Alabaster Monument

Alabaster Monument is in Church Monuments.

After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 was buried at Belvoir Priory. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Scabbard with IHS. Wire Wrapped Grip. Hip Belt.

Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

Detail of decorated Orle and Vervelle Cover.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.

On 30 May 1499 John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (57) died. Fluted Period. Alabaster Monument at Salisbury Cathedral.

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.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Leg Garter and poleyn.

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.

On 13 Mar 1518 Thomas Babington 1449-1518 (69) died at Ashover. He was buried at All Saints Church Ashover.

Monument to Thomas Babington 1449-1518 (69) and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511 (61). Excellent painted alabaster monument of the Tudor 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.

Dogs chewing at her dress suggests Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent carved the monument.

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.

Babington impaled Fitzherbert.

In or after 1526. Monument to John ap Ellis Eyton -1526. Alabaster Monument. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

Detail of his head. Categorised as Fluted Period. Note the absence of headwear, his being clean shaven and the standard protecting the neck all of which define the Fluted Period.

Before it was damaged this was a dog chewing at the hem of her dress; also indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

She wearing a Gabled Headress.

Tudor Roses on his sword pommel.

Bedesman and Swirling Tail both indicative of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.

A curious lion at his feet. Unlikely the carver had ever seen a lion.

Lancastrian Esses Collar.

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 Rutland 1492-1543 and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Chest with Weepers. Monument sculpted by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent.

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 his Leg Garter, Shoulder Garter and his Knots and Encircled Sheilds Collar Livery Collar.

Her feet on a Griffin. His feet resting on a Unicorn, with its horn missing.

His Mitten Gauntlets with the cloven-hooved foot of the Unicorn visible.

Detail of his Great Helm with Cap of Maintenance and the Manners 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 Rutland 1526-1563 and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland -1559 at St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

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 to Thomas St Paul -1582 which may be by the same carver.

His arms showing quarterly: 1&4: Manners Augmented.
2nd: Top Row: Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir], Bottom Row: Todeni [Albini ancient], Daubeney, Badlesmere.
3rd Quarterly: 1 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 2 Tiptoft, 3 Vaux 4 Powys aka Charlton.

Her arms. Quartered 1&4 Neville, 2 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 4 Neville Ancient Arms.

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.

After 1588. St Peter's Church Shelford. Alabaster Monument to Anne Rawson 1515-1588. Carved by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

The quartered Stanhope impaled with Rawson Arms: Gules, a four square castle in perspective with as many towers and cupolas one at each angle or standing in water azure.

Detail of her Bongrace.

Dress folds typical of Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

After 1603. Church of St John the Baptist Ashley. Monument to Gilbert Gerard 1534-1593 and Anne Ratclyffe 1539-1603. A large alabaster rib-vaulted canopy with round arches at either end and obelisks above over two recumbent effigies.