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I also have added a list of churches with very brief notes on any mouments they might contain. Please note that I have not added City of Cambridge to the list as yet
Abington Piggotts - St Michael
Civ M - brass c.1460
Mary-Foster Pigot 1816 by Bscon Jnr
Babraham - St Peter
Richard 1658 & Sir Thomas Bennet 1667. Standing figures by Bushnell
Judith Bennet 1713 by Stanton
General Adeane 1802 by Hopper
Balsham - Holy Trinity
Anglo-Saxon coffin lid
John Sleford 1401 Rector Brass
John Blodwell 1462 Rector Brass
Kn c.1440 2½" Brass?
Barrington - All Saints
Constance Gyles (1663) Wife of Thomas Gyles, Clerk Richard Bendyshe (1777) Thomas Bendyshe (1684)

Robert (1687) & Margaret Bendyshe (1673)

Barton - St Peter
John Martin 1593 & Wife Brass
Bottisham - Holy Trinity
TC brass lost
Thomas Pledger 1599 & Wife kneeling figures
Lionel & Daniel Allington 1638 2 children, 2 putti by W Wright
Sir Roger Jenyns 1740 & Wife Standing wall monument. 2 figures on mat
Soame Jenys 1787 by Bacon 1796
Boxworth - St Peter
Robert Underwood 1792 signed Payne, St Ives
  Brinkley - St Mary
Richard White Child Tab 1723

Burrough Green - St Augustine
Church unlocked during daylight hours. Enter (unusually) by small south chancel door. Very helpful churchwarden. Park free in the lane outside church. Excellent pub in village
O/S Ref: TL 636 554

Nave - North Aisle
John (1420) & Elizabeth (1421) Ingoldesthorpe The armour indicates that the date of the first quater of the 15th century.
Chancel - North Wall
The church was originally more or less rectangular in plan with the north and south aisles continuing as chapels on either side of the chancel. These chapels contained chantries and there were four chantry priests as well as the rector serving the church. These two chapels were demolished in the seventeenth century.
The central tomb appears to be slightly buried in the north wall of the chancel, explained by the fact that this tomb was open to the north chapel as well as to the chancel. When the north wall of the chancel was built following the demolition of the north chapel, this tomb was buried somewhat in the new wall. This can be seen in the photograph of the north exterior wall of the chancel where the outline of the canopy of tomb can be seen. There is also a double piscina set into this wall which original served the chapel. This indicates that the communication between chancel and chapel was probably only over the central tomb.
The identification of these tombs is speculative as there in neither original heraldry not inscriptions remaining.

Thomas de Burgh 1 (1330) Brother of John 1 The armour sets the date of the effigy to the last quarter of the 14th century

John (2) de Burgh (1393) and his second wife Catharine (1409) ? son of Thomas 1, above and succeeded by his son, another Thomas 2. This is the tomb which, as mentioned above, communicated with the north chapel. John's effigy can be seen to be partly buried in the wall and the edge of the canopy above the tomb can be seen on the now exterior north wall of the chancel, with two piscinae which served the chapel, in the photograph above. Note some interesting features of  John's effigy: his legs are crossed which is unusual in this period, and he lies on a bed of stones, which, again is unusual but occurs in a few monuments in eastern England. There is also structure held under his right arm which I cannot identify. From the armour the effigy looks the latter quarter of the 14th century.

John de Burgh (1) (1330) In 1328 he decided to retire to retire and become a monk at which point he left his estates to his brother Thomas above. The armour sets the date to the last quarter of the 14th century

Burwell - St Mary
John Laurence de Warboys, Abbot of Ramsey 1542  Palimpsest brass. Reverse: parts of canon and deacon 1325
Thomas Gerard 1613 & Wife Kneeling figures(?)
Lee Cotton 1613 Table tomb with knight (?) In vestry
Castle Camps - All Saints
Sir James Reynolds 1717 standing wall monument
Cherry Hinton - St Andrew
Coffin lid with male bust in W wall of tower ?
Capt Serocold 1794 by Flaxman

 SS Peter & Paul
St Mary and the Holy Host of Heaven
Conington - St Mary

Henry Buller (1647) Black marble
slab on chancel floor with figure in
white (shown)
Also: Turpin Family Brass made in
1683 but commemorating forebears
of the 15th C.

