Wall Tablet
Chancel North Wall
Floor Plan
Jane Wogdon d 1805
Robert Wogdon d 1813

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  1. The memorial is in two parts. The upper tablet for Jane Wogdon is a neo-classical tablet of sarcophagus form in white stone, set against a black pentagonal stone ground. Below the apex of the ground are the marks of a small achievement of arms. The crest is lost but the hatched shield is kept elsewhere in the church.

    Blazon Per chevron Or and Gules a chevron invected per chevron of the second and of the first between, in chief two unicorns of the second and in base two spears saltirewise Proper above a lion rampant of the first [WOGDON] impaling Barry of six Azure and Or [MERTON] (ref a)

    The inscription lies within a narrow fillet border under a dentil cornice and is incised in black-filled caps and l/c using the long ess and with some sloped lettering.

    The sarcophagus has two ball feet which rest on the moulded cornice of the appended tablet below in memory of Robert Wogdon. This is rectangular in shape with two shallow feet and set against a black conforming ground. It has a plain narrow border which finishes within the feet in a Greek key motif. Below these on the black ground, are marks where there were once two round paterae. Just above and flanking the first word of the inscription is a looped scroll decoration. The inscription is incised in black-filled caps and l/c using the long ess.

  2. Marble

  3. First quarter 19th c

  4. Overall estimated h. 120 x w. 110 x d. 7cm Marble h. 49 x w. 99 and 73 x d. 10 and 6cm

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  7. Robert Wogdon was a famous London gunsmith whose duelling pistols are still much prized and sought after. He was responsible for introducing innovations to the art of making these. He is commemorated by a blue plaque on the Cottage referred to in the inscription, which still stands, although much altered, near the river Rib at the bottom of the hill from the church (ref b)

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  9. This Simple Memorial / is affectionately inscribed to the memory / of JANE WOGDON Wife of / ROBERT WOGDON of the Cottage Buntingford, Efqr. / who departed this life February 15th 1805, / Aged 69 Years. / and is interred near this Place. / In Death lamented as in Life beloved. / Alfo / ROBERT WOGDON ESQR who departed this Life: / March the 28th 1813 / Aged 79 Years. /

  10. a) Papworth p 53 b) Trevor Reedman, chairman of Buntingford Railway & Local History Society