A 19th century brass memorial plate

ColinL's picture


I'd like a generic description for this font, not necessarily an actual name, please. It's in a church in Hampshire, UK. There are no numerals to show.

oldnick's picture

I'm not sure of the proper classification, but this style has been in use in the UK since at least the fifteenth century, primarily as used here...for memorial inscriptions.

Justin_Ch's picture

It could be described as an alphabet based on versals. They are built-up letter shapes rather than calligraphic. Also, it is an 1870 take on the style as medieval versals usually use rounder, uncial forms of E, N and M etc.

Gothic revival versals perhaps. Would 1870 be early Arts & Crafts?

ColinL's picture

Gothic revival versals looks good to me, thank you.

Yes, 1870 would be early Arts & Crafts.

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