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Beaulieu - Blessed Virgin & Child
The church at Beaulieu was originally the refectory of Beaulieu Abbey
Left: Mary Do (1651)
Above: Mjr John Clive Darling DSO (1933) buried at Minstead; his mother Mary Caroline Darling (1913). Below is added an inscription to his father, Charles John, 1st Lord Darling (1936), judge.
Right: John, 2nd Baron Montagu (1929)


Boarhunt - St Nicholas
Above: 'Scared to the memory of Robert Eddowes Esq late store keeper of the ordnance at Portsmouth who died the 8th October 1765 aged 71. Also of the Rev Robert Eddowes AM Rector of Annington and Vicar of Twyford in the county his eldest son by his wife Susannah Filmer descended from the families of Fiennes and Filmer. He died the 21st of February 1767 aged 48. Also to Catherine Brent the wife of Robert Eddowes....died the 21 of March 1771 aged 5_'
Right:
Ralph Henslow (1577) Clerk of the Crown for Hampshire 1541-75; burgess of Portsmouth 1550 and Mayor's assistant 1559.
Clara (first wife) Katherine (second wife)  Executed by a Flemish mason for £5. The headless figure may be part of Faith, Hope and Charity.
Also: William (1824) & Mary (1800) Bowles Black & white tablet

Binstead - Holy Cross
  Take Care: there's another Binstead on the Isle of Wight, also in Hampshire. Church is open; car park outside.
Field Marshal Montgomery ('Monty') is buried in the churchyard
O/S Ref: SU 771 410

Slab with cross William Wickham Ogilvy (1918) 20th Hussars. DOW received near Jussy, France while commanding a dismounted detachment of his regiment. Age 22

Other Tablets
   General Emanuel Scrope Howe, Ranger of Alice Holt 1699-1709 and Rachel, Emanuel & James. Also his wife, Ruperta, Ranger 1709-40. Daughter of Prince Rupert. Also their other children, William and Sophia. Modern gray tablet

   The following two tablets are similar: white tablet with black frame and curved top:


  'June 30th 1787 Underneath this Seat in a ſtean'd ⁻¹ double Grave are depoſosited the remains of JOHN and MARY TRIMMER late of this Place their Survivors humbly requeſt their mouldring Aſshes may reſt undiſturbed'

  'Underneath and near this Seat in three ſeparate ſtean'd Graves are depoſited the remains of three Children of JOHN and SARAH TRIMMER their  ſurviving Parent humbly requeſts their mouldring Aſhes may reſt undiſturbed'

Note: ⁻¹ Stean: A lining of brick or stone, that is, a vault rather than an earth burial.

  Mark Manwaring Robertson (1942) Lt 3rd Cavalry IAC KIA Klang, Malasia. Aged 22.

But Where Is It?

   I visited this church in the 1970's and made a pencil drawing of an effigy of a cross legged knight, which I recall was under and arch in either the north or south wall, although I cannot now remember which. Unusually the monument had an inscription and even more unusually this was in Norman French. This effigy is referred to in Pevsner and other books on Hampshire as well as on several sites on the internet. However to my disappointment on a more recent visit in 2019 I could not find it. It seems it was in a chapel in the north side of the church which was once open but is now closed by a locked door; I found this latter information on the internet, written by a disappointed visitor who had visited the church especially to see the effigy.

   I found this particularly disappointing as, prior to our visit, I had  written to the church administrator asking for permission to visit the church and take photographs of the monuments; I received no reply. It is to be regretted that the church found it necessary to prevent visitors from seeing this interesting monument: a local example akin to the British Museum deciding to lock away the Rosette Stone!

 







Botley - All Saints
Church is open. You may park in the free car park next to the church. Very friendly village and church. Toilets O/S Ref: Su 423 503



All Saints is a modern church; the effigy was found during the demolition of the nearby old church (St Bartholomew) and was moved to a new setting in the new church. It is said to represent John de Botele, Lord of the Manor around 1260 and Sheriff of Hampshire 1279.

