Medieval

Periods

Early Medieval

After 1262. Monument to Alexander Giffard. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard. Early Medieval effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent the Three Lions Passant, being differenced with a Label Five Points across the chief indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms. [Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262]

After 1282. Monument to William "The Younger" Valence. Early Medieval. Crossed Legs. A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring. [Monument to William "The Younger" Valence -1282]

After 1325. Monument to Richard Bugge. Early Medieval. Crossed Legs. [Monument to Richard Bugge 1261-1325]

After 1338. Monument to Peter Saltmarsh. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left.. [Monument to Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338]

After 1366. Monument to Edmund Thweng. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left. [Monument to Edmund Thweng -1366]

Before 1400. Effigy of Ingelramus de Waleys. Early Medieval. When the tomb was opened a chamber measuring 4' x 1'6 by 1' was found beneath the effigy. The chamber contained a dismembered skeleton and fragments of red leather believed to be the bag in which Ingelramus' bones were brought back from the Holy Land for burial. [Ingelramus de Waleys]

Effigy of Unknown Knight. Early Medieval Period as typified by the chain mail wearing, crossed legs.

Camail and Jupon Period

After 1349. Monument to John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby and his wife Joan Roscelyn. Camail and Jupon Period. [Monument to John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1303-1349 and his wife Joan Roscelyn]

After 1358. John Foljambe 1358. Camail and Jupon Period.

After 1361. Monument to John Wingfield. Camail and Jupon Period. He a veteran of the Battle of Crecy. [Monument to John Wingfield 1320-1361]

After 1369. Monument to Richard Willoughby. Camail and Jupon Period. [Monument to Richard Willoughby -1369]

After 1372. Monument to John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby Eresby. Camail and Jupon Period. [Monument to John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1323-1372]

After 1373. Monument to Nicholas II Longford. Camail and Jupon Period. [Monument to Nicholas II Longford 1334-1373]

After 1375. Tomb of Richard Pembridge. Camail and Jupon Period. [Tomb of Richard Pembridge 1320-1375]

After 1387. Monument to Hugh Segrave Lord Treasurer. Camail and Jupon Period

After 1401. Monument to Nicholas III Longford. Camail and Jupon Period. Curious helm crest which at first sight appears to be surmounted with three mushrooms but on closer inspection are rounded plumes of feathers; the Longford Crest. [Monument to Nicholas III Longford 1351-1401]

After 1403. Monument to Edmund Cockayne and his first wife Margaret Longford. Camail and Jupon Period. Cockerel Crest. [Monument to Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 and his first wife Margaret Longford]

Monument to William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke. Camail and Jupon Period. On his head he wears the pointed bascinet with a camail (or aventail) ie the curtain of mail suspended from the helmet and falling over the shoulders to protect the neck. The jupon under which his coat of chain mail may be seen. His sword belt is low on his jupon, horizontal. [Monument to William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 1321-1359]

Monument to John Marmion -1387 and Elizabeth St Quentin -1400. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle. Feathered Crest.

Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period

After 1390. Monument to Guy de Brienne -1390. Alabaster with, unusually, portraits rather than a generic face. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period.

After 1390. Monument to Sampson Strelley and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period 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 Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy]

After 1391. Monument to Thomas Arderne and Catherine Stafford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Holding Hands. [Monument to Thomas Arderne 1337-1391 and Catherine Stafford 1338-1392]

After 1394. Monument to Hugh Calveley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Finely carved Calf's Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Arse Girdle. [Monument to Hugh Calveley -1394]

After 1396. Monument to Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby Eresby and his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baron Latimer Corby. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Remarkable helm on which the Baron's head rests. The effigy of a bearded man, possibly generic. The presence of a coronet or crown may suggest the face is that of Edward III King England in whose reign Robert died. Excellent orle around the Baron's bascinet. [Monument to Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1349-1396 and his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baron Latimer Corby 1357-1395]

After 1399. Monument to William Mainwaring. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest. [Monument to William Mainwaring -1399]

After 1414. Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414]

After 1418. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington and Elizabeth Courtenay. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress. [John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay -1471]

After 1419. Monument to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. He died during the Siege of Harfleur. His eldest son Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk died a month later at the Battle of Agincourt. [Monument to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford 1376-1419]

After 1421. Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest (now missing; the feet are remaining). Arse Girdle. [Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421]

After 1423. Monument to John Stanley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Maiden's Face Buckle. Eagle and Baby Crest; the legend associated with Sir John's descent from his ancestor, Sir Thomas Latham, whose wanted his barren wife to adopt his illegitimate son so he placed the baby in a nearby eagle's nest and his was delighted with this 'miracle' and took the child as her own. [Monument to John Stanley 1423-1474]

After 1423. Thurstan de Bower -1423 and Margaret. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Basinet with decorated orle and writing.

After 1425. Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland and his wives Margaret Stafford and Joan Beaufort. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period [Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 and his wives Margaret Stafford 1364-1396 and Joan Beaufort 1379-1440]

After 1426. Monument to Richard Redman and Elizabeth Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar albeit interwoven with another device. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress. [Monument to Richard Redman 1350-1426 and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417]

After 1432. Monument to Ralph Longford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle [Monument to Ralph Longford 1400-1432]

After 1435. Monument to Edmund Cornwall. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Edmund Cornwall 1382-1435]

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. [Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438]

After 1439. Monument to William Rhyther and Sybil Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Crespine Headress. [Monument to William Rhyther 1359-1426 and Sybil Aldeburgh 1363-1439]

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

After 1448. Monument to Hugh Willoughby and Margaret Freville. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Arse Girdle. Butterfly Headress [Monument to Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 and Margaret Freville 1401-1493]

Fluted Period

After 1465. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin. At the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds[1]. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell]

After 1473. Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar with the only extant example of the Yorkist Boar (as in Roman name for York = Ebor) pendant. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473]

After 1477. Monument to Humphrey Blount and Elizabeth Winnington. Fluted Period. He wearing a Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. She wearing a fine Butterfly Headresswith large flap as also detailed in the weepers. Finely made folds at the foot of her dress with Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to Humphrey Blount 1421-1477 and Elizabeth Winnington]

After 1487. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Percy. Fluted Period. Alabaster chest tomb with a fine array of weepers, possibly their children although too many, women one side, nine men the other, one of which appears with angels wings, possible children and spouses. He wearing a variation of the Lancastrian Esses Collar collar being SOSOS. Clean shaved, no bascinet, his head resting on a helm with bulls head crest. His armour plate over which there appears to be, unusually for the period, a tabard. The left hand side of his face appears disfigured. Possibly a war wound. She wearing the widow's barbe. Note. Gardner describes this monument as being to Sir John Nevill of Womersley, died 1482. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1452-1487 and Margaret Percy 1447-]

After 1488. Monument to William Bulkeley and Ellen Griffith. Fluted Period. Finely made in alabaster. [Monument to William Bulkeley 1418-1488 and Ellen Griffith]

After 1488. Monument to Thomas Cockayne. A curious monument insofar as it half-life sized apparently as a result of his dying before his father. Killed in a fight, or duel, with his in-law Thomas Burdett over inheritance or dower. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Cockerel Crest. [Monument to Thomas Cockayne 1451-1488]

After 1502. Monument to Richard Croft 1437-1502 and Anne or Agnes Fox -1509. Finely made in alabaster. Fluted Period. [Monument to Richard Croft 1437-1502 and Anne or Agnes Fox -1509]

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk and Elizabeth York. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to John Pole Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York 1444-1503]

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1526. Monument to William Smythe, Anne Staunton and Isabel Neville. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

After 1540. Monument to John Blount and Catherine Peshall. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Long bobbed hair, no facial hair. Bare hands; gauntlets at the right side of the legs. She wearing a short Gabled Headress. Chest tomb somewhat of the wrong period ie Renaissance suggesting this may be a replacement effigy, or re-used. Probably carved by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to John Blount 1469-1531 and Catherine Peshall -1540]

After 1554. Monument to John Anne. Finely carved in alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Anne -1554]

Monument to John Curzon. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar [Monument to John Curzon -1406]

Monument to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke. Fluted Period. His pauldrons (shoulder plates), are unusual in their style. His arms are fully encased in plate with a couter (or coude) protecting the elbow joint. Fine detail of the straps that held the armour in place may be seen on the underarms. A gorget, or neck armour, has replaced the camail. His head is, very unusually, bare as is his face, his hair cut in the style so typical of portraits of Henry V. Gardner1 states It is a remarkable fact that before 1440 the bare-headed warrior is almost unknown, while after 1455 the helmeted knight is almost equally rare. This may suggest the effigy was made somewhat after John's death or, possibly, that the effigy has been incorrectly assigned. His head rests on the decorated tournament helm. He wears the Lancastrian Esses Collar. John had supported the usurpation of Richard II by Henry IV in the 1390s; staunch Lancastrians. John had married, in 1407, Elizabeth Ferrers, daughter of Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. Two sword belts: diagonal (bawdric) and horizontal. The jupon, beneath the waist has been replaced by a fauld; horizontal strips of metal that wrap around.

