Goxhill, St Giles Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 14th century de Lellay effigy
There are no electric lights; the interior is lit by oil lamps. Near the west entry is a rebuilt Norman tub font bearing very rustic geometric patterns. The most interesting historic feature of Goxhill church is to be found in the tiny chancel.
Set into the floor is a wonderful effigy in relief, dating to the later 14th century. The effigy is that of Johanna de Lellay, dressed in long, flowing robes. The carving is very fine; the details of Johanna's headdress and necklace are very well executed.
The effigy slab is ringed with an inscription in Latin which translates as 'Pray for the Soul of Johanne who was the wife of Radulph de Lellay who here lies'.
On the floor opposite the effigy is a 15th-century piscina bearing the arms of the Lellay family.
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About Goxhill, St Giles Church
Address: Goxhill, Yorkshire, England, HU11 5RN
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: At the end of a minor road, three miles south-west of Hornsea
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