YORKSHIRE
THE NORTH RIDING
Alne  Amotherby Ampleforth Appleton-le-Street Bedale Bulmer Catterick Coverham Abbey Danby Wiske East Harlsey  Felixkirk   Forcett Gilling East  Gilling West   Grinton  Hauxwell Hornby  Ingleby Arncliffe Jervaulx Abbey  Kirby Sigston Kirkby Fleethem Kirkby-in-Cleveland Kirklington Masham Melsonby Middleham Middleton Tyas New Malton Nunnington  Pickering  Pickhill  Sheriff Hutton Slingsby South Cowton Stainton Stonegrave Sutton on the Forrest Thornton-le-Dale Wensley West Tanfield Whorlton-in-Cleveland Wycliffe Yarm
 
Romaldkirk Wilton-in-
 Cleveland
Crathorne Scarborough
Alne - St Mary
Park outside church. The church was unlocked when we visited but this may not necessarily always be the case. O/S Ref: SE 495 654
Early 14th century effigy of a lady. North chapel

Above: John Kitching Matterson (1842)
Right: Edward Swainston (1862) & Eliza (1870) Strangwayes; their son E.S. (1877); his son John Swainston (1914)
Next right: William John Bethel (1831)
Far Right: John Pearson (1695)

Amotherby - St Helen
The church is unlocked. Park nearby in village O/S Ref: SE 751 735

Above & left: Sir John Bordesdon (c. 1329) The shield is carved with Sir John's arms in relief.
Right: Coffin lid with foliated cross and Lombardic inscription: Ci git Willelm de Bordesdon. He died c. 1322.
The above monuments are on either side of the chancel; the fragments below are in the porch.


Left & above:
Coffin lid with foliated cross in relief: this is partly inside and partly outside the porch. Several other cross fragments
 Above: Upper half of a coffin lid with bust sunk in relief. Several other fragments.
Ampleforth - St Hilda
Church unlocked. You may be able to park in the church hall car park behind the church O/S Ref: 583 786
A very curious monument of about 1330. A female figure looks over the shoulder of the male figure; they are carved from the same block. Was it ever recumbent? Although sometimes called a 'male civilian' he appears to be wearing a mail shirt, the collar and cuffs of which can be seen. Set into the west wall under the tower. On the figure's left side is written: Wilhelmus de [Jarpenville] although the surname is no longer legible.
Appleton-le-Street - All Saints
Turn off the main road onto a track which is signposted to the church. Turn into  the signposted 'church car park/church yard' and park on the grass. Church open. A beautiful and friendly church which is well worth a visit: drinks are provided. The church has a 10th century tower. The ladies are on either side of the chancel. O/S Ref: SE 735 786
Lady with open mantle, the folds falling vertically, c. 1300. Possibly Alienore de Boulton, grandmother of Sir Thomas de Boulton, who founded the chantry in 1364.
On this lady the folds fall across as well, early 14th century. Either Hawise de Boulton (mother of the above Sir Thomas) or Clementia de Boulton or Alice de Boulton (one of his two wives)
Bedale - St Gregory
A friendly church with much of interest. Church unlocked. Limited parking outside; otherwise park in the town
(free disc parking - obtain disc from any shop) or in  pay car park. O/S Ref: SE 266 885



















Medieval Knights and a Lady at Bedale: Key
Coulumn 1 Column 2 Column 3
Knight 1. Late 14th Century: Note shield with carved heraldry Knight 1. Etchings from Hollis
Knight 2. Later 14th Century Knight 2
Sir Brian Fitzalan. (1306) Early 14th century. Note shield with carved heraldry. Not alabaster: Magnesium Limeston Sir Brian Fitzalan. (1306)
Muriel, 1st wife of Sir Brian Fitzalan. Early 14th century. Sir Brian Fitzalan & Muriel
  Feet of the above












