Inside St Michael & All Angels Church, Edvin Ralph (E)

Recent Photograph of Inside St Michael & All Angels Church (E) (Edvin Ralph)

The church is decorated with flowers and sheaves of corn for a forthcoming Harvest Festival. Note the arched recesses on the left (north) wall of the Chancel, with the strange carved heads at their apex. It is believed the stone effigies now resting on the floor against the west wall (under the tower) would have once occupied them - Pevsner calls it disgraceful that they were moved! The effigies are of members of the Edefin family, dating back to the 13th century.

The last mention of a Zeddefen (or Edefin) was Ralph, on 6th November 1361, when he was presented with the Benefice. He appears to have been the last of his line.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 16th October 2008.
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