A view of two ogee headed cusped niches containing wooden effigies, and a third effigy on the right, in the south transept of Holy Rood Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
Holy Rood Church, Sparsholt Street, Sparsholt, Vale Of White Horse, Oxfordshire
Reference:
AA51/05747
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The three oak effigies in Holy Rood Church are among less than a hundred in England. The effigies are of Sir Robert Achard (died 1353), and his two wives Joanna (died 1336) and Agnes (died 1356). Originally ornately painted and decorated, the effigies are larger than lifesize and were treated several times during the 20th century to prevent deterioration and damage from pests.

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

Niche, Ogee Arch, Early Medieval Church, Medieval Church, Post Medieval Church, Medieval Effigy, Medieval Commemorative Monument, Religion