Culture, General Things, Church Monuments, Alabaster Monument
Alabaster Monument is in Church Monuments.
After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.
Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.
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.
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.
Monument to Thomas Babington of Dethick (age 69) and Editha Fitzherbert. Excellent painted alabaster monument of the Fluted Period with the colours much refreshed. Carved by Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings.
She wearing a Gabled Headress with long lappets.
He in civilian clothes with a purse (aka scrip aka gypciere) hanging from his belt.
The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers on the sides are believed to represent Thomas and Editha's children, possibly fourteen, and their respective spouses. Those on the ends appear to be Saints and Angels with the one in the middle possible St Catherine. The chest tomb now abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible.
John ap Ellis Eyton: In 1526 he died.
She wearing a Gabled Headress.
Tudor Roses on his sword pommel.
A curious lion at his feet. Unlikely the carver had ever seen a lion.
Detail of the orle, mantling and what remains of the crest on his Great Helm. Difficult to tell what it was originally.
After 20 Sep 1543. Alabaster Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland (age 48) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].
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 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 of Rutland (deceased) and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].
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 [Map] to Thomas St Paul which may be by the same carver.
His arms showing quarterly: 1&4: Manners Augmented Arms.
2nd: Top Row: Ros Arms, Roet Arms, Trusbutt [or Belvoir], Bottom Row: Todeni [Albini ancient], Daubeney Arms, Badlesmere Arms.
3rd Quarterly: 1 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397 Arms, 2 Tiptoft Arms, 3 Vaux ArmsPowys Arms aka Charlton.
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.
The Manners Peacock Crest.
Detail of the Heart locket on her necklace and his St George Pendant.
After 1603. Church of St John the Baptist, Ashley [Map]. Monument to Gilbert Gerard and Anne Ratclyffe (deceased). A large alabaster rib-vaulted canopy with round arches at either end and obelisks above over two recumbent effigies.
Gilbert Gerard: Around 1534 he was born to James Gerard of Astley and Margaret Holcroft at Sudbury. In or before 1555 Gilbert Gerard and Anne Ratclyffe were married. On 04 Feb 1593 Gilbert Gerard died at Ashley, Staffordshire.