St Mary, Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham shown within Hertfordshire
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Brent Pelham is a village in Hertfordshire, England, and situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Buntingford. It is one of the three Pelhams, with Stocking Pelham and Furneux Pelham, and forms part of the civil parish of Brent Pelham and Meesden. At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Braughing.
The parish church of St Mary's dates from the 14th century. It contains a black marble tomb slab of the 13th century, upon which the name of legendary local dragon-slayer Piers Shonks and a date of 1086 has been added. Symbols of the Four Evangelists - angel, eagle, lion, and bull - have been carved in relief around a dragon's mouth. The church is part of a benefice with Anstey, Hormead, Meesden and Wyddial.
- "GENUKI - Brent Pelham". Joinermarriageindex.co.uk. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "About Us - The Benefice of Anstey, Brent Pelham, Hormead, Meesden and Wyddial". Quintetchurches.com. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
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