The tomb of William Sheldon and his wife Mary, featuring two recument effigies upon a sarcophagues bearing coats of arms, in St Leonard's Church

Date:
1930-1950
Location:
St Leonard's Church, Beoley, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Reference:
AA50/08261
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The Sheldon family were Lords of Beoley from the late 15th to late 18th centuries. William Sheldon (died 1570) started the first English tapestry workshops, in Barcheston and Bordesley. The tomb of William and his wife Mary features two recumbent stone effigies upon a sarcophagus bearing a number of coats of arms, beneath an arch, framed by columns.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Tomb, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion