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Leasingham - St Andrew
Edward Trollope
Bishop of Nottingham, Rector (1843-1893)
Bust of Lady

Little Seeping
St Andrew

Thomas of Reading,

(1318-1353) The inscription is in Norman French
Louth - St James

James Fowler JP (1828-1892)
Five times mayor. Known as 'Fowler of Louth' he was an ecclesiastical architect, associated with restorations; he was diocesan surveyor 1871-1888
Nocton - All Saints


There are several monuments are of the 19th century with work by John Bacon Jnr, Richard Westmacott & G P White. They include that above to the First Earl of Ripon  (1859) designed by Scott with a recumbent white marble effigy by Mathew Nobel 1862
A tall standing monuments in white & gray marble to Sir William Ellys (1680) attributed to William Santon; no figures.

Newton by Toft  -  St Michael

Helaine     William
A pair of minature stone effigies, he 29", she 24"; their names are carved on the slabs.

Norton Disney - St Peter


Above top and left: 
Lady 14th century. Note her feet resting on lions and the shields with the D-Iseni arms on the plinth. The inscription reads: Here lies Hautacia, daughter of William Disney, Lord of Norton.

Above bottom and right: A Disney Lady c. 1300
Slender figure under an arch in the north wall with d'Isigny shields in wall behind.

Right: Joan Disney  mid 14th century.
An elaborate semi-effigial slab. It features a cusped straight-armed cross flanked by shields, above which is a canopy with the sunk-relief bust of a lady with flowing hair, resting her head on a pillow and wearing a tight sleeved gown, buttoned from the wrist to the elbow, hands in prayer. Within the cusped architectural mount of the cross are her feet, lying on a hound, again in sunk relief. The incised Norman-French Lombardic inscription around the slab records her being Joan, wife of Sir William Disni and daughter of Nicholas de Lancforte. A similar effigy to a member of the same family is at Kingerby.

A Disney (d'Isigny) c 1350. Knight on tomb-chest. Straight legs, shield carved with d'Isigny arms in relief

   Above left:
William Disney (1540) and family. An unusual geneological brass of c 1580. A quadrangular plate with two panels of demi-effigies. The upper shows William facing his wife, Margaret Joiner, across a prayer desk, with behind their 5 sons and 4 daughters, their names in scrolls. Below, forward facing are Richard Disney (1578), William's heir, and his two wives, Nele Hussey and Jane Ayscough. Behind Nele are arranged 7 sons and 5 daughters,  but the area behind Jane is blank, indicating that she was childless. The boys' names have been cut out but the girls' survive. This is a palimpsest brass, the reverse having been part of a Flemish incription (another portion of which is on the back of a brass at West Lavington, Wiltshire) recording the endowment of a mass in 1518 by Adrian Adrianson and Paechine van den Steyne in the church of Westmonstre in the city of Middleburgh. The brass is mounted on a hinge so that both sides can be viewed. The Netherlands were under the unpopular rule of the Catholic Spanish King, Phillip II and opposition under the protestant William the Silent led to destruction in the Low Country churches, initially motivated by iconoclasm but later the raise money; much brass scrap was sold to London and Norwich based brass engravers.
   This Disney brass is illustrated in Gough Sepulchral Monuments Volume I Part 1 facing page cxxii.
   The d'Isneys are ancestors of Walt Disney.

   Above right:
Fourth Viscount St Vincent by J. S. Westmacott, 1887. Angel with a wreath hovering over a flag. Still in the Georgian tradition of the Westmacott family

   Also but not shown: Sir William Disney, husband of Joan above. Brass indent which shows a cross-legged knight under a canopy, with a fillet inscription round the perimeter of the slab. c 1330

Pinchbeck - St Mary

Carr (1603) wife of John Lambert. Painted & gilded brass. Her arms are on the left; her husband's on the right, supposedly going back to the time of William the Conqueror. The marriage arms are on her dress.
Rand - St Oswald
Two fine medieval monuments:

A coped coffin lid in Tournai marble, c. 1200

A lady of the late 13th century, shield on her middle,inspired by the Angel Choir of Lincoln Cathedral.

The five other monuments are Elizabethan to Jacobean
Redbourne - St Andrew
Churches Conservation Trust

9th Duke of St Albans (1851); a big relief of a mourning mother and two children by J G Lough.

