NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

 East Bridgford Epperstone Everton Gotham Holme  Ratcliffe-on-Soar Screveton Shelford Southwell Minster Staunton-in-the-Vale Sturton-le-Steeple Thorpe Whatton  Worksop Priory
East Bridgford - St Peter   Epperstone
Holy Cross
 
Said to be Sir John Caltoft (c 1352). The effigy was found in the grounds of East Bridgford Hall John  (1620) & Margaret (1627) Hacker Four sons and and two daughters kneel below   Male civilian. perhaps a member of the Odingsell family
Everton - Holy Trinity Gotham - St Lawrence



Damaged incised slab of knight & lady; alabaster. Latin inscription; reported translation is: '...and Joan his wife daughter and one of the heiresses of the lady mother of Michael...heirs...he died...of July 1440 and the said Joan died...'


John St Andrew (1625) & Elizabeth (Bainbridge) with their children: William (1625 @ 14). Three daughters - Mary, Elizabeth & Barbara - are recorded as  'now all livinge' on the monument. However two children kneel.


William St Andrew (1624) with two of his three wives: 1. Mary (Skeffington) (1605) with her two sons, (John v.s.) & William (died at 11); and two daughters, Jane (died at 18) & Barbara (1624), who married William the son of John (her nephew?) and 2.Mary (Pilkington) (1618). His third wife was Elizabeth (Wedgewood) who 'is yet livinge the Iune Ao D--- 1625. '
Holme - St Giles
or Holme by Newark
Park in lane near church in a suitable area. The church is normally unlocked but should it not be the names and addresses of two nearby keyholders are given O/S Ref: SK 803 591
John Barton (1491) & Isabella (Gernon) He rebuilt the chancel and added the south chapel to house the tomb c 1485. A two tier tomb with the two effigies on the upper part but a single shrouded corpse on the lower. On the side of the slab on which the latter rests is a Latin inscription form Job, which, in translation reads: 'Pity me you at least my friends for the hand of the Lord has touched me'. The shields were blank cerainly before the restoration of the church in 1932 but were repainted at that time with heraldry copied from the Barton shields in the porch.
Left: John Barton rests his feet on a barrel or tun. On the side view (above) can be seen a bar across the top of the barrel. He wasn't a brewer but rather this is a rebus - a visual pun on a name: so bar plus tun equals Barton.
Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Holy Trinity


Above & right:  Ralph Sacheverall (1539) & Cecily (1528), his first wife. Chellaston alabaster, attributed to Parker of Burton-on-Trent. Traces of paint remain.
   
Above & right: Henry Sacheverell II (1585) & Jane (née Irton) Jane was the great aunt of General Henry Ireton, the Parliamentary soldier and Cromwell's son-in-law. The inscripton is incomplete, no date being shown and Jane's title being incorrect, possibly becaue the tomb was not completed until 1625.  Fauld alabaster possibly from the Hollemans workshop.
   
Above & right: Henry Sacheverall I (1558) and one of his three wives. Inscription.  Chellaston alabaster, possibly from the Royley workshop. Inscription in English.
NB The tomb of Henry III is not shown in this section.
 
Sir Thomas Findern (1524) & Elizabeth (Sacheverall) He fought at the Battle of Stoke, effectively the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, field under Henry VII. His will directed his executors to bury him at the entrance to the chapel where he still lies.
     
Isabella Babbington (1487) of Kingston on Soar; the latter was  a chapel of Ratcliffe but burials were not allowed until 1536. (Her husband, John, was killed at Bosworth by Thomas Blount but this is believed to have been a mis-indentification of the target, really being another John Babbington of Chilwell.) John Prescot (1497)  Vicar appointed by the Priory of Burscough,a penurious establishment in Lancashire which had aquired Ratcliffe about 1354 from Norton in Cheshire in a devious deal which resulted in Ratcliffe being attacked in 1381. Alabaster slab showing chrisom child. The inscription states that this is Edmund Edmundson (1519) This surname is otherwise unknown in the village.

Other Monuments

In the chapel there is a worn alabaste slab which Thoroton was able to read in 1676:

Cygyft Johan fil and heire Tho Basset, Fitz S John Basset de Dr--- la feme Sir Ralph Shirley fitz and heire Hugh Shirley

... John son and heire to Thomas Basset son of Sir John Basset of Dr[aycott] the wife of Sir Ralph Shirley son and heire of Hugh Shirley

This is clearly a woman and likely to be Isobel (Basset) who married Ralph Shirley. The ownership of Radcliffe by the Shirleys was for a comparatively short time namely 1402-1432 and they only lived at the manir house for a short times in 1431/2 in which year Isobel died. The Bassets aquired Ratcliffe in 1313 before it fell to the Shirleys by marriage.
Screveton -  St Wilfred  
 

