Who is from 106th and park dating
The present church was built in the second half of the 14th century on the site of an earlier one, of which nothing remains. Extensive alterations were made in the late 15th century.The roof was removed, the side walls reduced in height and rebuilt with the current windows while the nave arcade was raised to its current height.This is very disappointing when one considers the former excellent state of the site as shown in a photograph in by P. It is used as a village hall The Brereton Chapel is at the East end of the South aisle.Sir Randal Brereton specified in his will of 1530 that he should be buried in the Lady Chapel so it is presumed that this was on the South side.
In the Domesday survey Malpas, then known as Depenbech, was said to have five knights.
The church is dedicated to Oswald, King of Northumbria, killed in battle against Pendra, the King of Mercia in 642.
The brief notes on the church that follow are from this source.
The spurs on the effigy indicate that he was a knight and the dog in the folds of his wife's skirt indicate fidelity.
He fought in the battles of Terouanne and Tournay in France and was knight banneret to the body of King Henry VII.