Ashley  Eccleshall  Enville Ilam Lichfield Cathedral  Rolleston  Sheen  Stafford  Standon  Stone  Tamworth Tenttenall Uttoxeter
Ashley - St John the Baptist
Sir Gilbert Gerard (1592) & Lady Ann (Radcliffe) (1602) Alabaster. Two recumbent effigies of Sir Gilbert and Lady Ann; two adult male children kneel at their heads and feet; two small children keel frontally on the floor; four women are shown in relief against the back wall. There is a third kneeling figure between the two small children in the photograph above left but this is not recorded. Pevsner comments: '(Sir Gilbert) started the overcrowding of the church'.

Harriot Kinnersly (1843) Daughter of Thomas Anne Kinnersly (Dixon) (1843) First wife of Thomas Thomas Kinnersly (I) (1819) & Mary (1825) They are surrounded by monuments to their children. By Chantrey 1826
Hon Elizabeth Maynell (Ingram) (1817) Wife of Hugo Hugo Meynell (1800) By Joseph Nollekens Elizabeth Kinnersly (1863) By Peter Hollins sculptor Birmingham
William Shepherd Kinnersly Thomas Kinnersly (II) (1855) By Nobel 1859 Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram, his wife Emily and his parents Hugo Charles & Gorgina Meynell Ingram. Georgina is buried here but the other at Hoar Cross
Eccleshall - Holy Trinity
Left & Above: Bishop Bowstead (1843)          Right & Above: Bishop Overton (1609)

Tomb chest with figures in low relief
Enville - St Mary

Above: Thomas Grey (1559) & first wife Anne Upright children against tomb chest, including babies. Alabaster
Roger de Birmingham Priest who rebuilt the chancel 1272-1307
Ilma - Holy Cross

Top Right: J Watts Russell by Laurence Macdonald 1863. Other photographs: Robert Meverell  (1626) & Wife Alabaster. Whole monument and detail.
  Litchfield Cathedral  
Park in the large pay car park nearby - charge reasonable. Entrance to the cathedral is free but they do quite reasonably ask for a donation. There is no charge or restriction on photography. Very friendly cathedral

First Earl of Litchfield (1845)
The brass is set in a marble floor slab

Nave - South Aisle
Three curious monuments where the recumbent figure has been set into the wall in a frame but only shows feet and head. That on the left has lost the upper part; the other two have a tablet set against the wall in the intervening section between the upper and lower parts. The centre figure looks the most complete. That on the left, which clearly forms part of a series, is actually in the south choir aisle. The two tablets, nothing to do with the monuments, record:

Centre: Mary, wife of Rev. J G Norbury (1797) and two children who died in infancy - William & Mary. Added below: J G Norbury (1800)
Right: Daniel William Remington MA (1788) Subchanter of the Cathedral and Vicar of St Mary's, Litchfield. Mary (1806), his widow. William Remington MA  (1826) Minister of St Michael's.

Nave - North Aisle

Rt Hon Lady Mary Wortley Montague (1789)  by Thomas Scheemakers. '... who happily introduc'd from Turkey into this Country, The Salutary Art of inoculating the Small_Pox, convinc'd Of its Efficacy She first tried it with succeſs On her own Children...' Anna Seward (1809); her father Rev Thomas Seward MA (1790) Canon-Residentary of this Cathedral; her monther Elizabeth (Hunter)(1780); her sister Sarah. By Bacon. The poem below is by Anna, who was a Litchfield poet. Gilbert Walmesley (1751) '...Regiſter of the Eccleſiaſtical Court at Lichfield...' Magdalen (Aston) (1786), his wife and her sister Mrs Elizabeth Aston (1785) '...ſpinſter...' By William Thomas of Birmingham Lancelot Addison (1703) Dean of Litchfield, later Archdeacon of Canterbury. His second wife Dorothy (1703) and first son Joseph (1719) Inscription in Latin. Top: Nicholas Brookes (1667); Maria (Brand)(1668)
Bottom: Lt Col the Hon Augustus Henry A Anson VC (1877) Served in Crimea, India & China. Buried in Cannes, France

