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 Cameley - St James
Several monuments by Reeves of Bath
Camerton - St Peter
John Carew (1683) and her wife, Dorothy (Hippisley)
Note that the angel stands at the head not the feet as has been stated. Note the children seated in the tomb chest centre niche on either side
John Carew (1638) and his wife, Elizabeth Southcote John Carew (1683) and Dorothy
see far left

Above Left: Thomas Carew (1719) and his wife, Elizabeth Sandford

Girl late 17th Century. There is a legend that this is of a young girl jilted by the son of the manor who caused this effigy to be placed outside the church porch to be a reminder of this to him. It was brought into the church only in recent times; it was certainly outside c 1960

Above Right:
John (1750) and Elizabeth Carew (1741)

Below Left
: Richard Lansdowne (1668) and his wife, Hester (1678); Thomas, their 'sonn' and his wife also Hester (1668); John, also son of Richard. 

Below Right
: John (1731)  and his wife Christiana (1749) Lansdown; their sons Richard (1789) and  William (1790) . Also their daughter Hester Pernel (1797) who was buried at High Littleton
Cannington - St Mary
Wall monument (1792) by King of Bath
Carhampton - St John Baptist
Brass inscr. to Escott  family (1755)
by C Sherborn, Gutter Ln, London
Castle Cary - All Saints
John Russ (1758) by John Ford
Chard - St Mary the Virgin
William Brewre (1614)
Charlton Adam - St Peter & St Paul
Thomas Basket (1592)
 2 Strangeways (17th C) slate
Charlcombe - St Mary
Lady Barbara Montague (1765) female leaning on pedestal by Ford
Charlton Mackrell
St Mary the Virgin
Church open from about 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Best to avoid Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon when the church is in use. Park in school car park opposite the church. Can be hard to find: look for school road sign. The church is south of the railway line which cuts the village in two.
O/S Ref : ST 528 282

Left and from left to right above: Effigies from double tomb said to be that of Sir William Lyle (1316) & Agnes. They were cast out of the north transept during the restorations of 1847 and are now in a sorry state east of the church under a yew tree. The arch under which they are said to have originally situated is in the north wall of the north transept although this is now totally obscured by the organ; you can just see the beginning of the arch by peeping through the gap at the side of this instrument. The effigies have gablettes over their heads; the knight appears to be drawing - or more likely, sheathing, his sword while the lady's hands may well be held in prayer. A great loss. 1. Lydia Dood (1778) The rector's 2nd daughter and Jane (Dodd) Cheseldon (1778), his 1st. 2. Rev Simon Whetcombe (1657), curiously in Latin and English. 3. 'In a vault...depoſited the remains of...' Mary Pyne (1770) Also Eleanor, Charles, Arthur & Elizabeth, 'offsping...who died in infancy'. Added below Franes Pyne (1787) 3rd daughter. John Pyne (1791) the husband of Mary. 4.  Rev William Dodd MA (1760) 'Rector of this place, ſole Patron of the Church, Vicar of Northover & Prebendary of Cusworth & Knowl founded in the Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells.' Mrs Jane Dodd (1732)

Top left:
Thomas Wilkinson (1827); Top right: Harriet Brymer (1825);
Right top:
George Page (18--); Right bottom: Rev Richard Ford (1817) rector

Cheddar - St Andrew
Sir Thomas Cheddar (1443) brass on tomb chest
Lady Cheddar (1460) wife to the above- brass on floor

Chedzoy - St Mary
Sydney Mason Collins TD MA ESA (1946) He was a barrister-at-law and served throughout Word War I with the Signals; he is shown on horseback and in uniform. The bronze statue is five feet in height and stands on a plinth of the same height. It was erected in the church yard in 1950.
The statue was stolen in 2006

Also: Richard Sydenham (c 1490) brass
Chelvey - St Bridget
Military incised slab (c 1260)
Chilton - Polden
Tablet with draped urn by James Allen of Bristol
Clapton -in - Gordano - St Michael
Edmund Wynter (1672) & Wife figures kneeling facing across a prayer desk with daughter sitting frontally underneath.
Claverton - St Mary
William Bassett (1613) & Wife frontal three quarter figures
Clevedon - St Andrew
Military (c 1420) incised slab
John Kenn (1593) tomb chest, no effigy
Phillippa Wake (17th C) recumbent figure of child from a tomb
Cloford - St Mary
Maureis Horner (1621) tomb chest, no effigy
Sir George Horner (1676) hanging wall monument with two three quarter figures
Combe Hay
Robert Smith (1755) two urns on an obelisk by Ford of Bath
Congresbury - St Andrew
Mary Merle (1851) white sarcophagus in relief decorated with flowers by T Tyler of Bristol
Chelwood - St Leonard

Martha (1795) and John Adams (1815)

Compton Martin - St Michael

c. 1290  Pevsner says civilian but looks military to me from the photograph; to be decided.

