SO9615 : Berkeley Tomb, Coberley Church

taken 10 years ago, near to Coberley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Berkeley Tomb, Coberley Church
Berkeley Tomb, Coberley Church
The tomb of Sir Thomas Berkeley (d.1365) who fought at the Battle of Crécy in 1346, and rebuilt Coberley church, and his wife Lady Berkeley. After Sir Thomas's death, Lady Berkeley married Sir William Whittington and was the mother of Sir Richard (Dick) Whittington, who was three times Mayor of London, and of pantomime fame today. In the Pevsner guide the small tomb along side is referred to likely to be that of a daughter. I have reliably been informed that this is a heart burial monument. The Berkeley family were apparently keen on bodily division. Miniature effigies are commonly mistaken for children but it is usually a mistake. Most medieval miniature effigies represent heart monuments - and usually commemorate adults.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 January, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 965 158 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.4638N 2:3.0627W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 965 158
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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