Early Tudor Period

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

After 1526. Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood and Elizabeth Huddlestone. Early Tudor Period. Tudor Livery Collar. Dogs Head Crest. She wearing a simple  headdress with veil falling low on the shoulders. [Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood 1455-1510 and Elizabeth Huddlestone 1450-1526]

After 1533. Monument to John Strelley and Sanchia Willoughby. 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 and his mother Isabel Kempe
Strelley impaled Willoughby - John and his wife
Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint

Monument to John Curzon and Joan Bagot. Early Tudor Period. Eagle Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to John Curzon 1380-1456 and Joan Bagot]

Middle Tudor Period

After 1561. Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon and Catherine Pole. Middle Tudor Period. Leg Garter. Feet resting on Manticore. The Manticore being the badge of the Hasting's family. [Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 and Catherine Pole 1511-1576]

After 1563. Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and his wife Margaret Neville. Middle Tudor Period. Both alabaster effigies appear to have originally had a coronet of an Earl that has since been damaged. His head on a tournament helm, hers on a scroll. He holding a prayer book, she, possibly, a book of hours. An alter table tomb with scultures of the children on the top. Leg Garter. [Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 and Margaret Neville -1559]

Elizabethan Period

After 1570. Monument to John Shirley. Elizabethan Period. Sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. [Monument to John Shirley 1533-1570]

After 1579. Monument to Thomas Richards 1516-1579 and Elizabeth Fiennes. Finely made in alabaster. Elizabethan Period. [Monument to Thomas Richards 1516-1579 and Elizabeth Fiennes 1523-1603]

After 1582. Monument to Catherine Willoughby 12th Baron Willoughby Eresby and Richard Bertie. Elizabethan Period

After 1592. Memorial to Christopher Wray and Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Period. [Memorial to Christopher Wray 1524-1592 and Anne Girlington]

After 1592. Memorial to Thomas Cockayne and his wife Dorothy Ferrers. Elizabethan Period. [Memorial to Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 and his wife Dorothy Ferrers]

After 1596. Monument to Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley and Mary Holford. Elizabethan Period. [Monument to Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley 1552-1596 and Mary Holford 1562-1625]

After 1598. Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley. Elizabethan Period. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. [Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598]

After 25 Jun 1601. Monument to Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby and his daughter Catherine Bertie. Elizabethan Period. [Monument to Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 and his daughter Catherine Bertie]

After 1610. Monument to Nicholas Longford. Elizabethan Period. [Monument to Nicholas Longford 1532-1610]

After 1634. Memorial to George St Paul Baronet and Frances Wray. Elizabethan Period. [Memorial to George St Paul Baronet 1562-1613 and Frances Wray -1634]

After 1634. Memorial to Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick. Elizabethan Period. [Memorial to Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick 1559-1619]

Carvers

Roilly of Burton

After 1594. Monument to Richard Shireburn and Maude Bold. By Roilly of Burton [Monument to Richard Shireburn and Maude Bold]

Burton Harpur and Moorecock

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

Richard Parker of Burton on Trent

After 1540. Monument to John Blount and Catherine Peshall. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Long bobbed hair, no facial hair. Bare hands; gauntlets at the right side of the legs. She wearing a short Gabled Headress. Chest tomb somewhat of the wrong period ie Renaissance suggesting this may be a replacement effigy, or re-used. Probably carved by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to John Blount 1469-1531 and Catherine Peshall -1540]

After 1543. Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland and his wife Eleanor Paston. He depicted wearing his Knight of the Gater robes over full plate armour, wearing his now damaged coronet of an Earl, head resting on a tournament helmet complete the Manner's Peacock Crest and a Cap of Maintenance. Leg Garter. Made by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and his wife Eleanor Paston 1495-1551]

Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent

After 1570. Monument to John Shirley. Elizabethan Period. Sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. [Monument to John Shirley 1533-1570]

Swirling Lions Tail

After 1526. Monument to William Smythe, Anne Staunton and Isabel Neville. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

Helmets

Salet

Great Helms and Crests

Ass's Head Crest

After 1399. Monument to William Mainwaring. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest. [Monument to William Mainwaring -1399]

Calf's Head Crest

After 1394. Monument to Hugh Calveley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Finely carved Calf's Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Arse Girdle. [Monument to Hugh Calveley -1394]

Clenched Fist Crest

After 1473. Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar with the only extant example of the Yorkist Boar (as in Roman name for York = Ebor) pendant. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473]

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

Cockerel Crest

After 1403. Monument to Edmund Cockayne and his first wife Margaret Longford. Camail and Jupon Period. Cockerel Crest. [Monument to Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 and his first wife Margaret Longford]

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. [Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438]

After 1488. Monument to Thomas Cockayne. A curious monument insofar as it half-life sized apparently as a result of his dying before his father. Killed in a fight, or duel, with his in-law Thomas Burdett over inheritance or dower. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Cockerel Crest. [Monument to Thomas Cockayne 1451-1488]

Dogs Head Crest

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1526. Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood and Elizabeth Huddlestone. Early Tudor Period. Tudor Livery Collar. Dogs Head Crest. She wearing a simple  headdress with veil falling low on the shoulders. [Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood 1455-1510 and Elizabeth Huddlestone 1450-1526]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

Eagle Crest

Monument to John Curzon and Joan Bagot. Early Tudor Period. Eagle Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to John Curzon 1380-1456 and Joan Bagot]

Eagle and Baby Crest

After 1423. Monument to John Stanley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Maiden's Face Buckle. Eagle and Baby Crest; the legend associated with Sir John's descent from his ancestor, Sir Thomas Latham, whose wanted his barren wife to adopt his illegitimate son so he placed the baby in a nearby eagle's nest and his was delighted with this 'miracle' and took the child as her own. [Monument to John Stanley 1423-1474]

Elephant and Castle Crest

After 1582. Memorial to Thomas St Paul and Faith Grantham. Elephant and Castle Crest. [Memorial to Thomas St Paul -1582 and Faith Grantham]

Feathered Crest

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

Monument to John Marmion -1387 and Elizabeth St Quentin -1400. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle. Feathered Crest.

Horses Head Crest

After 1418. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington and Elizabeth Courtenay. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress. [John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay -1471]

After 1426. Monument to Richard Redman and Elizabeth Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar albeit interwoven with another device. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress. [Monument to Richard Redman 1350-1426 and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417]

Maiden's Face

After 1465. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin. At the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds[1]. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell]

Peacock Crest

After 1414. Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414]

After 1421. Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest (now missing; the feet are remaining). Arse Girdle. [Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421]

After 1543. Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland and his wife Eleanor Paston. He depicted wearing his Knight of the Gater robes over full plate armour, wearing his now damaged coronet of an Earl, head resting on a tournament helmet complete the Manner's Peacock Crest and a Cap of Maintenance. Leg Garter. Made by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and his wife Eleanor Paston 1495-1551]

Saracen's Head Crest

After 1390. Monument to Sampson Strelley and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period 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 Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy]

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk and Elizabeth York. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to John Pole Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York 1444-1503]

After 1533. Monument to John Strelley and Sanchia Willoughby. 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 and his mother Isabel Kempe
Strelley impaled Willoughby - John and his wife
Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint

Sphinx Crest

After 1528. Monument to Henry Willoughby. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side. Early Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death. Sphinx Crest. Cadaver underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (water bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge). [Monument to Henry Willoughby 1451-1528]

Female Headwear

Crespine Headress

After 1390. Monument to Sampson Strelley and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period 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 Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy]

After 1418. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington and Elizabeth Courtenay. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress. [John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay -1471]

After 1419. Monument to William Gascoigne and Elizabeth Mowbray. Crespine Headress. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1350-1419 and Elizabeth Mowbray 1350-1396]

After 1426. Monument to Richard Redman and Elizabeth Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar albeit interwoven with another device. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress. [Monument to Richard Redman 1350-1426 and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417]

After 1439. Monument to William Rhyther and Sybil Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Crespine Headress. [Monument to William Rhyther 1359-1426 and Sybil Aldeburgh 1363-1439]

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

Butterfly Headress

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. [Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438]

After 1448. Monument to Hugh Willoughby and Margaret Freville. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Arse Girdle. Butterfly Headress [Monument to Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 and Margaret Freville 1401-1493]

