NORFOLK

 Acle  Burg St Margaret  Fersfield  Frenze  Hingham Holkham Hunstanton King's Lynn  Narborough NORWICH Rougham   South Acre  Stowe Bardolf  Titteshall

Acle - St Edmund
Rev Thomas Stones (1627)
Burg St Margaret
St Margaret
Rev John Burton (1608)

Fersfield - St Andrew
Above: Amicia, widow of T. Hastying and wife of Robert de Blois.  Effigy originally painted like that of Robert de Bois.
Below & right: Sir Robert de Blois II (1340) son of Robert de Blois by Amicia, above. Oak, now in glass case. The painting is medieval, the later painting haveing been removed in the 1960's
These effigies were recorded by Francis Blomefield, 18th century historian and rector, who rermoved the effigies, had them restored and repainted and erected a tablet to record this work. He ledger stone is in the church.
Frenze - St Andrew
John Belnnerhasset (1510) & his 2nd wife Jane (Tyndall) (1521) At Gazeley in Norfolk he has a second monument with indents to himself, first wife and sons
Hingham
St Andrew

Thomas, Lord Morley (1435) However made later as heraldry shows arms of his son Robert and the latter's wife, who married in 1442. Red sandstone. Originally brasses with canopy on lid. Note the kneeling figures at the back wall: figure of  Christ seated flanked by kneeling figures of Lord Morley and his wife; and the Annunciation at the top of  the buttresses.
Also a memorial to Abraham Lincoln (US President),  with bust erected 1919 because some of his ancestors came from here
Holkham - St Withburga

Above: Juliana Coke (Whitbread) (1870) Wife of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester. By Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm
Near Right:
Arthur George Coke (1915) Second son of Thomas William, 3rd Earl of Leicester, KIA in the Dardanelles. By A Drury.
Centre Right:
Monument erected by John Coke on the death of his wife Meriall (1636) They kneel alongside her parents, Anthony Wheatleley and Anne Armiger, and grandparents, William Wheately and Martha Skinner. Alabaster.  At the foot are six sons and nine daughters. This John Coke was the fourth son of Sir Edward Coke, jurist and champion of parliamentary rights.
Far Right:
Miles Armiger (1639) Uncle of Meriel, above. Alabaster.
The last two monuments recorded above are from the workshop of Nicholas Stone, by Robert Pook in 1639.
Hunstanton - St Mary
Sir Henry Le Stange (1485) The tomb chest was also intended to serve as an Easter Sepulchre and, according to Sir Henry's will, modelled on the Morley monument at Hingham. TC Has Purbeck Marble top Cross Slab Sir Edmund Grene & Agnes (c 1490) brass, figures 25" long. W end, near S door Sir Roger Strange (1506) 3' long brass on tomb chest. Canopy. N aisle E, moved in 20th C from chancel)

Thomas Snelling (1623) & Margaret  Three children & a baby below the main figures

King's Lynn
St Nicholas's Chapel

 
Richard Clarck (1602) & Mathew Clarck (1623
) Tab with small kneeling figures: Richard & Wife Joan to LHS and Mathew & Wife Sarah to RHS with two sons & five daughters.

Sir Thomas Greene (1675) & Wife Susannah Barker Two painted near frontal kneeling figures with four sons and five daughters below facing each other across a prayer desk with skull over. Attrib: Thomas Cartwright I
Elizabeth Hendry (1764) oval catouche with cherubs' heads and skull
Rebecca Cooper & Son (drowned 1838) shipwreck depicted in low relief by James Thompson
Robinson Cruso (1773 age 10) ledger stone

Right: Sir Benjamin Keene (1758) Ambassador to Spain. Harbour scene and portrait medallion on bowl. Probably by Robert Adams (1762)

Narborough - All Saints
Sir Clement Spelman (1607) & Wife (above and below) Alabaster. Note to the left and right of the inscription a kneeling child and a baby in a crib. John Eyer (1561) & Wife  chancel John Hotblack JP (1895), his son George Snelling Hotblack  (1920) & the latter's wife Emily Rosa (1940) who 'is interred in this church yard) John Cary Marriott (1815) '2nd son of ...  Rector of Broadway Dorsetshire'. Dame Agatha of Narburgh (1293)  Probable identification of the demi-effigy. Above & below
Below these two latter tablets are two 18th C. Copper reliefs: Descent from the Cross (Italian) and Adoration of the Shepherds (French)
Other Monuments Not Illustrated
 
Henry Spelman (1496) & Wife
27" brass, chancel floor

John Spelman (1545) 2' figure, chancel floor
Sir John Spelman (1545) & Wife kneeling figures with panel of resurrection above, chancel
Also palimpsest of early 15th C brass of 2 ladies - 22" figure, chancel floor
Sir John Spelman (1662) standing wall monument, inscription
Clement Spelman (1679) Standing alabaster figure in robes of the Recorder of Nottingham. Possibly by Sir William Wilson
Andrew Fountaine (1706) Cartouche attrib. to William Woodman the Elder.
NORWICH 
Norwich still posseses thirty-five charches, many of which are now used for other purposes
  The Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
 
