Sunday, January 20, 2008

St George, Hinton St George, Somerset 5/7

A fairly ordinary church extended in the C15 and 1815 by the Poulett family with a splendid tower and family pew and chapel respectively. The church is full of memorials to family members down the years. One of the grandest monuments is between chancel and chapel with effigies nicely spaced on a flat tomb chest under a thankfully tall canopy. Beyond curtains which when parted revealed the treasure house beyond. A pair of monuments in the north wall reuse pairs of effigies from earlier monuments, one on the west wall was thrown out from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London in the C18, but the one on the east wall is jaw-dropping. [continued above]

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