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HER Number:MDV4468
Name:Monumental Brasses, St. Giles' Parish Church


Four brasses dating from 1430 to 1610


Grid Reference:SS 533 189
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NW/2/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Pengelly, W., 1876, Devonshire Gleanings from 'Notes and Queries', 714 (Article in Serial). SDV56474.

Corbould, P., 1968, The Monumental Brasses of Devon, 33, 37, 39 (Article in Serial). SDV84760.

Brass to Alyanora Pollard 1430. Fine example of Lancastrian period. She is wearing a horned headdress with cover-chief and a gracefully shaped full-sleeved gown. The formal inscription records that she was the wife of John Pollard and daughter of John Copleston.
Brass to Margaret Rolle, Elizabethan lady dressed in ruff and farthingale and with simple engravings of her children on either side. Dated 1570. She has a flowery Latin inscription now partly obscured by pews.
Another Rolle brass of 1591 shows a shield and brief inscription.
Brass of Joanna Risdon, 1610, who is kneeling on a tasselled cushion on a checkered pavement. Other details: Plate 52, 7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV56474Article in Serial: Pengelly, W.. 1876. Devonshire Gleanings from 'Notes and Queries'. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 8. A5 Paperback. 714.
SDV84760Article in Serial: Corbould, P.. 1968. The Monumental Brasses of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Paperback. 33, 37, 39.

Associated Monuments

MDV278Part of: St. Giles in the Wood, St. Giles' Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV3179 - BRASS (XI to Unknown - 1066 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2007 9:06AM