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Barnborough  Bilborough Bilton Ainsty  Ecclesfield Fountains Abbey Kirk Deighton Nether Poppleton Goldsborough Harewood  Harrogate Ripon Ryther Thornhill   Tickhill  Wadworth Wakefield Walton Wighill
Barnborough - St Peter
Kn holding heart of early  14th century; oak and very fine. The canopy belongs to the tomb of Percival Cresacre (1477) Inscriptions
Bilbourgh - St James
Thomas 3rd Lord Fairfax (1671) Usually Sir Thomas Fairfax 'Black Tom'. He was Lord General of the New Model Army responsible for the defeat of Charles I; Oliver Cromwell was his Lieutenant General (2nd in command) at this time.
John Norton  He was founder of this church in the 15th century. Above Left tomb chest; above right: lid with indents of lost brasses
Bilton Ainsty
St Helen


Lady of the early 14th century in the south chapel. The photograph above shows her braided hair.


Above: Ursula Hutton, her Husband & a second woman 1640-50
Right Top: Detail of the above
Right Lower Left: see right where details are given.
Nether Poppleton  St Everilda

Above: Anne Hutton (1651)
Left Lower Right: Sir Thomas Hutton (1620)
Ecclesfield - St Mary Fountains Abbey


Above: Knight early 14 century
Left: Sir Richard Scott (1638) by William Wright. The iron grill is original but restored in 1794. He was comptroller of the househould of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford. Died in Ireland
Goldsborough - St Mary the Virgin

Near Knaresborough. Park in lane outside church. The church is kept lock so you will have to apply to the churchwardens to visit. However, English Heritage require that the church be unlock during July and August.
O/S Ref: SE 385 561

The two medieval effigies in the church, which lie opposite each other in the chancel, are in excellent condition and very fine, showing interesting and unusual detail. Note the intricate carving of the mail, instead of the usual rows of c's.


Above : Sir Richard V de Goldesborough (1333).  Some unusual features: over the head of the effigy is an agee canopy called a gablet (a canopy more properly refers to a structure over the whole monument). Gablets occur from time to time on recumbent monuments but are more commonly seen over vertical statuary, where they act as protection from the weather.  This feature over recumbent effigies, as well as other other more controversial items, has led some - including the late M.P. Enoch Powell - to conclude that these effigies were designed to be appear verical. Over the mail on the top of the head is what is thought to be a face cloth thrown back and which appears to fall onto and be stitched to the pillow. This is very rare and on one moument angels are shown lifting back this cloth. The detail photographs show the pattern of the sword belt and the prick spurs.






Above: Sir Richard IV de Goldesborough (1307). This effigy lies on a tomb chest. Note the carved heraldry on the shield. The detail photographs show the lacing of the mail flap where it passes under the chin and fixes to rest of the mail on the side of the face; the lacing and fastening of the sword and waist belts; the buckles fastening the prick spurs.



Above: Sir Richard de Goldsborough (1504)  Limestone tomb chest said to have originally been in the Goldsborough chapel. There is no effigy or brass nor no record of there having been one, although the rough stone work at the centre of the lid indicates there may well have been something of this nature.
Right:
Robert and Mary Byerly by Joseph Wilton The figures represent Hope and Charity. 18th century. Above the detail of the putti is a small medieval gave cover, now in the porch.
I was unable to gain access to he vestry, formerly the Goldsborough chapel, at the east end of the north aisle. The contains the plain white marble sarcophagus of  Daniel Lascelles (1784)

  Harewood - All Saints  
Sir Richard Redman or Redmayne (1475) & Margaret (Middleton) He was the grandson and heir of the couple on the right. Alabaster Sir Richard Redman or Redmayne (1426) & Elizabeth (Aldburgh) His second wife; his third wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Chief Justice William Gascoigne and Elizabeth (Mowbray) (below)Alabaster.
Sir William Ryther (1426) & Sybil (Aldburgh)(1440) Alabaster. Similar to the Redmayne effigies of similar date (above)