Far left: Henry Pierse (1824) &his daughter, Harriet Elizabeth. by Richard Westmacott. South Aisle
Centre, bottom and upper left: Brian de Thornhill (1343) Rector. Priest in mass vestments. He founded  a chantry in the church. North chapel. The tomb chest was probably that of Sir Brian Fitzalan
Centre, top right: Thomas Jackson (1529) Black marble with incised effigy and inscription. A Bedale merchant. North aisle floor.
Above: Richard Lambert (1610) Latin inscription. He was the first master of Christ's Hospital at Firby, founded in 1608. North aisle
 
Bulmer - St Martin
Church open during normal hours. Park in road outside O/S Ref: SE 700 676
  
Left top: late 13th century knight. Arms carved in relief on shield
Left bottom: slab with cross and sword in low relief
Both of the monuments have been cemented into the north wall of the nave and dissappear behind the pulpit; they appear to have been cut to size to fit.
Above far left: Drawing of the knight
Above left: Christopher Thompson (1748) who 'wrought in brass and iron for forty-five years for the third and fourth Earls of Carlisle...' (taken from Pevsner as almost illegible)
Above right: Anne Plummer (1856)
Above far left: Rev Charles Preston (1800) rector; 'his beloved consort' Elizabeth (1829); their sons: James (1797), Charles (1802), George (1813) & Edward (1822)

Catterick - St Anne
Church open. Park (free) in the village street from where a sort walk to the church O/S Ref: SE 240 980


Knight, late 14th century. Note the unusual feature: he carries no sword (cf the similarly dated effigy at Kirklington, who also carries a shield) Said to be Sir Walter of Urswick, Chief Forester of Swaledale and Constable of Richmond Castle.


Left: Brass to  William Burgh (1492) & Elizabeth now wall mounted on wood.
Above: Brass to William Burgh (1442) & his son, also William (1465) The pew to which Pevsner refers must now have been removed.
The first William built the church; the third was his grandson.
 
Left to right: 1. Sir Henry Lawson Bt (1854). 2. John (1782) & Thomas (1777) Booth. 3. ...'ye Revd: Mr MICH: SYDDAL late vicr of Cathericke...' 1658 A benefactor, he left £500 for the founding of a hospital for six poor widows, a free school and a small chapel, as well as a salary for a master to teach 'gratis' and read morning and evening prayer.  4. Charles Anthony, vicar 1660-85. Inscription in Latin.  5. Richard Braithwaite (1673) court poet. 6. Christopher Barker (1779), his wife Martha, their daughter Elizabeth Shutt (1770), their grand daughter Mary Shutt (1786), their daughter Mary Kirkby (1790) and his sister Alice Hawxwell (1791). 7. Dame Catherine Lawson (1824) 8. Sir Henry Lawson (1854) 9 Anastasia Strickland Standish (1807) Eldest daughter of Sir John Lawson
Coverham Abbey
The ruins of Coverham Abbey are in private ownership and not accessible. These two effigies are set against a wall near the Georgian house also called Coverham Abbey; the photographs were taken in the 1980's when I was able to gain access. There is a torso of a third effigy which I did not find O/S Ref: SE 107 863

Late 13th century

 Early 14th century
Danby Wiske 

No dedication
Despite the rather off putting council notices on the gate to the churchyard, the friendly church is open. Park in the lane leading to the church 
O/S Ref: SE 339 983
Effigy of a lady early 14th century but recut. Said to be Matilda, widow of Brian Fitz Alan  of  Bedale (c 1340) (q.v.) and daughter of John Balliol, the Scots King. The effigy was used as a lintel over the bell tower door and moved to present position in1939.
East Halsey - St Oswald
Park outside but the church is locked: you will need to apply to the church for the key
O/S Ref: SE 426 908
 
Far left: 12th century grave slab. Note the sheep shears. The inscription is said to read: 'Hic jacet Joha...' Near Left: 13th century slab said to be of William Sawcock and Wife. Note the cross and military equipment. To the right: Effigy said to be of Sir Geoffrey Hotham (1326) Note the bare head and the surcoat with long sleeves. Face recut. Cf Bedale above.

