Glossary

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blazon
Heraldic shield description
cadency
Added heraldic symbol to show family relationship
canting
Charges on the shield based on the family name, e.g. a male sheep for Ramsbotham
chantry
Chantry
Chapel for saying mass and prayers for the named person
Chapter House
Bishops meeting room
charges
One or more creatures or objects seen on the shield
hatchment
Diamond shaped armorial panel used in funerals and monuments
impaled
Two coats of arms side by side on the same shield
See of Lincoln
Adminstrative area overseen by the Bishop
Transept
One of the "arms" of a cruciform church