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Gayton, St Mary the Virgin

Gayton St Mary the Virgin

Location: Gayton, Northamptonshire



Opening Information:


The church has an Anglo Saxon origin with a Norman tower and a 13th Century lancet window in the west wall.


1284 Richard de Medeburn, Chaplin

1304 Richard de Gayton, Acolyte

1342 Simon de Veer, Clerk

1369 John de Haldenby

1370 John son of Jon Curteys de Jakesle

1373 William Burgeys, Chaplin

1396 William Pautas


Given as 1). Scholastica, wife of Philip de Gayton, living in 1284.

2). Scholastica daughter of Philip de Gayton, died 1345

A stone effigy showing a gown and mantle fastened by a cord , which is held in the left hand. It is possible that the scultor is Alexander of Abingdon or William of Ireland who are the sculptors of Queen Eleanor on the cross near Northampton.

Scholastica wife of  Philip de Gayton


Juliana de Murdak, died 1310. The inscription is: "hic facet in tumba Mabila filia Thome de ...," Juliana was the daughter of Philip de Gayton and mother of Mabilia de Murdak. Juliana murdered her husband Thomas de Murdak and was burnt at the Stake, and her name was erased from the effigy.

Juliana de Murdak 1310

Philip de Gayton, died 1316. Wooden effigy of oak. The wooden effigy has undergone restoration. It is located in an ogee-arched recess between the Chancel and the North Chapel

Philip de Gayton 1316

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