Feet Resting On

Feet Resting On is in Church Monument Details.

Bedesman

On 02 Mar 1484 Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (56) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.

On 20 Oct 1490 Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (53) died. She was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.

Monument to Ralph and Elizabeth. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Fluted Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the Yorkist Boar Pendant (boar of Richard III) on his Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Suns and Roses Collar. Fine Sabatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the Bedesman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Horned Headdress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Swirling Tail. Chunky Lions Mane. Chest with Weepers holding Shields.

After 10 May 1490 Alice Southill 1460-1490 was buried at Church of St Peter and St Paul Exton. After 05 Nov 1524 John Harrington 1480-1524 was buried with his wife. Monument Tudor Period. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Esses and Roses Collar. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Probably Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Chunky Lions Mane. Swirling Tail.

On 30 May 1499 John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (57) died. Fluted Period. Alabaster Monument at Salisbury Cathedral.

Fluted armour typified by having no headwear, being clean shaven, a breastplate in two pieces and the neck protected by a standard. Damaged angel, its head removed, holding the cushion on which his head rests. He wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with large Esses. Ringed fingers.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Shoulder Garter.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Leg Garter and poleyn.

Mutilated Lion at his feet with its head missing. The figure beneath his right foot appears to be a Bedesman. That beneath his left foot may be the remains of the means by which a bedesman was originally fixed to the foot. What appears to be a birds foot lying across the lions body is the tail of the lion.

In or after 1526. Monument to John ap Ellis Eyton -1526. Alabaster Monument. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

Detail of his head. Categorised as Fluted Period. Note the absence of headwear, his being clean shaven and the standard protecting the neck all of which define the Fluted Period.

Before it was damaged this was a dog chewing at the hem of her dress; also indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

She wearing a Gabled Headress.

Tudor Roses on his sword pommel.

Bedesman and Swirling Tail both indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

A curious lion at his feet. Unlikely the carver had ever seen a lion.

Lancastrian Esses Collar.

Detail of the orle, mantling and what remains of the crest on his Great Helm. Difficult to tell what it was originally.

Bulls Head

After 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland 1550-1606 sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Both wearing a Ruff.

Detail of the sculpture of their only child Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (12).

His feet resting on a Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck - a change from the Unicorn seen on earlier Manners effigies.

Detail of his Leg Garter and his Poleyn and Shoulder Garter.

Detail of her Ermine lined mantle and hands clasped in prayer.

Her arms quarterd 1&4 Holcroft 2 Unknown? A squirrel, possibly fox, eating what may be a nut. 3 A black bird and an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.

On 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1551-1588 (37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland 1553-1595 (35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 (38)

Detail of the Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck on which his feet rest, and the Lion on which her feet rest.

Detail of the Biographical panels.

Armorial above the monument showing top row: Manners Augmented, Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir],
2nd Row: Beauchamp, Beaumont, Berkeley, Lisle
3rd Row: Unknown, Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, Tiptoft, Powys aka Charlton
4th Row: Badlesmere, Vaux, Todeni [Albini ancient] Arms, Daubeney.

Eagle

On 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Dennington. Monument to William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf 1390-1447 (50). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with IHC NASARE Lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.

Lion

After 22 Mar 1354. Monument to Edmund Cornwall 1280-1354 at St Mary's Church Burford. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feet resting on a Lion. Curious laminated gorget.

On 19 Nov 1473 Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 (73) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Suns and Roses Collar. Feet resting on a Lion. Chunky Lions Mane. Chest with Weepers. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Suns and Roses Collar.

On 02 Mar 1484 Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (56) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.

On 20 Oct 1490 Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (53) died. She was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.

Monument to Ralph and Elizabeth. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Fluted Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the Yorkist Boar Pendant (boar of Richard III) on his Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Suns and Roses Collar. Fine Sabatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the Bedesman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Horned Headdress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Swirling Tail. Chunky Lions Mane. Chest with Weepers holding Shields.

After 10 May 1490 Alice Southill 1460-1490 was buried at Church of St Peter and St Paul Exton. After 05 Nov 1524 John Harrington 1480-1524 was buried with his wife. Monument Tudor Period. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Esses and Roses Collar. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Probably Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Chunky Lions Mane. Swirling Tail.