Corston - All Saints

Benjamin (1711) and Mary ( 1707) Harrington  

Mary Harrington (1732), widow of John. Elizabeth Harrington (1735), widow of Benjamin. John Harrington (1763) , son of Benjamin & Elizabeth

Chew Magna - St Andrew
Church open during normal hours. Park in the village or in the free car park across the road from the church. O/S Ref: ST 577 632

Left Top: Richard Tyson (1820); Left Bottom:  Samuel Collins (1712); Centre Top Wooden monument on which is painted 'Sire Johann de Hauteville temp R III'. Despite this inscription, it is not Sir John Hautville, the last of that name dying  two hundred years before the type of armour indicated was worn. It was repainted in the 1860's. Pevsner states it may be a Tudor retrospective although is thought to be of Sir John Wych (1340-1350). Compare the similar effigy (although of stone) in Aldworth, Berskshire. However, Dr Claude Blaire confirms that this interesting monument is indeed medieval. Centre Bottom and Right: Sir John St Lo (1447) & Agnes (second wife or another St Lo). It is said that these effigies may not have been made as a pair.

Left & Above: Sir John St Lo (1447) and Agnes (second wife or another St Lo). It is said that these effigies may not have been made as a pair.
Above Left: Frame of damaged monument. Above Right: Elizabeth Henrietta Sandiford (1800). Right:Sir Henry Strachey Bart by J Bacon Jnr of London Far Right: Sarah Abraham (1801)

Chewton Mendip - St Mary Magdalen
Sir Henry Fitzroger (1388) & Wife (?) effigies on tomb chest
Frances Lady Waldegrave (1879) by Boehm

Chilthorne Domer  - St Mary
Church open. Park in road outside. O/S Ref: ST 524 194

Above: Knight c. 1275

'In a Vault underneath (together with ſeven of her Children who died as Infants) are depoſited the Remains of Elizabeth...' Browne (Rice) (1724)
That is a pecking bird on top of the urn.

Rev George Daunt MA. Rector 1937-52. The altar rails were given in his memory Simple white tablet with small cross
Rev Robert Palmer (1914) Missionary in China eight years; Rector of parish twenty-four years White pointed arch tablet on gray base
Rev William Taylor Dixon (1884) and his wife Jane Isabell (1884) Vicar for twenty-four years Similar but slightly more elaborate
John Bayly (1857) Vicar for forty-three years. His first wife, Lucy (1823) and his second wife, Mary (1836) White tablet

Churchhill - St Andrew
You can park in a small road, just outside the church;  however, even though I wrote to the church before my visit I received no reply and the church was locked. There are several monuments inside the church including a fourteenth century knight and lady inside the porch. These may be seen but the porch in closed by an tall iron grill gate,  the bars of which are too close to push my camera through and far too high to hold a camera over the top.

O/S Ref: ST38 603

Sir Roger Fitzpaye (1322) and presumably his wife.
Taken through the porch gate grill

In the body of the church (not seen)
Ralph Jennys (1572) and unamed wife In South Aisle
John and Sarah Larch (1644) Reclining figures

Combe Florey - St Peter & St Paul

Church normally open. Park in the village. O/S Ref: ST 151 312

Above and Right:
Knight and two ladies - now on floor. Said to be Sir John de Meriet of Hestercombe, who died in 1327, and his two wives, Mary de Bohun (1314) and Elizabeth Paynes (1334). The date is early 14th century - note the beginnings of plate armour on the lower limbs. Also note the structures on eithershoulder of the knight, particulalry as shown in the photograph on the left: these are ailettes, which can be seen quite clearly here to have served at least a heraldic function.  These are very rare on medieval effigies but when they appear on brasses are illustrated as facing forwards.
Left: Brass to Florence Fraunceys (c 1550) and two children, although probably made when her husband died in 1485. Relaid in indent for husband, John. Shields and inscription are lost.

Above: brass inscription to Nicholas Fraunceys (c 1485) two figures and scrolls lost.

Right: This is said to be a heart shrine of
Maud de Meriet, a nun at Cannington. There is a circular (with appendage) recess in the floor of this structure (with no drain) and an incised inscription above.

Cossington - St Mary
Park outside the church - very limited - and look for the church gate. Church is open.  O/S Ref: ST 357 403

Pevsner reports: 'outside the porch effigy of a lady, c. 1375; in a decaying state'. This is not strictly correct.  There was an effigy of a lady in the chancel, possibly under the arch shown above; above this is a photograph of a drawing of the effigy displayed in the church. During a 'reordering' in Victorian times she was ejected from the church and buried in the church yard east of the porch. The church warden was in the church and told us that the effigy had been excavated in recent times and found to be in a very poor state, caused, according to the archaeologist, by her being buried facing upward. I copied a blurred photograph above right that the church warden showed us. The effigy was unfortunately then reburied but facing downwards.
Left: Edmund Broderip (1817) Magistrate, deputy lieutenant etc; His wife, Grace Dory (1870); and son, Cpt Henry Broderip (1847) 5th Reg. Madra Native Infantry. Evelyn Broderip (1868), daughter of E.G. Broderip; Walter Broderip (1870), son of . Sarah, wife of E. G. Broderip. Edmund Greenhill Broderip JP (1895) son of Edmund, above. Above left: English text but mostly illegible, especially the name. Above right: This is very faded so enhanced it. Illegible and the panel on the right has not been completed. Right: Rev Charles Hobbs Rector of this Parish. The rest is now illegible.