Felixkirk - St Felix 
There is said to be effigies of a knight and lady of about 1300 in the church. However the church, which is on the edge of the village, is lock by a padlock on the entrance to the porch; it was thus not possible to see of there was a list of key holders. You can park outside the church O/S Ref: 468 848
Forcett - St Cuthbert
Park outside the church. The church is open although the effigy is in the porch which has no gate to the outside
O/S Ref: NZ 176 123

Priest 14th century. In porch. There are also several fragments of coffin lids set in the walls and seats of the porch. Note the sheep shears.
Gilling East - Holy Cross
Also called simply Gilling. Church open; park outside
O/S Ref: 616 769
Top row: Two foliated crosses Bottom row: Slab to an unknown knight, early 14th century. In the chancel. Possibly founder of the chancel, one of the Malbys; also said to be Sir Ivo de Etton. There are similar monuments at Melsonby, Brize Norton, Kingerby and Staunton. Next is an arched canopy of the 14th century; south wall, south aisle. The arms on one of the shields are of the Etton family.
Above: Sir Nicholas Fairfax (1572) and his two wives: Jane Palmes and Alice Harrington. Late 16th century. Not in situ and the bases were erected in 1840. There is a reference to children of the first wife but these no longer exist.
Thomas Fairfax (1828) White marble by Joseph Gott; made in Rome

Gilling West - St Agatha
Church normally open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or see notice on gate. Park outside church. O/S Ref: NZ 182 052
        
Above: Black marble grave slab with Latin inscription: ,Here lies Sir Henry Boynton, knight, last heir of Sedbury of thet name, and Isabella his wife, who died the seventh day of January in the year of our Lord 1531, to whose souls may the Lord be gracious. '

Above top: Cross slab with sword, early 14th C. This is now under an arch which is shown next. The guide book (unusually) states that this is mentioned in Boutell's Christian Monuments in Englans & Wales (1849) and a copy of the drawing is shown 3rd on right.
Above & 1st & 2nd right: Cross slabs in porch.

Above: Mathew (1807) & Esther (1803/4) Raine. Latin Inscription.
First right: Esther Raine (1838) Daughter of above. Above this is a tablet with a short Greek inscription to Mathew Raine (1769), father of the Mathew above
Second right: 2/Lt Grevill Arthur Bagot Chester (kia 1914 @ 23) & 2/Lt Lewis Charles Bagot Chester (kia 1918 @ 19) Although it does not indicate specifically, brothers and sons of local clegyman.
First right: James D'Arcy, Lord D'Arcy of Navan (Ireland) (1733) signed W. Green
Second right:
Hon James D'ArcyRt Hon James Lord D'Arcy of Navan (his son)) (1731), Hon Anne D'Arcy (2nd wife ofLord D'Arcy), Isabel (3rd daughter of Lord D'Arcy ), Mrs Dorothy D'Arcy (eldest sister of Lord D'Arcy) & Mrs Mary D'Arcy (3rd wife of Lord D'Arcy) Few dates!
     
Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock (1914) A central tablet withtwo side panels giving details of his naval history. '...lost his life in action off Coronel, Chile 1st November 1914 when outnumbered and outclassed in ships, outranged in guns and hopelessly overwhelemed by weight of metal, his flagship HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth were sunk with every soul on board.'

Grinton - St Andrew Church open: park outside or in village O/S Ref: SE 046 984



Thomas Peacock (1762) & Dorothy (1710) & members of the family to 1828. He died aged 102; her age has been left blank. By Davies of Newcastle
'Here lyes ye body of' Dorathy Darcy (1698).' Although this resembles a hatchment, it is a painted wooden memorial board.