Simon Folkes (1642)
Left:  Robert Cotton (1697) by Grinling Gibbons (signed)
Right: Dame Alice Cotton (1657)by Josua Marshall
The above are two of eight monuments in shallow niches
in the nave.
Also:- Frances & Mary Askham (1748) with two profile

Chippenham - St Margaret
St Thomas Revett 1582 & Wife. Kneeling figures, prayer desk with children
Croxton - St James
Edward Leeds 1589 Brass on TC

Dullingham - St Mary
Henrietta Viscountess Gormanston (1826)  signed by Richard Westmacott.
She married firstly, Anthony 11th Viscount Gormanston and secondly the Lt Gen opposite
Lt Gen Christopher Jeaffreson (1824) by Richard Westmacott

East Hatley - St Denin
Lady c.1520 Brass. The brass has been removed to the new church (?) but the matrix is still in the church
Eltisley - St Pandionia and St John
Kn (or M Civ) & L mC14 in recess lC14
Fen Ditton - St Mary
John Bones 1813 signed J Bacon & S Manning London
  Fowlmere - St Mary
William Mitchell 1745 Standing wall monument by Thomas Adey
St Vigor
John Careway (1441) Rector of Fulbourne
Edward Wood (1599) & Elizabeth Chichele Separate to the main part of the monument is a frieze on corbels and achievement. No inscription but arms of Chichele and Clopton; Edwards's mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter and heiress of Edward Clopton

Gamlingay - St Mary
R Lane 1732 & Mrs Lane 1754 signed E Bingham of Peterborough
Granchester - St Andrew & St Mary
Graveley - St Botolph
Rev Harry Trotter 1766 signed John Dixon, London
Great Abington - St Mary
Sir William Halton 1639 standing wall monument by W Wright
Great Shelford - St Mary
Thomas Patesely 1411 Brass
Great Wilbraham - St Nicholas
Thomas Weston 1750 Ward & Mary 1756 Ward
Haddenham - Holy Trinity
Sir Henry Fryer 1631, his parents Thomas 1623 & Mary 1614, and step-mother Bridger. Standing alabaster wall smonument, big. By W Wright
Haslingfield - All Saints
Thomas Wendy 1612. Alabaster kneeling couples from 1619
Elizabeth Wendy 1658 kneeling figure
Sir Thomas Wendy 1613 standing figure
Anna Ensor 1654 brass
Hatley St George - St George
Thomas Quintin 1806 signed E Gaffin, Regent St, London
Hinxton - St Mary & St John
Sir Thomas 1416 Selton & 2 Wives Brass
Sir Marmaduke Dayrell & Mother by Edward Stanton (no details)
Tab by Regnart 1795

Horningsea - St Peter
Coffin lid fragment in E Wall
Horseheath - All Saints
Sir Giles 1522 Alington & son Sir Giles 1586 2 tiers with a recumbent effigy. No canopy
Sir Giles 1613 & Lady Alington. Alabaster with 2 recumbent effigies Attrib N Johnson
Hildersham - Holy Trinity
Park in road outside church. Church is open but chancel is locked and alarmed. Very helpful churchwardens
O/S Ref: TL 545 488

This wooden knight and lady, of about 1300, were unfortunately stolen from the church in 1977; they have never been recovered. The photographs are taken from Alfred C Fryer Wooden Monumental Effigies in England and Wales. The effigies do look rather good but the tomb chest is modern.

Skeleton in shroud (c.1485) This was once nailed to the vestry door: note the keyhole cut between the legs!

