Hereford Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Ethelbert
Hereford Cathedral was a Cathedral of the Old Foundation
It is a many years since I visited Hereford Cathedral and then I did not have a camera. While researching for the Herefordshire page I found a number of etchings by T & G Hollis which I thought worthy of sharing on line. I do not have, nor have I ever been sent, photographs of the monuments in the Cathedral so I have posted a list - based on the text of  the RCHM  Herefordshire entry for the Cathedral until such times as I have some photographs. The cut-off date for the moment is 1714
The Bishop's Cloister  The Crypt   The Lady Chapel The Nave The Nave-South Aisle  The North Transept  The North-East Transept  The Presbytery  The Presbytery - North Aisle
  The Presbytery - South Aisle  The South Transept
 The South-East Transept  Yard
The Lady Chapel

[1] [Joan (Plunkenet) wife of Henry de Bohun (1327)] Effigy on plain altar tomb set in 13th century recess. She wears a wimple and veiled head dress, tight sleeves and loose gown; head on cushion, feet on dog. Traces of black and red colour.
[2] Peter de Grandison (?)  Mid 14th century effigy. Altar tomb with effigy and canopy. He wears mixed mail and plate armour with camail and bascinet; shortened surcoat; carries sword and dagger. Head on cushion, feet on hound. Hands in prayer, legs straight. Left: Hollis ascribes this effigy to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Constable of England (1321)
[3] Chantry chapel of Bishop Audley
[4] Member of Swinefield family (?). Early 14th century. Effigy in cassock and surplice with doctor's cap on head on plain altar tomb in recess.
The Crypt
[5] Andrew Jones and his wife, Elizabeth  (1497) Plain low alabaster altar tomb with incised figures.  Civilian costume. His feet on a tun. Canopy over figures. Marginal inscription
The North-East Transept
[6] [Bishop Robert Purfey or Parfew (1558)] Effigy wearing amess and surplice on altar tomb quatrefoil panel with shields. Very poor
[7] Bishop Richard Swinefield (1316-17) Arched recess, at back of which a slab with indents of crucifix with attendant figures
[8] Arched recess with modern altar tomb on which effigy of male civilian, head on cushion, feet on defaced beast. c. 1300 c. 1300
[9] Tablet with indent of a kneeling figure, scroll, Trinity and inscription plate. c. late 1th/ early 16th century.
[10] Luke Booth (1673) Tablet with cartouche of arms in modern stone frame. On floor
[11] Male civilian, defaced head on cushion, feet on beast. Early 14th century
[12] Lady with long gown and draped head dress. Defaced. Early 14th century
[13] Lady in long gown, face cut away.
[14] Male civilian. Feet cut away. Early 14th century. Left. NB Hollis reports this effigy to be in the cloisters, assuming I have identified it correctly
[15] Five cartouches of arms and one achievement; from 17th century monument.

The South-East Transept
[16] Bishop George Coke (1646) Effigy wearing rochet, chimera, ruff, and skull cap. Head on head on tasseled cushion. Base and canopy are modern. Elaborate wall monument destroyed by Wyatt; inscribed slab now in Bishop's Cloister.
[17] [Bishop Lewis Charlton (1369)] Effigy in mass vestments, much defaced. Feet on lion. Canopy destroyed. Most of altar tomb is modern
[18] [Bishop Augustine Liddle (1634)] Effigy in rochet, chimera, ruff, and academic cap. Head on tasseled cushion
[19] Dean John Harvey (1500) ? Early 15th century altar tomb from Tevenant monument [41] with quatrefoil panels alternating with trefoil headed panels,; in larger panels are shields of arms. Alabaster effigy of c. 1500 wearing mass vestments, head on cushion, feet on lion. Much defaced

The Presbytery
[20] Bishop John Stanbury (1474) Alabaster effigy, in mass vestments, and altar tomb on stone base. Head on cushion supported by angels, feet on lion. The tomb chest is surrounded by a series of weepers: saints and angels holding a shield as well as other items.
[21] Bishop Giles de Braose (1215) ? Late 13th century stone effigy in mass vestments holding a model of a building. Head on cushion, feet on pedestal
[22] Bishop Robert Bennet (1617) Alabaster effigy in rochet, chimere, ruff and skull cap. Head on cushion, feet on lion. Shields of arms. Canopy destroyed
[23] Bishop Richard Mayhew or Mayo (1516) Effigy in mass vestments on altar tomb with figures of saints. Two animals at feet,  head on cushion Triple arched canopy with fan vaulting.
The Presbytery - North Aisle
  [24] Bishop Reinhelm (1115) But erected c. 1300. Low base with stone effigy in mass vestments. Head on cushion, feet on pedestal. In Recess  
  [25] Bishop similar to the above and moved with a recess to the Stanberry Chapel while the latter was being built.  
  [26] Bishop Stanbery chapel (1474)  
  [27] Bishop Geoffrey de Clive (1119-20) (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  
  [28] Bishop Hugh de Mapenore (1219) (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  
  [29] Bishop Peter de Aquablanca (1268) Altar-tomb, effigy and canopy. In recess between presbytery and transept aisle. Plain altar-tomb, stone effigy, mass vestments with some remaining colour.  
The Presbytery - South Aisle
  [30] Bishop Robert of Lorraine (or Losinga) (1095) (ascribed) but erected c. 1300.  Similar to [21] and also holding a model of a building  
  [31] Bishop William de Vere (1198) (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  
  [32] Bishop Gilbert Foliot (1187)  (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  
  [33] Bishop Robert de Bethune (1148)  (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  
  [34] Bishop Robert de Melun (1166-7)  (ascribed) but erected c. 1300. Similar to [24], above  

