Stone Effigy - St Mary - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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N 52° 57.075 W 001° 08.593
30U E 624743 N 5868461
A medieval stone effigy in the north aisle of St Mary's church, Nottingham.
Waymark Code: WMX08P
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/07/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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"Throsby’s edition of Thoroton produced a drawing of an alabaster figure of a man in medieval costume, on an elaborately carved table tomb. The figure had his hands together in prayer. He said that ‘beside the north wall to the west of the Church is a much damaged figure’. The damaged figure now on the floor west of the entrance to the choir vestry that would seem to be the same one. Deering says:

In [the north transept] is an alabaster tomb, on which lies the figure of a man in a gown, with wide sleeves and a cap on his head, the hands in a praying posture, it has no inscription; in the side which faces the south are four figures in basso relievo, the 1st and 3rd counting from the left to the right hand, are angels holding each an empty escutcheon before them, the second is a mitred figure, and the 4th seems to be in a sitting posture, having a coronet on the head.

Various theories have been proposed for the identity of the effigy; that it represents Robert English, a wealthy Nottingham merchant who lived at Weekday Cross and who died in 1475; also that it belonged to the tomb of John Alestre, a Burgess in 1415 and 1425, who died in 1431 and was buried in the north transept."

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