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Elvaston - St Bartholomew

Above: Sir John Stanhope (1610/11) & Catherine (Trentham) Alabaster painted
Right: John Stanhope (1638) The fragments were reassembled in 1731, which may explain the rather odd posture.
Above left: Elizabeth William, Countess of Harrington (1898).  Centre top: Algernon Russell Gayleard Stanhope, Viscount Petersham (1847).  Centre bottom:  Sydney Seymore Hyde Stanhope, 6th Earl of Harrington (1866).  Right:  Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope, 5th Earl of Harrington (1862) for completion.

Kedleston - All Saints

Left: Sir Richard Curzon, 5th Lord of Kedleston  (1275) and his (unnamed) wife
 Sir John Curson (1406)
Right: Richard Curson, 14th Lord of Kedleston  (1496) and his wife, Alice (Willoughby) Brass

† There is a drawing of this monument (from which the image here is taken) in Charles Boutell, Christian Monuments in England and Wales (George Bell, 1854). He writes that the slab is very large and now set below the pavement in which two circular holes have been cut so the heads may be seen.  He, quite rightly in my view, expresses regret that the slab has not been raised to the present floor level. This appears to be still the case and even the holes are now covered by circular trap doors which you are asked not to open.
A general view of the chapel with the monument of Sir John Curson (c 1450) in the foreground with the monument of a later Sir John Curzon Bt (1727) in the background. See below.
There are also several wall monument and a foliated cross in the back ground. Those adjacent to the 1727 wall monument are described below, while those on the adjoining wall are: top, John Curzon (1719) 11 months, and below, Mildred Scarsdale (1969) Ann Gloria Juliana Diana
Sir Nathaniel Curzon (1765) and Mary Assheton (1776) By Rysbrack to design by Robert Adams Francis John Nathaniel Curzon (2000)
3rd Viscount Scarsdale, 11th Baronet,
 7th Baron. As last owner he generously gave his beloved Kedlesston to the National Trust in 1987 for all to enjoy.

  . Sir John Curson (c 1450) & Joan (Bagot) Alabaster. The tomb chest front has three seated saints and two standing angels.

In the background on the window wall are three monuments (not shown). One to Rt Hon Nathaniel Curzon; below this one I cannot make out; and under the window to Alfred Nathaniel Curzon (1920)

Above: Sir John Curzon 3rd Bt (1727) and Sarah (Penn) (1718)

On the left of the above is the simple tablet to Augusta Marian Curzon (1827) (Mundi)

Below this is the tablet to Assheton Nathaniel Curzon (1950), 4th Baron Scarsdale. There are two names following - Joan and Vera - but the text is too faded to make out

On  the right is the tablet to Hon and Rev Alfred Curzon (1858) Rector


Above:Sir Nathaniel Curzon 2nd Bt (1737) and Sarah  (Penn) (1727) By Peter Scheemakers
'Here lyeth interred the bodyes of Sir John Curzon Kt & Baronet (sone of John Curzon Esq the sone of Francis Curzon and Eleanor Vernon his wife one of Co-heires to Lord Powis) and of Patience Crew his wife, sister to John, Lord Crew of Steine in Northampton Shire, she departed this life the xxx of March MDCXXXXII and he the xii Decemb. MDCLXXXVI in the 89th year of his age' Erected in 1664.

Right: Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, Marques Curzon of Kedleston and his first wife Mary Victoria Leiter. He was Viceroy of India 1899-1905. White marble by Sir B MacKennal. This monument is situated in the north aisle which was added by Bodley (1907-13) as a memorial to the wife of Lord Curzon. Wrought iron grilles by P Krall and stained glass by F C Eden.  I cannot make out the two tablets on the wall on either side of the widow.
Both are to members of the Curzon family.

Several wall monuments, including that of Baroness Blanche, which is also shown right. 
The others from left to right are: 1. Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon (1916) 4th Baron, -- Baronet, Lord and Rector of Kedleston. 3. Richard Nathaniel Curzon (1977), 10th Baronet, 6th Baron, and 2nd Viscount Scarsdale. 29th Lord of Kedleston. 4. Ottilie Margarete Julie (1998) Viscountess Scarsdale. Wife of Richard (above) 

Blanche, Baroness Scarsdale (1875)

Longford  - St Chad

Sir Nicholas Longford (1610) & Wife (1620) Alabaster.
There is a whole 'alabaster corner' in the church, with the effigies laid on the floor.

