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Please Note:
The Lincolnshire pages are in part taken from the first page ever constructed on the then quite basic CMS website as a whole, to advertise or to act as a report of the symposium held at Lincoln.
Many of the older photographs are quite small owing to the limited web space at that time. They were never saved or were lost as at that time I had not intended to build these gazetteer pages, so I cannot re-edit them..
Larger photographs have been sent to me after that time but many of the older photographs are far too small. Hopefully replacements will appear in due course.
 St Peter

Above: Sir William & Lady Frances Wray  Ten poster bed monument of c. 1640 with two reclining effigies; children lean against base. This Sir William's father was Sir Christopher Wray of Glentworth.

(early 14th century) with cross legs.

Suzanne Drury (1606)
. Standing wall monument of the 17th century but the semi-reclining effigy is said to be a replacement of c. 1700.
Ashby de la Launde - St Hibald

Right: Edward King (1617)  He kneels between his two wives, Mary and Elizabeth.
Above is a separate monument to his three kneeling daughters and a baby in a crib: Mary, Anne, Elizabeth & Amy. He also had two sons, Richard and John
Aubourn - Old Church
Sir Anthony Meres (1587) original setting destroyed 'To the memory of Elizabeth Nevile daughter of George Sharpe Esq of Barnby in Nottinghamshire and wife of Christopher Neville Esq of Wellingore in Lincolnshire. She died the 4th day of November in the year of Our Lord 1745 age 30 years'
Bardney - St Lawrence

 'John and Alice...1446' Tombstone found at Bardney Abbey  Abbot Richard Horncastle (1508) Note the shrouded soul being lifted to heaven in a napkin above this head
Two of the sixty five monuments which were excavated from the Abbey
Above and right: Two benefaction boards.
Such boards are not normally included in these pages but these are rather interesting.

Belton - St Peter & St Paul
Near Grantham: not to be confused with the Belton in Leicestershire or the Belton, Isle of Axholm, Lincolnshire
Take care with your Sat Nav and, even better, buy an O/S map!

Outside - North of Tower
Adelbert Cust, 5th Baron Brownlow (1927) by Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sir Richard Brownlow (1668)  In the style of  William Stanton. Large architectural tablet with achievement in an open scrolly pediment at the top.

North Chapel

Left and above: "Old" Sir John, 1st Baronet of Belton (1679) and Dame Alicia Brownlow (1676) by William Stanton 1679.
He  received £166 17s 0d for this monument.

Right:  Richard Brownlow (1638) by Joshua Marshall but, as Marshall was only in his teens in 1638, it must date from the 1650's or 60's. Alabaster.  Richard Brownlow was a prominent Elizabethan lawyer who founded the Brownlow fortunes and built the upper stages of the church tower.


General view of the South Wall of the Chancel.  The tablet between the two standing monumenta is to Richard Cust (1783) but I cannt make out the details of the Latin text. The simple tablet to the extreme right is to Henry Gilbert AM (1770) but again I cannot read the Latin text. To the right and at right angles to this (not visible) is a tablet to The Rt Hon Lucy Cust
Above left: Sir Brownlow Cust, 4th Bt of Stamford, Baron Brownlow (1807). He was elevated to the peerage in recognition of his father's service as  Speaker of the House of Commons. Note the upper part of the broken column lying on the ground. By Sir Richard Westmacott RA. Above centre and right:: Sir John Brownlow, 5th Bt of Humby, Viscount Tyrconnel, Baron Charlesville (1754). Monument in  white marble with seated figure of Hope, holding portrait medallion . By Sir Henry Cheere Bt.
Chancel - North Wall
Sir John Cust, 3rd Bt of Stamford (1770)
Speaker of the House of Commons: not the speakers' chair and the mace. The figure is of Fidelity who gestures towards a volume of the Journal of the House of Commons, which records his re-election as Speaker in 1768
By William Tyler RA
Hon. Rev. Richard Cust (1864)
Big white tablet with Christ and kneeling shepherd
By W. Theed.

To our left of the Sir John Cust monument :
Etheldred Anne Cust (1788 aged 17) by John Bacon RA, 1793. Tablet with a roundel of a young girl with a lamb.
And to our right: Frances Cust (1783) 'Daughter of Brownlow and Frances, Lord and Lady Brownlow'
But not recorded: Katherine Cust (1827) Small tablet with  flowers around the frame.

Nave - South Wall

Left: William Brownlow (1726) Brother of Sir John, 5th Bt of Humby; by Edward Stanton & Christopher Horsnaile.
Right: Lady Cust  (1772) Youngest daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Drury Bt. By William Tyler.
Alice, Lady Brownlow (1721), widow of Young Sir John  by Edward Stanton & Christopher Horsnaile
I do not have a photograph of the whole monument

North Aisle

Henry "Harry" John Cockayne Cust, (1917) by his wife, Emmeline "Nina" Crust, who also also carved a bust of her husband which is in Belton House.  He was a poet and editor or the Pall Mall Gazette and would have succeeded to the Brownlow title but predeceased his cousin, the 3rd Earl.
Right top: The beautifully simple wall mounted tablet to Brig. Richard Brownlow Purey-Cust CBE DSO MC, Royal Artillery (1958) and his wife Patricia (1993) contrasts with the above proud monuments of an earlier age.
Right bottom:"
Young" Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Bt of Humby  (1697) . By W. Stanton (Mrs Esdale). This Sir John "built" Belton House; the actual master mason was Stanton himself.

Mortuary Chapel

Left: John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow (1853). Tomb chest with white recumbent effigy by Marochetti . Marochetti was also responsible for the equestrian bronze of Richard the Lion Heart outside the Palace of Westminster and the effigies of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor.

and in the background:

Sophia Hume, Countess Brownlow (1814),  the first wife of the 1st Earl. The chapel was built to house her monument, which consists of  an upright Grecian woman, one hand raised, the other on a portrait medallion.  This latter stands on a short Greek (nearly) Doric column. By Antonio Canova; the plinth may be by Westmacott, Canova's pupil. This monument  is also shown enlarged below far left.

Above: Close up the effigy of the First Earl.

Adelaide, Countess Brownlow (1917)   by Lady Feodora Gleichen. Tablet with white profile against dark blue mosaic. Surround of green marbles.

Caroline, Countess Brownlow (1824) Standing white monument with a seated lady. Note the pilgrim's staff and  hat on the ground. Putti in the sky

Adelbert Wellington Brownlow Cust
3rd Earl & 4th Baron Brownlow

Dorothy Carlotta (1966)
Wife of Peregrine, Lord Brownlow

John Hume, Viscount Alford (1851)  Gothick tomb: a recess in the west wall containing a tomb-chest which is richly inlaid with a pattern of coloured marble and with a brass cross on the cover slab. Pillars, surmounted by lions holding shields, flank an elaborated canopy. Designed by Sir G. G. Scott.

I should be grateful if someone could please check on the indentification of the monuments here as I have used a series of unlabelled photographs and the separate references are not complete or smewhat vague. Also I should be grateful for any photographs of the 'missing' monuments or any replacements where they are too small or cropped etc.

Boston - St Botolph

Above left:  Knight (c 1500) alabaster on tomb chest
Above and bottom left:
Lady (c 1400) alabaster

Richard Fydell (1780) big tablet of coloured marbles with profile in oval medallion.
James Wallis of Newark
Job Philips The identification of these monuments was never given but they obviously correspond with the text below. The size is too small to read the text.  Any help please? 

Other Monuments

Wisselus de Smalenburgh (1312
) of Münster, a Hanseatic merchant,
incised slab. From Greyfriar's church.
Priest (c. 1400) brass
Brass (c 1500) part of, chancel floor
Mrs Elizabeth Fydell (1783) tablet by James Wallis of Newark
Elizabeth Fydell (1816) tablet with draped urn. By John Bacon Jnr
James Hollway (1828)
Rev John Cotton (1857) brass
Richard Rolle brass
Walter Pescod (1398) & Wife brass
Civilian & 2 Wives (1400) brass, poor
John Boult (1700) cartouche
John Wood (1702) cartouche
Thomas Fydell (1812) sarcophagus with inscription. By Craik of London
Thomas & Elizabeth Fydell (1812) by Craik (see above)
John Connington (1873) by Scott Tablet with resurrection
Herbert Ingram (1860) bust

Branston - All Saints

Sir Cecil Wray Bart (1736) and his wife Mary (1745) The monument was erected in his lifetime and is signed Thomas Carter the Elder but the busts may be by Roubiliac
Brocklesby - All Saints

Left: Charles Pelham, Lord Worsley (1914) but in the 17th century style  by Charles Jagger.

