23 Jun 2018 - All Saints Church, Ashover, Derbyshire

Monument to Thomas Babington 1449-1518 and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511

Early Tudor 1484-1530 Period

Thomas Babington the son of John Babington 1423-1485 who was killed at Battle of Bosworth supporting Richard III King England.

Excellent painted alabaster monument of Period 5: Early Tudor with the colours much refreshed.

He in civilian clothes with a purse or scrip or gypciere hanging from his belt.

Note the dog at his feet chewing on the bottom of his clothes so typical of the period.

The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers are believed to represent Thomas and Editha's children and their respective spouses.

The chest tomb bow abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible.

The visible end of the chest tomb with Saint Catherine in the middle.

The arms on the rood screen. Babington impaled with Fitzherbert.