Newton Solney - St Mary

Cross legged knight said to be c 1250 and of the Solney family.
There is also - not shown - a headless knight of mid 13th century
Alabaster knight of c 1375 said to be Sir John de Solney Sir Henry Every (1709) Erected c 1734 and by Thomas Carter the Elder. There was originally a pyramid behind.

Norbury - St Mary

 Sir Ralph FitzHerbert (1483) & Wife. Alabaster. The photographs show the effigies on the tomb chest with weepers and the lion - together with the bedesman - which will be familiar to the longer standing members of the Society, as a one time logo - at Sir Ralph's feet.

Sir Nicholas FitzHerbert (1473) Alabaster.The photographs show the effigy on the tomb chest with weepers, a close up of the figure and the lion at the feet. The is also an incised slab to Alice ( c 1460), his wife - not shown.

Radbourne - St Andrew

John de la Pole & Wife (1491)  Alabaster
German Pole by Grinling Gibbons & Arnold Quellin in 1683

Repton - St Wystan

'Here lieth the body of Gilbert Thacker Esqyer the sone of Thomas Thacker Esqyer who died the three and twentieth daye of Februarie diii 1563 Anno regni Elizabeth regine quinto' Also Katherine Blakwell (1598) and their sons Gilbert & Richard. John H Macaulay (1840) Headmaster of Repton 1832-40. His monument speaks of his 'strict but kind administration of this trust' and 'the respect and affection of his scholars'.  However elsewhere he is described as 'a big bullying man, a strict disciplinarian and ferocious flogger'. News of his fatal illness brought the pupils to riot, breaking bounds 'in order to get hold of cakes and ale'. When news reached them that he was beyond hope the boys smashed furniture in his room and burned it on a bonfire. By Joseph Hall the Younger of Derby Alabaster incised slab. Unknown but there are fragments of an inscription and lower part of a gown
Francis Thaker (1710) of Lincoln's Inn  Alabaster knight of c. 1400 said to be Sir Robert Frances, Lord of Foremark

Smisby - St James

Henry Kendall (1627) and his Wife
Note the kneeling children: nine sons and seven daughters, includes two swaddled babies shown upright.
Joan Comyn of Smisby (mid 14th century)
Alabaster effigy
W. Kendall (1500) and his Wife
Incised alabaster slab (rubbing and photograph)
Sudbury - All Saints

John Vernon Esq (1600) & Mary  Alabaster painted. Note the inscription.

Sutton Scarsdale - St Mary
The church is attached to the ruined hall of Sutton Scarsdale, once owned by the Arkwrights, but now by English Heritage. There are brasses to the Arkwright family in the church
Samuel Pierrepoint (1707)
Ticknall - St George

Above: Effigy of a civilian holding heart
Right: John Frances (c. 1375) Alabaster incised slab
Tideswell - St John the Baptist

Left: John Foljambe (1383) This is a good copy made in 1875
Two 14th century ladies; said to be, right, Alice (Furnival) the mother of John Foljambe (shown left) and, left, Catherine (le Eyre) Foljambe
Bishop Robert Pursglov (1579)
Far right:  '
Pray for the soul of Robert Lytton of Lytton and Isabel his wife, (which Robert died May 12th 1483) also the souls of all the faithful departed on whose souls may God look with favour.' Robert: 'Son of God have mercy on me'; Isabel: 'Mother of God remember me.'

Left: Sir Thurstan (c1423) & Margaret de Bower Alabaster effigies on a modern tomb chest
Above centre and left; and below right:  Sir Sampson Meverell (1362) The brasses are on the lid of a modern tomb chest which encloses a stone cadaver effigy.
Above:  Samuel Anderson (1900) Vicar .  Left: Another modern brass but this time a replacement on a medieval tomb

With many thanks to John Davis, to Clare Hartwell, to Jean MacCreanor, and to Richard Collier for providing all the above photographs
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