These brasses are under the carpet in the chancel; there are excellent copies mounted on boards at the back of the nave

Henry Parice (1466) Note Trinity above canopy

Robert Parys (1408) & Eleanor (Busteler)

Henry Paris (1427) & Margaret (Poche) Her brass stolen in 1991. Copy with her brass intact below
Coffin lid in Easter Sepulchre

Isleham - St Andrew
The church is unlocked during daylight hours. You may park free in the village
O/S Ref: TL 643 743
Nave Chancel
Above: Ethelreda Moody (1733) (?) and three children buried in the same vault: Robert, Ethelreda and M____
Ada Jane Watson ( 1856) South wall of south aisle.Far Right:
Thomas Peyton (1484) and Two Wives He in armour: brasses on tomb chest; shields from front gone. Behind is recess with paneling under arch; heraldry. The brasses are illustrated in Pevsner.
North Chapel

Above left:  Barbarie Themilthorpe (1619) Mounted high on east wall. . Worn inscription and painted shield above. She died aged seven
Above right:
Roger Peachy (1683) He was vicar of the parish for 37 years. Inscription on slate panel with surround. Skull below, arms above.
Right: William Bernard. c. 1300.  knight in recess under arch in north wall. Legs once crossed
South Chapel
Above & right: Possibly Sir John Bernard. Early 15th century. Straight legs. Note bare head and beard. Not in situ.
Far right: possible William Barnard.  Late 14th century. Straight legs. Under a low arch below the window in the south wall. Difficult to access as now blocked by two later big standing monuments; the base of one can be seen to the effigy's left. (v.i)

Left and above : Sir Robert Peyton (1518)  & Elizabeth The tomb chest has quatrefoils and painted shields. The wall panel, at the head of the tomb,  has indents of the Calvary; inscription only remains. The slab itself has an indent of large plain cross.
Above right:
Chrystofer Peyton (1507) & Wife. Brass indent attached to wall. The inscription only remains.

Above and near right: Sir John Bernard (1451) & Ellen (?) Brasses  on low tomb chest. The shields on the slab and the sides have gone - except one of lead on the knight's left. The Latin inscription is now placed above the brass canopy remains  and records two wives: Ellen Swynerton and Elizabeth Sakevyle.
Right centre:
Rychard Peyton (1574) & Mary  Brasses under canopy . Palimpsest.  On floor: roll the carpet back!
Far Right: Sir Robert Peyton (1550)
Left and above left: Sir Robert Peyton (1590) & Wife. Whole monument and detail of effigies.
Right and above right: Sir John Peyton (1616) &Wife. 
These two monuments obscure the knight in the recess in the south wall

Kirtling - All Saints
Baron North 1564 Black marble TC
2nd Baron North 1600 6-poster with recumbent effigy
Edward Myrfin 1553 Brass
Maria North 1841 Tab  J E Thomas of London
John Crichton, Marquess of Bath 1848 Gothick by J E Thomas of London

Landwade - St Nicholas

The church is situated on a private estate and is locked. If wishing to visit please write to Mr Simon Gibson of  the nearby Landwade Hall for the key, stating your interest. You may park on the site.
O/S Ref: TL 626 681


Above left: Table tomb in centre of chancel, which can just seent in the photograph of the interior. The sides are plain but the top slab has very worn brass indents which can just be made out in the second photograph (right). There is a central cross with two word scrolls on either sides, presumably words from figures kneeling at the base of the cross

Above top: Table tomb: the shields  may have had brasses attached. The top slab is badly damaged but originally held brasses: there are only remains of indents of two small kneeling figures at the foot of the slab
Above bottom: Grave slab on chancel floor; there is no inscription, heraldry etc but a Calvary Cross carved in relief.

Table tomb; the back has indents for several brasses: at least three kneeling figures with scrolls. There is nothing on the top slab. The shields along the side appear once to have had brasses attached.

Also on chancel wall:
2 simple tablets:  Black with white lettering - facing each other across chancel: George C Gibson OBE of Landwade Hall, Exning who died in 1989 at 93 and was buried in Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff; his wife Madeleine who died in 1993 aged 96.
Grey, red lettering: William James Tatem, 1st Baron Glandy of St Fagans. Killed by enemy action in 1942 aged 75.

