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  South Acre  Stow Bardolf  Titteshall

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Acle - St Edmund
Rev Thomas Stones (1627)
Burg St Margaret
St Margaret
Rev John Burton (1608)

Ashwellthorpe - All Saints
Church open 10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily. Park in drive to church
O/S Ref: TM 147 978

Sir Edmund Thorpe (1417) and Lady Joan (1415)
Sir Edmund was killed at the siege of Louviers Castle, Normandy and brought back to Ashwellthorpe for burial.
Alabaster. She has head on angel supported double pillow; he on helm. Both have feet on dogs.  Both wear the SS collar. Tomb chest with angels holding shields with arms. Made by Thomas Prertys and Robert  Sutton of  Shellaston, Derbyshire. Joan has died in 1415 and left £20 in her will; for a monument in the chapel; however nothing was done until her husband was killed in 1417. He had asked for the construction for the tomb to be constructed for him and his wife, which was completed in1419. It is said to have had a wooded canopy (probably a tester)over the top.

Rev George Wilson (1837) Rector of Didlington. Also his wife his wife, Anna Marla (1815)

White tablet on black backing.  Pediment and two supports.
Rt Hon and Rev Henry Baron Berners (1831) and his wife, Elizabeth (18--) As above
The Rt Hon Robert Lord   Berners (1838) White pentagonal  tablet, point below
On either side of the monument are two alabaster plates with the above inscriptions, presumably restorers of the monument    

Two prints of Charles Stothard's etchings (one coloured with details) which are on display in the church.

East Tuddenham - All Saints
Church open during daylight hours; daylight hours. Park outside.

O/S Ref: TG 085 115

bove and right top: knight of c. 1300. Note straight legs, holding heart.
Left: Civilian and two ladies. About 1500
Edward Neave (1886) buriedat Ormond, New Zealand White pentagon tablet on black backing
Rev William Smith MA (1850)
Vicar of East Tuddenham and Honingham
Similar form but layered top and base
John Robert Fieldman MA (1891) Student of Christ Church, Oxford; Hon Canon of Norwich Cathedral; Rural Dean of Higham; Vicar of this parish. The Very Rev Edward Mellish (1831) 37 years vicar of these parishes, and for last three years Dean of Hereford, where he was killed by a fall from his horse

Fersfield - St Andrew

Top Row: Amicia, widow of T. Hastying and wife of Robert de Blois.  The effigy was originally painted like that of Robert de Bois (below).

Second row and right: Sir Robert de Blois II (1340) son of Robert de Blois I by Amicia, above. Oak, now in glass case. The painting is medieval, the later repainting having been removed in the 1960's

These effigies were recorded by Francis Blomefield, 18th century historian and rector, who rermoved the effigies, had them restored and repainted and erected a tablet to record this work. He ledger stone is in the church.

Frenze - St Andrew

John Belnnerhasset (1510) & his 2nd wife Jane (Tyndall) (1521)

At Gazeley in Norfolk he has a second monument, with only indents now, to himself, his first wife and their sons

St Andrew

Thomas, Lord Morley (1435) However made later as heraldry shows arms of his son Robert and the latter's wife, who married in 1442. Red sandstone. Originally brasses with canopy on lid. Note the kneeling figures at the back wall: figure of  Christ seated flanked by kneeling figures of Lord Morley and his wife; and the Annunciation at the top of  the buttresses.
Also a memorial to Abraham Lincoln (US President),  with bust erected 1919 because some of his ancestors came from here
Unfortunately, the original photographs are missing so I was unable to edit and enlarge them

Holkham - St Withburga

Juliana Coke (Whitbread) (1870) Wife of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester. By Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm

 First right:
Monument erected by John Coke on the death of his wife Meriall (1636) They kneel alongside her parents, Anthony Wheatleley and Anne Armiger, and grandparents, William Wheately and Martha Skinner. Alabaster.  At the foot are six sons and nine daughters. This John Coke was the fourth son of Sir Edward Coke, jurist and champion of parliamentary rights.
Centre right: Miles Armiger (1639) Uncle of Meriel, above. Alabaster.

The last two monuments recorded above are from the workshop of Nicholas Stone, by Robert Pook in 1639.

Far right:  
Arthur George Coke (1915) Second son of Thomas William, 3rd Earl of Leicester, KIA in the Dardanelles. By A Drury.

Hunstanton - St Mary

Above left: S
ir Roger Strange (1506) 3' long brass on tomb chest. Canopy. N aisle E, moved in 20th C from chancel.  Above central: Sir Edmund Grene & Agnes (c 1490) brass, figures 25" long. W end, near S door.  Above right: Cross Slab.  Far right:  
Sir Henry Le Stange (1485) The tomb chest was also intended to serve as an Easter Sepulchre and, according to Sir Henry's will, modelled on the Morley monument at Hingham. The tomb chest has a Purbeck Marble top

Thomas Snelling (1623) & Margaret  Three children & a baby below the main figures

King's Lynn
St Nicholas's Chapel

Richard Clarck (1602) & Mathew Clarck (1623
) Tab with small kneeling figures: Richard & Wife Joan to LHS and Mathew & Wife Sarah to RHS with two sons & five daughters.

