10 June 2018 - All Saints' Church, Strelley, Nottinghamshire

Monument to Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy

Early Plate Period (Bascinet) 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

Monument to John Strelley 1456-1501 and Sanchia Willoughby 1452-1533

Early Tudor Period. Described as the finest alabaster monument in the country. Chellaston alabaster.

Bare headed, bobbed hair to the shoulder. Feet resting on a Lion, two fine beadsmen, one male, one female.

Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling.

Four arms above the effigies represent, from left to right:

Strelley impaled Kempe - his father Robert Strelley 1423-1488 and his mother Isabel Kempe -1459

Strelley impaled Willoughby - John and his wife

Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley -1430 and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint

Strelley impaled Stanhope - John's paternal grandfather Robert Strelley 1397-1430 and grandmother Agnes Stanhope