Cadaver Tombs


Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Cadaver Cenotaph to Abbot Wakeman. Cadaver unusual for the detail of worms and mice.

Cadaver underneath

After 1471. St Leonard's Church, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire. Monument to Richard Willoughby -1471 and Anna Leeke. Excellent brass with Cadaver underneath. The arms being, left to right, Willoughy (Bugge), Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Leeke (Wife Anna Leeke, Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Foljambe (Mother Isabel Foljambe 1395-1417), Willoughby (Bugge) impaled with Annesley (Paternal Grandmother).

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer 1404-1475 in St Mary's Church, Ewelme, Oxfordshire. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.

After 1528.St Leonard's Church, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire. Monument to Henry Willoughby 1451-1528. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side. Early Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death. Sphinx Crest. Cadaver underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (water bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge).