What to See in England
By Gordon Home
Public Domain Books
The Oldest Brass in England
=How to get there.=–Train to Leatherhead by South-Western or London, Brighton and South Coast lines. =Distance from London.=–19 miles. =Accommodation Obtainable.=–"Swan Hotel,” etc., at Leatherhead.
Two and a half miles from Leatherhead is situated the ancient church of Stoke d’Abernon, famous for possessing the oldest brass in England. It shows a complete figure of Sir John d’Abernoun, who died in 1277. The church, restored externally, overlooks the river Mole.
[Illustration: IN STOKE D’ABERNON CHURCH
Twelfth Century Parish Chest, with slot for inserting Peter’s Pence. The three locks were for the rector and two churchwardens.
The brass to Sir John d’Abernoun on the floor of the Chancel showing the chain armour worn between 1250 and 1300 A.D.
Jacobean hour-glass stand.]