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Dilwyn - St Mary
Church is open daily but not always so check. I did not receive a reply to my email and there are no contact details on the notice board. Park somewhere in the village. It was closed on our first visit but open the following day when we were visiting a church nearby. Take car: there is a step down immediately on entering the church.
O/S Ref: SO 415 547

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

Lacon Lambe (1764)
Latin text
Lacon Lambe (1807)
Latin text
Worn smooth Mostly illegible.
Thomas ....
William Phillips (1736)
His wife, Mary (1756)

Other Monuments
Margaret Lambe (1760) (wife of Lacon) White tablet on gray marble back; latter with apron, pediment etc
Capt. John Lambe (1803) Similar to above
George Coleman (1857); his wife, Henrietta White tablet with cornice on black base

Eardisland - St Mary

Left: Warren Peter Clowes (1918) KIA at Abancourt defending Amiens and 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 miniature 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 first picture below shows the head of the north effigies and the feet of the south effigies, to give an overview. The miniature 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 miniature 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] Miniature 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 effigies 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
O/S Ref: SO 387 27
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 floor 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

King's Capel - St John the Baptist
 Eliza Woodhouse (1833) by Westmacott Elizabeth Holcombe Ferguson (1834) by Flaxman. Is she feeding the baby?

Other Monuments
There are eight floor slabs recorded from mid seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries.
A coffin slab of the 14th century is reported.

Note: In RCHM Herefordshire this village, which is in the hundred of Wormelow, is listed in Vol. I to be with all of the villages of that hundred in the List of Hundred and Parishes just before the actual inventory. However it does not appear in the inventory. It does appear in Vol. II as the only village in the hundred of Wormelow in the List of Hundreds and Parishes and does appear in alphabetical order in the actual inventory.

King's Pyon - St Mary
King's Pyon is best approached from the A4110 from the east rather than from the yellow roads from the west. Scattered parking in the village around the church. The church is locked so you will have to contact the incumbent to gain entry; the church will be then left open for you on the relevant day. Note: the heavy wooden door in the porch leading into the church needs to be carefully opened: it opens inwards but hits an inner lighter door when you try to open it. Somewhat surprisingly the wood door folds inwards against itself: you can then open it and be able to open the inner door, which also opens inwards.
O/S Ref: SO 438 506


The effigies are on a tomb chest in a recess in the north wall of the south transept. The arms on the knight's jupon suggest he may be a member of the Mortimer family. Late 14th century

Left: John Carpenter (1728) and his wife, Mary (17_7) later date but partly illegible
Above left: John Carpenter (1807) Son of James and Elizabeth, below. Above right: Mary Carpenter (1837) Probably widow of the aforementioned John. Near right: Mary Tomkins (1831) and her sister, Elizabeth Tomkins (1833)  Far right: William Cook (1863) and his wife, Margaret (Tomkins) (1864), sister of the aforementioned Mary and Elizabeth

Above: Sarah Tomkins (1838) , daughter of Right: Sarah Tomkins (1813) and her husband Benjamin Tomkins (1818) Left: George Tomkins (1797) and his wife, Mary (1787)
Above: George Tompkins (1813) aged 5 months; he was the son of Right Elizabeth Tomkins (1822) and her husband George Tomkins (1854)

Other Monuments
Elizabeth Carpenter (1794). James Carpenter (1792) , son the aforementioned Elizabeth and her husband, James Gray tablet with pediment
Frank Cooke (1957) church warden, and his wife, Elizabeth White tablet on gray backing
Henry Cooke Dent (1984) Died in Sydney, Australia, but ashes interred here White tablet
William Thomas Cooke JP (1931), and his wife, Emily (1912) White tablet on gray

Kington - St Mary
The church is open and towards the edge of the town but signposted. There appeared to be no nearby parking but some men working on the church gate told us it was in order to drive into the church yard where there are a few parking spaces. The eagle eyed will be able to spy the corner of my camera bag on the parking area to the right of the photograph on the left.
O/S Ref: SO 291 567

All above:  [1] Sir Thomas Vaughan of Hergest (1469) & Ellen (Gethin) A Yorkist, he was killed at the battle of Edgcote Moor. Alabaster. Some parts are modern restorations some of which are poor. Note Sir Thomas's feet balance in an ungainly manner on rowel spurs.

