Medieval monk's missing tombstone from Rufford Abbey found
Image copyright Nottinghamshire County Council A missing tombstone commemorating a medieval monk laid to rest in Nottinghamshire has been rediscovered.
The grave slab of Robert de Markham dates from 1399 and was set in the floor of Rufford Abbey's chapel before its demolition in the 1950s.
Its whereabouts remained unknown until it was tracked down in Bedfordshire.
Archaeologist Peter Ryder identified the missing stonework as part of research into the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project.
The "elaborate" gravestone was found in one of English Heritage's national... read more