Swinbrook, St Mary, Oxfordshire, **

“The tombs are among the most eccentric in England. Little is known of the Swinbrook Fettiplaces but they clearly meant their church to remember them. There are two monuments along the north chancel wall, each with three effigies lying on shelves. The six have been compared to merchandise in a shop, passengers travelling steerage on a steamer, or a congregation of the dead, awakened to watch something important on television.”

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