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HER Number:MDV4459
Name:Monumental Brasses at St George's Parish Church


16th & 17th century monumental brasses at St George's parish church in Monkleigh


Grid Reference:SS 457 207
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMonkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishMONKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SE/15/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (XVI to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Norris, T. G., 1847, Chrison Brasses (Article in Serial). SDV5015.

Corbould, P., 1968, The Monumental Brasses of Devon, 36, 40 (Article in Serial). SDV84760.

Whittemore, P. J., 1978 - 1981, The Lost Monumental Brasses of Devonshire., 338-340 (Article in Serial). SDV57403.

On north chancel wall is a brass to James Coffyn dated 1566. In armour, kneeling at a desk with his helmet and gauntlet beside him. A book lying on the desk has the word 'miserere' written on each open page. Jane Coffyn's memorial 1646 is incised on slate, unusual in Devon in showing a chrison child in baptismal robe. Henry Hurdinge's brass, 1627. Question of other brasses associated with this tomb, now lost, discussed .

Sources / Further Reading

SDV5015Article in Serial: Norris, T. G.. 1847. Chrison Brasses. Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society. Unknown.
SDV57403Article in Serial: Whittemore, P. J.. 1978 - 1981. The Lost Monumental Brasses of Devonshire.. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 34. Unknown. 338-340.
SDV84760Article in Serial: Corbould, P.. 1968. The Monumental Brasses of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Paperback. 36, 40.

Associated Monuments

MDV548Part of: St George's Parish Church, Monkleigh (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2168 - BRASS (XVI to Unknown - 1501 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2012 12:00AM