Female Headwear

Crespine Headress

After 1390. Monument to Sampson Strelley -1390 and Elizabeth Hercy in All Saints' Church, Strelley, Nottinghamshire. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period Finely made in Chellaston alabaster. The detail of the mail incomplete. Bascinet, no orle, moustache. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. She wearing an early form of Crespine Headress. Holding Hands

After 1418. St. Dubricius Church, Porlock, Somerset. John Harrington 4th Baron Harington 1384-1418 and Elizabeth Courtenay -1471. Finely carved alabaster monument of the Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Note the decorated orle and the plate gorget (throat protection), Arse Girdle and the Horses Head Crest. She wearing a Crespine Headress

After 1419. All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to William Gascoigne 1350-1419 and Elizabeth Mowbray 1350-1396. Crespine Headress

After 1426. All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to Richard Redman 1350-1426 and Elizabeth Aldeburgh 1362-1417. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar albeit interwoven with another device. Horses Head Crest. Elaborate Crespine Headress

After 1439. All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to William Rhyther 1379-1440 and Sybil Aldeburgh 1363-1439. Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Crespine Headress

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf -1447 in St Mary's Church, Dennington, Suffolk. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with orle and IHC lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter

Butterfly Headress

After 1438. Monument to John Cockayne 1370-1438. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Butterfly Headress

After 1448. Monument to Hugh Willoughby 1380-1448 and Margaret Freville 1401-1493 in St Mary & All Saints Church, Willoughby on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) Period. Arse Girdle. Butterfly Headress.

After 1477. Church of St John The Baptist, Kinlet, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. Monument to Humphrey Blount 1421-1477 and Elizabeth Winnington. Fluted Period. He wearing a Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. She wearing a fine Butterfly Headresswith large flap as also detailed in the weepers. Finely made folds at the foot of her dress with Dog(s) chewing at her dress

After 1490. Church of St Barlok, Norbury, Staffordshire. Monument to Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 and Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Fluted Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the boar of Richard III on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine sabbatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the beadsman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls.

Widow's Barbe

After 1465. All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Monument to William Gascoigne 1409-1465 and Margaret Clarell. Fluted Period. Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tasses under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe (from the French for beard) drawn up to her chin at the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the foldsDog(s) chewing at her dress

Gabled Headress

After 1518. Monument to Thomas Babington 1449-1518 and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511 in All Saints Church, Ashover, Derbyshire. 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. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress. 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.

After 1540. Church of St John The Baptist, Kinlet, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. Monument to John Blount 1469-1531 and Catherine Peshall -1540. Tudor Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Long bobbed hair, no facial hair. Bare hands; gauntlets at the right side of the legs. She wearing a short Gabled Headress. Chest tomb somewhat of the wrong period ie Renaissance suggesting this may be a replacement effigy, or re-used. Probably carved by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent

Gabled Headress with Lappets

After 1526. St Peter's Church, Elford, Staffordshire. Monument to William Smythe 1480-1526, Anne Staunton -1529 and Isabel Neville 1457-1516. Tudor Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Dog(s) chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress with Lappets. Swirling Lions Tail