ST5545 : The unusual tomb of Bishop Thomas Beckynton

taken 4 years ago, near to Wells, Somerset, Great Britain

The unusual tomb of Bishop Thomas Beckynton
The unusual tomb of Bishop Thomas Beckynton
Born about 1390, Thomas Beckynton (also Beckington) became Chancellor of England to Henry 6th and Bishop of Bath & Wells 1443-1465, His tomb is unusual in having two effigies of its occupant, the upper being depicted in the official robes of his office and the lower showing the emaciated body clad in a shroud. The tomb was opened in the late 1800s and he was found to be clothed very simply. The only ornament being his bishops ring which was removed and placed in a museum
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Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5517 4587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.6159N 2:38.5891W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5517 4587
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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