tomb with two more conventional brass figures of the mid C15. There is also an incised slab with the figure of an Archer, complete with bow, and probably C17. Several tomb chests with effigies, many sadly worn or damaged. In an odd outer south chapel Sir Edward Probyn d1742, a standing monument, largely architectural and inscription, but with a rather smug-looking bust of this gentleman with long curly wig. I think the middle bit (sarcophagus to his nephew John Probyn d1773) has been inserted between bust and epitaph. The bust is shown wearing chain of office of the Exchequer, which the inscription records he was Lord Baron of the Court of the Exchequer.

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