Sunday, 29 June 2014

Eternal face-off at Bradley

Monument to Sir Thomas Browne and his wife at Bradley

Bradley Church is pretty perfect for the 'church-crawler', ie someone who enjoys musing on the ancient heritage & art that can be found in many historic churches.
One piece that draws the eye in Bradley is the seventeenth century wall monument by the door, where Sir Thomas Browne and his wife now face each other for eternity.

I was intrigued by the chevron etched into the wall between them, though there is no explanation for it that I could see.  The chevron is one of the heraldic symbols of Staffordshire county.

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  1. They're looking as if in the midst of a disagreement.

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  2. He has a grin and she looks very stern faced like he has gotten one over on here

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    1. Yes... true! Maybe they wanted to continue the argument after death...?

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  3. The chevron is where the angled tops of the desk that once stood between them fitted.

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    1. Ah yes... of course! One forgets that churches are not set in stone (forgive the pun) but alter and are altered year upon year. Thanks for solving my problem...

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