After 1477. Monument to Humphrey Blount and Elizabeth Winnington. Fluted Period. He wearing a Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. She wearing a fine Butterfly Headresswith large flap as also detailed in the weepers. Finely made folds at the foot of her dress with Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to Humphrey Blount 1421-1477 and Elizabeth Winnington]

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

Widow's Barbe

After 1465. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin. At the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds[1]. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell]

Gabled Headress

After 1518. Monument to Thomas Babington and Editha Fitzherbert. Excellent painted alabaster monument of Period 5: Early Tudor with the colours much refreshed. He in civilian clothes with a purse or scrip or gypciere hanging from his belt. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress. The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers are believed to represent Thomas and Editha's children and their respective spouses. The chest tomb bow abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible. [Monument to Thomas Babington 1449-1518 and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511]

After 1540. Monument to John Blount and Catherine Peshall. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Long bobbed hair, no facial hair. Bare hands; gauntlets at the right side of the legs. She wearing a short Gabled Headress. Chest tomb somewhat of the wrong period ie Renaissance suggesting this may be a replacement effigy, or re-used. Probably carved by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to John Blount 1469-1531 and Catherine Peshall -1540]

Gabled Headress with Lappets

After 1526. Monument to William Smythe, Anne Staunton and Isabel Neville. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516]

Feet

Bedesman

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

Dog

Eagle

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

Lion

After 1435. Monument to Edmund Cornwall. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Edmund Cornwall 1382-1435]

After 1473. Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar with the only extant example of the Yorkist Boar (as in Roman name for York = Ebor) pendant. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473]

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk and Elizabeth York. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to John Pole Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York 1444-1503]

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1533. Monument to John Strelley and Sanchia Willoughby. 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 and his mother Isabel Kempe
Strelley impaled Willoughby - John and his wife
Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint

Manticore

After 1561. Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon and Catherine Pole. Middle Tudor Period. Leg Garter. Feet resting on Manticore. The Manticore being the badge of the Hasting's family. [Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 and Catherine Pole 1511-1576]

Otter

After 1262. Monument to Alexander Giffard. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard. Early Medieval effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent the Three Lions Passant, being differenced with a Label Five Points across the chief indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms. [Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262]

Swans

Wyvern

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

Early Medieval

Right Leg over Left

After 1338. Monument to Peter Saltmarsh. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left.. [Monument to Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338]

After 1366. Monument to Edmund Thweng. Early Medieval. Right Leg over Left. [Monument to Edmund Thweng -1366]

Caps

Cap of Maintenance

After 1543. Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland and his wife Eleanor Paston. He depicted wearing his Knight of the Gater robes over full plate armour, wearing his now damaged coronet of an Earl, head resting on a tournament helmet complete the Manner's Peacock Crest and a Cap of Maintenance. Leg Garter. Made by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and his wife Eleanor Paston 1495-1551]

Chest

Bedesmen

After 1554. Monument to John Anne. Finely carved in alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Anne -1554]

Livery Collars

Lancastrian Esses Collar

After 1399. Monument to William Mainwaring. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest. [Monument to William Mainwaring -1399]

After 1414. Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414]

After 1423. Thurstan de Bower -1423 and Margaret. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Basinet with decorated orle and writing.

After 1426. Monument to Richard Redman and Elizabeth Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar albeit interwoven with another device. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress. [Monument to Richard Redman 1350-1426 and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417]

After 1432. Monument to Ralph Longford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle [Monument to Ralph Longford 1400-1432]

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress. [Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438]

After 1439. Monument to William Rhyther and Sybil Aldeburgh. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Crespine Headress. [Monument to William Rhyther 1359-1426 and Sybil Aldeburgh 1363-1439]

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

After 1487. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Percy. Fluted Period. Alabaster chest tomb with a fine array of weepers, possibly their children although too many, women one side, nine men the other, one of which appears with angels wings, possible children and spouses. He wearing a variation of the Lancastrian Esses Collar collar being SOSOS. Clean shaved, no bascinet, his head resting on a helm with bulls head crest. His armour plate over which there appears to be, unusually for the period, a tabard. The left hand side of his face appears disfigured. Possibly a war wound. She wearing the widow's barbe. Note. Gardner describes this monument as being to Sir John Nevill of Womersley, died 1482. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1452-1487 and Margaret Percy 1447-]

After 1526. Monument to William Smythe, Anne Staunton and Isabel Neville. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516]