Low tomb recess with cusped ogee arch.

Incised slab to Sir Gerald Sothill (1410) of foreign manufacture according to Greenhill.

William Carter (1752) & Roger Carter (1774); both of c 1775 by Richard Hayward. Very fine.

Charlotte Carter Thelwall (1780), also by Roger Hayward.
Lady William Beauclerk (1781); Grecian.

Duchess of St Albans (1837), a draped Greek altar by Chantrey. She was the window of Thomas Coutts.
Riby - St Edmund

William and Elizabeth Tomline (1773) free standing wreathed urn in niche; above a small tablet with woman by urn with drapery from above. Signed: L. Tomline Delineat

Marmaduke Tomline (1803) Signed E Tomline delineat and P M VanGelder fecit 1806

John Parkinson (1840) white marble
Rippingdale - St Andrew
Deacon, mid 13th century, holding open book with inscription; very rare type.
knight (late 13th century. Cross legged
Another similar but defaced.
Early to mid 14th century lady on tomb chest; ogee canopy above her head & similar above whole tomb.
Richard de Quincey & Wives( Late 15th century) male with two ladies; effigies on tomb chest with angels holding shields in panel
The Brownlow children of 1669 and earlier: An aedicule.

Scawby - St Hybald
Mjr Grosvenor Talbot Cliff (1913) Chavelier de la Legion D'Honneur.
 Died st Tincort, France as a result of an accident
Richard Nelthorpe (1640) & Ursula
Attributed to Marshall workshop

Scotton - St Genewys
Above left: Robert de Neville (?) c 1300.  Above right: Lady said to be wife of the above.  Right: Hugh Hannesworth 15th century priest
Scredington - St Andrew
Thomas Wyke (c 1394) priest. Note the dog at his feet, besides which is an inscription: 'Memore Thomas Wyke rector PX guadia de p me tumulus'.

Scrivelsby - St Benedict

Left:Lewis Dymoke (1760), standing wall monument of white and beige marble. At base snake biting tail and two extinguished torches. By W Atkinson.
A Marmion & wife, cross legged knight  & lady, c. 1300.

Sir Robert Dymoke (1545), brass effigy on tomb chest.
John Dymoke (1784), by Richard Haywood.
Lewis Dymoke (1820) by Mullane.
John Tyrwhitt (1844) by King.
Emma Dymoke (1884)
In the churchyard Romanesque table tomb with eight legs.

Snarsford - St Lawrence

Left:  Sir George St Paule (1613) & wife, a big standing wall monument . The effigies lie on their sides propped up on their elbows, he behind and a little above his wife.
 Sir Thomas St Paule (1582) & wife, alabaster. A six-poster with poorly executed recumbent effigies. Flat top on which kneeling children.

Robert Lord Riche, Earl of Warwick (1619) & his last wife (widow of Sir George, above); alabaster tablet with effectively arranged busts. Possibly by Epiphanius Evesham. The Earl was buried at Felsted, Essex.
South Cockerham
St Leonard

Sir Adrian  Scrope (1623), alabaster semi-reclining effigy. Against tomb chest kneeling daughters and sons. By Epiphanius Evesham.(shown)

South Kelsey - St Mary


Right:Richard Hansard (1410) & Joan (1397)
Above:   Said to be Richard (1313)  or Robert Hansard  who fought in the Scottish Wars under Edward I
South Stoke or Stoke Rochford
Saints Mary & Andrew

Sir John de Neville (1316) Effigies of couple under a blanket from which protrude busts and feet; early 14th century (right)
Fine tomb recess; tomb chest with shields.
Tomb chest with shields in quatrefoils.
Tomb chest with shields in ogee headed fields; big ogee canopy.
Brass of Henry Rochford (1470)
Brass of Oliver St John (1503) & Wife.
Henry Cholmeley (ob 1640); big standing monument in the centre of which the kneeling couple are flanked by columnist the left and right and also flanked by columns, two kneeling children. (left)
Alice Cholmeley (1668), tablet with drapes.
Sir Edmund Turnor (1707) but erected c 1679 on the death of his wife. Large reredos composition of black & white marble with flanking columns and pediment with urn. By William Stanton.
Montague Cholmeley (1831) by G Wilcox & R Blore.
Christopher  Turnor (1886) & wife; marble with portraits in profile in roundels; designed by Christopher  Turno 
South Willingham
St Martin

