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An example of a medieval Rebus.


Delcombe Manor in Milton Abbas, Dorset, was built in 1750 but using stone from the original medieval Abbey. In the garden is this interesting door surmounted by a rebus from the Abbey.

This is the rebus of Abbot William of Milton in 1514.

Windmill plus Tun = Milton

(A Tun is a barrel of about 250 gallons.)

This is the rebus again from inside Milton Abbey.

The font used for the date "1514" seems somewhat puzzling.