The figure of a male saint carved into the west end of the tomb of Sir Richard Croft and his wife in St Michael and All Angels' Church

Date:
1955
Location:
St Michael And All Angels Church, Croft And Yarpole, Croft Park, County Of Herefordshire
Reference:
AA55/02646
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

St Michael and All Saints' Church was built in the 14th century. The Croft monument, the tomb of Sir Richard Croft and his wife, is located in the chancel; it was formerly in the north chapel. The tomb bears the recumbent effigies of the couple below a canopy. On the west end are the carved figures of saints in two tiers: two female saints in the upper tier, and two male saints in the lower tier. Between the male saints, in niches, are smaller figures holding shields or boards. Sir Richard died in 1509.

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

Medieval Parish Church, Medieval Altar Tomb, Religion