Wall Brasses:

1.William Cotton, Latin inscription, small brass
2.Ambrose Alexander Cotton, large brass in stone surround, heraldry.
3.Charles Edward Baird, Cpt Seaforth Highlanders 78th Rosshire Buffs. Son of Brig-Gen Baird. Born 1894, killed in action near Beaumont Hamel, France. Military badge and medal.
4.Alexander Cotton of Landwade, Lt RN, son of  Rev A A Cotton, ob 1860. Also John Hynde Cotton, Lt 12th Lancers, son of above, killed by fall from horse at Secunderabad in 1857 aged 22. Also Harriet, daughter of Alexander who died at 16 in 1850 and was buried in Gronville, Jersey.
5.Henrietta, wife of Alexander, died 1899 aged 83. Buried in Quendon.

North Transept

Six-poster with two recumbent effigies. 'Here lieth intombed the bodie of Sir John Cotton Knighte Sonne of Sir Roberte Cotton Knighte. And also the bodie of  Dame Isabell, Wife of the saide Sir John and daughter of Sir William Spencer, Knighte.' He died in 1593 at 81, she in 1578 at 63. They had 8 sons and 5 daughters. 5 sons and 2 daughters 'died in their nonage'
Nonage meaning: minority

Sir John Hynde Cotton Bart. (1752 aged 66) Son of the Sir John who died in 1712 (see below). Married 1. Letitia by whom he had 1 son John Hynde and 1 daughter Mary; 2. Not named but no issue.
Also commemorates John Hynde above (1793) He was however buried at Madingley 'the present residence of the family'
South Transept

Left, above & right:
Sir John Cotton, Knight (1620 aged 77) - son of John Cotton. He married: 1. Elizabeth, 2. Elizabeth, by whom and had no issue, and 3. Anne, by whom he had 2 sons - James and John - and 1 daughter - Katherine; only John survived him.

Right: Sir John Cotton (1712 aged 66) - son of the Sir John who died in 1689) & Elizabeth (1714 aged 57) They had 1 son - John Hynde - and 7 daughters - Jane, Anne, Catherine, Elizabeth, Frances, Dorothy and Agnes. 'Sr John was Recorder of Cambridge for wch. he serv'd many years in Parliament'. By Thomas Adey
Above left: UnassignedSir  tomb chest. The back plate has several indents for brasses with their fixing holes well visible; the indents suggest there were two kneeling figures with scrolls, shield and inscription. No inscriptions, matrices etc on top slab

Above right and far right: Sir John Cotton Bt. (1689 aged 74) - son of Sir John Cotton left . He married 1. Jane Hind by whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters: John, Thomas, Jane and Anne. John and Jane survived him. Inscription and heraldry.

Leverington - St Leonard
Spelman Swaine 1761 & Spelman Swaine 1803
Linton - St Mary
Henry Paris ? 1425 Brass
Sir John Millicent 1577 & Wife Figures facing each other, children & bust of 1st Wife. Flat
George Flacke & Sister 1693 Identical monuments with busts
Elizabeth Bacon & Peter Standly, brother. Standing wall monument by Wilton 1782
Other monuments not listed
Little Abington - St Mary
Oliver Dalton 1618
Little Shelford - All Saints
Recess eC14 Inscip to Sir John, below
Sir John de Freville X-legs Oak (now in recess) 1308
Priest c.1480 Brass
Robert de Freville 1393 & Wife Brass
Thomas de Freville 1405 & Wife
Little Wilbraham - St John
William Blakway 1521 Brass
Long Stanton - All Saints
Sit Thomas Hatton 1658 TC with recumbent effigies & children By E Marshall
Sir Francis Hatton 1812 By Tomson of Cambridge
Longstowe - St Mary
Sir Anthony Cage 1603 TC with two recumbent effigies and kneeling children (NB Female effigy is smaller and cruder that of the male and may come from a similar tomb of John & Jocasta Cage 1627, now destroyed
Sir Ralph Bovey 1679 Figure rising from ocean
Madingley - St Mary Magdelene
Dame Jane Cotton 1692 Standing wall monument with figure
Jane Cotton 1707 Standing wall monument with figure By E Stanton
Admiral Sir Charles Cotton 1812 Tab by Flaxman
Commander Charles Cotton 1828 by Richard Westmacott
March - St Wendreda
Andrew Dredeman 1501 & Wife Brass
Anthony Hansard 1507 & Wife Brass
Milton - All Saints
William Coke 1553 & Wife Brass
Mrs E Knight 1880 Standing figure by Flaxman
Samuel Knight 1829 by Flaxman
Newton - St Margaret
(near Cambridge)
Francis 1809 & Mrs Anne 1815 Pemberton by Rossi
William Pemberton 1828 by Westmacott Jnr
Christopher 1850 by Physick
Christopher 1870 by Noble
Mrs Montague 1871 by Bohhm
William Ward 1900 brass repoussé
Mausoleum in cy by Ambrose Poynter
Oakington - St Andrew
coffin lids with foliated crosses

