The following text is taken from the "Parochial history of St. Mary Bourne Book" by Joseph Stevens 1895

On a low wall-tomb in the south or Wyke aisle, rests the cross-legged effigy of a knight in stone. It is life-size; but the sculpture is in bad condition. The head appears to have been replaced by a rude imitation in plaster or stone and the left or exposed side of the figure is considerably mutilated. The effigy is represented as habited in the quilted gambison, over which is the sleeved hauberk of chain-mail; and chausses of chain-mail encase the feet and legs. And, there are apparently poleyns or knee-plates. The hands, resting on the chest, are pressed together, as if enclosing some object, perhaps a heart, as in other examples of the same period. The head is supported by an angular stone block; and at the feet, reclines the figure of some animal so mutilated as to be indistinguishable. The broken crockets and finials on the canopy and wall-shafts, imply that the tomb must have been a handsome one in its perfect state. Mr. Blore believes the figure to be of about the year 1280, temp. of Edward I; and considers that in its perfect state, it was no doubt a beautiful specimen of the art of the period; at the present time its chief interest arises from the arms being represented on the surcoat, a circumstance which rarely occurs at so early a period.

The Rev. Charles Kerry considers the tomb hardly so early as this and places it at about A.D.1327. The width of the slab on which the figure lies is 26ins; the length of the slab 6ft.6ins and the height of the canopy 5ft.4ins. It is not rightly known what knight is here represented; but it is considered to be an effigy of one of the Dandelys. It can hardly be Sir Richard, as the date of the tomb is later than his period. It has been seen that the family held in various parts of Hampshire and inferentially in Wyke Manor; but what is known of the Dandelys in connection with Wyke comes through the Beyntons. The arms borne by the effigy are similar to those of Sir Richard Dandely (two bars, each charged with three crosses). It might certainly represent a member of that family. It has been stated that the cross-legged effigy represents one who had been a crusader. That a Sir Roger des Andelys served in the Barons' wars we have the testimony of a document upon the History of France, published by the Government.

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