SP3127 : Richard Croft

taken 2 months ago, near to Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

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Richard Croft
Richard Croft
Alabaster tomb of Richard and Anne Croft c1509 in St. Mary's church Link revealed in 2011 after a hundred years hidden behind a pipe organ console.
Richard Croft Esq. died on October 3rd 1502 and Anne died in 1509. The Croft family were powerful landowners in the Welsh Marches and had their family seat at Croft Castle Link in Herefordshire. Richard Croft was born in 1437, the third son of William Croft, he became Lord of the Manor of Chipping Norton at the end of the 15th century, Keeper of the Royal Park at Woodstock, a Justice of the Peace and MP for Oxfordshire in 1472 & 1475.
St Mary the Virgin, Chipping Norton

The parish church of Chipping Norton is at the end of a short lane to the west of the town centre and immediately south of the site of the former castle. The building is listed grade I (list entry 1052637). Like many such churches it represents several phases of building and restoration, from a 12th century foundation to a heavy restoration by E G Bruton in 1878. The nave is unusually high, and the whole edifice is described in the parish website as 'one of the largest of the magnificent Cotswold churches financed by the proceeds of the medieval wool trade.' The official listing has much more architectural detail.


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Wednesday, 15 May, 2024   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 26 May, 2024
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3117 2736 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3117 2736
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