Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget)

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

In 1390 Sampson Strelley was buried at All Saints' Church. Monument to Sampson and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Finely made in Chellaston alabaster. The detail of the mail incomplete. Bascinet, no orle, moustache. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. She wearing an early form of Crespine Headress. Holding Hands.

In 1399 William Mainwaring was buried at St Mary's Church. Monument Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest.

After 1418. St. Dubricius Church. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington and Elizabeth Courtenay Baroness Bonville. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress.

After 1423. St John the Baptist Church. Thurstan de Bower -1423 and Margaret. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Basinet with decorated orle and writing. She wearing a Crespine Headress.

After 1426 All Saints Church. Monument to Richard Redman Master of the Horse and Elizabeth Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress.

After 1432St Chad's Church. Monument to Ralph Longford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle.

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. St Oswalds Church.

After 1439. All Saints Church. Monument to William Rhyther and Sybil Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Crespine Headress.

After 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf was buried at St Mary's Church. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). 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 orle and IHC lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.

On 15 Nov 1448 Hugh Willoughby was buried at St Mary & All Saints Church. Monument to Hugh Willoughby and Margaret Freville. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Arse Girdle. Butterfly Headress.

After 1488. St Marys and St Nicholas Church. Monument to William Bulkeley and Ellen Griffith. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Finely made in alabaster.

After 1554. St Mary the Virgin Church. Believed to be a Monument to John Anne but the armour would suggest it is around a hundred years or so earlier than his death in 1554. Finely carved in alabaster. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

The armour of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) was developed after experience in battle had shown the throat vulnerable. A Gorget was added, attached to the Bascinet, to protect the throat.