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sir Henry Fryer (1631), his parents Sir Thomas (1623) & Mary (1614) and his stepmother Bridget. Alabaster. Bridget reclines below, Sir Thomas is flanked by his parents. On either sides caratids: a beared man and a yound woman. Atrrib: W Wright.
St Andrew
Dr Jeremiah Radcliffe Rector, wearing the gown of Doctor of Theology at Trinity College. He was one of the translators of the King James Bible

All Saints

 Knight (later 13th century) in a 14th century chancel recess. Drawing sword. Note that the legs are not crossed. The etching is by Charles Stothard

Fragments of Anglo-Saxon tomb lids

Sawson - St Mary
Ladsy Elizabeth de la Pole 1423
John Huddlestone 1530
Civilian 1430 brass
Knight 1480 brass
Robert Lockton & Wife 1500
William Richardson 1527
Shudy Camps - St Mary
Francis Dayrell 1760
Elizabeth Dayrell 1768 by T Carter
Other monuments to Dayrell family 1773, 1790 etc
Snailwell - St Peter
Tomb chest with quaterfoils
Soham - St Andrew
Ogee headed tomb recess
Stapleford - St Andrew
William Lee 1617 brass
Stretchworth - St Peter

Above: Ashton Benyon (1835-1856) signed E Davis Sc London
Richard Lord Gorges, Baron of Dundalk (1674) & Bridget. For 12 years he was supringendant and surveyor general of the draining of the Fens, Bedford Level. Attrib: A Storey
SS Mary & Michael

Francis Pemberton

Sir Roger de Trumpington 1289 brass on tomb chest
Stow-Cum-Quy - St Mary
John Anstey 1465 bass
Stretham - St James
Nicholas de Kyngestone, rector, late 13 th C
Joan Swan 1497 brass
Anne Brunsell 1667 (sister of Wren)
Swaffam Prior - St Mary
John Tothyll & Wife 1465 brass
Richard Wates & Wife 1515
William Wates & Wife 1521
M & F civilians 1530 brass
Robert Chambers 1638 brass
Swavesey - St Andrew
Anne Kempe Lady Cutt 1631 by Edward Marshall
Teversham - All Saints
Sir Edward Styward 1596 & Wife
Thriplow - St George
Edward Lucas 1601
Weston Colville - St Mary
Robert Leverer 1470 & Wife & Son (as priest) brass
Abraham Gates 1636 & Wife
Whaddon - St Mary
John d'Eschallers 1469 ? tomb chest
Whittlesey - St Mary
Tablets of 17th & 19th centuries:
Sir Harry Smith 1862 by G G Adams
Wicken - St Laurence
Margaret Peyton 1414 brass
John Peyton 1520 brass
  Wilburton - St Peter
Three panels of tomb chest
Westly Waterless - St Mary
Westley Waterless is a hamlet whose curious name (it has a large pond)  comes from Old English water-lease , meaning wet clearing. Park near the church. The church is open daily during daylight hours.
O/S  Ref: TL 337 510

Above left: Brasses to Sir John de Creke and Wife (c. 1325). Particularly beautiful examples and very informative about the armour of the period. About life size. Above centre and right top: Stone effigy of unknown civilian; possible early 14th century. Top right bottom: Medieval coffin lids; those to the left and right have crosses while that in the centre looks like it may have been carved with an effigy.

