TL4457 : Holbrook brass in Little St Mary's Church

taken 10 months ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Holbrook brass in Little St Mary's Church
Holbrook brass in Little St Mary's Church
One of two medieval brasses in the church, both of them sadly incomplete.

In the centre of the chancel there remains the lower part of a figure in academic dress with part of its inscription, indents of the lost sections and symbols of the Evangelists in the corners. This marks the burial place of John Holbrook (or Holbroke), a mathematician and astronomer, Master of Peterhouse and Chancellor of the University, who died on 12th July 1437.

A native of Suffolk (his family name probably deriving from the village of Holbrook in TM1636), he is first recorded in 1393. Towards the end of his life he became Vicar of Cherry Hinton, where he is commemorated by TL4655 : Holbrook Road. A portrait of him is extant in Peterhouse, which used the chancel of Little St Mary's as its collegiate chapel until the college built its own chapel in the 17th century.

See also TL4457 : Brass of an unknown doctor in Little St Mary's Church.
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Friday, 2 October, 2020   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 October, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
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Monument 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 448 579 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.0667N 0:7.0955E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 448 579
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