After 22 Jan 1502 John Strelley 1456-1502 was buried at All Saints' Church Strelley. Monument to John Strelley 1456-1502 and Sanchia Willoughby 1452-1533. Fluted Period. Described as the finest alabaster monument in the country. Chellaston alabaster. Bobbed hair to the shoulder. Feet resting on a Lion, two fine Bedesmen, one male, one female;possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. Four arms above the effigies represent, from left to right: Strelley impaled Kempe - his father Robert Strelley 1423-1488 and his mother Isabel Kempe -1459, Strelley Arms impaled Willoughby - John and his wife, Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley -1430 and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint.

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 in St Andrew's Church Wingfield. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. Chunky Lions Mane.

On 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1551-1588 (37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland 1553-1595 (35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 (38)

Detail of the Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck on which his feet rest, and the Lion on which her feet rest.

Detail of the Biographical panels.

Armorial above the monument showing top row: Manners Augmented, Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir],
2nd Row: Beauchamp, Beaumont, Berkeley, Lisle
3rd Row: Unknown, Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, Tiptoft, Powys aka Charlton
4th Row: Badlesmere, Vaux, Todeni [Albini ancient] Arms, Daubeney.

Manticore

Around 1560. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch. Monument to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1560 (46) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (49) by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. Chest tomb with five sons on one side, five daughters on the other side, and eldest son on the end. Elizabethan Period. Leg Garter. Garter Robes. Widow's Barbe. Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar. Feet resting on the Manticore badge of the Hasting's family.

Inscription: "Here lyeth ye corps of Francys late Erle of Hutyngdun, Lord Hastyngs, Hungerford, Botreaux, Molyns, and Moyles, Knight of ye honorable order of ye Garter, which deceased ye XXth daye of June ao Dni 1561: and ye ladie Katheryn, Countisse of Hutyngdon his wife, which deceased ye XXIIId daye of Sepbr anno dni 1576". Moved at least twice. Some restoration.

Otter

After 1262. St Mary's Church Boyton. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval Period effigy. Alexander fought on the Seventh Crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the Giffard on the shield with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms. Right Leg over Left.

Swans Effigies

After 02 May 1377. Exeter Cathedral. Monument to Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377 and Margaret Bohun Countess Devon 1311-1391. Note the de Bohun Swans Effigies on which her feet rest.

Unicorn

After 20 Sep 1543. Alabaster Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Chest with Weepers. Monument sculpted by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent.

Detail of his head with a short haircut and beard. He wearing a circlet, possibly coronet. His head resting on a Great Helm with Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of his Leg Garter, Shoulder Garter and his Knots and Encircled Sheilds Collar Livery Collar.

Her feet on a Griffin. His feet resting on a Unicorn, with its horn missing.

His Mitten Gauntlets with the cloven-hooved foot of the Unicorn visible.

Detail of his Great Helm with Cap of Maintenance and the Manners Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of the panels of the chest.

Detail of her dress with fastenings, heart locket, hands crasped in prayer.

After 17 Sep 1563. Alabaster Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland -1559 at St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Monument an unusual Table Tomb with their effigies beneath surmounted by effigies of their children. The table may once have been raised in the same way as the one at St Lawrence's Church Snarford to Thomas St Paul -1582 which may be by the same carver.

His arms showing quarterly: 1&4: Manners Augmented.
2nd: Top Row: Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir], Bottom Row: Todeni [Albini ancient], Daubeney, Badlesmere.
3rd Quarterly: 1 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 2 Tiptoft, 3 Vaux 4 Powys aka Charlton.

Her arms. Quartered 1&4 Neville, 2 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 4 Neville Ancient Arms.

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of their children.

Detail of the corner of the pediment on which the arms are displayed decorated with fruit and detail of one of the legs of the table.

Detail of his armour, in his right hand a prayer-book, his left hand clutching his sword.

Detail of the St George Pendant Pendant signifying his being a Knight of the Order of the Garter.

Detail of the Unicorn on which his feet rest and Lion on which her feet rest.

Wyvern

On 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Dennington. Monument to William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf 1390-1447 (50). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with IHC NASARE Lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.