  Wimpole - St Andrew  
On the map it's Wimpole: on the satnav it's New Wimpole. There an Old Wimpole too and this appears to be a nearby hamlet. Both are now in Hertfordshire although were formerly in Cambridgeshire.  However this matters little as the church is in neither place but rather in the grounds of Wimpole Hall, which is now a National Trust property. You have to park in the grounds of the hall and there is a charge of £2 for all day when I visited; note the machine does not accept cards or notes so have the right money ready. Parking is free to NT members. The church - which is not NT property -  is a short walk away behind the former stable block which is now a shop. This is the church for the Wimpole parish, even though it is in the grounds of the Hall. The church is normally open during daylight hours. The church has neither tower nor spire and it's easy to miss the cross on the O/S map. O/S Ref: 337 510
Chancel & Nave

Admiral Sir John Sydney Yorke (1831) and two wives: Elizabeth (Weake, née Rattray) & Urania (Pawlett) Rt Hon Charles Philip Yorke PC (1834) & his wife (added below) Harriet (Manningham)(1854). By Thomas Denman Flora Elizabeth Yorke (1852),  wife of Rector and who died giving birth to 7th child. Her 2nd child, Lt Henry Eliot who died at Sholapoor, 1861, and her mother Elizabeth (1870)
Above far right top: Hon Agenta Yorke (1850) Second wife of Rt Hon Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor. She is shown as a portrait medallion and below is her husbans in robes of state and her two sons. Signed: J Flaxman RA Sculptor.  Below this: Susan, Countess of Hardmiche (1886) Buried in Hamble church.
North - or Chicheley - Chapel
Above, while monument & detail: Philip, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1764) & Margaret Cocks (1761). The standing figure on the right is of Ahene . Signed: J. Stuart, Invt. P. Scheemakers, Sculpr.

Above, whole monument &detail: Catharine (Freman) (1759) wife of Hon Charles Yorke. Signed:  J. Stuart, Invt. P. Scheemakers, Sculpr.MDCCLXI

Right, whole monument &detail:
 Sir Thomas Chicheley (1610), his wife Dorothy (Kemp)(1644), their children Thomas (1617) & Jane (1632) and grandson Henry (1652). Dorothy kneels at the head of the monument, which is set a little into the wall, on the lower stage while the children and grandchildren kneel at the side of the lower stage.

Above and immediately right:
Hon Charles Yorke (1770) & his wives, Catherine (Freeman) & Agneta (Johnson) The frieze is carved with emblems of the chancellor's office. Signed: P. Scheemaker Fat.

Above : Rev Charles Yorke (1791) and his sister Mary Yorke (1795)
Right: Elizabeth (Lygon) (1766) Wife of Hon John Yorke

Left Top: Rt Hon Joseph Yorke, Lord Dover (1792) & wife Christine Margaret (Stocking) (1793) Signed: J. Bacon Sculptor: London 1798.
Left Bottom:
Adm Rt Hon Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke (1873)
Hon John Yorke (1801) Signed: R Westmacott ARA London
Philip, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke Signed: T. Banks RA Sculpt

Above: Philip 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1834) & Elizabeth Signed: R Westmacott Jnr ARA 1844

Top: Matrix (floor) Lady (c. 1535) with daughters now in board v  right). Male & inscrip lost
Bottom: Thomas Sheepshank (1818) Rector

Above: Thomas Worsely LLB (1501) Canon residentary of Beverely. Inscription in Latin. Note Virgin Mary & Child above head. Now on board.

Above:  Male civilian (c.1500); Lady (v left); her daughters (v.left); Edward Marshall (1625) parson; arms (top) & English inscription below

Lt Hon Victor Alexander Yorke (1867)

Richar Beek (1671)

Wisbech - St Peter & St Paul
homas de Braunstone 1401 brass
Thomas Parke 1628 & Wife, kneeling figures facing each other, with recumbent skelton. Attrib G. Christmas
Mathias Taylor 1633 & Wife similar
Tablets 17th - 19th centuries. Many
E Southwell 1789, seated figure of Hope by Nollekens
Wood Ditton - St Mary
Henry English 1393 & Wife Brass
With many thanks to Jean McCreanor for supplying many of the photographs in this section. Other taken by the Webmaster
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