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Abbey Dore - St Mary
Above: [3] Small tapering slab carved on which figure of a bishop, head on cushion, on either side of which inscription in Lombardic capitals. Possibly the heart burial of John le Breton,  Bishop of Hereford 1269-75
Right [1] Knight mid 13th century. Worn and defaced with legs broken off at the knees
Other Monuments
[2] Knight similar to [1] but with girdle around surcoat. Head detached from body and lower part of legs missing
[4] Peter Smyth (1677) date altered. Slate slab. Arms
[5] Elizabeth (Hereford) (1693) Slate panel. Wife of Peter Smyth (above)
[6] John Hoskins (1638) Stone table tomb.

There are 26 floor slabs dating from the 17th to 18th centuries
There is a 13th century plain coffin, tapering with recess for the head, and two stone coffin lids: one late 13th century with a foliated cross in relief and one also 13th century with a small  cross in a sunk circle, but inscribed C.P 1694 and PP, 1757.
St Mary
Church is in ruins

Incised slab of knight 13th Century
Bishop's Frome - St Mary
Above: [1 Knight late 13th century, cross legs, holding sword, feet on lion. Much defaced and worn. In arched recess.
[2] Lancelott Sinner (1695), John Skinner (1712) and others later. Tablet with shield of arms
[3] John Browne (1694) and his daughter, Margaret Hancocks (1688) Inscription tablet.

Bacton - St Faith
Church is open. Park in the road outside  O/S Ref: SO 370 324

Blanche ap Harry (Parry)
[1] Blanche Parry was 'Chief  Gentlewoman of Queen Elizabeth's most honorable Privy Chamber and Keeper of Her Majesty's Jewels' (from her epitaph at St Margaret's, Westminster, where she was buried.)According to her first will, which was written at her dictation by Sir William Cecil (who was her cousin) when she was seriously ill and wished to be buried at Bacton : 'I have prepared a tomb' This was about 1576/7. However she did not die until 1590 and was then buried at St Margaret's.
The tomb we see here at Bacton in therefore empty.
If you thought the seated figure were an effigy of Queen Elizabeth I you would be right: this is the earliest known representation of the Queen as an icon, Gloriana. Blanche kneels at her right hand side, holding an egg shaped box.

The monument is of white stone and alabaster and is not in its original position, having been originally sited where the organ now stands.

The epitaph, on the all behind the figures, is said to have been written by blanche herself. It may be read on the photograph on the left.
Above left: Pte Arthur John Wheeler (1915) KIA The Dardanelles aged 19.
This was a seemingly  forgotten but disastrous campaign of Word War I. My grandfather, a conscripted private, fought in this campaign but survived.
Above centre:
Thomas Davies (1812) and his wife, Elizabeth (1829)
Above left:
Elizabeth Morgan (1812) She was 21
Right: [2] Alexander Standtar (1630) and his wife, Rachel (Hopton) (1663) The latter later married Lewis Thomas on the death of her first husband

Cynthia Daisy Partridge (1944) Daughter of Cpt and Mrs H. F. Partridge

First right top: 
Ann Ellen Richardson (1962). Bottom: Henry Francis Partridge (1957) Cpt 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. And his wife, Elsie Mary Partridge.

Second right top:
William Bailey Partridge JP (1909). Bottom: Mary Frances Elizabeth Partridge (Hamp) (1938) Wife of the above.

Far right top:
Uvedale Robert Corbet-Winder JP (1956). Middle: William Hamp Partridge (1914) Son of W.B. and Mrs F E Partridge.
Bottom: Captain Richard Crawshaw Bailey Partridge MC Croix de Guerre (1918) Shropshire Yeomanry attd to KSLI. Son of W.B. and Mrs F E Partridge. KIA near Havrincourt Wood; buried Beaumerz les Cambrai, France.