Hauxwell -  St Oswald
(also called East Hauxwell)
The church is reached down a 'white road' leading to Hauxwell Hall; at the cross roads, this road points approximately north-west and looks like a private toad. It is however a public road and the church is soon reached on the left. Church usually open. There is a small car park right outside the church  O/S Ref: SE166 930


knight and lady early 14th century
Henry Thoresby (1611)
Bencher of Lincoln's Inn

Sir Marmaduke (1680) and Dame Barbara Dalton (1708)
Monument dates from 1711

Inscription in Latin but the name is too worn to be legible

Henry Copland (1710/11)
Rev F. Wade-Dalton (1932)
Rector of Hauxwell

Opposite this Place are Interrd the Remains of the Revd  CHARLES DALTON, M.A. Rector of Hauxwell' (1788). 'And beneath...' Francis Dalton (1792) brother


Elizabeth Drake (1792) Widow of Samuel,  rector of Treeton and daughter of rector of Hauxwell
'Also in this place are deposited the remains...' Frances Drake daughter of above. 1797
Top: Driver John Robert Bean Royal Signals kia 1942
Bottom: Sir Charles Dalton (1747) 'Gent Usher of the Black Rod'
Ledger stone of  Mark Millbanks (1698 age 7) cross slab with sword slab with sword; rest obliterated  
Hornby - St Mary
A fine and very interesting church, well worth a detour to visit. There is no village as such. Church unlocked; park outside.
NB SatNav users: there are several Hornbies: this one is near Catterick and Bedale on the west side of the Great North Road.
O/S Ref: SE 223 937
South East Chapel

 


Above & first right: Lady early 14th century, much worn
Second right and far right: Knight and Lady of the later 14th century. Alabaster. These effigies are no longer on tomb chests but on the floor. Behind is a monument to the D'Arcy family (1578)
Below left and next right: Further photographs os the alabaster effigies



Thomas Mountford (1489) , Wife & Children

Brass matrices and inscriptions

Frances D'Arcy (1670)
Nave, North Aisle, and Church Yard


Far left top: Medieval effigy, impossible to identify, worn and moss covered. In church yard by south door. Far left bottom: Knight & Lady of the early 14th century. There then follows close up photographs of these two effigies and then a drawing of the knight. Far right: Illegible inscription but date is 1780 by John Bacon
Ingleby Arncliffe - All Saints
Park outside church. Church is locked so you will have to contact the church for the key.
O/S Ref: NZ 453 001
Two knights of c. 1330. Note the legs are straight and both hold hearts. Both show the rather damaged unusual feature ailettes as the side of their shoulders; although these are believed to be cloth indentification structures rather than metal defence items, the knight on the left appears to have his helmet resting on the ailette on his left.
Jervaulx Abbey
This ruined Cistercian abbey is in private ownership but may be visited at any time for a small donation (honesty box ) towards the upkeep. Car park across the road. The effigy is said to be that of Lord Henry Fitzhugh (1307) There are many tomb slabs both in the church and chapter house but mostly plain; here a some with various inscriptions, crosses and a chalice. These are all exposed to the weather and very worn.
O/S Ref: SE 173 858
Kirkby Fleetham
St Mary
Well outside of the village. There's a sign on the main road indicating this church - '12th Century Parish Church'. However this takes you  to Kirkby Hall  down a long drive with a plethora of 'Private Property' notices. There is a large car park outside the church with a 'Permit Holders Only' sign, although there appears to be some limited parking outside the church, which is, in any case, locked. The incumbent's details are given on the notice board.
O/S Ref: SE 281 957
Kirby Sigston
St Lawrence
The church stands by itself, in a magnificent setting,  far from the small hamlet of Kirby Sigston. The church is approached along a designated public footpath leading from a narrow road where parking is difficult. The gate to the porch is locked and it is not possible to see the details of any keyholders or the incumbent.
O/S Ref: SE 417 947
Kirkby-in-Cleveland
St Augustine
Late 14th century effigies of knight and lady in the churchyard north of the church. Were they thrown out in a rebuilding?
on O/S map 'Kirkby' O/S Ref: NZ 539 061
Kirklington - St Michael
Church open - park outside or nearby O/S Ref: SE 319 810
Knight   & Lady of the late 14th century, in separate ogee arched recesses.  Note: unusual feature that the knight does not carry a sword cf above



