St Bartholomew's Church, Much Marcle (Blanche Mortimer)

Recent Photograph of St Bartholomew's Church (Blanche Mortimer) (Much Marcle)

Three premier monuments are inside St Bartholomew's Church, including perhaps one of the most beautiful medieval effigies in England. The latter is to Blanche Mortimer, Lady Grandison, d.1347 a slim shapely effigy and pretty face, hands gently resting on her chest - the left holding her prayer beads, the end of her robe falling over the tomb chest thanks to a mischievous dog at her feet (sadly without his head). Such realism is absent in most contemporary monuments.

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 3rd February 2005.
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