Laughton, West Lindsey
Church of All Saints, Laughton
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Laughton is a village and a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 410. It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north from the town of Gainsborough
In the south aisle is a full length monumental brass, made in about 1405, showing a knight wearing the style of armour worn at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), with Gothic-style canopy, reset in 1549 with new imitation Gothic-style inscription, to serve as the ledger stone for William Dalison (died 1546) of Laughton, Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1546 and Escheator of Lincolnshire. It is of a style and design similar to at least three surviving brasses namely those of:
- Sir Peter Courtenay (d.1405), KG, in Exeter Cathedral.
- Sir Maurice Russell (d.1416), Saint Peter's Church, Dyrham, Gloucestershire.
- Thomas Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley (d.1417), Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.
The village of Wildsworth is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the west on the bank of the River Trent. It had a yellow-brick church, dedicated to St John the Divine, built in 1838 by Charles Biggs. It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in 1982 and demolished two years later. It is still listed on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building, where it is described as disused.
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- Media related to Laughton, West Lindsey at Wikimedia Commons