Culture, General Things, Architecture, Architectural Detail, Entablature

Entablature is in Architectural Detail.

On 29 Aug 1582 Thomas St Paul died. He was buried at St Lawrence's Church Snarford [Map]. Monument to Thomas St Paul and Faith Grantham. Fine freestanding tomb chest with canopy. The sides of the tomb chest have acanthus Pilasters, the panels between contain wreathed shields. The full length recumbent albaster effigies show the man in full plate armour holding sword and prayerbook, head on helm, feet on a cushion with flowers. His wife is in a long dress with cloak and close fitting hat, holding a bible. The inscription runs round the top edge of the chest. The canopy is supported on six pillars, those at the angles being circular and bulbous, the others in the form of obelisks decorated with fishscale Paterae, with elaborate Ionic Capitals with roses in the necking. The entablature has an egg and dart frieze. Above the heads of the columns are five female and one male weepers. At the centre of the canopy is a raised altar bearing shields and surmounted by the kneeling figure of the heir clad in armour. In front kneels a larger figure of a girl. the monument is all painted and gilded.

Thomas St Paul: He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. He and Faith Grantham were married. In 1580 Thomas St Paul was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 46) at Richmond, Surrey.

After 28 Oct 1613. Monument to George St Paul 1st Baronet (deceased) and Frances Wray Countess Warwick. at St Lawrence's Church Snarford [Map]. Elizabethan Period. A base supporting the reclining figures of the deceased with composite Pillars supporting an entablature and armorial termination. In the base is a central semi-circular niche containing a carving of the deceased's daughter, flanked by niches containing mourning putti. Above on the lower step is a figure of Frances in full mourning dress with formal Ruff and hat, reclining on a cushion holding a prayer book. On the upper step he reclines in plate armour with a sword. The figures are contained in a semi-circular headed Recess with roses in the archivolt and on the back wall is an inscribed rectangular panel with scrolls and memento mori. The Pillars to either side support a frieze and entablature from which rise flaming urns and at the angles, and at the centre is a raised achievement of arms flanked by scrolled shields and obelisks. Possibly sculpted by Cornelius Cure.

On 24 Mar 1619 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick (age 59) died. His son Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 31) succeeded 2nd Earl Warwick 3C 1618, 4th Baron Rich Leez. Frances Hatton Countess Warwick (age 29) by marriage Countess Warwick.

He was buried at St Lawrence's Church Snarford [Map]. Unusual head and shoulder portrait sculpture of deceased full face, with a profile of his wife Frances Wray Countess Warwick behind, set in a circular medallion. To either side are pelleted Pilasters supporting an entablature with scrolled Cartouche of arms and flanked by heraldic supporters. The whole is painted and gilded and beneath is a panel containing an inscribed poem. Above his Arms implaled with hers. His are quartered 1&4 Rich Arms 2&3 Baldry Arms (his mother), hers quartered 1&4 Wray 2&3 Unknown. the monument is perhaps the work of Epiphanius Evesham. Sculpted by Epiphanius Evesham.

Frances Hatton Countess Warwick: In 1590 she was born to William Newport aka Hatton (age 30) and Elizabeth Gawdy (age 21). In Feb 1605 Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 17) and Frances Hatton Countess Warwick (age 15) were married. He the son of Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick (age 45) and Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire (age 42). In 1623 Frances Hatton Countess Warwick (age 33) died.

Around 1624. St Mary's Church Preston on Stour [Map]. Monument to Nicholas Stour and his two wives. Said to have been brought from St Mary's Chapel Islington, by the patron: bracketed shelf with kneeling figures, of front-facing man in armour with flanking women in profile, four Corinthian Columns of touch; entablature with armorial bearing and Cherubs holding skulls.

On 03 Sep 1634 Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice (age 82) died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall [Map]. Simple sarcophagus on pedestal with lying effigy. Pair of flanking Tuscan columns supporting a full entablature with putti on frieze and broken segmental pediment. Carved and painted achievement in and above tympanum flanked by four reclining figures of the Virtues on pediment extrados.

Above. Quarterly of eight: Coke Arms, Crispin, Folkard, Sparham, Nerford, Yarmouth, Knightley Arms and Pawe. The crest is broken. Farrer says it was: On a chapeau Azure, turned up Ermine, an ostrich Argent, holding in its mouth a horseshoe Or. The motto reads Prudens qui Patiens.

The effigy was carved by John Hargrave, the rest of the memorial was made by Nicholas Stone (age 47).

Below the effigy are three shields. Left Coke Arms implaling Paston Arms. His first wife Bridget Paston. Middle Coke Arms. Right Coke Arms impaling Cecil Arms; his second wife Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 38).

Bridget Paston: She was born to John Paston. On 13 Aug 1582 Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice (age 30) and she were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire: In 1596 she was born to William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 30) and Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 17). In 1614 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 26) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 18) were married. She the daughter of William Cecil 2nd Earl Exeter (age 48) and Elizabeth Drury Countess Exeter (age 35). He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk (age 52) and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 50). They were fourth cousins. In 1621 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 33) was created 1st Baron Howard of Charlton in Wiltshire. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 25) by marriage Baroness Howard of Charlton in Wiltshire. On 07 Feb 1626 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire (age 38) was created 1st Earl Berkshire 2C 1626. Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 30) by marriage Countess Berkshire. In 1672 Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire (age 76) died.