 
Norwich is a cathedral of the New Foundation: at the Reformation it was a Benedictine cathedral priory. The see was founded at Dunwich, moved to Elmham, then Thetford and finally to Norwich in 1094


I will hopefully complete this section later in the year


 

St Andrew's

Sir Robert Suckling
& first wife Elizabeth (Barwick) This inscription states that the couple had 'five sons and many daughters'  This monuments was erected by John, who built himself and his family a separate monument in the church; hence there are only four sons depicted on the above monument.
Above: Robert Garsett (1613)
Near Right: Francis Rugge (1607)
FarRight:
John Suckling (1627) A shrouded figure may be seen inside the tomb chest


Roughham - St Mary
Far left: Sir William Yelverton (1472) & Wife 26" brass. By Lectern.
Left: Thomas Keppel North (1919) Headstone with relief of twin engined biplane. Inscription records that he, a superintendent at Vickers, designed the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic. Churchyard, S of tower.
Other Monuments Not Illustrated
Roger North (1734) Gibbsian pedimented marble tablet with urn. Chancel.
Charles North (1906) coloured marble wall monument in 17th C style. Chancel
Other monuments to the North Family
William Yelverton & Wife (1510) Brass
John & Roger Yelverton (1505) Brass. Babies in swaddling clothes under ogee canopy. 9" figures
William Yelverton (1586), Two Wives  & Two separate groups of children. 2' figures. Chancel south.
South Acre - St George
Knight stone c 1300 ( above left)
Cross slabs - Barnack products (above)
Fragment of wooden effigy of a knight, in chancel tomb recess but not in situ. 14th C (left)

Other Monuments Not Illustrated

Sir John Harsyck (1384) & Katherine Brass. N chancel aisle 5' long,  hand holding
Sir Roger Harsyck (1454) Brass. In pieces and not exhibited
Thomas Leman (1534) Brass.  Priest, kneeling, missing scroll, 15". Between chancel stalls.
Sir Edward Barkham (1634) & Wife Standing alabaster. On TC, 3 kneeling daughters and 2 kneeling sons separated by charnel panel. 2 recumbent effigies. He was Lord Mayor of London and wears his robes over his armour. Skulls at heads and feet. Back wall has woman holding wreath , skeleton in shroud and arms. Attrib. (Adam White) to John & Mattthias Christmas






Stowe Bardolf
Holy Trinity
The Hare Chapel
Left: Tablet (1597)
Right: Tablet (1619) 
As these are both older than the chapel, which was built of brick against the north side of the church  in 1624, they are presumably from the body of the church.

Sir Ralph Hare (1623) of alabaster: tomb chest with upper structure with two flanking columns and obelisks on top. This is shown left.. His actual tomb is shown below this: simple tomb chest with arms on the longer aspect and an inscription on the shorter. (left)
Sir Thomas Hare (1693) White marble. A semi-reclining figure wearing a wig, yet Roman armour. On tomb chest with thickly fluted cornice. No backing. Attributed to Grinling Gibbons (left & below)
Susanna Hare (1741) Semi-reclining figure in loose robes against a classical reredos with two cherubs' heads in the clouds. Of white and grey marble. By Peter Scheemakers. (left & below)
Sarah Hare (1744) She died age eighteen. In her will of August 10th 1743, she requested '...I desire my face and hands made in wax with a piece of crimson satin thrown like a garment in a picture hair upon my head and put in a case of mahogany with a glass before and fix'd up so near the place were my corps lyes as it can be with my name and time of Death put upon the case in a manner most desirable if I do not execute this in my life I desire it may be done after my Death.' This was carried out to the letter and this rather horrifying life like effigy can still be seen in what appears to be a cupboard; a demi-effigy wearing clothes of the period. It is likely that the face and hands were made from impressions taken either in life or shortly after death. The monument was restored in 1984 by Miss Jean Frazer (formerly of Madam Tussauds), who, of course, restored the wax, and by Mrs Judith Dore (formerly Senior Conservation Officer to the Victoria and Albert Museum) who restored the textiles. (right top and below closed cabinet; and below)
Mary Hare (1801) Standing figure of Hope with anchor leaning on an urn against which rests an upturned torch. All of white marble against a gray obelisk. By McDaniel.(right)
Sir Thomas Hare (1834) Tablet of white marble with figures of Faith, Hope and Charity, with the inscription between them. (right)

 









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Tittleshall - St Mary


Above left: Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (1759) with busts of Earl and Countess. Monument by Charles Atkinson but busts by Roubiliac.
Above centre:  Bridget Coke (née Paston) (1598)  Alabaster
Above right: Sir Edward Coke (1634),
Lord Chief Justice The great champion of Parliamentary rights. Black and white marble; four Virtues on top. Attrib: Nicholas Stone but probably by assistant John Hargrave.
Far right:
Mrs Jane Coke (1800) group in relief of the lady, putto and an angel. By Joseph Nollekens (1805) (signed)
Also but not shown: Robert Coke (1679) Black and white marble. Tomb chest but no effigy. Attrib: Abraham Storey
 
With many thanksto Miss Sally Badham FSA, founder-member of the Church Monuments Society,  to Dr & Mrs D. Kelsall and to Ms Jean McCreanor for providing many of the photographs in this section
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