Grosmont, Monmouthshire - St Nicholas.

The church was built in the early 1200s, at around the same time as the nearby castle, and the magnificent Norman nave has survived unrestored.  The Early English chancel was reconstructed in the 1870s by John Seddon, who rescued the whole church from a ruinous state. 

We have seen many slightly different versions of this "Physicians were in Vain" verse.

"Missed by Skip".

The sombre verse reminds us of what may befall us all.

A rectangular tomb slab with marginal inscription and effigies of Charles William of Goytre (Mayor of Grosmont and Deputy Steward of Duchy of Lancaster) and his wife Joan Baker, dated 1636.