Coates - Easter Sepulchre
I have already posted twice on St Edith's Coates-by-Stow in Lincolnshire, with its lovely screen and loft. Among the fittings in the chancel are the substantial remains of the Easter Sepulchre. After it ceased to be used at the Reformation the sepulchre was covered over and monumental brasses were inserted into the blocking, further obscuring it. What was left of it It was uncovered in the nineteenth century. The top of the arch is surmounted with a badly defaced carving of the resurrection, with Christ leaping from the tomb with the sleeping soldiers surrounding him. This was flanked by two censing angels, only one survivesd and this is virtually obliterated.