SS5142 : Interior of St Calixtus Church, West Down, Devon

taken 5 months ago, near to West Down, Devon, Great Britain

Interior of St Calixtus Church, West Down, Devon
Interior of St Calixtus Church, West Down, Devon
This North Transept was probably dedicated as a Chantry Chapel for Sir John Stowford, who was born at Stowford in this parish about 1290. He was Justice of Common Pleas from 1342 to about 1372. His effigy, made from oak, is in a semi-elliptical arched recess. It is life-size and depicts Sir John in the attitude of prayer and in the robes of a sergeant-at law.
It once probably surmounted an altar tomb positioned in this recess, no longer existing. It is said that at that time the floor level of the church would have been possibly a metre lower, giving the height needed to accommodate the tomb chest. The seemingly cut off lower portion of the arch would indicate the validity of this.. Sir John would have been accompanied by a similar effigy of his wife, but that too has been lost through the years.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Interior 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 516 420 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.5048N 4:7.3776W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 516 420
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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