NORTHUMBERLAND
 
(Alston)  Alnwick  Bothal Cambo Chillingham
 Hartburn  Hexham Priory  Kirknewton  Meldon  Newcastle Cathedral St John Lee Simonburn Stannington  Thockrington  Warkworth
 

Alnwick - St Michael Bothal - St Andrew




Left Top:
A clerk; 14th century
Left Bottom: Lady Isabella de Vexi (1314)
Above: Ralph Lord Ogle (1513) & Lady Margaret Gascoigne. Alabaster.
Bamburgh - St Aidan

   
 
 Grace Darling (1815), the famous lighthouse keeper's daughter, who with her father rowed in the most atrocious weather to rescue survivors of the S S Fofarshire. She died of tuberculosis in her 27th year and is buried with her parents in the churchyard. Near her grave is a memorial which originally contained this effigy, which because of erosion was moved  inside the church, by Raymond Smith  1844; the Gothick memorial (by Hicks 1895) itself now contains a facsimlie. Note the oar. 
Above is the monument, with replacement effigy and the original monument inside the church. 

 
Although popularly stated to be of Sir John Foster who participated in the First Crusade, the style an armour indicate that it is of a later date of c. 1325 


Georgina Black (1878 aged 14) Foster Family (1711) Above: Dorothy Grey (1820) There are more brasses to the Grey family below.
Below:
John Embleton n/d surgeon





Dr John Sharp (1714)
Archbishop of York. A seated girl looks down beside the bust of the Archbishop on a pedestal, the latter being carved in low relief. By Chantrey 1839

 
Constantina Grey n/d  John Grey (1833) Lt John Grey (1777) Henry Grey (1817) Henry George Grey (1826)


Cambo - Holy Trinity


Above Left:
Two cross slabs. Note the wool shears
Centre top: Arthur Trevelyan (1846)



Above and details bottom centre:
Man with sword: incised slab, feet on hound


Chillingham  - St Peter
Right:  Sir Ralph Grey (1443) & Wife. Tomb chest of c. 1450 with 14 saints separated by angles. Alabaster effigies. Above Jacobean addition 
Above: Robert Charnocke (1691) Steward to Ford Lord Grey.
Hartburn - St Andrew
Left:  J H H Atkinson by Armstead 1873
Above:
Lady Bradford (1830)  White marble by Chantrey 1834

Hexham Priory
 
Top: Thomas de Devilstone (1297)   Bottom: Early 14 th century ladies Top: Sir Gilbert de Umf raville (1307)  Bottom: Prior Leschman (1491)

Holy Island

Jane Moffatt (1797)


Kirknewton - St Gregory the Great
Andrew & Naria Bowrell (1458) 'Pray to God for us'. Although an incised slab, the heads and hands were set in brass, but are now lost. 'Near this spot was interr'd the body of the Revd John Wedge MA, vicar of this church for 52 years, who departed this life 1732 in the 80th year of his age. Also the body of his wife Elizabeth who departed this life 1729 (?) Also three of their children viz Mary, Catherine and George.' In the chancel.

Meldon - St John
Sir William Fenwick (1652) His wife, Meg O Meldon, was said to have haunted the nearby bridge as a dog or a white lady, intent on pushing travellers into the river. She was not an attractive lady but a miserly one and her ghost roams the earth in seven year cycles looking for her hidden wealth. Buried in Newminster Abbey.
St John Lee - St John of Beverley
Captain Simon William Richmond Mewburn (1916) Kia in Mesopotamia. His head rests on a saddle
Newcastle upon Tyne - Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
 

Roger Thorton (1429) & Agnes (1411) One of the largest brasses in the country and dated 1441 William Hall (1631) & Jane (1613) Erected by their only son Alexander Hall Henry (1634) & Elizabeth (1653) Maddison  kneel facing each other; their parent kneel at either side facing forwards; their 16 children kneel below. Calverley Bewicke (1815) by E H Baily from a design by William Theed. Exhibited Royal Academy 1819.
John Collingwood Bruce (1829) by George Simonds 1890 (signed). Marble effigy; his feet rest on his own book - 'Roman Wall'
Admiral Lord Collingwood (1810) by Rossi (1819) designed by C R Cockerell. Exhibited Royal Academy 1820 and erected 1821 Robert Hopper Williamson (1835)
by David Dunbar I (1838) designed by William Dobson
Henry Askew (1796) & Dorothy (1792)
 by
Henry Webber (1801)
Sir Mathew White Ridley (1813)
by Flaxman , 1810
Mathew Ridley (1778) by  John Bacon  (1787)
Bishop Arthur Thomas Lloyd. Effigy by F W Pomeroy; designed by Oliver & Leeson (1908) with alabaster effigy by F W Pomeroy

Simonburn - St Mungo



Above:
Figures from desecrated tomb of Cuthbert Ridley (1637)
Right: Robert Lancelot Allgood (1854) & Elizabeth by Mathew Noble 1866
Stannington - St Mary the Virgin Warkworth - St Lawrence


Sir Mathew White Ridley (1904) by Sir Mathew White Ridley; bronze effigy with marble base by Detmar Blow


A Knight of c. 1330 with the arms of de Aublyn. The tomb chest is 17th century

Thockrington - St Aidan
Above & Right 14th century lady in sandstone
Lord Beveridge (1963), the social reformer is buried in the churchyard


 
With thanks to Joan & Robert Tucker, Jean McCreanor, Amanda Miller of Amanda's Arcade and Richard Collier for supplying all the photographs and information in this section
 
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