Top: Two small tablets and a brass:
1. 1707 Here lyeth Barron Wandesford, Viscount Castlecomer in the 54 year of his age.
 2. Dec.r 20 1714. To the memory of the Hon.ble Lady Ellenor Wandesford
3. Here lies buried the body of Sir Christopher Wandesford Baronet March 112th 1687

Immediately left: Sir Christopher Wandesford (1590)  and far left bottom detail of the helmet from the monument which may be seen mounted on the wall to the left. Above is an actual helmet with overlarge crest of a church, of the early 16th century and may have belonged to a member of the family.


   
New Malton - St Leonard















Arthur Gibson (1837) Iron and brass founder. The whole monument is metal: the pillasters, entablature and a vase hels by dolphins are of iron; the engraved plate of brass. By Mr Gibson himelf.  On the right is a drunk with bottle and glass while on the right a man kneeling at prayer.

'Here lies one, when living, had his virtues and vices, copy his virtues and shun his vices'
Masham - St Mary
Church open - park outside in the square O/S Ref: SE 227 807
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill (1613) & Wife of Low Burton Hall. Alabaster. The iron railing is original.
Sir Abstrupus Danby (1737) of Swindon Park. Marble. The two tablets  on either side are shown enlarged on the right. From left to right above: Thomas Danby (1582)
Thomas Lockhart (1772) & Mary Marjorie (1775)
Daughter of William Danby
Mary, Countess Harcourt (1833)
née Danby Widow of Field Marshal William Last, Earl Harcourt. Also her only sister Elisabeth Danby (1786) buried at Lyons
William Danby (1833) William (1781) & Mary (1773) Danby Vice Admiral Venables Vernon Harcourt (1863) by Skelton of York Abstrupus Danby (1730)
Note the crab

          Melsonby - St James
  Church normally open. Park in road outside: this will need care as road is narrow with junctions
O/S Ref: NZ 201 085
  
Left to Right: Roger Swire (1792) and siblings Jane (1798) and Rev Samuel MA (1799); below a tablet to Jane Higginson (1802) daughter of John Swire. Illegible; two Anglo-Danish grave covers.
Middleham
Saint Mary and Saint Alkelda
Church open. Park free in village: short walk to church  O/S Ref: SE 127 879


Left: Robert Thornton (1533) 22nd and last abbot of Jervaulx. Said to have been brought here with his remains at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536) Note the rebus: thorn leaves between each of the words and a tun at the base of the slab (Hence: Thorn_ton). Note also the pastoral staff and mitre; the initials RT above the tun; the religious symbolism above the mitre. The slab stood on pillars near the pulpit over the possible burial site. Above far left: Mark Bulmer (1792) 'interred near this place', his son Tho's Bateman Bulmer (1793) 'interr'd near the East window in the church yard, his wife Jane Bulmer (1804) 'buried near the same East window'. Above centre left: Edward  M___ (1735) Latin inscription. Above centre right: George Hobson (1808) surgeon and apothecary; below this added Elizabeth (Buckle)  (1811); Above far right: Simon Spence (1826) and Elizabeth (1814) 'lie interred in the Church yard behind this Monument'; Right top: Thomas and Elizabeth Bulmer (18__) outside on this wall; mostly illegible. Right bottom: Said to be part of tomb stone of St Alkelda, now set in floor.
Middleton Tyas
St Michael & All Angels
Church open daylight hours Monday to Friday. Park outside. The church is at the end of a lane signposted along the long village street.
O/S Ref: NZ 253 226
Rev John Mawer DD (1708) Vicar, & Hannah (1766) 'buried in this chancel' '.the Doctor was deſcended from the Royal Family of Mawer...The greateſest Linguiſt this Nation ever produced...able to ſpeak & write twenty two languages..'.
 
