|St Mary's church, Ilminster|
|looking towards the 19th C [medieval revival] reredos at the east end|
|Wadham Chantry Chapel & Jacobean wood screen|
|wall mounted helmet, Wadham Chantry Chapel|
|table-top, or altar tomb with niches for 'weepers'|
What we found was the lovely 15th century parish church of St Mary's built in the Perpendicular style. We had an excellent time looking round and found not only an interesting Lady Chapel [south transept] but also the chantry chapel of the Wadham family [north transept]. One of whom, Nicholas, together with his wife, Dorothy founded and endowed Wadham College Oxford in the early 17th century.
|mother & son on top of the Wadham tomb|
|Sir William portrayed in very expensive armour|
|Sir William & his mother flanking Christ in majesty|
|grinning 15thC face|
|East window, 19thC|
As always you can click on any of the photos to enlarge them.