A Stunning top quality Brass Rubbing done in 1972 from a tomb brass in the Church of Great St. Marys at Sawbridgeworth. ..... a small, mainly residential, town and also a civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, close to the border with Essex. In Black on gold this Rubbing of a Lords Wifemeasures approximately 44" x 15 1/2". Will look fabulous Framed-Up.
Great St Mary's Church is a Grade I listed building; "of special interest as a substantially unaltered large medieval parish church, typical of the Hertfordshire type, and with an outstanding collection of memorials of the highest artistic quality". It was originally built in the 13th century (although a church on the site existed in Saxon times) and includes a Tudor tower containing a clock bell (1664) and eight ringing bells, the oldest of which dates from 1749. It is unclear why it is "Great" St Mary's. Ralph Jocelyn of Hyde Hall, who was twice Lord Mayor of London, in 1464 and 1476, is buried here; images of many of his family and other locals have been engraved on brass, and hence the church is popular for enthusiasts of brass rubbing. The ghost of Sir John Jocelyn, known for his love of horses, is reputed to appear riding a white horse on the old carriage drive every 1 November
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