A curious 14th century gravestone.
A striking 14th century gravestone can be seen inside St Martin's church at Lowthorpe in the East Riding of Yorkshire, having been removed from the ruined chancel for preservation. It depicts the figures of a man and a woman draped in a cover, over which a tree is growing. Shields are at the roots of the tree and at the ends of its branches are the heads of 13 children, 7 sons on the male side and 6 daughters wearing caps, on the female side. It is thought to commemorate Sir Thomas de Heslerton, his wife Alice and their children
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Photo taken in Harpham, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25, UK
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