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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Hertfordshire. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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(O.S. 6 in. (a)xxx. N.E. (b)xxx. S.E.)


b (1). Parish Church of St. Botolph, S.W. of the village, was re-built in 1872, partly on the old foundations; the double windows on the N. and S. are said to mark the position of the original Transepts. The Tower was partly re-built in 1873.

The 13th-century effigy in the tower is an unusually perfect illustration of the armour of that period.

Architectural Description—The 13th-century Chancel Arch has been re-built with the original materials. It is richly moulded and rests on detached shafts of Purbeck marble, with moulded capitals and bases. The Tower is of three stages, with embattled parapet.

Fittings—Bells: three; 1st, with illegible inscription, of early date: 2nd, inscribed Vox Augustini Senot In Aure Dei, undated: 3rd, by John Clark, 1601. Brasses: on tower wall, of Joan Lee, lady in Elizabethan costume; coat of arms and part of inscription, 1564; originally all on the same slab, said to be palimpsest. Monument: in the tower, stone effigy of knight, crosslegged, in complete chain mail and long surcoat, with long shield; mid 13th-century, well preserved. Piscina: in the chancel, bowl only, date uncertain.



Homestead Moat

a (2). In Eastwick Wood, fragment.