TF0621 : Memorial to 3rd & 4th Dukes of Ancaster, Edenham church

taken 6 years ago, near to Edenham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Memorial to 3rd & 4th Dukes of Ancaster, Edenham church
Memorial to 3rd & 4th Dukes of Ancaster, Edenham church
Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster (1714-1778) married Elizabeth Blundell, and secondly Mary Panton (d.1793). Shown seated holding a cameo of the Duchess. Standing in roman dress is the 4th Duke, Robert Bertie (1756-1779).He never married, and died of Scarlet Fever.
Monument by Charles Harris of London.
St Michael's church, Edenham
Grade I listed
The church retains some Anglo Saxon work and stands on a man-made plateau.
It has a western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel and south porch. Tower is 16th C., aisle and nave roofs are 15th Century with angel carvings (and green dragons!),
13th C chancel arch, restored in 1808. There is a 12th C doorway bought from a chapel of ease at Scottlethorpe in 1967.
There is a Romanesque font from 12th C. although it may be recut or of a more recent date.
There are 2 14th C effigies, a civilian and a Knight, also monuments to the Heathcote family from Normanton, before it was flooded to create Rutland Water.
Also monuments to the Willoughby and Bertie families.
Externally there are some fine gargoyles and grotesques.
The churchyard contains several old cedar trees.
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 September, 2012
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St Michaels 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0621 2182 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.0111N 0:25.6009W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0621 2183
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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