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Thursday, 15 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/35

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S/LIB/9/35
“Montagu Benton’s papers. Donated by British Museum on behalf of Mr Percy Thompson whose [brass] rubbings they are’. 

Handwritten on the reverse of a computer printout dated 31.12.1974.
Comprises a list of brasses in Essex, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Extract:
“M.B.1  Laindon. Centre floor of nave at foot chancel steps. Rubbed small priest (1907) of centre of Chancel floor (1907) Large Priest
M.B.2  Dagenham. Brass on Purbeck altar-tomb at N end of Chancel. Date 1479. Sir Thos Urswick, recorder of London, chief baron of Exchequer & his wife with 4 sons (missing) & 9 daughters (eldest a nun) two shields (1899).”
Notes of other brasses at Rainham, South Ockendon, Latton, Leigh (2), Latton, Thaxted, Harlow, Stanford Rivers, Roydon, Chigwell, North Weald, Stanford Rivers, Margaretting, Aveley & Harlow.
Suffolk: Ipswich (St Mary le Tower (2), Walton, Ipswich (St Mary Quay).
Norfolk: Metton, Aldborough, Upper Sheringham, Holme-next-the Sea, Great Ringshead.
Oxfordshire: Stanton Harcourt, Thame, Chinnor.
Bedfordshire: Bromham, Stevington, Elstow
Gloucestershire: Newland
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