Matthew Ridley Corbet (1911) the painter who was born in the rectory here and died in St John's Wood, London
Spilsby - St James

Series of Willoughby & Bertie monuments in chapel:
Knight (cross legs) & lady, 1st half of 14th century; on a tomb chest with buttresses (which carry pinnacles, not, however, original). Attributed to Robert, 1st Lord Willoughby (1348).
John, 2nd Lord (1372); alabaster effigy flanked by shafting with tiny figures of monks. Tomb chest with figures holding shields. He fought in the 100 Years' War with Edward III and the Black Prince, distinguishing himself at Poiters in 1365. (left top)
John, 3rd Lord (1396) & wife. Alabaster effigies on tomb chest, much renewed.
Margaret (1391), 3rd wife of above; brass.
William, 5th Lord (1410) & wife; brasses under canopy.
Richard Bertie (1582) & wife, Baroness Katherine Willoughby de Eresby and former Duchess of Suffolk (1580). A large monument which fills west wall of chapel. The back of the monument, like a reredos, has three Ionic columns separating fields with passages from the Bible, five in Latin & one in English; below is a tomb chest projection. To the east, the front of the monument, there is again a tomb chest projection with colonettes and shields. Above are three large and coarsely carved figures of a hermit, a Saracen king and a "woodwose" or wildman of the woods (All Willoughby badge) between which niches with columns, in which are well carved but out of proportion alabaster busts. Katherine & Richard were Protestants and friends of Bishop Latimer and left the country in Mary's reign, their son, Peregrine (The Wandering Falcon, see below)  was born during their wanderings. (left middle)
Peregrine Bertie, 10th Lord (1601) & daughter, who died in childbirth (1610), dated 1612. The latter is represented semi-reclining with a baby in bed at her feet. Above in an arches niche is the 10th Lord, represented in what is probably the first standing monumental effigy in England.
Sir John Franklin, the explorer (1847) tablet with portrait in relief. He died in the Arctic Seas attempting to find the North West Passage. He is also commemorated in a famous ballad. (left bottom). Other sites about Franklin are here and here.

Stallingborough  SS Peter & Paul

 Sir Francis Ayscough , bust in arched recess. This was the brother of Anne Ayscough who tradition has it was the person who betrayed her. He expression is said to be "cold and chilling". Sir Edward Ayscough (1612) & wife, alabaster. Children kneel on tomb chest  Sir William Ayscough (1509) & Margery, brasses

Right: Richard Cecil (1587) & wife; alabaster with two figures kneeling, facing across a prayer desk with three daughters kneeling below. By Cornelius Cure.
William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1598), Queen Elizabeth's adviser. A six poster alabaster (shown) with recumbent effigy on a rolled up mat. Top with arms. Perhaps by Cornelius Cure.
William Wissing, the painter (1687), small tablet.
Edward Dethe (1687), tablet
John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1700); large sarcophagus with semi-reclining figures at the base of which figures representing Victory and Art. By P. É. Monnot, Rome; erected by William Palmer in 1710.
Noal Neal (1769) by Sparrow
William Mackenzie (1770)
James Davie (1785) by Bingham

St Martin
Cyril Jackson (1797) by Westmacott.
John Truman (1788)
by Bingham.
William Harper (1803)
by Bingham

Elizabeth Plumptre (1806) by William Harrison.
Thomas Truman (1810) by Harrison.
Mary (1814) & Henrietta (1817) Mottram
John Lawson (1828) by Gilbert
Martha Etough (1835) by Smith of Stamford
Edward Henry (1862) & Henry Poyntz Cecil ( 1858) White marble with large frontal angle and portrait medallions below. By G M Benzoni of Rome (1864)
Brownlow Cecil (1867), a Gothic tablet.
Lord Thomas Cecil (1873) by Millward & Co, London.
There is also a large group of mainly plain 19th century tablets.

Richard Earle (1697). A hanging wall monument of various marbles consisting of a wall plaque with plinths, on which are two busts and cherubs with skulls. The inscription, shown below, also appears on a totally different monument in Twyford, Berkshire. By Thomas Green of Camberwell.

