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This article came from the Chronicle published October 1987. Page 12

 
 
 

Brympton D’Evercy, Somerset

Authors: Brian & Moira Gittos

 

Plate 5    YARD TOMB WITH INCISED CHALICE    M. Gittos 1-10-1980

 

This Ham stone tomb chest stands in the churchyard of Brympton D’Evercy, south west of the church, close to the porch. The character of the moulding of the deeply carved quatrefoil panels may be compared with work, for example, at Forde Abbey, dating from the early years of the 16th century. The notched jousting shield developed at the beginning of the 15th century but is uncommon on monuments much before 1450. The west end bears an incised chalice to denote that its occupant was a priest. There is no inscription. The use of a symbol as the sole personalisation of a monument is an early fashion which fell from favour in the 14th century. Its appearance at Brympton is a late survival, as the tomb probably dates from c. 1500.

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Tue 12th Jun – Guided Tour Weymouth Museum
Fri 6th Jul – South Petherton Walkabout
August – Visit an Archaeological Site
Fri 6th Sep – Visit Somerset Rural Life Museum


Winter Talks 2018/19
Fri 5th Oct – Muchelney Abbey – from its obscure origins, through the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution
Fri 2nd Nov – Talk on the World War One – about the local lads who went to war and the lasses role in the war
Fri 5th Dec – The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Holswel
Fri 4th Jan 19 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
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