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Medallion

Medallion

  • Date:

    ca. 1520 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Grosvenor Thomas

  • Museum number:

    C.400-1915

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 57, case WS

Date

ca. 1520 (made)

Object history note

Barham Hall was home to the Southwell family in the 16th century. The property was demolished in 1840. The Southwells also owned the manor of Woodrising in Norfolk and first appear at Barham Hall in 1451, at which date a John Southwell was living there. The family tree details the marriage between Sir Robert Southwell and Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Howard, Earl of Effingham, Lord High Admiral of England. This marriage, most likely having taken place in the late 16th century, might explain the appearance of the arms of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (d.1554) at Barham. The representation of the Howard’s family lineage by the Southwells would fit with other cases of the commemoration of female lineage at Gilling Castle, Yorkshire and Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire.

Descriptive line

Medallion panel of stained glass depicting the arms of the Duke of Norfolk, Barham Hall. Made in England (?) about 1520. Attached to C.798-1920.; STG

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Blomefield, F., An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10, London, 1809, pp. 273-281

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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