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Monument to Nicholas and Elizabeth St.John, 1592

Monument to Nicholas and Elizabeth St.John, 1592
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The memorial to Nicholas St.John and Elizabeth (Blount) is the earliest and most modest of the great series of St.John monuments in St. Mary's Church. It was erected by Nicholas's son John St.John and is dated to 1592, the year John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

The figures are shown kneeling in prayer under a canopy displaying heraldic symbols and topped with a dedication in Latin and an elaborate coat of arms.

See related items for a translation of the Latin inscription.

Year:
1592
Creator:
Type:
Other Monument
Location:
South aisle, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
Owner:
St. Mary's Church, Lydiard Tregoze
Last updated on:
Monday 30th August 2021

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Monumental Inscriptions - Nicholas St.John and Elizabeth Blount
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Pencil drawing of monument to Nicholas and Elizabeth St.John by Frederick Nash, 1801
Pencil drawing of monument to Nicholas and Elizabeth St.John by Frederick Nash, 1801

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