Christchurch Priory
Car park next door (pay & display) Church open during normal hours  Photography pass £1 but tripods not allowed.
O/S Ref: 
SZ 160 925

The Fifteenth Century
Sir John Chidiock (1461) & Lady Kathryn Lumley. Alabaster.  North Chancel Aisle

The Sixteenth Century
North Chancel Aisle Lady Chapel Lady Chapel

The Eighteenth Century
Far Left: Mary Oake (1771) and son John (1773)
Above Left: Moses Sleat (1793)
'...in the adjoining churchyard are deposited the remains of...' Also his wife Susanna (1785) and their son Richard Wright (1820) Below is added: Mary Sleat (1831) & Sally Sleat (1848) their daughters and John their son.
Above Right: John Cook (1787)
Far Right: John Lloyd (1778)
Vice Admiral of the Blue. Also his wife Elizabeth (1799)


Above: Augusta Sophia Bullock (1798 at 17)  'whose remains are interred in St Mary's Church, Salisbury'.  Mary Appleford Woolsdaughter (1803).  Peggy Payne (1811) sister of Mary and mother of Augusta. Benjamin Bullock (1824)   father of Augusta. ...whose remains with the two before mentioned and interred in this chapel'

Left: John Savage (1791) & Anne (1797)
Above: Henry Lloyd  (1792) & Mary (1798)
   

The Nineteenth Century (and one Twentieth Century)
Above: Charles Quartley (1825) signed Hiscock X Church  
Right: Charlotte Chute (1876)

Above: Philip Norris (1866)
Left:
George Hookey (1812)
Jane Mouatt (1801); & grandaughter Margaret Jane (1802 age 16) . James Noyce Cpt RN(1813), his widow Mary (1813). Jane Mouat (1836), mother of Margaret Jane.

Top Left:  John Dale Hookey (1831)
Top Left Centre:  Thomas Dean Shute (1845) 'Interred in a vault in the cemetery at Southampton'
Top Right Centre: John Spicer (1836) his wife Rebecca and their son John (1844)
Right: : William Gordon Cameron (1885) Lt. Cameron Highlanders. DOW following an attack on the village of Absari, occupied by the Dervishes, in front of the Fort of Kosheh on the Upper Nile in the Sudan. Buried there. First line of the inscription is in Gaelic.
Next Right:
Mjr John Peter Nelly (1836)
Far Right: James Penlease (1819) By William Hiscock. Ambulatory


Above: Sir Donald Coleman Bailey Kt OBE (1985) Engineer and designer of the World War II Bailey Bridge. Bronze plaque with images in low relief which show the launching of the 80 foor Bailey Bridge (Code Named Amazon) across the Rapide River at Monte Casino on the night of 12/13 May 1944 by the Royal Engineers of the 4th British Division. The design is based on a painting by the war artist Terence Cunes Left Top: Elizabeth Reeks (1789) Her husband Robert Reeks (1828) Their son John Dale (1806); their daughters Sarah (1806), Susanna (1818) and Mary (1845).
Left Bottom: Emily Charlotte Shute (1900), Charlotte Matilda Shute (1906) & Cpt William Gordon Shute (1829) ... sons and daughters of the late Thomas Shute...
Above:
James (1825) & Mary (1842) Tod
Above: John Levett (1807) ?
Right Top: John Barnes (1815) 'Near this monument in the same vault with her deceased parent are deposited by her own desire, expressed on her death bed, the remains of Maria the youngest daughter of the late John Barnes...(1826 age 18)...'In the same vault are deposited the remains of Janet, widow of the above named John Barnes' (1848) By Chantrey. North Chancel Aisle.
Right Bottom: Fanny White-White (1911)
Jane Shee (1832) Percy Bysshe Shelly (1822) The poet who drowned when his boat upset in the Gulf of Spezzia. He was cremated locally and his ashes were buried in the Protestant Burial Ground in Rome. Also to his wife Mary Wollstonecraft (18510; she is buried with her father William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft in Bournmouth. Marbe by Weekes 1854. There is also a mural brass to their son Sir Percy Florence Shelly Bart (1889). The monument was intended for St peter's, Bournmouth, where his heart was buried. West Tower Viscountess Fitzharris (1815) by Flaxman Chancel
Corisande, Countess of Malmsbury (1876) Marble by A. Trentanore. Chancel


Other Monuments
Albert Haskell (kia 1914 at 22 on board HMS Zealandia)  Black tablet, gold lettering, marble surround.
Anne Birch Reynardson (1853) White tablet with base and pediment on black backing. 'Her remains are deposited near this spot in the vault belonging to Sir Gearge Tapps Gerves Bart' Signed Manning Scuptor London.
Arthur Quartley MD (1839) White tablet with black lettering on black backing.
Catharine Ann (née Lyons) (1832) & her husband, Lt Col Edmund Walcott Sympson (1840). White tablet with black lettering and pillars on marble backing. Below is a similar tablet to their son, Lt Col Edmund Yeamans Walcott Sympson (1847).
Elizabeth Anne Farr (1843)
White tablet with pediment with bible over cross; black base. Signed: Bedford 256 Oxford St London.
Eliza Elliott (1851) White tablet.
Rt Hon George Rose (1818) 'In the vault beneath are deposited the remains of...' Architectural tablet and similar below a tablet to his widow Theodora (1834) 'her mortal remains rest with those of her husband...' Also her sisters 'in the same vault' Henrietta Duer (1811), Elizabeth Grace Duer (1835) and Frances Duer (1835). Their daughter Frances Theodora Rose (1846) is buried in the same vault and commemorated on a separtate white tablet.
James Jopp Walcott Sympson (1819) Architectural tablet. Added below: Cpt Colpoys Cleland Walcot CBE RN (1961).
John Sloman (1823)
& his wife Catherine (1850) White tablet with large oval backing.
Mjr George
Ewen Eyre Gordon Cameron (1908)
The Gordon Highlanders.Mural brass;  lettering surrounded by oak leaves.  Below is a similar brass to his brother:   Cpt Napier Charles Gordon Cameron (1914), 1st Batallion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.  KIA Battle of Aisne, France
Rev Samuel Clapham MA (1807) and his wife Maria (1830) White tablet on black backing.
Robert William Watmough (1890) Buried at Harper Cemetery, Kansas, USA. Mural Brass
Sir William Rose (1885) Mural brass.
Rev William Jackson (1802) Vicar. Oval white tablet on black backing. Signed Hiscock X. Church

 Revd Thomas Henry Bush (1909) Vicar. Mural brass       
Alfred George Darke (1879) Mural Brass
Annie Wiltshire (1883) Buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church, Frome, Somerset. Mural Brass.
Caroline Jane Walcott Sympson (1843) White tablet with Gothick frame on marble backing. Her sister - Catherine Amelia Willis (1864) has similar tablet below.
Edward Bowen AM (1749) Vicar & Charles Moody (1755) Vicar. Grave slab with incised lettering in Latin.
Elizabeh Burrows (1835) wife of Rev William Burrows (1871) She is 'interred beneath this tablet with her infant daughter Marianne...' Her husband died and is buried at Whitchurch. White tablet on black backing.
George Ferry (1893) Organist. Mural brass. The lettering is framed by a round arch above which angels playing harp and trumpet.
Henry Douglas Mackenzie Shute (1860) Cpt HM 57th regiment. White tablet on black base.
John Richman (1784) Black tablet with gold lettering, in ? alabaster frame

Lavinia Oake (1804) White tablet '...died of a decline...'
Mariamne Hopkins (1850).  Also her son, George Winterton (1838),  Ensign in Her Majesty's 76th Regiment) Drowned in Murray Forth and buried in Ardensier, Scotland. White tablet on black base. Similarly below tablet to her husband, Henry Hopkins (1856) and  daughter, Mariamne Elizabeth (1851)
Agnes Charlotte Burne (1907) Lady of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
Buried next to the grave of her uncle Field Marshal Lord Strathnairn at Christchurch.