Richard Whalley (1583) Note the whale at his feet: a rebus (pun on his name) 'Behold his Wives were number three: Two died of them died in right good fame: The third this Tomb erected, For him who well deserv'd the same...' He was 'servant' of Lord Protector Somerset and then of Thomas Cromwell; he was imprisoned for appropriating crown funds as Crown Receiver for Yorkshire, again for illegal alchemical activities, managing to rise and fall each time. His wives were: Lora (Brookman) with whom five children; Ursula (Thwaites) with whom thirteen children; and Barbara (Cope), with whom seven children. All kneel behind and above. Alabaster; now under tower, formerly in chancel
  Shelford - St Peter   
 
Above: Lady Anne Stanhope (1587) Her husband was Sir Michael Stanhope, with whom she had eleven children; he was implicated in the events that led to the downfall of Lord Protector Somerset, his brother-in-law, arrested and, although aquitted of high treason,  convicted of felony and beheaded in 1552. Inscription, alabaster
Left:
Mrs Elizabeth Welbore-Ellis (1761) By Nollekens
Right: '
Near this place, in the vault of her family are deposited the remains of' Lady Georgiana West (1824) By Chantrey
Southwell Minster
There is free parking for two hours in the car park directly opposite the Minster. Entrance to the Minster is free but there is, rather curiously, a charge of £4-40 for photography.
Nave & Aisles
Foliated cross in niche by the welcome desk. This is unfortunately used as a store for files etc. Directly above & below. Several incised slabs and a brass matrix in the floor of the nave.  Troop Sgt-Mjr William Samuel Sharpe (1838) of the 7th Dragoon Guards. Died in the Punjaub
         
North Transept
Archbishop Sandys (1588) Alabaster. One of the founders of Low Church Anglicanism represented in the robes he disliked

Above:
Brass matrix to an ecclesiastic
Far Left: Sir Edwyn Hoskyns BT (1925) The second bishop of Southwell. By W. Reynolds Stephens
Centre Left Top: Modern bronze tablet to Francis Willoughby MA FRS (1672) naturalist
Centre Left Bottom: James StJohn Trebeck MA (1904) Rector of 1881-1900 of the Collegiate Church and First Sub-Dean of the Cathedral
Note: Several Archbishops of York resided at Southwell and some were  buried in the Minster. These were:
Godfrey de _ham (1265)
Thomas de Corbridge (1304)
William Booth (1464)
Lawrence Booth (1480)
Edywyn Sandys (1588)
The monument of the last of these is shown above; the unamed effigy and some of the crosses and brass matrices may relate to the others.

South Transept
Above: Talbot
Right: Frank Russell DSO DD Barry (1976) Bishop 1941-1963
Left: Memorial to Father Reginald Tribe (1952) Director SSM. Carving by Alan Coleman formerly in Kelham Great Chapel
Chancel
Bishop Ridding (1904) Bronze/ alabaster. Headmaster of Winchester and first bishop of Southwell 1884-1904. Composition by Caröe; bronze by Pomeroy

Choir - South Aisle
Damaged effigy of an archbishop. Alabaster c 1450


Staunton-in-the-Vale - St Mary

Above: Series of damaged 14 th century effigies of the Staunton family
Right: Joan, Lady Staunton (1365)
Above: 14th century knight
Near right: 'Here lies William de Staunton, knight, son of Sir Geoffrey of the same, who died on the third day before the Ides of May 1326. On whose soul may God have mercy'
Far right: 'In memory of Job Staunton Charlton. eldest son of Gilbert Charlton Esq and Anne eldest daughter of Harvey Staunton ehose ancesters inherited the estate from the time of the Saxons in 1066'  By Westmacott 1811
Sturton-le-Steeple - St Peter & St Paul
Olivia (c 1236) widow of Robert St John and later wife of Roger de Montebegon. Lombardic inscription Dame Frances Earle (1687) damaged by fire 1901
Thorpe - St Lawrence   
 
Margaret de Thorpe. Her husband - Sir William - fought at Crecy (1346) and was present at the surrender of Calais. later 14th century
Whatton - St John of Beverely
Sir Hugh (or Adam) de Newmash (1377) Alabaster. Heraldry on jupon Thomas Cranmer (1501), father of the Archbishop Robert de Whatton, priest, canon of Welbeck and vicar of Whatton 1304-10. Sir Richard de Whatton (c 1330) On tomb chest said to have borne the inscription: 'Priez pur l'alme de Sire Richard Whatton chivalier' On low tomb chest. Heraldry on shield.
Worksop Priory
Church of Saints Cuthbert and Mary
The church is now locked except when someone is in attendance. It is best to contact the church wardern who will be happy to open it for you. There is limited parking in the grounds of the church.
O/S Ref: SK 590 786
Defaced alabaster effigies, their tomb chests long gone, now well displayed on the floor on the south wall of nave near the south door.
From top to bottom:
1. Thomas Lord Furnival (1366), brother of Lady Joan below
2. Lady Joan Neville (Furnival) , wife of Sir Thomas below
3. Sir Thomas Neville, Lord Furnival, jute uxoris (1406) High treasurer of England

 
 

All the photographs in this section were kindly send by Jean McCreanor, to whom thanks; except those of Southwell Minster, Holme and Worksopwhich are by the Editor

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