The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst, Kent, UK.
Dating from 1300 the chapel contains memorials to the Bedgebury and Colepeper families dating from the medieval brasses on the floor of 1424 to John de Bedgebury who, as an English Knight is believed to have fought with Henry V at Agincourt.
The raised arch covers the tomb of Sir John Colepeper who died in 1480 and of his wife Agnes Gainsford.
The main tudor age monument in fine condition covers three generations of the Colepepers and was carved in 1599 and erected in 1608. At the top is Sir Thomas who was a sheriff in the reign of Edward VI with, below him, Sir Alexander Colpeper and his wife Mary. They entertained Elizabeth I at their manor of Bedgebury. Below them are (either side of the desk) their son Sir Anthony and his wife Ann and most of their sixteen children.
The manor of Bedgebury itself was granted in 815 and is one of the oldest manors in England.
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