Leonard (1774) & Catherine Hartley (1729). She daughter of Samuel Bowles, rector at Bromley, Kent. They had 9 children, '6 of which are interred near this place' She died in 'childbed'
 
George Smithson (1774), daughter, Eleanor (1793), wife Jane (1810) & son Thomas (1810)
 
George Hartley (1780 @ 34) Counsellor at Law; only son of Leonard Hartley
 
Dorothy Watson (1799) Wife of the vicar
 
Leonard William Hartley (1815 @ 40)
 
George Hartley (1841 @ 64)
 
Daniel Watson (1883 @ 17) Also brother & sister Horace & Dorothea 'who died in the morning of life'
 
Brass to the children of General Henry Eyre & Elizabeth Martha: Mary Fanny Twin (1844 @ 2) buried in Brecon Priory, Vincent Edward (1858@14) died on board HMS Calcutta off HongKong, buried in Happy Valley there, Lancelot James (1852@9), died in Brighton, buried in Preston church yard, Elizabeth Martha (1876 @ 25) buried St Peter's church yard.
 
Leonard Lawrie Hartley (1885 @ 67)
 
Sir Jonathan Edmund Blackhouse Bt (1918)
 


Above
: Medieval coffin lid under later arch (right) to which it does not belong.
Next tight: Admiral Oliver Blackhouse (1943) & Sir Roger Roland Charles Blackhouse, Admiral of the Fleet ((1939)
Far Right: Isabella Mary Spier (1982) & Michael Adrian Spier (1984)

Nunnington - All Saints & St James
Church open. Park in village near church  O/S Ref: SE 666 791
   
Said to be Sir Walter de Teye (1325)
William, Lord Widdrington (1743) signed Iacobo Gibbs Archi (designed); made by Rysbrack Richard 1st Viscount Preston (1695) Emily Cleaver (1806)
aged 23. By Cleaver
Thomas Jackson 'who was well known for his extraordinary performance on the Turf' and rose 'from the lowest station' and thereby provided 'a useful Lesson to the humbler Part of Mankind'

Pickering
 St Peter & St Paul
Church open; park in the town
NB The section is incomplete O/S Ref: SE 799 840
Alabaster fragment of later 14th century. The repeated pattern of chess rooks around the helmet indicate it may well represent a Roucliffe. Local tradition ascribed it to John of Gaunt (b. in Old St Paul's) Sir William Bruce who established a chantry in the church in 1337. Note the armour of c. 1340-50 and the arms carved in relief on the shield.


Above and right: Sir David and Margery Roucliffe c. 1400. Alabaster. Note the single chess rook on the surcoat. In the south chapel which is now unfortunately locked
 
Stainton
 St Peter & St Paul
 
 
14 th century effigy of priest holding heart or book ?  
Pickhill - All Saints  
Very friendly and welcoming church, open during daylight hours; keyholder's details given if visiting outside hours. Good pub in the village.
O/S Ref: SE 347 837
Sir Andrew Neville (1295) Arms cared in relief on shield but very worn. Appears to have been crossed legged: cf Pevsner
The other illustrations are of wall monuments and various fragments which include a tomb slab, Anglo-Danish grave covers and part of a hogback tombstone
Sheriff Hutton
St Helen and Holy Cross
Church is open during daylight hours.
Park in front of church (limited) or nearby in village
O/S Ref: SE 658 663
Above and near right: said to be Sir Edward Thweng (1444) but looks a little earlier.
Mid right: Brass of two babies in swaddling clothes: Dorothy & John Fenys (1491)
Far right:
Brass of Mary Hall (1651) '...with their little sonne'
Above and left: Alabaster (of poor quality) effigy of a boy, often said to be Edward of Middleham  (1484), son of Richard III & Anne Neville, and, hence, Yorkish heir to the throne. However modern research says this is unlikely.
Slingsby - All Saints
This is a mainly Victorian church but retains a early 14th century knight (holding his heart) and a foliated cross. The church is on the edge of the largest village and is open; park outside. O/S: SE 697 751