Left: Philip Turner (1798) and his wife, Rebecca (1768).   Above far left: John Morris (1812) and his wife, Ann (1875).  Near left: John Morris (1832), and his wife, Martha (1831) Signed: D. Jenning, Hereford.  Centre: Sarah Davies (1842); and her son daughter, Hugh Powell Davis; and her daughters, Esther Banks (1852); and, Elizabeth Davies (1878). Also, Richard Banks (1871), husband of Esther, above.  Near right: James Crummer (1872); and his wife, Esther Crummer (1858).  Far right: Robert Whetcombe (1810); and his wife, Elizabeth (1787); and their children: William (1782), and Elizabeth (1780)

Other Monuments - Brasses
Rev Matthew Wood MA (1887) Vicar of Kington and Rector of Huntington Records the restoration of the organ by a legacy of Sarah Edith Butterworth in 1977 in memory of her sisters, Nancy, Olive, Jessie and Florence
Anthony Temple (1914) Churchwarden Edward Beavan (1830) , his wife, Mary (1873), and their son, John Griffiths Beavan (1862) Several windows were erected in their memory
Selina Harris Lodge (1882) Also records bequest for investment for charities. Albert Parker (1874) Lost at sea with 78 other aboard The British Admiral in Bass' Strait
Frank Harvey Parker (1918) KIX Arras; buried Military Cemetery, Roclincourt. Brass, no backing, raised lettering. Thomas Grafton Sprauge (1925), sidesman; and his wife, Emma (1933)
Pte G. A. . Skillcorn (1918) 1/7 West Yorkshire Regiment. Died POW Trelon; buried at Glagen, France. White tablet Richard Fendicott (1808), and his wife, Elizabeth (1832) Similar to the earlier John Morris monument above but without the upper embellishments
Bridget Morris Gwalter (1847) and Hugh Gwalter (1842) Similar to the Richard Fendicott monument  

I was unable to find the following, all of which are mentioned in the RCHM volume:

Michael Broughton (1678) Cartouche
Marabel Waldon Tablet with two female figures
William Mathews and Elizabeth Tablet with shield, putti and urn

There was a remnant of the upper part of a wall monument with an urn (shown left) lying on the floor; this was presumably from the William and Elizabeth Mathewa monument listed above. The monuments have either fallen from the wall or been removed for safety reasons. I have no idea of their present whereabouts.

Kinnersley - St James

Sir John Morgan Bt MP (1767) 'Neere this place is interred the body of Francis Smalman esq  (Lord of this manor and that of Letton) and Susan his wife. Hee died on the 7th day of September anno 1633 being aged 68 and shee died the 11th of August 1632 being aged 67. He married formerly the widdowe of George Craft of London esq by whome hee had issue Francis, Jane and Jone, Shee also had a former husband, one John Clarke citizen, to whome shee bear issue John, William and Susan. The said Francis and Susan had only William (the author of this monument) and Alice his sister Anno 1635' All of these mentioned children kneel below but the Clark children have no shields.
Immediately below can be seen the brass to William Leviot (1421) rector. Bust with inscription below.
Dame Anne Morgan (1764)
Signed: Read Sculp London
Susan was the second wife of Francis Smalman. The monuments is of alabaster and black marble. The kneeling children of Francis and his two wives are shown keeling below as are the children of Susan and her former husband, John Clerke. The children by his first marriage are: Francis, Jane, and Jone, and by his second marriage are: William, and Alice. The children of Susan by her first marraige are John, William, and Susan. Note the Francis's children also have shields associated with their effigies while those of Susan by her first husband do not

Other Monuments
There are three floor slabs recorded, mostly only partly legible

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