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    de la Pole Monumental Brass

    at Holy Trinity, Chrishall, Essex A late-medieval brass set into the floor at the west end of the south aisle at Holy Trinity, Chrishall, Essex, commemorating John de la Pole (d. 1379) and his wife Joan Cobham. More here – https://chrishallessex.co.uk/joan-cobham-chrishall/ The Chrishall brass is not in its original position, probably a chantry chapel founded and funded by the de la Pole family. Chantries were dissolved in the sixteenth-century Reformation. In comparison, St. Mary’s church in Cobham, Kent, where Joan was born and grew up, provides the best evidence of the culture of commemorative monumental brasses in this period. The chancel floor is home to the best collection of memorial…