Harpham, St John's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: St Quintin tombs
In the north chapel there are a pair of beautifully preserved 15th century brasses set into the floor. You might not spot these at fiortst for when I visited they were hidden beneath woven floor mats. Just pull the mats aside and feast your eyes. One brass is that of Thomas St Quintin and his wife Agnes (d. 1440). The second brass is another Thomas St Quintin (d. 1444). Nearby is a medieval table tomb with an effigy of a woman in a long, flowing gown, set in a low wall niche. We do not know who she is, but the tomb was probably discovered when the St Quintin family vault under the chapel was built. There are further wall monuments to St Quintins covering hundreds of years.
Of a much later date are lovely stained Georgian glass windows by William Peckitt of York, bearing the arms of the St Quintins from 1066 all the way up to 1795.
About Harpham, St John's Church
Address: Harpham, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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