North Transept
  [35] Bishop Thomas Charlton (1343-4)  Plain altar-tomb with paneled front, effigy in mass vestments, and canopied recess. Gablette over the head  
  [36] Bishop Herbert Westfaling (1601-2) Modern base with effigy, wearing rochet, chimere, skull cap and long beard. Head on large cushion, right hand raised to head. Original base destroyed but fragments remain in bishops' cloister.  
  [37] Bishop Theophilus Field (1636) Alabaster bust, wearing rocher, chimere, ruff, skull cap, and beard. Holding book. Some traces of colour.  
  [38] Bishop Thomas Cantiloup (1282) (ascribed) This takes the form of a shrine with an altar-tomb and an open superstructure, with the altar-tomb possible older than the rest. The reassembled altar tomb has six bays on its long side and two on its west, each filled with a figure of a knight. On the slab there is an indent for a brass of a bishop and one for a small figure of St Ethelbert, which is now in the Cathedral library. The superstructure has an equal number of bays and a plain top slab. The east side is plain and clearly not meant to be seen.  
  [39] Dean John de Aquablanca (1320) (ascribed) Low altar-tomb with effigy in surplice. Head on cushion, feet on lion. Remains of gablette  
South Transept
  [40] Alexander Denton and Anne (Wyllyson) (1566) Paneled alabaster altar-tomb with seven shields of arms in wreaths. Alabaster effigies: he in plate armour with double chain around neck and cross at end, head on crested helm, feet on lion, gauntlets at side; she in close gown with puffed shoulders, high collar, small ruff, girdle with pendant. Swaddled infant at side  
  [41] Bishop John Trevenant (1404) Effigy in mass vestments, head on double pillow, feet on lion. In canopied recess. The original paneled altar-tomb is now in SE transept  

The Nave
[42] Sir Richard Pembridge K.G. (1375) (ascribed) Alabaster altar tomb with paneled side alternatively with quatrefoils holding his shield of arms, and effigy. Right; the right leg has been  replaced; is this what Hollis is indicating?.  
[43] Bishop Charles Booth (1535) Altar tomb with six quatrefoil panels containing  carved shields of arms; effigy in mass vestments, angels supporting head, feet on lion. In four centre arched recess also with shields of arms.  
The Nave - South Aisle
  [44] Dean Stephen of Ledbury (1352) (Ascribed, but probably earlier) Effigy in surplice, head on cushion, feet on broken beast. In arched recess  
  [45] Treasurer Pembridge (1328) (ascribed) Effigy in mass vestments, head on cushion, feet on beast, with two keys dangling from left arm. In arched recess.  
Yard between the Two Cloisters
  [46] Sandstone slab with effigy of (?) woman in long gown 13th or early 14th centuries. Poor, head missing.  
Bishop's Cloister
  [47] Joscelyn (1638) and Samuel (1645) Aubrey Plain black marble tablet; rest destroyed  
  [48] James Clerke (1640) Wooden panel with painted inscription  
  [49] Edward Gwyn (1690) Plain black tablet, surround missing  
  [50] Sarah (Broome) (1689) Wife of successively Robert de la Hay and Canon William Johnson. Plain marble tablet  
  [51] [Prebendary William Evans](1659) and his wife, Mary. Portions only. Their busts from this monument are now in the triforium of north transept.  
  [52] Jane (Fell) wife of William Bowdler (1660) Oval black marble tablet, rest destroyed  
  [53] Edward King (1648) Wooden panel with painted inscription and cartouche of arm  
  [54] Richard Philpotts (1673) and his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Humfrey Walter. Wooden tablet with painted inscription and cartouche of arms  
  [55] William Barrol ... and his wife, Mary (1698) Wooden tablet with painted inscription.  
  [56] Hannah Lowe (1656), wife of William Lowe, and their infant daughter, Hannah (1653) Gray marble tablet with moulded surround and cherubs heads  
  [57] Philip Hunt (1698/9) and his daughter, Martha (1694) Plain black marble tablet  
  [58] Mary (Seaborne)(1665), wife of William Bowdler. Plain black marble tablet  

There are fortyone floor slabs recorded dating from 1632-1712
This text on this page is distilled from RCHM: Herefordshire Vol I (1931). I hereby acknowledge the source.  Thus there are no monuments listed after 1714, this beings the cut off date at the time of publication. I will use this list to find and photograph the monuments (extending it to the present day) when I hopefully visit the Cathedral. Please fell fee to copy and use it yourself. The etchings are from Hollis
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