SK7565 : Peckham brass, Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington

taken 10 months ago, near to Ossington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Peckham brass, Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington
Peckham brass, Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington
On top of an altar tomb in the Sanctuary is a brass to Reynald (Reynold) Peckham and his wife Elizabeth (Cartwright) d. 1599. Reynold was originally from Wrotham in Kent, died in July 1551.
He is dressed in full armour with dagger and his feet rest upon a greyhound. His wife wears the fashion of the time with a French head-dress.
The brass is actually a Palimpsest cut from a German or Flemish brass of the 14th C. In fact four old brasses were re-used for this one brass!
The inscription plate reads: ‘of your charite p[ra]y for ze sowlle of Reynolde Peckh[a]m of Wroth[a]m in the countie of Kente Esquyer whiche decessyd the XXI day of July in the yere of o[u]r lorde god mcccccli whose sowlle god perdon.’

The inscription around the altar tomb is from Job: ‘For I know that my Redeemer liveth and that I shall rise from the earth and shall be clad again with this skin and in my own flesh I shall see God whom I myself shall see and my eyes shall look upon and none other.’
Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington
A typical "estate" church, built for the convenience of the owner of Ossington Hall, rather than the village. It was built between 1782 and 1785 as a replacement for an earlier church to the design of John Carr of York, and remains little altered from its original state.

Originally there was a mausoleum of the Denison family attached to the east end, but this became unstable and was demolished in 1838, the east wall of the church remaining blank. A vestry was added in the 19th century.

The church remains a fine example of a Georgian period church. Listed Grade I.

The churchyard contains the graves of many of the Denison family who owned Ossington Hall, as well as a fine Grade II* listed sundial. The perimeter wall of the churchyard is also Listed Grade II.
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Thursday, 17 August, 2017
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