The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
Tomb of Aymer de Valence.
This is an altar tomb on a basement, which rests on the pavement of the aisle. Its side is divided into niches, containing injured statues, over which are trefoils within pediments, and between them shields on quatrefoils. The cross legged figure of the deceased lies on the tomb, with the head supported by angels; the canopy is between beautifully enriched buttresses terminating in pinnacles. The arch is adorned by pointed leaves and halves. The roof finishes in a pediment. Within that, and over the arch, is a knight on horseback, with his sword brandished, going at full speed. brackets near the top support angels. Some of its painting, gilding, and Mosaic may be traced.