Above & left: Chief Justice William Gascoigne (1419) & Elizabeth (Mowbray)(1391) Alabaster
William Gascoigne (1454) & Margaret (Clarell)(1465) William was the grandson of William Gasgoigne and Elizabeth Mowbray. Alabaster


Sir William Gascoigne (1487) & Margaret Percy. He was the grandson of William Gascoigne & Margaret Clarell; she the 4th daughter of Henry Percy, 2nd EArl of Northumberland. Alabaster
Thwaites Brass indent Sir Thomas Denison (1765) by N. Hedges A judge who wished to be buried near Chief Justice Gascoigne

Harrogate - St Mary
Richard Chapman Lofthouse (1832-1907) Surgeon-General in the British Army and founder of the church which is no longer in use.
Photograph taken by Kenneth Paver and used by grateful permission.
    
Kirk Deighton
All Saints
Richard Burton (1656) A Royalist during the Civil War and rector from 1648 until his death
  Ripon Cathedral  
A small but very welcoming and friendly cathedral in a delighful town. Park in one of the modestly priced car parks. Entrance is free but there is a £3.00 charge for photography.
Ripon Cathedral is a Cathedral of the Modern Foundation, having been raised to cathedral status in 1836, the first to be created since the Reformation.
South-West Tower
Note: This area is used a a store for chairs and other equipment, often making this very large monument difficult or unsightly to photograph
Sir Edward Blackett Bt. MP (1718) He is shown reclining, flanked by figures of two of his three wives. By ? John Hancock.
Above far left: Emily Oxley (1898), her husband Admiral C L Oxley JP(1920) & their children: Violet Fremantle (1944), Cmdr C B Oxle RN, DSC, Charles Oxley (1959), Margaret Winifred Eliot (1969), Agnes Oxley (1971), Rose Oxley (1976) & Dorothy, Vicountess Arbuthnot OBE  (1990). At the time of death each child's head was added to the memorial. Bizarre.
Above centre left: Edward James Oxley (1837) & Frederick William Oxley (1839)
Above centre right:
Christopher Oxley (1803) Two children - Frances & Juliana - are referred to by his 1st wife; two unamed infants by his second wife and one son - Charles - by his 3rd wife - Dorothy (1820) who is remembered on the monument.
Far Right:
Margaret (Lodge) Oxley (1819): added below Charles Oxley (1873), her husband. Below this in the oval: their son, Charles Christopher Oxley (1881), his wife Georgiana Maria (1864), and unamed children. Buried at Coatham, Redcar.
Nave South Choir Aisle South Aisle

Above: 'The Lion Tomb' On the top  is incised the figure of a lion in a wood background and a kneeling man. The inscription in the base is illegible. But is it a tomb at all?
Far left:
Hugh Ripley (1637) Last 'Wakeman'  ( responsible for the security of the town once the 'night watch' had been set) and first Mayor of Ripon. A kneeling frontal effigy.
Left:
Moses Fowler (1608) He was the first dean under James I's restored collegiate foundation of 1604, having previously been the incumbent of the parish church.
South Transept
   
Above left & centre: William Weddell by Nollekens
Above right:
Aislabie Family
Far right:
Sir John Mallorie (1678)
Also two tablets:
William Thomas Mallorie (1938) priest and his wife Margaret (1974)
Elizabeth Allanson (1808)


North Transept
Above: Sir Thomas Markenfield (1398) & Dionisia Fought in Hundred Years War; heraldic detail on tomb chest and armour (now worn but records exist)
Above: Sir Thomas Markenfield (1497) & Eleanor The great grandson of the above. Fought in Wars of the Roses: on the losing sides at Towton & Bosworth. Records exist of heraldry and inscription.
   

Above left:
Lt Robert James Darley Widdilove RN. Note the coffin and anchor
Above centre: Lt Francis William Darley Waddilove
Above right: Coffin Lid 14th century
Far right: John (1788) & Elizabeth Lister
 
Wall Monuments
There are many wall monuments in Ripon Cathedral, both in the nave and elsewhere; I have grouped these all together for the time being. Some are set high and are difficult to read, especially when the light is fading, as it was when I visited the cathedral recently. Paradoxically it is easier to read them by taking photograph and enlarging it: I will do this with the original photographs in due course and list their dedications. Some you may be able to read directly from this page.

