Church of England
ST 40302 12766
Dinnington, Church of St Nicholas: Ledgerstone 1
The ledger stone to Worthington Brice is carved from a large rectangular piece of very fine-grained black stone. The incised carving is delicate and easily decipherable given its central location in the main thoroughfare.
The central inscription is framed within a Doric arch with a winged hourglass above, representing mortality as the passage of time or ‘time flies’. Beneath the inscription is the coat of arms: the dexter half depicts the Brice arms and the sinister, the Every arms of Worthington Brice’s wife, Joan Every, surmounted by a helm with the Brice crest depicting ‘a lions head, erased, ermine, pierced with an arrow’.
Approximate ~ 2130 x 1010 mm (l x w)Depth not established
THE BODY OF
WHO WAS BURYED
THE 14TH DAY OF
MARCH: AN DOM
Atatis suæ 63
It has fared remarkably well, particularly when compared with the lias flooring into which it is set, and considering its location in the main thoroughfare.