Pixy-Led in North Devon; Old Facts and New Fancies

Pixy-Led in North Devon; Old Facts and New Fancies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...as he would be placed with his feet to the west, while the rest of the dead "looked for the Son of Man ad orientum udae." Some further inscription alluding to king ohn and to the third year of his reign, was partially deciphered on it many years ago. There is the possibility that the slab covered the grandson of the Barnstaple baron of 1146 A.D., the ward of Lackland; and another that it was placed over that magnate himself_ Either could have been father, brother, or uncle, to the three maiden ladies who built and endowed Ilfracombe church, in which there was an early chantry as well as in Combmartin and Morthoe. As already seen there has been a nunnery in Berrynarbor, its solid remains have very recently, unfortunately, been quarried away. Barnstaple being already provided with two large churches, Willelme and Henri attended to the neighbourhood. The Ilfracombe stone was removed from the interior of the church during some repairs, early in the present century. Modern tradition asserts that it was long used by the parish clerk to stand on while he gave out the usual notices after service on Sunday. It also says that the last announcements made from it concerned the outlawry of some ill-doers, and the straying from Mullacott of the cow which supplied the Poor's House, which stood on the site of the present path, and Infant School, with milk. The final record of the Tracies will be found in the chapel, on the walls of which ' They were reversed on an old window of Braunton church, but there is no record to tell who put them up. St. Gregory's mass tells of the supreme theological question of the Middle Ages, in St. Peter's, Barnstaple. It may be supposed with much chance of truth that this double monument (on...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840208
  • 9781236840202