Sir Thomas Greene (1675) & Wife Susannah Barker Two painted near frontal kneeling figures with four sons and five daughters below facing each other across a prayer desk with skull over. Attrib: Thomas Cartwright I
Elizabeth Hendry (1764) oval catouche with cherubs' heads and skull
Rebecca Cooper & Son (drowned 1838) shipwreck depicted in low relief by James Thompson
Robinson Cruso (1773 age 10) ledger stone

Right: Sir Benjamin Keene (1758) Ambassador to Spain. Harbour scene and portrait medallion on bowl. Probably by Robert Adams (1762)

Unfortunately, the original photographs are missing so I was unable to edit and enlarge them

Little Walsingham - St Mary
The church was badly damaged by fire in 1961 but rebuilt as a replica

Sir Henry Sidney (1612) and his (unamed) wife (1638). Fire damaged. It appears to have been on a tomb chest with 'architectural surround' (canopy?) but these not longer exist. Robert Anguish (1590) Not the snake with either a vis (a carpenters' tool) or arrow. The scuptor often joins the letters.
Narborough - All Saints

Above left top left:
 John Cary Marriott (1815) '2nd son of ...  Rector of Broadway Dorsetshire'.  Above left top right:  John Hotblack JP (1895), his son George Snelling Hotblack  (1920) & the latter's wife Emily Rosa (1940) who 'is interred in this church yard). Between these two monuments is a detail of the monument on the far right. (see below)
Above left bottom: John Eyer (1561) & Margaret. In the chancel
Above centre: Dame Agatha of Narburgh (1293)  Probable identification of this demi-effigy.
Above right: Sir Clement Spelman (1607) & Wife Alabaster. Note to the left and right of the inscription a kneeling child and a baby in a crib.
Other Monuments
Henry Spelman (1496) & Wife 27" brass, chancel floor
John Spelman (1545) 2' figure, chancel floor
Sir John Spelman (1545) & Wife kneeling figures with panel of resurrection above, chancel
Also palimpsest of early 15th C brass of 2 ladies - 22" figure, chancel floor
Sir John Spelman (1662) standing wall monument, inscription
Clement Spelman (1679) Standing alabaster figure in robes of the Recorder of Nottingham. Possibly by Sir William Wilson
Andrew Fountaine (1706) Cartouche attrib. to William Woodman the Elder.

Ranworth - St Helen
Open: 9.30 - 5.30. Strictly no flash photography.  Known as ' The Cathedral of the Broads'

John Kerrison (1804). His son, Matthias (1844). The latter's first wife, Mary (1802) and second wife also, Mary (1833) (Hawke) (Allured)
Signed: Cushing fecit
Despite the military symbols, there are no indications of military service.

Reepham - St Mary
Church open, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm each day; park outside.  There are two churches in a single churchyard (in fact, there used to be a third but only the ruins of this remains) one for each parish until the two parishes were united. We are looking for St Mary's (on the right of the photograph) not St Michael (on the left). The latter has more efficient heating so tends to be used in the cold months and has been refurbished as a community space.
O/S Ref:  TG 102 229

Sir Roger de Kerdison (1337) or his son, William de Kerdison (1361), now considered to be the former. He lies on a bed of pebbles, slightly turned turned towards to onlooker, and with crossed arms and legs. There are only two ohers of of this design in the country. The meaning of this design is not known: one can but speculate

Left: Sir William de Kerdison (1391) and his wife, Cecily. Brass, floor.
Above left: George (1839) and his wife Elizabeth Wymer (1847)
Above right: Alice (1744) Rest not legible
Right: Rev Sir Edmund Jodrell  Borge S Frediano

Other Monuments
Mary Worldinghm (Priest) (1826) also her husband, John Wording ham, surgeon, (1846) White ellipse with long axis horizontal on black hexagonal base  
Rev Richard Priest (1794) 42 years rector of Reepham and Kerdison. His wife, Mary, (Kingsbury)(1812) "  
Rev Saint John Priest MA. 19 years rector. (1818 ). Also his wife Deborah (1822)  
Rebecca Priest (St John)(1765)  
Rev John Mathew MA (1842) 23 years rector "   
Rev Michael Umfreville Wilkinson MA (1910). Formerly Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Hon Canon of Norwich Cathedral, Rural Dean of Sparham (1890 - 1910),  Rector of Reepham (1844 - 1910)

