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Abbey Dore - St Mary
Abbey Dore (or Abbeydore) is the village containing the former Cistercian abbey, of which the church and some of the monastic buildings remain; the abbey itself is called Dore Abbey. You will find various names on the signs along the way! Follow the signs to the village and then those to the church. There is some parking along this road. Then follow a footpath through a farm yard to the church. Open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.
O/S Ref: SO 387 304

Above: [1] Knight, mid 13th century, similar to [2]
Right: [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. Now fixed onto 1st pillar from the east of the north arcade.

Above: [2] Knight, mid 13th century. The RCHM states that the 'head is detached from body'. The head shown here is a modern replacement which has not been attached to the body; the sculptor's signature is rather curiously added to the inferior surface of the neck, as may be seen.

Top: Coffin lid with cross and shield. Bottom: 13th century plain coffin
John Hoskins (1638) Stone table tomb, now used as an altar.

Rev John Duncumb MA (1859)
Rector of this parish and Vicar of Mancel Lacey

Alfred Phillipps (1910)
2 years Rector
Thomas Cotes MD and his wife, Anna Maria
Died on board HMS Melponde, Gulf of Mexico
Digby Cotes AM (1793)
Rector. Latin text
William Watts STP (17_6)
Canon precentor of Hereford Cathedral
Latin Text

Other Monuments
[4] Peter Smyth (1677) date altered. Slate slab. Arms Not recorded
[5] Elizabeth (Hereford) (1693) Slate panel. Wife of Peter Smyth (above) Not recorded
John James (1847); his wife, Martha (Mayberry) (1882) White tablet, black backing
Rev Josiah James MA (1860) 29 years rector White tablet, black base, arched
The RCHM also records 26 floor slabs dating from the 17th to 18th centuries, 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
Church is open. Park in the free car park next to church
O/S Ref: SO 664 483

 [1]  Knight late 13th century, cross legs, holding sword, feet on lion. Much defaced and worn. In arched recess.

Timothy Geers AM (1750)
Latin text
Rev Joseph Biddle AM (1825)
26 years vicar
His wife: Frances (Parsons) (1830)
Olive Geers (Harvey) (1729)
Wife of Timothy, vicar. Latin
One of several tombstones brought into the church;
Others are obscured
Now illegible James Gardiner (1804) Thomas Gardiner (1797)
And his wife: Ann (Evans)(1831)
Margery de la Downes (1568)
Note shrouded skeleton below kneeling figures
Painted wooden panel, now behind glass
Francis Freeman (1739) and his wife, Jane (1744); their son, Francis Freeman (1740).  Edward Freeman (1806), son of the last named Francis; also his wife, Ann (1772). Also William Freeman (1761), son of aforementioned Francis and Jane. Robert Pritchard (1802) and his wife, Ann (1787). Also their daughter, Ann Holes (1780) Ann Mary Christina Skynner (Doyge)(1770). Relict of Col Gilbert Nocholetts.
After Skinner there is some alterations ending in Walton
[2] Lancelott Sinner (1695), John Skinner (1712) and others later. Tablet with shield of arms. RCHM: this is difficult to make out now

Other Monuments
John Brown (1806); his wife, Jane (1815). Also Edward Brown (1824) White tablet with draped urn above; all on black base
Anne Allcott (1798). Also Elizabeth White (1811), granddaughter of the previous; Also Ellizabeth Homes (1814), daughter of the first Oval white tablet, long axis horizontal, gray obelisk above with white urn.
Mary Gardiner (1800), her husband, John Gardiner (1820); their daughter, Harriett (1833) White tablet on gray marble pedimented back; arms in pediment.
Mary Ann Wood (1824) White tablet with pediment on arched gray backing
Jane Dadd (Wood) (1855) White tablet with floral cornice on gray marble back
M M Wood (1836) only initials given. Relict of Tho. Wood White tablet with cornice on gray back
RCHM records [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 is 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 wall 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; he would never refer to his time there.
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 Cptn and Mrs H. F. Partridge

First right top: 
Ann Ellen Richardson (1962). Bottom: Henry Francis Partridge (1957) Cptn 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 attached 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 (17th 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. Stone tablet enclosing brass inscription; arms
[S1] Lilly (1701-2) and others later
Brampton Bryan- St Barnabas
The church is open. Park outside.
An unusual church in that is was built during the Commonwealth
O/S Ref: SO 370 725