East Tisted - St James
The church is open: you may park in the road outside but there is little room. There is a sign to the church car park pointing west to the A32; directly across this road are some metal gates leading to Rotherfield Park but these were closed. Is this the church car park?
O/S Ref: SU 701 323



Lady. Her head is sunken in the upper part of a cross and she holds her heart; she has a dog at her feet. Richard and Elizabeth Norton (1500)
Erected 1540
The effigy from the left can be seen at the base of this monument
Top: Heraldry over the Richard and Elizabeth Norton tomb
Bottom: And over the Sir John Norton tomb
Sir John Norton (1686)
                 
Above left: John Norton (c. 1564). Note the two tiny figures on the top of the first stage facing each other across a greatly out of proportion prayer deak: these are shown on the right and somewhat resemble chess pieces. Very curious. Above right top: Sir John Norton (1686), detail of the figure on the monument immediately above. Above lower centre: Richard Newlin STP (1731) and Dorothy (1725)  Above right: Anna Powlett (1784)  Above this are the two 'chess pieces'

From Left to right: 1.) James Scott (1855).  2.) James Winter Scott (1873) This monument is at the opposite side of the door to that to the left: it is almost identical except for the absence of the bust . Was this never constructed or removed? ⁻ ¹ 3.) This is the brass to James Winter Scott (1873) MP 1832-37 (see 2.)and Lucy Scott (1901). The brass is situated directly below 2.). 4.) Archibald Edward Scott (1924) and his wife Celia Maria (Bolitho) (1931 5.) Jervoise Bolitho Scott CC JP DL (1965) Col 1st Bt. 7th Hussars, and his wife Kathleen Idabel (Walter) (1987)  6.)  Sir Oswald Arthur Scott KCMG DSO (1960) Mjr 10th Bn the Hampshire Regiment; and sons: 2nd Lt Richard Oswald Scott (1940) The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. KIA Calais aged 20) and Pilot Officer Thomas Roland Scott RAFVF (1942) Killed flying on active service aged 20.

⁻ ¹ In Pevsner and Lloyd, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (1967 reprinted 1990). page 203 it states '- Also busts of Scots †1855 and †1873' Either this is incorrect or the bust has been removed.

Ann ( 1800) & James Eames (1818) Their daughter Sarah (1821) Age 12 Arthur (1766) & Mary Kelsey (1797)
Tombstones presumably removed from the churchyard but now set into the wall at the west end of the church. Two are double for husband and wife.

East Worldham - St Mary the Virgin
Church open: park outside in the church car park.  O/S Ref: SU 751 382
Lady, early 14th century.
The upper part of her body is set into a recess in the slab and below is a cross in low relief.

Elizabeth Metcalfe (Heigh) (1692) A matching pair: William Dunce (1761) and his wife, Martha Dunce (1798) Henry Heighes (1681)




Other Monuments

Henry Louis Wickham (1864)
Lucy (Markham) Wickham (1885)
Two almost identical tablets: white on black with arms at the top. Buried side by side in the churchyard

Charles (1799) & Jane (1802) Carpenter.
White oval on black backing; flaming urn above.



Right: Henry Heighs (1692)

Left: Edward Heighes (1684), his wife Hannah (Tibbs) (1713), their children: Edward (1723), Rev John (1725), Sarah (1730), & William (1734)

Michelmersh - St Mary

This effigy now rests on a modern chest on the north side of the chancel. It is in fairly good condition and shows some remains of painting. The heraldry on the shield is carved in relief. There are no signs of the mail being carved. Note the quilted garment just showing underneath the mail shirt.

There are two unusual features of this effigy: the feet rest on a stag and there are aitlettes, a short lived possibly heraldic device, on the shoulders, now fractured.
 
Pamber Priory
Also known as: West Sherborne Priory
The church is locked; to visit contact the parish administrator whose address is given on the church website. A very friendly reception. Park outside.
To find: Best to get a 1:50,000 O/S map. On a Sat Nav aim for Pamber End, which is on the A340, but Pamber Priory is not in this village nor in any village; there is a yellow road which leaves and returns to the A340 on either side of Pamber End. Take this road and then leave it to the east on a white road marked to the church and to Priory Farm. O/S Ref: SU 609 582.

