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St Mary, Chartham, Kent: monumental brass of Sir Robert de Septvans (d.1306) depicted as a knight lying cross-legged in chainmail

NOTES: This brass is believed by some to commemorate Sir William de Septvans, who died in 1323.

St Lawrence, Mereworth, Kent

NOTES: This church was built for John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, and its design has been attributed to Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Archer and Roger Morris.

St Bartholomew, Quorndon, Leicestershire: detail from the monument to John Farnham (d.1587), showing him in full active life on the battelfield

Evesham, Epiphanius (1570-1634)
NOTES: The tomb is attributed to the Elizabethan sculptor Epiphanius Evesham.

All Saints, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire: the monument to George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Litchfield (d. 1722)

Keene, Henry (1726-1776)
NOTES: This church of Norman foundation was entirely rebuilt during the 18th century. The monument to George Henry Lee, one of a series of Litchfield monuments in the church, was designed by Henry keene and executed by the sculptor W. Tyler.

St Mary, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire: the Sir Edmund Fettiplace monument framed by fluted Corinthian columns bearing a segmental pediment

NOTES: This monument, one of a series dedicated to the Fettiplaces in the church, was erected by Sir Edmund (d.1613) and includes reclining effigies of himself on the top tier, and his father and grandfather below.

St Mary, Warwick: the Beauchamp Chapel

NOTES: The Beauchamp Chapel was begun in 1443, completed in 1464 and consecrated in 1475.

St Mary Magdalene, Croome d'Abitot, Worcestershire: the wooden Gothick pulpit with fine tracery bearers supporting the tester and the tomb of Thomas, 1st Lord Coventry, lord keeper (d.1639)

Adam, Robert (1728-1792)
NOTES: This Gothick style church was built in 1763 for the 6th Earl of Coventry who filled it with a collection of family monuments. The design of the exterior is attributed to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and the interior to Robert Adam. The church, now redundant, forms part of the Croome Park National Trust Estate.

St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex: detail of the coloured recumbent effigy of Hester Salusbury (d.1614) in hunting clothes in the north aisle

NOTES: Hester Salusbury was reputedly killed by a stag while hunting in Stansted Park in 1614 and this memorial to her was commissioned by her father, Thomas Middleton of Stansted Hall (d.1631).