St Michael
Stay, Reader and observe Deaths partial doom
A spreading Virtue in a narrow Tomb,
A generous Mind mingled with common Dust;
Like Burnishd Steel cover'd and left in Rust.
Dark in the Earth he lies, in whom did Shine
All the Divided Merits of his Line,
The Lustre of his Name seems faded here,
No fairer Star in all that fruitfull Sphere.
In Piety and Parts extremely Bright;
Clear was his Youth, and filled with Crowning light
A morn that promised much Yet saw no Noon
None ever Rose so fair, an Set so soon
All lines of Worth were Centred here in One,
Yet see, he lies in Shades, whose Life had none,
But while the Mother this sad Structure Rears,
A double Dissolution there Appears;
He into Dust dissolves, She into Tears
Richardus Earle Bar.nt Obyt
Decimo Tertio Die Augufti
Anno Dom 1697 Aetatis Suae 24

Stenigot - St Nicholas

Two small alabasters to
Francis Velles de Guevara (1592) and Sir John Guevara (1607)

Stowe - St Mary
Above: Small slab
Right: Lady (13th century) coffin lin with head and praying hands sunk in roundel
There is a second similar slab; one has an English inscription rounf the edge: Alle men yat ben in lyf prai for Emme was Fulk wife
Strubby - St Oswald
Cartouche to an unknown lady William Ballett (1648) & his two wives: Joan & Susanna  He died age 99 and the figures are represented in Elizabethean clothing, showing him as a younger man. Note the children are shown above and behind rather than below.

           Swineshead - St Mary

Kneeling children and babies from the monument to Sir John Lockton (1610). The only remains of this monument
Swinhope - St Helen

Charlotte Mary Pye (Yerburgh) (1847) Also to her two children, both sons, one of who died shortly after birth in 1827, and the other at 12 days in 1827. A daugher, also Charlotte, lived until 1869. Although the husband's name was Pye, he was the son of Reverend Marmaduke Alington but took the name Pye under the terms of the will from which he inherited the fortune of his aunt, Sarah Rowe. By T Gaffin

Tathwell - St Vedast

Edward Hanby (1626) and Wife standing albaster wall monument in four tiers: at foot kneling children in relief, then the couple kneeling and facing each other across a pryer desk, then a kneeling son (1626) and then the acheivements. Inscription.
Thomas Chaplin (1747) obelisk with double winged hour glass; seated mourning woman by urn. By Hoare of Bath (shown left)
Charles Chaplin ( 1795), wife Elizabeth (1785), Revd William Chaplin MA (1835) and wife Isabella Frances (1824). Tablet signed by W T Hale, Baker Street, London.(shown right)

Thornton Abbey
An Augustinian Abbey with a fine gatehouse and ruins of part of the church

 St Michael

Knight (1400) on tomb chest with ogee canopy.
Roger (1587) and Olyver Manneres; two kneeling knights facing each other; alabaster, c. 1607.
Dean Staunton (1612); again two alabaster figures facing each other. This and the above are signed by Green of Denton but he was the 19th century restorer.
Tablet with inscriptions on drapery - 1679 .
Another similar of 1710.

Utterby - St Andrew
Priest (1373) demi-effigy
in sunk relief in
quatrefoil surround;

Washingborough -St John the Evangelist

Left: Lady  sunk in relief. Note the feet peeping out at the bottom

Lady similar to above but head is sunk in simple trefoil recess. South outside the chancel

A Eure (1664) tablet with inscriptioin in convex oval

Ann Rudgard (1844) profile portrait

Wellingore - All Saints
Sir Richard de Buslingthorpe (1435) and Isabella Alabaster

West Rasen - All Saints
Priest 14th century
Willoughby - St Helen
13th century effigy in low relief; bust set in trefoil

Wilsthorpe - St Faith

Knight ( 1340) cross legged. This is not - as often claimed - a 17th century fake (e.g. Pevsner Lincolnshire) but an exceptionally interesting medieval figure, with the unique feature of having an inscription around the hem of the surcoat which is not only in Middle English but neither an epitaph nor a religious theme. It suggests he was either an early peace protester ot member of a local jousting society! In Modern English is reads: Peace is better than wars.

 (information from Dr Claude Blaire)

St Margaret
John Hetsete/ Hedderstett/ Hettersete (1398) Rector. Incised slab

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