Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Knight's Tomb in South Mimms

South Mimms: Henry Frowyk’s memorial circa 1527
Not that far from the service station, in the village of South Mimms,  is the church of St Giles. The church was locked and we were directed next door to where the Church Wardens live and one of them let us in and busied herself while Rosie the puppy and I had a good poke around.

George Edmond Street, the comparable to an X-Factor finalist in terms of the Victorian Gothic revival, restored St Giles. A lovely job was done, much improved and few liberties taken.

During the 16th and 17th centuries the local family was Frowyk who blessed the church with some lovely monuments.  I made a drawing of Henry Frowyk’s he died in 1527.  We see him as a knight resting and at his ease. All in beautifully fashioned in pale stone.

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