I have not really done justice to the old East Riding: many of the photographs are old black and white ones, often there are just lists of monuments and my own photographic skills were rather lacking twenty years ago, which I will blame on the lack of a sufficiently wide angle lens for interior shots. Those I have taken were during the Church Monuments Society symposium at Beverley in 1996; not the best time to take photographs!
(Aldbrough)  Aughton  Bainton   Beeford  BEVERLEY  Birdsall  Bishop Burton  Brandesburton  Burton Agnes Butterwick  Eastrington  Esrick   Etton  Foston-on-the-Wolds  Goxhill  Harpham  Hessle  Hornsea Howden HULL (Kirk Ella)  Lockington  Lodesborough  Lowthorpe   Market Weighton North Cave Patrington  Pocklington  Routh   Sledmere  South Dalton  Sutton-on-the-Hull   Swin e  Thorpe Bassett (WarterWatton  Welton  Welwick  Winestead

Aldbrough - St Bartholomew

Lady (c. 1360)
, Effigy under an ogee canopy on a tomb chest with quatrefoils and shields.

Sir John de Melsa (1377)
, Knight on tomb chest which is similar to that above.

James Bean (1767)
, Obelisk with urn & lamp.

Thomas Hall (1808)
, Obelisk with urn & cherubs' heads.
Aughton - All Saints

Richard Aske (1466) & wife (1460
) brass 
Beeford - St Leonard

Priest (early 14th century) 
Thomas Tong, Rector (1472) Brass; wears a cope and holds a book
Bainton - St Andrew

Sir John de Mauley, Rector (1331) Knight in contemporary recess. On the canopy angels hold soul in napkin. (shown above and left)
Roger Godeale, Rector (1429) brass; holds chalice.  (shown right)
Robert Faucon (1661) Tablet with falcon (rebus),skull and angel's head. Inscription gives date 1640.
Robert Grimston (1756) & Elizabeth (1771) Two marble tablets with obelisks

Beverley  was one of the 'Six More English Towns' chosen by Alec Clifton-Taylor in the BBC Television series and is certainly worth a vist and a wander around. It has not just one but two magnificent churches as well as a remarkable number of pubs; the handful I have visited were rather good. Plus - and I hope it is still there - an excellent ice cream shop - Burgess & Son (just inside the bar)

Beverley Minster
The Parish Church of St John of Beverley and St Martin of Tours
It was originally a collegiate church


Sir Michael Warton (1655) Attributed to Thomas Stanton. Sir Michael Warton (1725),   By PeterScheemakers, 1728-32. Susanna Warton (1682)  by William Stanton Michael Warton (1688)  by William Stanton.

Other Monuments
John Warton (1656) , inscription on drapery. Attributed to Thomas Stanton

North Choir Aisle & North-East Transept

Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland (1489) No effigy and the canopy was demolished in the early 18th century. The Earl famously held back at the Battle of Bosworth, failing to support and so contributing to the defeat of King Richard III. He was murdered by a mob at Topcliffe a few years later. Sir Charles Hotham (1723) Standing monuments in the centre of which a shield in a cartouche and to each side free standing arrangements of armour, originally much higher but truncated at the suggestion of Sir G G Scott. On the left is more recent photograph but the monument is obscured by paraphenalia; on the right a black and white photograph aken with a wide angle lens.
Above: Is this the memorial to Rev Giles Fleming (ob 1665) referred to in Pevsner's Yorkshire: The East Riding, where it is described as a painted wooden board with rhyming inscription but anonymous.
The Percy tomb with its canopy, with odd proportions and perspective
Far right:
Walter Strickland (1780)  By PeterChenu of London.

Other Monuments
 Mary Canham (ob 1795) urn on obelisk. By Fisher of York.

North Transept - North Doorway

Above top and right:  Civilian Male c 1360.
Above bottom and below:  Nicholas de Huggate (1338) Effigy of priest in mass vestments. Many heraldic shields. The tomb chest is from another monument and may belong to the canopy in the nave.  Note the fine carving of the details on the ecclesiastical vestments. The above lithograph by R Martin for Scaum's Beverlac (1829) is clearly labelled 'The Percy Tomb'; However, it is clearly the Huggate tomb. Excellent drawing however.

