In 1356 at the Battle of Poitiers a local knight Sir John Pelham together
with Sir Roger de la Warr captured Jean the King of France, because of
this the Sir John was given the Kings belt buckle as a badge of honour.
This badge can be seen on many churches and buildings in the area around
Laughton showing the influence and power of the Pelham family.
As an ornament on churches and buildings owned by the Pelham Family .