Wall brass; Gothick  

Roughham - St Mary

Above: Thomas Keppel North (1919) Headstone with relief of twin engined biplane. Inscription records that he, a superintendent at Vickers, designed the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic.
Sir William Yelverton (1472) & Wife 26" brass. By Lectern.
Far right:
 Possible a section of the William Yelverton beass of 1586
Other Monuments
Roger North (1734) Gibbsian pedimented marble tablet with urn. Chancel.
Charles North (1906) coloured marble wall monument in 17th C style. Chancel
William Yelverton & Wife (1510) Brass
John & Roger Yelverton (1505) Brass. Babies in swaddling clothes under ogee canopy. 9" figures
William Yelverton (1586), Two Wives  & Two separate groups of children. 2' figures. Chancel south.

South Acre - St George

Above: Fragment of wooden effigy of a knight, in chancel tomb recess but not in situ.
Right: Knight c 1300 
Far right: Series of Cross slabs of the 14th C
Other Monuments
Sir John Harsyck (1384) & Katherine Brass. N chancel aisle 5' long,  hand holding
Sir Roger Harsyck (1454) Brass. In pieces and not exhibited
Thomas Leman (1534) Brass.  Priest, kneeling, missing scroll, 15". Between chancel stalls.
Sir Edward Barkham (1634) & Wife Standing alabaster. On TC, 3 kneeling daughters and 2 kneeling sons separated by charnel panel. 2 recumbent effigies. He was Lord Mayor of London and wears his robes over his armour. Skulls at heads and feet. Back wall has woman holding wreath , skeleton in shroud and arms. Attrib. (Adam White) to John & Mattthias Christmas

Stow Bardolf - Holy Trinity
The Hare Chapel

Above from left to right: 1) & 2)   As these are both older than the chapel, which was built of brick against the north side of the church  in 1624, they are presumably from the body of the church. Left, Nicholas (1597)  and Right, Hugo Hare (1619 ).   3) Sarah Hare (1744) She died age eighteen. In her will of August 10th 1743, she requested '...I desire my face and hands made in wax with a piece of crimson satin thrown like a garment in a picture hair upon my head and put in a case of mahogany with a glass before and fix'd up so near the place were my corps lyes as it can be with my name and time of Death put upon the case in a manner most desirable if I do not execute this in my life I desire it may be done after my Death.' This was carried out to the letter and this rather horrifying life like effigy can still be seen in what appears to be a cupboard; a demi-effigy wearing clothes of the period. It is likely that the face and hands were made from impressions taken either in life or shortly after death. The monument was restored in 1984 by Miss Jean Frazer (formerly of Madam Tussauds), who, of course, restored the wax, and by Mrs Judith Dore (formerly Senior Conservation Officer to the Victoria and Albert Museum) who restored the textiles. 4)  Sir Thomas Hare (1834) Tablet of white marble with figures of Faith, Hope and Charity, with the inscription between them

Above from left to right:
1) Sir Ralph Hare (1623) Tomb chest: his monument is shown below 2) & 3) The Sarah Hare cabinet open and closed.
4)  Sir Thomas Hare (1693) White marble. A semi-reclining figure wearing a wig, yet Roman armour. On tomb chest with thickly fluted cornice. No backing. Attributed to Grinling Gibbons

Sir Ralph Hare (1623) of alabaster: tomb chest with upper structure with two flanking columns and obelisks on top. . His actual tomb is shown above: a simple tomb chest with arms on the longer aspect and an inscription on the shorter. Susanna Hare (1741) Semi-reclining figure in loose robes against a classical reredos with two cherubs' heads in the clouds. Of white and grey marble. By Peter Scheemakers. Mary Hare (1801) Standing figure of Hope with anchor leaning on an urn against which rests an upturned torch. All of white marble against a gray obelisk. By McDaniel.  

Tittleshall - St Mary

Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (1759)
with busts of Earl and Countess. Monument by Charles Atkinson but busts by Roubiliac.
Mrs Jane Coke (1800) group in relief of the lady, putto and an angel. By Joseph Nollekens (1805) (signed)  Bridget Coke (née Paston) (1598)  Alabaster Mrs Jane Coke (1800) group in relief of the lady, putto and an angel. By Joseph Nollekens (1805) (signed)
Also but not shown: Robert Coke (1679) Black and white marble. Tomb chest but no effigy. Attrib: Abraham Storey
Unfortunately, the original photographs of Bridget and of Jane are missing so I was unable to edit and enlarge them

With mant thanks to Miss Sally Badham FSA, founder-member of the Church Monuments Society,  to Dr & Mrs D. Kelsall, to Ms Jean McCreanor and to Richard Collier for providing most of the photographs in this section
I am sorry to say some of the originals are missing so I have not been ablbe to enlarge or edit them
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