Church of England
TG 313 031
Hellington, St John the Baptist : Ledgerstone 1
Aligned East to West
Lettering on top third of stone
Beneath the inscription is a shield charge with the Gaudy tortoise. The shield is surrounded by mantling. Helm above the shield. The brass is decorated with two diamond lozenges at the top and three smaller ones at the foot.
Roman capitals with flourishes and with archaic and some doubtful spelling. ‘I’ is written sometimes with a dot over it and sometimes with a comma over it.
Purbeck marble (ref a)
80 x 34 inches
2005 x 860 mm
Brass: 34 x 19 inches
490 x 430 mm
SIR ANTHONY GAUDY KNiGHT /
DECEASED MARCH 30 TH 1642 /
VERTVE, iVSTiCE, GOODNES RACE /
ARE ALL iNTERD WTHIN THiS PLACE /
WiTH THiS GOOD KNiGHT SO GOOD WHOSE FAME/
THAT NOW iN HEAVEN MOST GLORiOVS iS HiS NAME /
WHEATHER HEE iS GON TO CHRiST HiS ROCKE /
TO SiNGE HALLViAHS WiTH HiS CELESTiALL FLOCKE /
10 screws evident in the brass and 5 screws in the shield.
a) CCT Guide Book for St. John the Baptist,
Hellington, St John the Baptist : Ledgerstone 2
Aligned West to East
Lettering on top two thirds of stone
Incised roman capitals and lowercase. Flourishes on tails of figures in the date.
Condition very good
50 x 23 inches
1270 x 590 mm
John Cock when he died in 1796 left £5 per annum in his will to bind an apprentice in rotation at Hellington, Rockland and Bramerton. To the poor of Bramerton and Rockland he left £1 each and to the poor of Hellington 10/-.
Information from the wall tablet on the North West wall of the Nave.
M.r John Cock