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TOMB OF VISCOUNT CAMPDEN AT EXTON CHURCH

TOMB OF VISCOUNT CAMPDEN AT EXTON CHURCH
Exton, Rutland, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Exton,Rutland, is of great significance for its fine collection of funerary monuments, some of which are of national significance. While the earliest of the church tombs date to the late 14th century, the most significant monument is the marble tomb of Baptist Noel, third Viscount Camden, by the famous British sculptor Grinling Gibbons. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2001, WMF provided assistance through the Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve Our Heritage to determine the extent of conservation needs and develop a treatment program. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Grinling Gibbons is widely considered to be England’s finest wood carver, with particularly notable examples of his work found at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, and Petworth House. The Tomb of Viscount Campden at Exton Church is one of his rare works in marble, and is often considered to be his finest work in that medium. (...)