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Abbot Newland’s tomb, Bristol Cathedral
John de Newland, ‘the good abbot’, was Abbot of St Augustine’s Abbey, Bristol (now the Cathedral) from 1481-1515. His alter-tomb is located in the Lady Chapel at the E end of the Cathedral in a stellate recess on the S wall. His effigy and tomb have been beautifully painted in modern times. At his feet is a rebus depicting a heart with three nails. Thus, he was also known as John Nailheart.
During his long abbacy, he made substantial alterations to the abbey, starting a major project to replace the C12th nave. By the time of his death the foundations had been laid, and walls on the N and W sides had reached the height of the window sills.
The brass plate is a memorial to Bishop Joseph Butler, who died in 1752. In 1739, he conversed with John Wesley, telling him “You have no business here; you are not commissioned to preach in this Diocese. Therefore I advise you to go hence.”
Captured on 10-02-2016 & 12-02-2016.
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