South Transept

Other Monuments

Dr Samuel Johnson
Bust by Westmacott, 1793
David Garrick Bust by Westmacott, 1793

On south wall three large tablets:

Lucy Groave (1787)
Jane Gastrell (1798)
Dean Baptist Proby (1807)
 Effigy of a civilian in exterior south wall  John Rawlings (1685) Andrew Newton (1806) By Westmacott 1808

North Transept

Canon John Gylby Lonsdale MA (1907)

Marbles by Farmer and Brindley

Above top & middle: Rev John Hodgson Iles (1888) by W R Ingham 1890 (signed)
Above bottom:
Dean Heywood (1492) Only the cadaver effigy remains of this once elaborate tomb; it is now mounted on a modern tomb chest with inscription
Right top left: Mercy Woodhouse (1826) Wife of Dean Woodhouse
Right top right: Chappel Woodhouse (1815) Son of Dean Woodhouse and Mercy. Also mentioned is his widow who died 1887, but she is not named.
Right bottom left: Stephen Simpson MD (1784)
Right bottom right: Canon William Vyse MA (1770) Canon residentary, Rector of St Philip's, Birmingham and Archdeacon of Salop. By Samuel Hayward


Above: Dean John Chappel Woodhouse DD (1833)
Left centre, then from left to right: General Richard Vyse (1823) Son of Canon Vyse; Mary Madan (1827) 2nd daughter of Canon Vyse; Elizabeth Parker (Turton)(1808) & below Ann Bagot (1847) daughter of William Bagot, Rector of Brithfield and Leight.
Far Right, left to right: Maryanne Woodhouse (1840) youngest daughter of Dean Woodhouse; Hugh Dyke Acland (1834) married the eldest daughter of Dean Woodhouse.

Above left to right:
Rev George Taylor (1810) Rector of Aldford, Cheshire & Church Easton, Staffs.
John Danielle (1809) and below his widow Harriett (1818)
Sir Charles Oakeley Bt (1826)
by Chantrey
Rev James Falconer DD (1809) Archdeacon of Derby, Rector of Thorpe Constantine, Prebendary of the Cathedral. Also his widow Mary (1801)
Rev William Vyse LL D
Chancellor of the Diocese of Litchfield and Coventry, Rector of Lambeth & Surridge
Right: Catharine Cecilia Buckeridege (1787) wife of Charles Buckeridge (1821) Archdeacon of Coventry, Precentor and Canon Residentary of this Cathedral
Sorry about the mess: it's the Cathedral's, not mine! I hope to retake the affected photographs

South Choir Aisle

Top (Two) :
John Stanley of Pipe (1550)
Purbeck marble bishop 13th century, said to be Bishop Walter Langdon  who died 100 years later.(1321)

Bottom: Bishop Walter de Patteshull (1241)
Purbeck marble
Top: Brevet Mjr William Hodson (1858) Kia at the sorming of Lucknow. Designed by Street; carved by Earp. Third son of the Archdeacon (below) Credited with the joint introduction of the kharki uniform for the British Army. Buried at La Martiniere Lucknow, India
Archdeacon George Hodson (1855) Designed by Street: constructed 1860-62. He died of cholera in Italy and was buried in Riva, by Lake Garda


When I asked one of the guides if I might photographs the monuments, I was immediately sent to the this one, being their 'pride and joy'!
 Ellen-Jane and Marianne Robinson 'The Sleeping Children'  By Chantrey 1814. White marble. Behind is a black plaque to Prebendary William Robinson, the children's father. Click on the link to learn the sad events leading to the construction of this monument.