After 1528. Monument to Henry Willoughby. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side. Early Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death. Sphinx Crest. Cadaver underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (water bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge). [Monument to Henry Willoughby 1451-1528]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

After 1540. Monument to John Blount and Catherine Peshall. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Long bobbed hair, no facial hair. Bare hands; gauntlets at the right side of the legs. She wearing a short Gabled Headress. Chest tomb somewhat of the wrong period ie Renaissance suggesting this may be a replacement effigy, or re-used. Probably carved by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to John Blount 1469-1531 and Catherine Peshall -1540]

After 1554. Monument to John Anne. Finely carved in alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Anne -1554]

Monument to John Curzon. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar [Monument to John Curzon -1406]

Monument to John Curzon and Joan Bagot. Early Tudor Period. Eagle Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. [Monument to John Curzon 1380-1456 and Joan Bagot]

Monument to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke. Fluted Period. His pauldrons (shoulder plates), are unusual in their style. His arms are fully encased in plate with a couter (or coude) protecting the elbow joint. Fine detail of the straps that held the armour in place may be seen on the underarms. A gorget, or neck armour, has replaced the camail. His head is, very unusually, bare as is his face, his hair cut in the style so typical of portraits of Henry V. Gardner1 states It is a remarkable fact that before 1440 the bare-headed warrior is almost unknown, while after 1455 the helmeted knight is almost equally rare. This may suggest the effigy was made somewhat after John's death or, possibly, that the effigy has been incorrectly assigned. His head rests on the decorated tournament helm. He wears the Lancastrian Esses Collar. John had supported the usurpation of Richard II by Henry IV in the 1390s; staunch Lancastrians. John had married, in 1407, Elizabeth Ferrers, daughter of Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. Two sword belts: diagonal (bawdric) and horizontal. The jupon, beneath the waist has been replaced by a fauld; horizontal strips of metal that wrap around.

Monument to John Marmion -1387 and Elizabeth St Quentin -1400. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle. Feathered Crest.

Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar

After 1465. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin. At the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds[1]. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell]

After 1473. Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar with the only extant example of the Yorkist Boar (as in Roman name for York = Ebor) pendant. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473]

After 1477. Monument to Humphrey Blount and Elizabeth Winnington. Fluted Period. He wearing a Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. She wearing a fine Butterfly Headresswith large flap as also detailed in the weepers. Finely made folds at the foot of her dress with Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to Humphrey Blount 1421-1477 and Elizabeth Winnington]

After 1488. Monument to Thomas Cockayne. A curious monument insofar as it half-life sized apparently as a result of his dying before his father. Killed in a fight, or duel, with his in-law Thomas Burdett over inheritance or dower. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Cockerel Crest. [Monument to Thomas Cockayne 1451-1488]

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

Tudor Livery Collar

After 1490. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert and Elizabeth Marshall. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Early Tudor Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. [Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490]

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1526. Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood and Elizabeth Huddlestone. Early Tudor Period. Tudor Livery Collar. Dogs Head Crest. She wearing a simple  headdress with veil falling low on the shoulders. [Monument to Edward Redman Lord Harewood 1455-1510 and Elizabeth Huddlestone 1450-1526]

Pendants

Lion Pendant

After 1554. Monument to John Anne. Finely carved in alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Anne -1554]

Yorkist Boar

After 1473. Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert. Fluted Period. Fine set of weepers. Two wives shown on one end. Clenched Fist Crest usually left-handed; probably a mistake by the sculptor. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar with the only extant example of the Yorkist Boar (as in Roman name for York = Ebor) pendant. Feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473]

Belts

Maiden's Face Buckle

After 1423. Monument to John Stanley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Maiden's Face Buckle. Eagle and Baby Crest; the legend associated with Sir John's descent from his ancestor, Sir Thomas Latham, whose wanted his barren wife to adopt his illegitimate son so he placed the baby in a nearby eagle's nest and his was delighted with this 'miracle' and took the child as her own. [Monument to John Stanley 1423-1474]

Arse Girdle

After 1394. Monument to Hugh Calveley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Finely carved Calf's Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Arse Girdle. [Monument to Hugh Calveley -1394]

After 1418. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington and Elizabeth Courtenay. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress. [John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay -1471]

After 1421. Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest (now missing; the feet are remaining). Arse Girdle. [Monument to John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421]

After 1432. Monument to Ralph Longford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle [Monument to Ralph Longford 1400-1432]

After 1448. Monument to Hugh Willoughby and Margaret Freville. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Arse Girdle. Butterfly Headress [Monument to Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 and Margaret Freville 1401-1493]

Monument to John Marmion -1387 and Elizabeth St Quentin -1400. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Arse Girdle. Feathered Crest.