Above and left top:
Second half of 14th century effigy of a lady, holding her heart.
Said to be Margaretha Brampton
Other Monuments
Cptn Robert John Mortimer Harley. Coldstream Guards. KIA near Salerno, Italy 1943 White tablet with gray marble surround. Military badge
John Ralph Henry Harley (1960) and his wife, Rachel Mary (1967) Similar to above but with arms
Christopher Charles Harley JP DL (1997) White marble tablet. Badge
Robert William Daker Harley JP DL (1907) Brass with raised lettering
David Rodney Murray (1878) 52 years rector. Cpt David Mortimer Murray (1881) 64th Foot. Mortimer Evelyn Murray (1888) White tablet
Lt Alexander William Murray (1857) KIA Siege of Delhi aged 22. Adeliza Susan Murray (1841) White tablet
Gen George Staunton CB (1880) and his wife, Henrietta Sarah (1911). Also William Beauchamp Staunton (1899) White tablet
Harriett Rogers (1834) Widow of Charles White tablet with scrolled vertical borders
Hugh Francis Hastings (1928) 16 years rector White tablet
Mjr William Oliver Pritchard (1960) and his wife, Anne (1968) White tablet on black base with arms
Henry Vernon Harcourt (1853) White tablet
Lady Frances Vernon Harcourt (1872) Wife of above White tablet
Alfred 6th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (1877) White tablet with pediment containing arms. Pilasters with floral decorations

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (1724) Mrs Sarah Harley (Foley) (1724) Sarah Augusta Rogers (1816)
Latin text
Charles Rogers (1820)

Bredwardine - St Andrew
Church open. Follow signs to Bredwardine village and then signs to church, which is at the end of a drive. Some limited parking outside.
S/O Ref: SO 335 445

Above and right top left: [2] Alabaster knight c. 1450; perhaps a Fouleshurst
Right top right: A fragmentary 12th century coffin lid carved with small cross carved in relief.
Right bottom:
[1] Knight, late 14th century; perhaps a Baskerville

  [3] Elizabeth Hodges (Parrey) (1703) Cartouche William Skip (1802) Aged 6 months
Also his mother, Sylvia Skipp (1805)
Harriott Thomas (1778) and her sister, Mary Thomas (1785)
Their mother, Elizabeth (1780)
Henry Davies (1770) , his wife, Margaret (1788), and their daughter, Catherine (1762) Charles Lewis (1827) and his wife, Sussanna (1823)

Other Monuments
Rev Dickinson Hand Newton (1853) vicar; his wife, Julia (1866); and their daughter, Georgiana Augusta (1866) White tablet on gray marble back
George Jarvis. Benefactor to three parishes. Erected in 1804 Gray tablet with white pediment on pale arched back. Signed: Westmacott London
Sgt Stanley Muston (1942) Drowned as POW in Far Eastern Waters Brass
Cptn James Utched Knox MBE. 4/11 SikhsKIA Italy 1945. Also, Lt Edward Francis Fox. 3rd Parachute Squadron, RE. KIA Ardennes 1945 Brass
John Markham Powell. Sergt 244 Siege Batt RGA. KIA Ypes 1917. Also Thomas E. Fisbourne. Pte 2/1 Hereford Rgt. KIA Combles, France 1916. Also Tom Gammond Pte KSLI. Died at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot 1915. Also Thomas Hill Pte 3rd Worcester Regt. Missing 1918 Brass
The RCHM adds Walter (1706-7) and his wife Elizabeth (1677) Hill  Floor slab

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; on the west, two sons and one daughter kneeling. Male figure is in civlian costume, long hair, a  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
The church is kept lock but contact the church and someone will willingly open it for you. Some parking outside.
O/S Ref: SO 465 379

All above: [1]  Photographs and Hollis's etchings of the knight in Clehonger Church. Said to be Sir Richard Large. Hollis identifies the effigy as a knight from the Pembridge family. (1335-1340) Particularly good is the armour details.

[2] Small altar tomb with effigy of a woman with loose hair. Local tradition claims she was the wife of  Sir Ricard Large, above, and that her name was Petronilla; she bird holding her cloak in its beak is said to be a petrel, a rebus on her name.

[3] Herbert Aubrey (1671) and his wife, Elizabeth (Bedel) (1676) Partly painted stone wall monument The Brass:  Sir John Barre  and his wife, Eden (Hotoft) (1470-1480) John Mathews (1826), his wife, Elizabeth; and their son, William Hoskyns Mathews Anne Green (1783) and Elizabeth Hearn (1795)

Other Monuments
Frances Parry (Prosser) (183) Gothick
Richard Prosser DD (1839) Archdeacon of the diocese and Prebendary of Durham Cathedral. Brother of the above As above
Frances Theresa Parry (1870); her sister, Anne (1879) White tablet with gray floral border
Edward John Holloway (1808) Brass with floral patterns
Lacy Haggitt (Parry) (1863) Brass with leaf pattern in white marble frame
Godfrey Haynes Harris (1999) Churchwarden Brass on wooden back
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.

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