In the early 1100's one Henry de Port applied to King Henry I for permission to build a Benedictine Priory as a daughter house of the Abbey of St Vigors at Cerisy la Forest (near Bayeux in Normandy), in other words an 'alien priory'. An alien priory is a daughter house of a foreign abbey.  This practice dated back at least to 912, although it  increased considerably after the Norman Conquest of 1066 when the Duke of Normandy became also King of England and landholders held possessions on both sides of the English Channel. This practice allowed a few monks to administer the distant estates of a  mother house and to send the profits from the estates of the daughter house to mother house
In 1294 when King Edward I was at war with France about 100 alien priories were seized by the crown so that  their revenue could be used by the King for the war as well as to prevent foreign monks in coastal areas  giving help to a foreign invader. His grandson Edward III restored many or these alien priories to their original owners but confiscated them again when was broke out with France. By the time of the reign of his grandson Richard II most were in royal hands and during his reign in 1378 all foreign monks were expelled from England. In 1414 under King Henry V all the alien priories were finaaly suppressed.
Pamber Prior seemed to have escaped this suppression and was given in 1451, with other properties, to Eton College by the latter's founder King Henry VI. A year  later Eton College expelled the prior and the remaining five monks, sold off any valuables and began to demolish the buildings. Ten years later the local population appealed to the new king, Edward IV, who took the Priory from Eton College and gave it to St Julian's Hospital Southampton, a possession of Queen's College, Oxford, who restored the buildings which were reconsecrated in 1474. Eton college went to law to recovery the Priory losing the final appeal in 1499.
After 1558 the Priory again fell into disuse and was used as an agricultural store. Again the local populace appealed, this time to Chancery who ordered Queen's College to maintain the church in a fit condition.
Queen's College still own Pamber Priory. The building we see today is just the chancel of the original church (with some stonework): the filled in chancel arch can be seen in the photograph above.



Wooden (probably oak) effigy of a knight. Again there is no sign of mail carving. Although there is what looks like a belt to hold the shield, I could not detect any sign of the latter. It is seven feet in length. I do not know the original position of this effigy although it is somewhat more decayed on the right side than the left, possibly indicating it was once placed in a niche against a wall. When I visited the church in the 1970's the effigy was locked in the vestry following a number of thefts in the region, especially that of a wooden effigy in Burghfield in the same county. With the Rector I lifted the effigy into the body of the church and we were able to examine the underneath: this had been considerably  hollowed out, probably to contain charcoal to dry out the wood. It certainly made the effigy easy to lift. Although I photographed the effigy at that these photographs are lost but I did do some sketches which I have reproduced here.
The effigy is now placed in a niche protected by an iron cage secured by two padlocks. The church warden holds one of the keys but it seems like the other key is now lost. There is in iron bar above the effigy so it cannot be lifted out but nither can it be photographed ftom the top.


Above: Lord Major General Sir Wyndham Charles Knight HCI CB CSI DSO JP (1942) He commanded the 4th Bengal Cavalry


Also:

Elizabeth Hungerford (2005)
Gray tablet

Peter Bromhead (1989) Church Warden. Brass 
A series of grave covers from late 12th to the first half of the 13th centuries; probably of members of the founders family or early priors. One has an often met inscription, written in rhyming Latin verse, which when translated reads: ' Whoever you may be who who passes by, stop, read carefully, lament. I am what thou wilt be and I was what thou art. For me I pray you pray.'  There is no name of whom to pray for!

 

Oakley - St Leonard


'Pray for the soul of Robert Warham who died 1st October 1487 and Elizabeth his wife who died the same year on the fifteenth day of September. May God receive their souls. Amen.'
Parents of William, Wareham, Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532
Hugh Wareham, 3rd son of the above, and Maryon (Colles) c 1520 Alabaster
Portchester
St Mary