Nave: South Aisle. The monument on the far left is that of William Williamson Whitaker and daughter Fanny

Nave South Aisle. The second from the right monument is to Pte Thomas Crow Kirk (kia 1915 age 17)

Nave South Aisle. Monument on the far left is to:
Hellen Bayne (1694/95) 'March the 24th (being Easter-day) in the 34th year of her Age'

The monument on the far left is to Henry Strickland (1818)

North Aisle: The monument on the far left is to
Lt Ingleby Stuart Jefferson RN (1917). Kia age 24 while in command of H M Submarine C34 in the North Sea; that 3rd from left to Elizabeth Garnett (1921) 'The Navvies' Friend': Tools are carved on this monument.


Near right; right photograph: William Floyer

Thomas More Bowman
   
   

Children of James Webber, Dean 1828-1847. (North Choir Aisle)


Ryther - All Saints   Spofforth - All Saints
  



Sir Robert de Plumpton III (1324) Although not obvious from the above, the figure has crossed legs.
Photograph sent with thanks by Jean McCreanor, taken by Kenneth Paver and used by permission
Sir Robert Ryther (?)  (1327) & Wife
Tickhill - St Mary


Top Left: Tomb chest perpendicular
Bottom Left: Incised slab
Top Right: Badly repaired incised slab
Bottom Left: Brass inscription



Louisa Blanche Foljambe (Howard) and baby; both died in 1871. Alabaster by William Calder Marshall. This was one of 68 monuments erected by her husband in 38 churches.
Thornhill - St Michael
Sir John Thornhill (?) (1321) Sir John Savile (1540) & Two Wives, a Vernon and a Paston. Effigies of oak and originally under an oak four poster. Erected 1529
Sir John Savile (1481) & Wife Alabaster effigies
Wadworth
St John the Baptist


Above Left: Effigy 14th century
Above Right: Knight late 14th century. Note beard and hunting horn. Probably a forester of Hatfield Chase
Right Top: Edmund Fitzwilliam (1465) & Wife
Right Bottom:
Incised Slab
  Wakefield Cathedral  
  Wakefield is a cathedral of the modern foundation, having been a parish church until 1888. Park in one of the modestly priced card parks nearby. No entrance fee or charge for photography.  

Sir Lyon Pilkington (1714)
Above: William Walsham How DD 1st Bishop of Wakefield 1888-1897
Left: Janet Maud (1824) by J Kendrick to the design of Mrs Maud's husband
Right: John Ingram (1841) & Family The most attractive in the cathedral set against one of the pillars in the chancel.
Some 18th & 19th Century Tablets
 Above From left to right:  
1.Ann [Waddington] (1718 aged 13)
2. Samuel Disney MA (1741) 'Lecturer at this church' . His son Samuel Disney LLB '...late vicar of Haſstead in Eſſex and was buried there agreeably to his own requeſst...' His wife's sister Mrs Mary Proctor. His wife, Margery, erected this monument.
3. Christopher [Henlysen] MD
4. William & Catherine (1741) Dowson. Their children Catherine ('died young') & Walker (1793)
       
Martha Hanson (1791) Also her husband Cptn Ralph Hanson (1815) and their daughter Katharine Dealtry (1851) Thomas Pilkington Bart  Henry Clemetshaw (1821) '...upwards of Fifty Years organist of this church...'  Edward Green (1865) Alderman of Wakefield and engineer 'of considerable eminence...his inventions were of service to the country...' John Cookson MB (1879) 
Medieval Grave Covers


Walton - St Peter
Nicholas Firfax (1702/3) 14c knight; possibly member of the Fairfax family who held the manor from 1249
Wighill - All Saints
Robert Stapleton (1635) 7 Lady Stapleton (Fairfax)  He lies above his six kneeling children; his feet rest on the family crest of a Saracen's head. Alabaster effigies.
 

The etchings are from Hollis and the drawing from I'Anson; the photographs from Sally Badham & Jean McCreanor, except those in Ripon & Wakefield which are by the Editor

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