Eye, St Peter & St Paul Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 16th century Cornewall effigies
Nearby are the effigies of Sir Richard Cornewall and his wife (c. 1540), resting on a a tomb chest with 'weepers' around the base, representing their children. The Cornewalls were the original holders of the Berrington etate. They later sold Berrington to Thomas Harley, who built Berrington Hall (National Trust) around 1780. There is a funeral hatchment to John Blount (d. 1629) and his wife Elizabeth. More modern is a touching memorial on the north chapel wall designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for Lord Crawley, in honour of his three sons, all killed in WWI.
The pulpit is Jacobean, with very nicely carved panels arranged in three tiers, with arabesques on the top and bottom layers. Two of the panels bear the date 1681 and the names of church wardens.
About Eye, St Peter & St Paul Church
Address: Eye, Herefordshire, England, HR6 0DP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Off the A49 at Eye. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: Eye, St Peter & St Paul Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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