Above is the knight presumably from and earlier church. Right is the cross with the knight in the background. One of the Wyville family.
South Cowton - St Mary
There is no actual village now of South Cowton so you will neither find it on satnav nor map; the church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. From the A1 take the B1263 towards Darlington; on the right you will see a sign 'Atley Fields. Adamson Contractors.' Turn into this road - which is no more than a track - and you will immediately see a wooden sign 'Public Footpath. Historic Church'. Atley Fields is marked on the Ordance Survey map. Follow the track along a water meadow on your right for 800 yards and park outside the church, which is unlocked. If you come to a cross road leading to North Cowton to your left and East Cowton to your right, you have travelled too far towards Darlington.  Ref: NZ 293 026
Alabaster effigies of either Sir Richard Boynton (c. 1485) or Sir Richard Conyers (1502) - the latter is more likely - and two wives, one of whom represents Alice Wycliffe. These effigies are clearly not in situ and would have rested side by side on a tomb chest.

Stonegrave - Holy Trinity
(Stonegrave Minster)
Church open : park outside church  SE 656 779
Above right: Civilian early 14th century. He is shown with a cap tied under his chin and his legs are crossed, this latter being unusual in civilian effigies. Possibly William Thornton (1330)
Below this (four photographs): Robert Thornton (1418) & Wife. Note the small shield with arms
Tablets to members of the Comber family by Taylor of York:
Left:
Rev William Comber A.M. (1810) Vicar of Kirky Moorside
Centre: His wife Dorothy (1807)
Left: The above set up this tablet to member of their family: To Rev William's father, Thomas (1763), and mother Anne (1734); to his elder brother Rev Thomas LLD (1778), Rector of Beckworth & Morborn in Huntingdonshire; and to his younger brother Andrew (1747). To Dorothy's mother, Dorothy (1759) and to the latter's sister Ann (1789)
'WILLIAM THORNSTON Esqr deſcended from the Ancient & Worſhipfull Family, ſurnamed de Thornton (Lords of East Newton from the time of K: Edw: 1...Marryed ALICE...And having lived most Religiouſly 45 Years, Dyed Septemb 17 MDCLXVII' Painted wooden panel.
Sutton-on-the-Forest - All Hallows
Richard Harland (1750)
JP Lawyer of Gray's Inn
Sir Charles Hoar Harland (1810)
He added Harland to his name after marrying Anne, co-heiress of Philip Harland
Richard Harland (1689)
fought for the Royalists at Marston Moor and Worcester
Thorton-le-Dale - All Saints
Church unlocked; limited parking outside. Delightful village
O/S Ref: SE 838 832
 
Lady - early 14th century. Note the canopy, shields on the slab and the two dogs at her feet. Possibly Lady Beatrice Hastings, who extended the church in the early 14th century.   John Hill (1773) signed by Fischer, York Richard Johnson Hill (1793) Ann Webb (1812) & Rev John Web (1837) Rector here for 53 years

Wensley - Holy Trinity
Church open. The church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust O/S Ref: SE 093 895
Left: Henry & Richard, children of Lord Scrope, who both died in 1525. Black marble slab with the figures in low relief; now fixed to the wall.
Above:Sir Simon de Wensley, rector (1394). An earlier date of the 1330's has been assigned to this Flemish brass, which often appears in books on brasses as an example of a priest in mass vestments.
Right: Medieval grave slab with cross

'Edward Raper Son of EdwardRaper of this Parish erected thisin memory of his Mother GraceRaper who departed this Life
Aug  the 13  1700 aged _5 &alſo of his two ſisters Elizabeth& Ann both dying inInfancy'
 
' In Memory of
Peter Hammand Esq.r who died Aug JJth J773 Aged 87and Elisabeth his Wifewho died Nov.br 26th J763Aged 89
Likewise Peter their Sonwho died Sep.br J2th J7J5 Aged 3 years
also Elizabeth their Daughterwho died Sep.br 24th J75J Aged 4Jand Peter their Grandsonwho died July 2nd J769Aged 32
West Tanfield - St Nicholas
Church unlocked; park outside. Well worth a visit - a beautiful well kept church and village O/S Ref: SE 268 788


