Christian monuments in England and Wales : an historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in this country from about the era of the Norman conquest to the time of Edward the Fourth . Despoiled Slab, Thornton Abbey. brass, at Ainderby in Yorkshire, shews the outlines of a pastoral-staff resting upon the monumental cross, after the manner of thesculptured slab at Sulby Abbey, while above the cross was a filletbearing a short legend. At Jervalx Abbey in Yorkshire, a nume-rous series of monumental stones and slabs are yet preserved. Ofthe

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Christian monuments in England and Wales : an historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in this country from about the era of the Norman conquest to the time of Edward the Fourth . Despoiled Slab, Thornton Abbey. brass, at Ainderby in Yorkshire, shews the outlines of a pastoral-staff resting upon the monumental cross, after the manner of thesculptured slab at Sulby Abbey, while above the cross was a filletbearing a short legend. At Jervalx Abbey in Yorkshire, a nume-rous series of monumental stones and slabs are yet preserved. Ofthe Stock Photo
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Christian monuments in England and Wales : an historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in this country from about the era of the Norman conquest to the time of Edward the Fourth . Despoiled Slab, Thornton Abbey. brass, at Ainderby in Yorkshire, shews the outlines of a pastoral-staff resting upon the monumental cross, after the manner of thesculptured slab at Sulby Abbey, while above the cross was a filletbearing a short legend. At Jervalx Abbey in Yorkshire, a nume-rous series of monumental stones and slabs are yet preserved. Ofthese one slab bears a cross, having upon its stem, as if restingon it, the figure of a chalice, while on either side are representeda pastoral-staff and a mitre, and the whole is surrounded by a bor- « IN ENGLAND AND WALES. 53 der-legend.1 The crosier of an archbishop appears in one of Dug-dales plates of the brasses of Old St. Pauls, in his history of that. Despoilpd Slab, Ainderby. cathedral. It was placed upright in the centre of the slab, and wasaccompanied by a border-legend; and Gough has figured anotherspecimen of a pastoral-staif, carved in relief upon a tomb in theruins of Bayham Abbey.2 The pastoral-staff, the emblem of episcopal or abbatical rank,upon some few monumental stones is represented as grasped in thehand of the deceased prelate. At Ecclestone Priory in Yorkshire 1 See Whittakers Richmondshire, vol. i. 2 See Goughs Sepulchral Monuments,p. 427. vol. ii. introduction, p. cxv. 54 CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS is a curious specimen of this device. The hand is here depicted asissuing from the dexter side of the slab. In the centre rises across, the head of which resembles the same symbol as upon the Margam slab, in the pecu- j liarity of its being formed ofsix foliated bars.1 Goughhas figured a slab from Wel-beck Abbey, Notts, uponwhich is sculptured a handholding a crosier ;2 and again,upon the fragment of anotherslab at Romsey Abbe