Other Monuments
Tomb chest with back wall with brass indent. Purbeck, very decayed.
Ebernezer Robertson (1825) by Knowles of Oxford
John Storm (1832) by George Earl Jnr
James Edmonds (1776) urn

South Transept

 Mjr-Gen Bernard Foord Bowes (1812). By Coade & Sealy KIA at 42 in the Penninsular War

Top lefi: 
Richard Milner (1757)

Top right:Anne Routh (Truslove) Her son William Moor 'lies inter'd near her' She had children by her first marriage but none by her second.
The Nave
Left: Tomb chest 15th century with quatrefoils and black slab. The canopy does not belong - see above.  Known as the 'Two Sisters Tomb'

Above: 20th century slab marking the burail site ofSt John of Beverley

The Choir 

Lady Eleanor Percy (1328)  This is the famous Percy Tomb, said to be the most splendid of British Decorated funerary monuments, but the attribution is uncertain; heraldry, however, makes a date after 1339 likely. There is no effigy but the top slab of the tomb chest which was removed in 1825, in the amost certainly mistaken belief that this was a later addition, bore the indent of a brass of a priest

Beverley - St Mary

Here two young Dasifs Souldiers lye.
The one in quarrell chanc'd to die;
The other Head, by their own Law
With Sword was fever'd at one Blow
December the 23rd
Far left: General George Garth  (1819). Col 17th Reg of Foor, Lt Governor of Placentia in North America. Left: Ralph (1768) & Bridget (Gee) (1774) Signed: (Edmund) Foster HULL fecit. Above left :John Lockwood (1827), his wife, Sarah (1831) and daughter, Charlotte (1838).  Above centre: Sir Edward Barnard (1686)  marble floor slab with inlaid brass roundel with arms.  Above right: Tale of a Beverley murder and execution. On the exterior of the S chancel aisle, monument to two Danish soldiers, one of whom was executed for killing the other. The inscription is given above.  

Robert Walker (1856)

by R Whitton
Ralph Wharton (1709)
3rd son of Michael & Susanna Wharton   Attributed to William Woodman the Elder.
Sir Ralph Warton (1700),  Similar and also by Woodman.
Younger son of Michael and grandson of Sir Michael
Charles Wharton (1714) Similar  and also by Woodman.
4th son of Michael & Susanna Wharton
  Robert Kennington (1859)
by R Whitton

William Hutchinson (1808) Lt Col in HM 36th Regt of Foot
Also his children: William (1790) at 10m; Catherine (1803) at  7 years
And his wife: Catherine (Osbadeston) [n/d]
Signed: Bacon, London, Samuel Manning fecit

Elizabeth Stephenson (1856)
And her husband
John Stephenson (1867)

Cptn Lovelace Gylby (1743)
and his daughter by his second wife, Margaret,
Margaret (1747) aged 12

The cross slab above is to Robert Burton (1535).   The two ledger stones are to the two wives of Captain Lovelace Gylby: Margaret (Barnard) (1720) and Margaret (Midgely) (1790); Capt Gylby died in 1745 and his monument is shown above

Other Monuments
There are many floor monuments - brass matrices, incised slabs and ledger stones - a few of which are shown above. There are also many fragments in the priests' room including a 13th century floriated slab and a marble inscription to Francis Drake (1771), author of Eboracum, whose son was vicar here.
Thomas Terry (1804) Midshipman on HMS The Cary's Fort. He died ages 17 at Monserrat in the West Indies. Oval tablet with long axis vertical Robert Cheney (1820) Lt Gen in the Army. He died of typhus at the age of 54. The tablet describes his military career.'...remains are interred in a vault below this chancel.' Simple white rectangular tablet; long axis vertical.
Samuel Butler (1812) with the quotation: 'A poor Player...' Simple white oval tablet with long axis horizontal. Wiliam Wilson (1816) A list of charitable bequests. Plain rectangulat tablet
Richard Grayburn (1720) William Stephenson (1836) Upturned torches. By Whitton
Mary Boldero (1753) With broken pediment  

Beverley Friary
Now restored as Youth Hostel; near the Minster

Lady (c 1310), effigy east of porch. Outside but now protected by a wooden canopy since the first photograph was taken. May be easily visited.

Birdsall - St Mary

Lady (14th century) effigy with kneeling mourners on the lateral sides. (shown)

Henry Southeby (1662) black tablet

Ann Southeby (662) black tablet with drapery

Thomas Southeby (1729) Large pedimented tablet signed by Michael Rysbrack

Sixth Lord Middleton (1835) Kneeling woman in white marble by Richard Wesmacott

Charlotte Willoughby (1814) tablet with draped urns by Waudby of York

Henry Willoughby (1845) identical to the above

Bishop Burton-All Saints

Peter Johnson, Vicar (1461) chalice brass with inscription (shown)
Johanna Rokeby (1521) brass
Lady Isabell Ellerker (1579) with one of her husbands, either Sir John Ellerker or Christopher Estoft. Brass
Rachel Gee (1649) Woman in shroud with kneeling figure of girl, alabaster. Mid 19th century base with copy of original inscription. Nearby on the wall are the carved arms from the same monument.
Thomas Almack (1840) Wall tablet
Brandesburton - St Mary

