St Mary the Virgin's Church, Bishops Frome (Knight's Tomb)

Recent Photograph of St Mary the Virgin's Church (Knight's Tomb) (Bishops Frome)

This intriguing figure in a suit of mail wears a surcoat, holds a sword and shield, and his legs are crossed, with his feet resting on a lion. The church leaflet says he has the appearance of a Knight Templar, and suggests also he was one of the Deveraux family who owned much of the land in the Frome valley.

The recess is in the south wall of the nave, just west of the pulpit, and is ornamented with ballflowers. It would have been near the altar in the original building, before the Chancel was built.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 11th October 2007.
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