SK9551 : Memorial Brass, St Swithun's church, Leadenham

taken 6 years ago, near to Leadenham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Memorial Brass, St Swithun's church, Leadenham
Memorial Brass, St Swithun's church, Leadenham
A memorial brass to Elizabeth Beresford who died in 1624 aged 32. She had three children. The Beresfords were Lord of the Manor at the time.
St Swithun's church, Leadenham

St Swithun's Church at Leadenham is a Grade I listed church dating from C13 with further alterations or additions in the C14 and C15 and 1841 and the C20.
The church is constructed of Limestone ashlar with lead roofs.
The church consists of a 4 stage west tower and spire, nave with aisles and porches, a chancel and a north vestry. Above a battlemented parapet on the tower are gargoyles and pinnacles topped with a C15 crocketed spire with 3 sets of alternating lucarnes. The C19 chancel roof was hand painted by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in 1841 and the pews and pulpit are C19.
In the chancel floor are 2 brasses to Elizabeth Beresford 1624 and to Margaret Beresford 1635.
On the east wall a C17 high relief Beresford coat of arms, and on the north wall a plaque topped by a coat of arms to Charles Beresford 1716. There are 2 wall tablets to Ellis Key 1756 and William Key 1752 on the west wall of the south aisle, there is another monument to Lady Jane Sherard 1856 on the south wall in low relief of a lady weeping over an urn. In the north aisle a similar monument to Frances Welby, and 2 Gothic monuments to General John Reeve 1864 and William Reeve 1820.

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Tuesday, 10 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 November, 2015
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WGS84: 53:3.2687N 0:35.0185W
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