The faded text reports 'beneath this _ are deposited the mortal remains of three children of the Rev James Nash, curate of this parish': Mary Elizabeth (18_ aged 22 m; Elizabeth (_); and 'an infant who died shortly after his birth (1834) Simple white slab
Thomas Hobbs, clerk, AM (1833), 'who succeeded his father as rector of this parish 1801' White tablet on black base. White phoenix symbol below the tablet.
Amie Lennarde Most text illegible Unrolled white scroll on black base.
Sarah Graham (1845) White tablet with pilasters supporting a  pediment. Arms on pediment and inverted torches on pilasters, scallop shells below. On black base.

   Cothelstone - St Thomas of Canterbury 
Kn, L (late 14th C)
Sir John Stawell (1603) & Wife  Alabaster effigies

Croscombe - St Mary
James Bisse (1606) brass with family kneeling, inscripton
William Bisse (1625) similar

   Crewkerne - St Bartholomew
Thomas Golde (1525)  brass

 Cricket St Thomas - St Thomas
Viscount Bridport (1816) By Soane
Countess Bridport (1831)  By Lucius Gahagan
Rev William Earl Nelson,  Duke of Bronte (1835)

 Creech St Michael - St Michael
John Keyt (1739) & Wife

Crowcombe - Church of the Holy Ghost

Church open during normal hours. Park in free car park immediately opposite the church.  O/S Ref: ST 141 367

Above: James (1811) & Elizabeth (1805)  Bernard. The figure is Charity
Westmacott. (Nave)
Near Right: Rev Henry Lockett MA  (1778) & Frideswide (1791). He was Rector of Crowcombe & Prebendary of Wells. She was daughter of Samuel Farthing By F. Robins of Bath. (Chancel)
Centre Right: Thomas Carew (1766) & Mary (1738) and Mary (1757) By Tyler (Gunnis).  (Carew Aisle - N of Nave)
Far Right:
Robert Cranmer Trollope (1808) (Carew Aisle - North of Nave)
Other Wall Monuments: John (1696) & Rebecca Farthing (1677), their son Samuel (1731), his wife Frideswide (1726) & their son. Both John & Samuel were rectors. (chancel)
Rev William Henry Harvey (1840) By Denham, Regents Street, London
Coventry Warrington Carew (1889).  
Thomas Fleming Trollope-Bellew (1993) (Nave)

Carew Family (16th - 18th C) five different marbles - several painted coats of arms (Carew Aisle)
George Henry Warrington Carew (1842) draped sarcophagus. By Westminster Marble Co.
Charles Lewis Moore & Thomas Carew Trollope who died in WWI. Brass plate with foul anchor and badge of Lincolnshire Yeomanry
N.B. The Carew Aisle is locked and is still owned by the family rather than by the church; however some photographs can be taken over the barrier. As well as the monuments there are many hatchments.

 Culbone - St Culbone
Lord Lovelace - stone inscriptions plates by Voysey

Curry - Mallet -St James
John Pine (1609) & Wife (1628) Kneeling figures facing each other
Ralph Mighill (1633) fragmentary remains of demi-figure
Female early 17th Century kneeling with two semi-reclining daughters in front; alabaster

Curry Rivel - St Andrew
Church open until dusk. Park outside. Well worth a visit
The name 'Curry' which occurs in several village names in the area does not mean there were curry farms around here! It is from a Celtic language spoken in the region and probably means 'stream'

O/S Ref: ST 392 254

General view of the medieval tombs in the north chapel. The Robert Jennings tomb is against the east wall and the Marmaduke and  Robert Jennings tomb divides the chapel from the chancel

Robert Jennings (1593) This is partly blocked in the lower part by an altar table. I have added a photograph of the upper part so the English inscription may be read
Robert (1625) & Marmaduke (1630) Jennings, father and son. Note the wives and children are represented on the sides of the tomb chest; still born children (or children who died at or shortly after birth) are represented at the head and foot
Medieval Monuments
See the photograph at the head of the section for the relative sizes of these arches. The one on the left and the two on the right are small and contain chests but no effigies. The knight is the largest and the two male civilians less so. None seem to fit. The eastermost structure may be an Easter Sepelchre

Several aspects of the knight. Above are two male civilain effigies from under the arches. To the right is a similar effigy but female civilian. Below is an incised slab (damaged) of a priest.

Local tradition has it that the knght'seffigy represents Henry de Lorti (1242) or his grandson another Henry (1321). The tomb chest below is said to contain the bones of the wife fo the first Henry, Sabina Revel, whose family came from Revel in SW France and who give the name to the village.


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