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photoblog image A visit to Wichenford

A visit to Wichenford

Against the north chancel wall is an alabaster altar tomb with 2 effigies in 17th Century  armour, one lying upon the slab, one fitted into the space beneath; behind are kneeling figures of 2 women in round-headed arched recesses on Ionic columns with full entablature
above; all ornately panelled and decorated with 4 coats of arms, the highest
central one belonging to the Washbourne family. An inscription records that
John Washbourne had the monument built for himself, his 2 wives and his father,
who lies beneath; the tomb was restored and repainted in 1863. 

A visit to Wichenford

Against the north chancel wall is an alabaster altar tomb with 2 effigies in 17th Century  armour, one lying upon the slab, one fitted into the space beneath; behind are kneeling figures of 2 women in round-headed arched recesses on Ionic columns with full entablature
above; all ornately panelled and decorated with 4 coats of arms, the highest
central one belonging to the Washbourne family. An inscription records that
John Washbourne had the monument built for himself, his 2 wives and his father,
who lies beneath; the tomb was restored and repainted in 1863. 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 26 May 2017, 00:47
He was a bit of a poseur, heh!
Bill Phillips: He was clearly intent on being remembered
Even so, you can't take it with you!
Bill Phillips: We arrive with nothing and we leave with nothing
Well it makes a good subject for photography!
Bill Phillips: Little did he know
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 May 2017, 04:52
They did a great job re-painting the tomb, the colours are great. Love the dogs at the feet of their 'master'.. I wonder if the dog 'goes with him' after his master dies??
Bill Phillips: I hope not Lady P!
One of the best ones I've ever seen, Bill. WOW!
Bill Phillips: It is a bit posh innit?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 May 2017, 06:27
An exceptionally fine monument from the look of things
Bill Phillips: It was quite unexpected in a modest parish church
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 May 2017, 06:48
What an unusual layout for a tomb. It seems to have been very well restored
Bill Phillips: I have never seen one like it before
The bottom chap looks like he is pushing up to stop the one above from crushing him.
Bill Phillips: I hadn't noticed that chad but it does
  • Alan
  • Carlisle
  • 26 May 2017, 08:02
That's impressive; I like the strong colours. I would have stuffed the two wives underneath, though, to make more room for the menfolk.
Bill Phillips: At least the blokes get to lie down
I have been in sevearl churches over recent times where similar memorials have been built. I believe they were very popular around the time this was made.
Bill Phillips: That's interesting Brian. I have clearly been going to the wrong churches grin
the pillow makes it look very uncomfortable on the neck, Bill. very nice exposure.
Bill Phillips: It wouldn't work for me Ayush that's for sure grin
A very fine restoration job!
Bill Phillips: I was impressed Tom

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