Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All Saints, Clehonger, Herefordshire

Finally those monuments and there is the usually collection of C17-C20 wall memorials, none particularly worthy of note here. A tomb recess in the aisle, probably late C13, contains a foliated cross coffin lid. Another half of a coffin lid with much better C13 carving survives by the organ in the SW corner of the church. Sir Richard Pembrugge founded the N transept chantry in 1341 and he lies under the arch on a recent base.The effigy is quality work, his head on a pillow supported by angels (one upper half missing) and the dog at his feet playfully chews the end of his sword. In the NW corner is a much smaller effigy of a lady - presumed to be his wife Petronella - two angels again by her pillow and with a large bird at her feet pecking at her cloak. On the west wall brasses to Sir John Barre d1483 and his wife, she turned towards him showing a shapely figure.

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