Inside St Andrew's Church, Ashleworth (July 2007/2)

Recent Photograph of Inside St Andrew's Church (July 2007/2) (Ashleworth)

The church was in the process of being dried out by blow heaters following the aftermath of severe flooding when this photograph was taken in 2007. All the internal fixtures and fittings were removed, but thankfully the wall hanging - a painting on wood of a Royal Coat of Arms, at the west end of the south aisle, extending from the top of the screen to the roof, appears to have remained safe. According to Arthur Mee's Gloucestershire, it is that of Edward VI, and the earliest of its kind in the land.[1]

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

[1] The British Listed Buildings website agrees it is an early example, but (citing David Verey's Buildings of England: The Vale and The Forest of Dean, 1970) says the Coat of Arms is of Elizabeth I.

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 9th September 2007.
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