Left: Possibly Sir William Marmion (1275)
Above: Lady of the late 14th century

Above & right: Lady of late 14th century lying on tomb chest with shields.
Knight, late 13th or early 14th  century (possible Sir John Marmion (1330)) and lady later 14th century, so not a matching couple, but now together under a canopy of  about the same time as the knight.
Probably Sir John Marmion (1387) & Elizabeth - or his younger brother Robert  & Laura. Alabaster and under a iron hearse with candle holders; this is said to be unique.
Thomas Sutton (c. 1490) Rector Lt Nigel George Crompton Royal  Engineers. Kia Erquingham Sur Lys, France 1915 age 27
Whorlton-in-Cleveland  -  Holy Cross
This may be a difficult church to find. Find Swainby and turn left over the river passing the modern Church of the Holy Cross on your right; continue and you will come to Whorlton-in-Cleveland. This is just a ruined castle and a partly ruined church. The chancel of the church and the tower have been restored and are locked; there is no indication of the key holder. There is said to be a fine oak effigy of a knight in the chancel but I was unable to see it. O/S Ref: NZ 483 024
Wycliffe - St Mary
Another challenge to find!  Leave the A66, travelling north to Thorpe then round a right rightangle bend. (You'll find another Wholton over the river, which the SatNav gave instead of that above) Continue until a left turn marked 'Wycliffe', but do not take it; rather continue towards Wycliffe Hall. Before the Hall you will see a footpath to your left marked with an indistict wooden sign ; this is easy to miss so if you pass the two entrances to the Hall (also on your left) you have gone too far. Park outside the footpath, go through a metal kissing gate and along the pleasant footpath through the woods. Take care: the latter part is downhill and very uneven. You will reach the entrance to the church yard. The church is locked at the moment (but this may change in the future) but there are several keyholders listed in the porch. O/S Ref: NZ 117 143
Upper half of male civilian, now set upright Incised slab to John Foster, rector 1435-1456. Note the very small feet: the sculptor clearly ran out of space! Above: Brass to boy, Ralph Wyclif 1606.
Below:
Hogsback Tombstone - part of a 9th century Danish burial - dug up from the church yard in 1801

Yarm - St Mary Magdalene
Park in the High Street for a very modest cost. The church is on the other side of the railway viaduct. The church is open Mondays 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and Wednesdays 10.00 to 4.00 pm. Very friendly. O/S Ref: NZ 417 129


Above:
The
church is Georgian, replacing an earlier medieval church which was badly damaged by fire in 1728. This monument probably comes from the earlier church. It is now set in the floor immediately to your left when you enter the south door; it is protected from damage by an easily moveable table.
Double effigy of a male civilian and female on a stone slab; the figures are a little under 4 feet tall. Above the male is carved a bird and above the female a seated figure with one hand raised in benediction. Fourteenth century.

The monument has obviously been reused at some time as an inscription has been added: 'here lyeth the body....and was buried the 2nd July An. Do. 1638'
Above from left to right: 1.  Sarah (1759) & David Burton (1784);  2. 'To perpetuate the memory of a worthy and honest man...' William Chaloner Esq (1801); 3.  Mary Frances (1874) & Marshall Fowler (1878) & their 3rd son Henry (1865); 4. Sir Robert Burton (1810) Barrister at Law, Grays Inn, MP for Wendover.
   
  Above:  Elizabeth Hickes (1819) daughter of David & Sarah Burton.
Right:
David Burton Fowler (1828) and below this: 'in the same grave are deposited the remains of' Sarah (1828) relict of Marshall Robinson and niece of the above. 'also lies interred in the same burial ground' David Robinson (1828 @ 12 m) son of Marshall & Sarah Robinson
 

 
 
The above etchings are from Hollis & Stothard and the drawings from I'Anson and Boutell except for the civilian at Sherrif Hutton & Pickering which is by the Web Master.
 
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