Recumbent Knight

Church History

It could represent Henry de Halton, whose brother
Richard was the Rector of St Andrews circa 1360

Recumbent knight

In the north aisle has been placed the damaged stone effigy of a Knight. This is obviously not in its original position, and indeed it is said to have been found buried beneath the floor of the Church.

An article in the Church Times of 1915 relates that “…a well preserved fourteenth-century cross-legged effigy of a knight with his feet resting on a lion and having a lion rampant on the shield suspended from his left shoulder; it was found buried beneath the pavement during restoration.”

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Despite many attempts by people to accurately identify the knight, Bishop Trollope – Anglican bishop of Nottingham in 1867 – conjectured that it could represent Henry de Halton, whose brother Richard was the Rector of St Andrews circa 1360.