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Surname Pollard
First name Unknown
Dating 1330?
Location Bishop Auckland
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Place of exposition St Andrews, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
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Wooden oak effigy of an unknown knight, possibly of the Pollard family, said to be of 1340 or a little earlier The head is covered by a conical bascinet to which a mail camail is laced. A loose surcoat is worn falling in folds to the knees with a narrow belt around the waist. Beneath the surcoat is a mail hauberk with the arms extended to form mittens, and beneath the hauberk is a thickly padded shirt or gambeson. The legs below the knees are protected by plates of possibly hardened leather called cuir-bouilli or steel and flanged knee caps. The hands are joined in prayer and legs crossed below the knee. The feet with spur leathers rest against either a boar or a crouching lion which has been later recarved into a pigs snout. The sword hangs from a buckled belt at the front and has been broken off below the hilt. The right shoulder has a narrow shield strap but the shield is now gone.
There is an interesting tale which could help explain why his feet lie on what may be a boar, called the Pollard Brawn where the Bishop of Durham offered a reward to the person who could kill a ferocious boar (or brawn), sometimes caled a worm. Richard Pollard, a poor young knight killed it south of Auckland and cut off its tongue, but was so exhausted he fell a sleep. A passer by found the carcass and took it from the sleeping Ricahard who upon waking up guessed what had happened and made his way to Auckland Palace to see the Bishop of Duham. Richard explained what had happened and showed the tongue which was indeed from the carcass. The Bishop said that as a reward Richard could keep all the lands he could ride around, while the Bishop finished his meal. Richard returned a few minutes to the surprise of the Bishop, later having ridden around Auckland Palace. Not being able to give up Auckland Palace, Richard was rewarded for his cleverness him with some of the most fertile lands in the Auckland area, which became known as Pollards Lands.
Bishop Auckland, St Andrews, Crown Street, South Church Bishop Auckland

Pollard. Ermine a cross engrailed sable

Датировка принята 1330? так как близкие костюмы из соседнего Yorkshir
P0152, 1327 - полный кольчужный рукав с миттонами, но кольчужный понож
P0212, 1330 - похожий заостренный бацинет, гиж щита через плечо, но полный наруч

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