Other Monuments
Margaret Anne Davies (1861)   White square tablet with large white cross above
Frances Hamp (1849)   White tablet on black backing with cornice and base. White blank shield in relief above the lettering
Percy Richardson Davies (1944) 6th Batt Durham Light Infantry   White tablet
There are reported to be three floor slabs (1th and 18th centuries) in the west tower

Bodenham - St Michael
[1]  Early 14th C Mother and Child Stone
[2] John Pember BD (1677) Prebendary of Hereford and vicar of this parish. Sone tablet enclosing brass inscription; arms
[S1] Lilly (1701-2) and others later
Brampton Bryan- St Barnabas
Second half of 14th century effigy of a lady, holding her heart.
Said to be Margaretha Brampton

Bredwardine - St Andrew
[1] Knight, late 14th century; perhaps a Baskerville [2] Alabaster knight c. 1450; perhaps a Fouleshurst
Other Monuments
[3] Elizabeth Hodges (Parrey) (1703) Cartouche Walter (1706-7) and his wife Elizabeth (1677) Hill  Floor slab
A fragmentary 12th century coffin lid carved with small cross  
Castle Frome - St Michael
[1] Probably to members of the Unett family (c.1620-40) Stone alter tomb (reassembled) with alabaster effigies. On south, three sons and three daughters kneeling at central prayer desk; om west, two sons and one daughter kneeling. Male figure is in civlian costume, long hair,a dn hand on breast; female with stomacher and loose outer cloak.
[2] Francis Unett (1656) and his wife, Sara (Nicholetts) (1659) Stone and slate tablet with three cartouches of arms
[3] William Unett (1624) Three slabs of which two inscribed and one with shield of arms. Probably from [1]
Eli...Lind...(1689)  Floor slab in porch.
Left: Probably from part of heart burial monument
Clehonger - All Saints

Above and left top: [1] Sir Richard Large ? The etchings are from Hollis, who identifies the effigy as a knight from the Pembridge family. (1335-1340)
The Brass:
 Sir John Barre  and his wife, Eden (Hotoft) (1470-1480)
Other Monuments
[2] Small altar tomb with effigy of a woman with loose hair
[3] Herbert Aubrey (1671) and his wife, Elizabeth (Bedel) (1676) Partly painted stone wall monument
There are also two coffin lids, reused as stone work
Clifford - St Mary
Priest late13th early 14th century oak. In recess, north wall of chancel
Other Monuments
Coffin lid with foliated cross with foliated cross. Part. Late 13th-early 14th centuries.
There are three floor slabs of the mid 17th and early 18th centuries
Croft - St Michael 
 Sir Richard Croft (1509) and Dame Eleanor (Cornewall)  (1520).
Stone; now in chancel but formerly in north chapel

There are recorded four floor slabs one of which is of Sir William Croft, who was killed near Hopton Castle in the Civil Wars.

Dilwyn - St Mary
Knight early 14th century; said to be Sir Gilbert Talbot (1274) although he is said to be buried in Wormsley Priory, which appropriated the church in 1274

There are also recorded six floor slabs, one with indents for brasses; there are no actual brasses remaining

Eardisland - St Mary

Left: Warren Peter Clowes (1918) KIA at Abancourt defending Amiens amd buried at Fouilloy; Right: Lt Col Peter Leigh Clowes (1924) Both of the King's Royal Irish Hussars. Peter appears to have been Warren's father (or possibly grand uncle) although this is not clear; note the former wears medieval armour and the latter WWI uniform.
Other Monuments
Incised slab with inscription: Hic jacet tumulata Alicia uxor...(Burton) 15th century
Floor slab to John B(rew)ster (1684)

  Edwyn Ralph - St Michael  
The village is down a narrow lane and signposted from the road. The church is open; park outside.
O/S Ref: SO 654 575

Six medieval effigies and an incised slab lie crowded together on the floor under the tower at the west end of the church; they were certainly in this position at least at the time of the RCHM survey. With the exception of the minature effigy, which is in the usual position, the other six monuments are orientated in a north-south position, heads towards the south. They are protected by a low iron railing.

Their being so close, the lighting and various obstructions make them rather difficult to photograph.

The frst picture below shows the head of the north effigies and the feet of the south effigies, to give an overview. The minature effigies between them is shown to indicated the size difference.

Above and right is the northern group of effigies. Top left shows the knight and two ladies together and top right the minature effigy; Bottom left shows the two ladies and bottom right the knight. The RCHM writes thus: [3] Man and his two wives, from the Edefen family, early 14th century. The shield is charged with the arms of Edefen. His feet rest on both a lion and dog. [5] Minature effigy or girl or woman. Early 14th century

Above right are the southern effigies and an incised slab which is east of the effigies. [4] The effiges of a man and woman of c. 1300. Very similar to [3] above but the man's feet rest on a lion only and the shield is not charged. Above right: The incised slab which is east of the effigies, on which is inscribed: 'Hic jecet Dna. Matild. que condam fuit uxoris Dni. Thome. de Eddefen. - Ubiqū. d'centib. pr. ave p. aiā. Matil. de Yddefn. Dns. Epus. Hareford con cedutr. LX dies wenie. - Ubiqū dicentib. př ave p. aiā. Matil. de Yddefe.Dns. Epus. Hygornis XXX dies wenie'.   There are two shields of arms Le Poher of Worcester and Edefen

[1] Thomas Burwell, Anne, his wife, and Edward, their son; all (1699). Also, Thomas, son of Thomas, (1727) and his daughters, Mary (1714) and Jane (1732) And others.
Above: Rev David Evans (1834) 54 years curate.
[2] James Pytt and his wife Dorothy
Erected 1625
Elizabeth Ingram (Burwall) (1784)
Wife of Rev J A Ingram, Rector
Daughter of Edward Burwall.
She was 36 and left two infant daughters
Edward Burwall (1800)
And his wife, Milborough (1803)
Added on the extension below:
Their daughter, Jane (1800)
Rev James Ingram (1815)
30 years Rector
Two daughter erected this monument:
Milborough Pateshall
Frances Elizabeth Dansey
Other Monuments
Peggy Burwall (1835) Youngest daughter of Edward and Milborough (above) White sarcophagus on black backing
Albert James Powell (1917) Herefordshire Regiment. KIA Bullecourt, France, buried at Etaples Brass with Regimental Brass
...daughter of Richard Colly, 1682 Floor slab in tower

Evesbatch - St Andrew
Left:  [2] Margaret Dobyns (Vernon) (1658)

Her epitaph reads thus:

Here lyeth a mother in our mother's womb
who to her only child did prove a tomb.  Thus heavens did decree that she should have
a son, heir of her body and her grave.  Though she a mother was, she did begin
Strange !  not till after death to lie in.
More for to tell you, who, what, here doth lye
Would prove, witt, beauty and the best must dye
Other Monuments
[1] Catherine Dobyns (1710) Tablet with two reclining figures and cartouche of arms.
Also a floor slab to ... Dobyns 1713-14 with shield of arms
Ewyas Harold -  St Michael and All Angels
Church open. Park in the village

Far left, near left, and above top: Early 14th century lady in wimple and holding heart.

Above bottom: Top of coffin lid with foliated cross.

There are three coffin lids or slabs reported; and three flooe slabs

Eye - St Peter and St Paul

Above:  Three sons of Lord Cawley: John, Harold & Oswald (1914-18) Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Right top: [3] Sir Rowland Cornewall (c.1520)
Alabaster: the tomb chest is modern
Right bottom: [2] Sir Richard Cornewall (c 1540) & Jane (Melbourne) Alabaster

Other Monument: [1] Elenor (?), wife of ... Blunte.  Early 17th century wall monument

Foy - St Mary

Above: [6] 13th century effigy of a woman, in belted gown and cloak, carved in low relief. The feet rest on a grotesque mask. Now worn and broken

[1] Late 13th century effigy of a woman (?) in low relief set within a trefoil canopy surmounted by a cross. The hands are in prayer and holding an object, and the feet resting on a circular boss. She wears a flat topped headdress. Broken and much defaced
[2] Paul Abrahall (1675) Painted bust, holding a book, in elliptical headed niche. Putti and cartouche of arms above, inscription below, twisted columns to the side.
[3] Dorothy (Abrahall) Jones (1690) and her husband, parish vicar, William Jones (1696). Inscription tablet with cartouche and cherub head below and curved broken pediment cartouche of arms above.
[4] George Abrahall AM (1673-4) and his wife, Elizabeth (1681). Rector of Foy. Painted stone  with inscription tablet surmounted by skull in moulded, flanked by two female figures holding anchor and cartouche, surmounted by two putti and cartouche of arms. Below, moulded shelf with cartouche, cherub head and later inscription to Elizabeth, who erected the monument.
[5] Two pieces of an effigy carved on a slab in low relief, wearing a belted long gown with hands crossed. Probably coffin lid 13th century
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