Durham Cathedral

Above: Bishop Thomas Hatfield (1381) (from Blore)
Right: Three medieval effigies from the church yard.
From the Top: Knight, ecclesiastic (?), lady (?)


I regret I am unable to show any photographs of the monuments in Durham Cathedral except those above, which are in the church yard. Unfortunately the Dean and Chapter show a most uncompromising attitude to photography: it is not allowed except by prior written permission and then only in special circumstance, at relatively high cost and with rather restrictive conditions. I was refused permission because I asked in person, even though I had travelled several hundred miles and explained I was from the Church Monuments Society. I can only hope that this unfortunate attitude may change in the future.
Barnard Castle - St Mary

Top Left: Robert de Northam Vicar of Gainford. Mid 14th century. The other photographs are of a series on foliated crosses, now set in the north transept wall.

Far left: Hon Sir John Hullock (1829) Knight & Baron of the Exchequer
Above left: Thomas Colpitts (1799); his wife Ann (1816); their 2nd daughter Ann (1808) ; their sons: Thomas (1819), John (1812), George 1810). Added below is their daughter Eleanor (1841)
Above centre: Dame Mary Hullock (1856) widow of Sir John
Above right: Rev Robert Barnes (1801)

Staindrop - St Mary
Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland (1425) and two wives. Alabaster



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