Church Monuments Society

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Latest Journal

  • 2021

Papers in this volume are focused on post-medieval monuments in England, with book reviews extending period and geography. The seven articles cover a variety of locations (churches, a college chapel and a school crypt) and demonstrate the range of evidence that can be brought to bear on understanding a monument and its context.

It is a particular pleasure to publish Christina Faraday's study of monuments in the college chapel of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. This was the winning submission in the 2020 CMS Essay Prize. Details of the current essay competition are at

The Journal is free to members. If you are not a member - to whet your appetite, these are the articles

The Brydges monument in St James’ Church, Ludgershall (Wiltshire): ‘Marian Renascent’ or neoclassical Elizabethan?

The Elizabethan and Jacobean monuments of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

William Emerson’s transi memorial in Southwark Cathedral, London

The Cecil Chapel at St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon (Greater London)

‘Hoc sub sepulchro dormit pulchellus puer’: Edmund Spoure’s commemoration of his son and heir Henry, at North Hill (Cornwall)

Monuments from the Foundling Hospital, London, now at Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted (Hertfordshire)

Lost and Found: the Great War monument to Francis Mond by (George) Rayner Hoff in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Storrington (West Sussex)

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