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HER Number:MDV1370
Name:Tombstone of John and Joan Greenway, St Peter's Church

Summary

The gravestone of John Greenway and his wife is in the centre of the chapel he built in 1517 at St Peter's Parish Church, with the vault directly beneath

Location

Grid Reference:SS 954 128
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/21/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOMBSTONE (XVI - 1529 AD to 1529 AD (Between))

Full description

Chalk, E. S., 1902-1903, John Greeneway and his Chapel at Tiverton, 67-8 (Article in Serial). SDV35415.

Chalk describes the detailed carving in the church relating to John Greenway.


Greenway, E. M., 1902-1903, John Greenway of Tiverton., 253-4 (Article in Serial). SDV34367.


Rogers, W. H. H., 1902-1903, Two Tudor Merchants of the Staple of Tiverton and Cullompton, Devon, 41-56 (Article in Serial). SDV34363.

The gravestone of John Greenway and his wife is in the centre of the chapel he built in 1517 at St Peter's. It is of Purbeck marble. In the centre are their effigies; the merchant with long fur-lined robe with collar and full sleeves, a penner and inkhorn suspended from his girdle; his wife with embroidered pedimental head dress, gown, sleeves with deep fur cuffs, rings on her fingers, a rich girdle fastened with three jewelled ornaments, from which hangs a chain with pomander and jewel. The vault is immediately below their gravestone. Dunsford records "In the year 1776, I went down into it, through a hole in the floor of the seats by the wall. I found a skull and some other bones but nothing that affords us any information. These supposed remains of the founders were put into a lead chest by order of the church warden and an inscription in brass laid on it. The vault, about 2.5 metres square, was lined with brown glazed tiles".


Prideaux, E. K., 1918, Late Medieval Sculpture from the Church of St Peter, Tiverton., 209-40 (Article in Serial). SDV34366.

Prideaux describes the carvings in Beer stone in the Greenway Chapel.


Cresswell, B. F., 1927, Devonshire Churches: The Buildings and Builders, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV124362.

Cresswell describes the abundant fine detail of the carved ornamentation in the Greenway Chapel.


Welsford, A., 1984, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV348974.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124362Article in Serial: Cresswell, B. F.. 1927. Devonshire Churches: The Buildings and Builders. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 33. Unknown. 161.
SDV34363Article in Serial: Rogers, W. H. H.. 1902-1903. Two Tudor Merchants of the Staple of Tiverton and Cullompton, Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 2. Unknown. 41-56.
SDV34366Article in Serial: Prideaux, E. K.. 1918. Late Medieval Sculpture from the Church of St Peter, Tiverton.. Archaeological Journal. 75. Unknown. 209-40.
SDV34367Article in Serial: Greenway, E. M.. 1902-1903. John Greenway of Tiverton.. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 2 Part 1. Unknown. 253-4.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348974Monograph: Welsford, A.. 1984. John Greenway, 1460-1529: Merchant of Tiverton and London, A Devon Worthy. Unknown.
SDV35415Article in Serial: Chalk, E. S.. 1902-1903. John Greeneway and his Chapel at Tiverton. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 2 Part 1. Unknown. 67-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV1369Part of: St Peter's Church, Tiverton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2012 11:03AM