(203) PLAYDEN, St. Michael
Essentially c.1200 - VCH (IX 161) and Nairn & Pevsner (583); for a view from the North-East see Godfrey & Salzman (Pl. 126); paving reported as bad in 1686 but repaired by 1724 (Ford 42); parish had 12 families in 1724 and a population of 179 in 1801.
- Nave floor, far West end.
- 78(W) x 176(L)~Stained, worn, cracked.
- M.I. fills surface of a cream freestone slab, head to East.
- Stephen Wilmshurst, d. 31[?] May 1742[?], aet 41; his wife, Ann, d. 10 Apr 1737, aet 25; their daughter, Elizabeth d. 24 Sep 1758, aet 27; [their son], Stephen Wilmshurst, d. 24 Apr 1781, aet 43.
- Nave floor, near West end.
- 95(W) x 189(L)~Stained.
- M.I. fills upper 80% of a cream freestone slab, head to East.
- John Turk, d. 13 Apr 1793, aet 63; his son, William, d. 1[?] Apr 1803, aet 19; John's sister, Ann, d. 10 Apr 1765, aet 30.
- North aisle floor, near West end.
- 58(W) x 87(L)~Very worn; cracked.
- M.I. (2 lines, now engraved, Dutch) on a limestone slab; engraved decoration of 2 barrels and crossed fork and mash stick.
- Sanctuary floor, against South wall.
- 88(W) x 165(L)~Fine; stained (East end).
- M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a grey freestone slab; head to East.
- Nathanall Legg, rector of Playden for 40 years, d. 14 Dec 1754, aet 65.
- Sanctuary, on wall above Priest's (South) door.
- 90(W) x 103(H)~Good; badly faded above.
- Unframed panel; above, a cornice; at top, pointed pediment with lion in centre; palmettes flanking; below, corbels left and right and arms in centre.