Hands

Holding Hands

After 1390. Monument to Sampson Strelley and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period 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 Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy]

After 1391. Monument to Thomas Arderne and Catherine Stafford. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Holding Hands. [Monument to Thomas Arderne 1337-1391 and Catherine Stafford 1338-1392]

Cadaver Tombs

Cadaver

Cadaver Cenotaph to Abbot Wakeman. Cadaver unusual for the detail of worms and mice.

Cadaver underneath

After 1471. Monument to Richard Willoughby and Anna Leeke. Excellent brass with Cadaver underneath. The arms being, left to right, Willoughy (Bugge), Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Leeke (Wife Anna Leeke, Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Foljambe (Mother Isabel Foljambe), Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Annesley (Paternal Grandmother Isabel Annesley). [Monument to Richard Willoughby -1471 and Anna Leeke]

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud. [Monument to Alice Chaucer 1404-1475]

After 1528. Monument to Henry Willoughby. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side. Early Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death. Sphinx Crest. Cadaver underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (water bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge). [Monument to Henry Willoughby 1451-1528]

Legs

Crossed Legs

After 1282. Monument to William "The Younger" Valence. Early Medieval. Crossed Legs. A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring. [Monument to William "The Younger" Valence -1282]

After 1325. Monument to Richard Bugge. Early Medieval. Crossed Legs. [Monument to Richard Bugge 1261-1325]

Garter

Leg Garter

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. 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. [Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baron Bardolf -1447]

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk and Elizabeth York. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. [Monument to John Pole Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York 1444-1503]

After 1543. Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland and his wife Eleanor Paston. He depicted wearing his Knight of the Gater robes over full plate armour, wearing his now damaged coronet of an Earl, head resting on a tournament helmet complete the Manner's Peacock Crest and a Cap of Maintenance. Leg Garter. Made by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. [Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and his wife Eleanor Paston 1495-1551]

After 1561. Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon and Catherine Pole. Middle Tudor Period. Leg Garter. Feet resting on Manticore. The Manticore being the badge of the Hasting's family. [Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 and Catherine Pole 1511-1576]

After 1563. Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and his wife Margaret Neville. Middle Tudor Period. Both alabaster effigies appear to have originally had a coronet of an Earl that has since been damaged. His head on a tournament helm, hers on a scroll. He holding a prayer book, she, possibly, a book of hours. An alter table tomb with scultures of the children on the top. Leg Garter. [Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 and Margaret Neville -1559]

After 1598. Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley. Elizabethan Period. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. [Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598]

Leg Garter. [Detail of Leg Garter]

Wrist Garter

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud. [Monument to Alice Chaucer 1404-1475]

Other

Dog(s) chewing at her dress

After 1465. Monument to William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin. At the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds[1]. [Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell]

After 1477. Monument to Humphrey Blount and Elizabeth Winnington. Fluted Period. He wearing a Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. She wearing a fine Butterfly Headresswith large flap as also detailed in the weepers. Finely made folds at the foot of her dress with Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to Humphrey Blount 1421-1477 and Elizabeth Winnington]

After 1518. Monument to Thomas Babington and Editha Fitzherbert. Excellent painted alabaster monument of Period 5: Early Tudor with the colours much refreshed. He in civilian clothes with a purse or scrip or gypciere hanging from his belt. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress. The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers are believed to represent Thomas and Editha's children and their respective spouses. The chest tomb bow abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible. [Monument to Thomas Babington 1449-1518 and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511]

After 1524. Monument to John Harrington and Alice Southill. Fluted Period. Probably Burton Harpur and Moorecock. Dogs Head Crest. Bedesman and Lion at his feet. Tudor Livery Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Harrington 1473-1524 and Alice Southill 1460-1490]

After 1526. Monument to William Smythe, Anne Staunton and Isabel Neville. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516]

After 1530. Monument to Randle Brereton and Eleanor Dutton. Alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dogs Head Crest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Possibly Burton Harpur and Moorecock; Swirling Lions Tail. [Monument to Randle Brereton 1480-1530 and Eleanor Dutton 1484-1522]

After 1554. Monument to John Anne. Finely carved in alabaster. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. [Monument to John Anne -1554]