23 Jun 2018 – All Saints Church, Ashover, Derbyshire
Monument to Thomas Babington and Editha Fitzherbert
Excellent painted alabaster monument of Period 5: Early Tudor with the colours much refreshed.
He in civilian clothes with a purse or scrip or gypciere hanging from his belt.
Note the dog at his feet chewing on the bottom of his clothes so typical of the period.
The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers are believed to represent Thomas and Editha’s children and their respective spouses.
The chest tomb bow abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible.
The visible end of the chest tomb with Saint Catherine in the middle.
The arms on the rood screen. Babington impaled with Fitzherbert.