Left, above top & right top:
Dean Henry Edward JohnHoward (1868)
Above bottom & right bottom: Archdeacon Henry Moore (1876)

Above & immediately right: Bishop John Hacket (1670)
then left to right: Richard Hinkley (1772), his wife Mary (Bayley)(1778), eldest daughter Elizabeth (1795), eldest son, Thomas (1817), & his widow Catherine (1822); Catherine Harper (1822); John Hutchinson (1705)

Other Monuments
Col Richard Bagot (1670) Killed at Naseby
Erasmus Darwin Grandfather of Charles

North Choir Aisle

Above & immediately right:
Bishop Henry Ryder (1841) by Chantrey 1841.

Above & Immediately left:
Bishop John Lonsdale (1867) By Scott with the alabaster effigy by G F Watts 1841
Theophania Smallwood (n/d) Late 17th century Bishop Edward Woods (1953) Bronze by Epstein Samuel Hinton LL D (1668) Sarah wife of Bishp Selwyn (1907) 

Lady Chapel
in one of the south chapels

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn (1878) First bishop of New Zealand; later Bishop of Litchfield. By Nicholls

I will revise Litchfield Cathedral in due course when I have taken additions photographs and replaced the untidy ones
Rolleston - St Mary  

Above & right:
Bishop Sherburne of Chichester (1536)

The effigy is let into a wall niche like a coffin but stone block hides the middle of the figure. This block is carved with early Reanaisance decoration.
Incised Sabs
Left & Above: Sir John Rolleaton & Margaret (1485) Note the curious headdress. Recut.
Right: Edward Rolston, Rector (1615)
Left: Sir Edward Moseley (1638)
Above & Right Details of monument to Thomas Caldwell (1555), Wife & Children Made c. 1600

Sheen - St Luke
Lady Mildred Arabella Charlotte Henrietta (Cecil) Beresford Hope (1881) Buried at Christ Church, Kilndown, Kent
Standon - All Saints
Nicholas Hyde (1526) Another example of this type
Stafford - St Mary

Above: Humphrey Hodgetts (1730)

Above: Sir Edward Aston (1568) & Joan
Hon. Barbara Clifford (1786) Signed: J F Moore
Anne Malpas (1665) Anne Feake (1651) Ricahard Drakeford (1639) & Marcie

St Michael
Thomas Crompton (1619), wife Ethelred, 4 sons, 2 daughters Admiral St Vincent (1823) by Chantrey
Two Elizabethan of Jacobean effigies in the church yard. Members of the Crompton family
Immaculate Conception & St Dominic
Archbishop Ullathorpe (1889) by J S Hanson
Tamworth - St Editha        
Above right:  Pt Samuel Parkes VC (1864)  The VC was awarded for valour in The Charge of the Light Brigade

Above left:
Cpt J Jenkinson (kia 1915) 
Above: John Clarke MD (1818)
Sir John Ferraes (1680) and his son Humphrey (1678) By Cribber; probably carved by Arnold Quellin
Far Right:
John Homer (1796)
Tentenhall - St Michael & All Angels
Village within Wolverhampton
The medieval church was devastated by a fire in 1950 and rebuilt in a Gothick style in 1955. These illustrations presumably date from before the fire.

Left: Richard Wrottesley (1417) with wife and children
John Wrottesley (1580) , Elizabeth & children
Joan Cresswell (1589)
Uttoxeter - St Mary       

Above & near right: 'Here lie the bodies of Thomas Kynnersley of Morley, Knight and of his wives and their sons and daughters' He married 1. Margery Agarde (right panel) 2. ___ Wolrich (left panel)  3. Elizabeth Hussey (kneeling with her husband on centre panel). Incised slab lid.
Mid right:
Elizabeth (Hussey) Kynnersley (1523) alabaster
Far right:
John & Margaret or Joanna (Fitzherbert)  Mynors incised slab (lost) with sons and daughters

With thanks to Jean McCreanor and to Jean & Robert for providing the photographs in this section
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