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The East Window, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze, by Brian Carne

The East Window, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze, by Brian Carne
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A detailed description of the heraldry in the 17th century east window of St. Mary's church which shows the descent of the manor of Lydiard Tregoze from the time of the Norman conquest to the St. John family's arrival at Lydiard Park in the 15th century.

Crests of the major family's are the hares of Tregoz, the golden eagle of the Grandisons, the falcon of the St. Johns and the monkey of the de Ports.

The article points to inconsistencies in the heraldry and explains their potential cause. The origin of the St .John family falcon is also described.

This article was written before the firm identification of Abraham Van Linge as the artist .

Years:
1968
1066-1943
Creator:
Brian Carne
Type:
Research Report Article
Taken from:
Report No. 1
Owner:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Reference:
Report 1 (1968), pp.13-19
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Credit:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Wednesday 8th September 2021

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