16th century standing alabaster with effigies of Sir William Pelham (1587) and wife with sons and daughters, kneeling and facing each other;

17th century: Sir William Pelham (1629): two recumbent effigies with rows of children kneeling on the tomb chest by William Wright of Charing Cross

Marcia, Countess of Yarbourough, (1928) by Sir W Reid Dick, designed by Sir Reginald Bloomfield ; white marble standing figure with two children.

Charles, 4th Earl of Yarbourough (1936) large wall tablet with portrait and arms.

Brocklesby Mausoleum
(in private hands)

The mausoleum was designed by Wyatt and completed by 1792.

Above: Figure of Sophia Aufrere (1786) carved by
Nollekens in c. 1791, the raison d'être for the building.

In three recesses are monuments of the Pelham family made in Italy in the late 1760's 

St Vincent
Christopher Randes (1639) and his wife Katherine (Moundeford)

Burton Pedwardine - St Andrew

 Lead coffin with effigy of Alice Pedwardine (1330) 'Dame Alice de Pettewaedjm gist ici [file de] longchamp' Thomas & Mary Horsman 'Here lyeth interred the bodie of Thomas Horsman Esquire who was Lord of this town, he tooke to wife Mary the daughter of John Tredwaye of Easton in the County of Northamptonshire. He departed this life the 2 of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord 1631 whose wife in her pious memorie erected this memorial.'
Above & right: Sir Thomas Horsman (1610) Alabaster. He was brought up in the household of Lord Burghley, who launched his career  at court

Buslingthorpe - St Mary
(Churches Conservation Trust)

Priest, incised slab Sir John Buslingthorpe (1340/4) Sir Richard Boselyngthorpe (early 14th century) demi-brass in a coffin lid with Lombarding inscription. Note the scale like gloves on hands

Caistor - St Peter & St Paul

Above & right: Knight early 14th century, said to be Sir William de Hundon said to have fought under Edward I in the continuation of Saint Louis's 2nd Crusade (that is, The Seventh Crusade)
Far right:
Lady, perhaps the wife of the above (c 1280)
Above & right: Sir John de Hundon (c1343) All the straps to the various armour parts are decorated with roses.
Far right: Sir Edward Maddison (1553) Durham merchant. Knighted at the coronation of Anne Boleyn; MP for Hull; he played a prominent part in the rising against Henry VIII for his attacks on the church but lived to be 100
Careby - St Stephen

Above: Knight with crossed legs

Right: A mid 14th century knight/lady; busts only, their bodies dissapear into solid slab with shield.  Very unusual

Also 13th century heart burial, shield with two hands holding heart,

Clixby - All Hallows

Robert Blanchard (14th Century)
Priest. Ledger stone
Caythorpe - St Vincent

Sir Charles Hussey (1664) & Lady Anne Brownlow
Signed: W. Palmer
Sir Edward Hussey (1725)
Attrib. W. Palmer
Robert Dawson (1729); also, Henry Dawson (1798), nephew and devisee
of the aforementioned Robert; also Francis -2 (1789), daughter of Henry and Mary, his wfe; Also Robert (17__), son of Henry; also Sarah (17__) daughter of Henry (?) and Sarah, his wife.
 -1 A devisee is one who benefits from a will but is not a descendent
- 2 Francis is indeed the spelling of the daughter's name on the monument

Coatsby Stowe - St Edith

Brian Cooke of Doncaster (1653)
Corby Glen - St John Evangelist

Left top: Brass indent.  Left bottom and right:  Sir Andrew Luterell (1390)

Croft - All Saints

Brass of Knight (late 13th - early 14th centuries)

Only the head and shoulders remain

These Lincolnshire pages are dedicated to Peter Fairweather, who was a Lincoln resident and a Church Monuments Society member of long standing and an overall nice guy. Peter kindly allowed me to use many of his photographs on these pages and provided me with much information and advice.  Sadly Peter died in July 2006 after a long illness.
With thanks to Peter Fairweather, Sally Badham, Jean McCreanor and Richard Collier for supplying the photographs on the Licolnshire pages.
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