From Left to Right: James Lind MD (1794) and his 'relict' Isabel Dickie (1797); the latter section has been added by T. King of Bath and obscures the sculptor's name of the upper part.
Sir Thomas Cornwallis (1618)
By Nicholas Stone
John Marshman (1805);
his widow Elizabeth (1815); their children Arthur Bainbridge (1792), Alexander Livingstone (1798) and Lt Charles Bedford (1805). Added below: 'In the same vault...' Thos. Gill Marshman (1836); his widow Anna Maria (1857); also 'in memory of ' John Gill Marshman 'buried at St Giles, Camberwell', his wife Catherine (1814) ; also sisters of J.G Marshman: Harriet Transit (1867) & Sophia Russle (1869). Both buried at Plymouth.
Rev Thomas Longland MA (1856)
Vicar
Tablets
Daniel Moore (1830); his wife Elizabeth (1849) and her sister Mary Gilles (1839) White tablet Frances Mary Tinling (1819) White tablet
Agnes Stares Wilkinson (1847) and husband John Walter Wilkinson (1855) White tablet, black backing, scolly pediment


Left & above Sir William Petty  Marble by R. Westmacott 1868
Right:
Alice Taylor (1843) She died of scarlet fever aged two years and five months.
Romsey Abbey
Left: John St John Barbe & Wife (1658)
Above Left: John Kent (1692)
Above Right: Countess Mountbatten Marble by Fuchs 1911
Above: William Trodd (1803) 'chief magistrate of this town'; hia wife Elizabeth (1802) and their infant son Richard Edward (1803)
 

Left & Above: Unknown lady Purbeck marble 13th century; the canopy is later
   
Far left: Abbess Ethelfleada
Above left:
Benjamin (1797),
his wife Henrietta (1800) and their son Walter (1804)
Above centre:
William Ma___ (1727) vicar and his wife Elizabeth (Gollop) (1722)
Above right:
Frances Bowles (1832) buried in All Souls' Cemetery near London
Far right:
John Pole (1657)
Thomas Mackrell (1804) and Sophia 'who died in her infancy' John Storke (1711) 'twice mayor of this corporation; his wife Mercy (1711; their 1st son, John (1723); the latter's wife, Mary (1724); the wife of thier second son Thomas, Sarah (1737); and their youngest son, Samuel (1746) John White (1766) & his wife, Elizabeth (Storke) (1777). They had four sons and four daughters of whom John, Elizabeth & Henry 'died as Infants and are Interred near this place.' Added on the exention below: Mary (1834), their 3rd daughter. Samuel Elliott (1796) and his wife Dennatt (1799) William Goodgew (1762) and his wife, Jane (17[99])
St Mary Bourne - St Peter's
Park outside in the village; may be tight. Church open: dark interior, good toilets
O/S Ref: SU 423 503
                   
Called 'The Crusader Tomb' locally. Said to be Sir Roger des Andelys of Wyke Manor, who was killed in the Albegensian Crusade between 1209 - 1217. Effigy installed c. 1330.
The church was originally dedicated to St Mary but probably has a second dedication - to St Peter - from the 14th century.

Thruxton - St Peter & St Paul
Park ourside the church in the lane. The church may well be lock and the chancel is certainly locked and alarmed so it may well be advisable to contact the church before visiting. O/S Ref: SU 289 456



Above: Grave slab with foliated cross. This monument, as well as the medieval knight, are tucked away at the back of the church, one on either side, and easy to miss. They are partly covered in furniture and other items, some of which I was unable to move






Above: Knight early 13th century. His shield lies on his breast and he seems to be wearing a pot helmet. Very worn and difficult to decipher..
Above Left & Right: Effigy of an Elizabethan lady in oak; very late for the use of wood for effigies.
This effigy is hidden behind the choir stall in the locked and alarmed chancel so is easy to miss.

Far Right: Brass to Sir John Lisle (1407) Very fine canopy and near complete.


Above: Tomb chest, late 15th century

Left: Opposite the above tomb chest in the chancel is the monument to a member of the Lisle family and wife; c. 1520. The tomb chest is of Purbeck Marble while to effigies are of limestone.
Below are details of the effigies.

 
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With may thanks to Dr D & Mrs J Kelsall, Jean McCreanor and Amanda Miller of Amanda's Arcade for providing the majority of the photographs for the two Hampshire pages.. The drawings  were done by the Web Master in the various churches in the 1970's