William Darrell, Rector (1364) Brass with two inscriptions: one in Latin and the other in Norman French (shown)
Sir  John de Quentin (1397) and Wife. Brass; he holds his heart. (part shown)
Charles Richardson (1756) Inscription in architectural surround
Jonathan Midgley (1778) Tablet, obelisk with urn
Burton Agnes - St Martin

Above: Sir Walter Griffith (1481) & Wife, Alabaster knight and lady on a tomb chest with fourteen figures under ogee gables: Annunciation, female saints including St Anne teaching Virgin to read, male saints and angels with shields. Also a figure of a child as a knight lies next to mother, having been originally next to his father but was moved when the female figure, originally in this position, was stolen.  Right: Cross slab in church yard.
Above left: Sir Griffith Boynton Bt (1778) Relief of young female with children.  Above centre:  Sir Griffith Boynton Bt (1761) Coloured marbles;  by Sir Henry Cheere, 1763.  Above right: Sir Henry Griffith Kt (1620) and his wife Elizabeth  Far right:  Sir Henry Griffith Bt (1654) & Two Wives (a Willoughby and a Bellingham) Instead of effigies are three black coffins. On the tomb chest a still life of skulls and bones.

Other Monuments
Sir Roger de Somerville (1337), Tomb chest with quatrefoils, so attributed by 18th century tablet.
 Rev George Burghope (1727) Stone architrave
Thomas Dade (1759) Tablet with urn and obelisk, very fine
Ann Cayley (1769) Similar to above but poorer, by Fisher
Elizabeth Moshum (1820) Oval tablet by W Ward of Scarborough

Butterwick - St Nicolas
Sir Robert Fitzralph (c 1317) Crossed legged knight, feet on dog and angel. (drawing and photograph)
Coffin Lid (early 13th century) With swoard, shield and vines.
Eastrington - St Michael

Left & right:
Knight & Uncertain: probably parts of two medieval effigies in porch
Cross (13th century)
Fleury, incised and infilled with lead
Brass indents
Two of these
Cross floriated in relief with coa
t of arms
Knight (early 14th century)
Incised slab; very worn.
Ledger stone with border inscription of 1421 and palimpsest inscription to Michael Portington (1696)
Thomas de Portington (1427) & Wife.
Sir John Portintgon (1453) & Ellen Alabaster effigies on stone tomb chest. He was Justice of the Common Bench and is shown with his judge's robes over his armour (rare); she is now headless and is unusually longer than her husband.
Angels hold shields on tomb chest.
Bell Family (1839-55)
Series of five wall tablets by Waudby of York

Escrick - St Helen

Knight (early 14th century) (Shown)
Beilby Thompson (1750)
marble tablet with pilasters and scrolled pediment

Dame Sarah Dawes (1771)
Coloured marble tablet with urn on sarcophagus on obelisk
Beilby Thompson (1799)
Putto leaning on urn with owl by The Fishers
Jane, Lady Lawley (1816)
Kneeling figure in relief with two flanking angels, one with scroll and one with hourglass. By Bertel Thorwaldsen of Rome (although Danish).
Richard Thompson (1820)
Seated Grecian figure by Mathew Cotes Wyatt, c 1834.
Caroline, Lady Wenlock (1868) Marble recumbent sleeping figure by Count Gleichen (Admiral the Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, cousin of Queen Victoria). Erected 1876.
Hon and Rev Stephen Willoughby Lawley (1905)
Tablet by Gill & Christie (ie Eric Gill) 1907
Beilby, 3rd Lord Wenlock (1912)
Tablet with laudatory inscription
Lord Wenlock (1918)
Lord Wenlock (1932)

In churchyard, gravestone to 3rd Lord Wenlock

Foston on the Wold
St Andrew

Goxhill - St Giles

Johanna de Lelley (late 14th century)
Effigy in half relief under canopy. Black letter inscription

Not shown:
Marmaduke Constable (1690)
Ledger stone with lettering, arms and cherub with cornucopia

The 14th century effigy of a civilian has now been moved to Hornsea - see below

Etton - St Mary

Above top: William Wilson (1816)
There is then a list of his charitable bequest in his will. By Rushworth

Above bottom:
Rev John Lothorpp (1653), who was baptized here in 1584 and became pastor at Scituate and Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts 1634-53. He was buried at Barnstable. By Ronald Sims (1981)

From left to right above: 1. Ledger stone which can be seen behind the pews on the right of the interior photographs. The Inscription reads, on the top: Here Lieth Intered ; and then around going around the edges: The Body Of The Worspl (Worshipful) Ald: (Alderman) Towers Wailis / Merchant And Once/ Mayor Of The Town Of Kingston Upon. Now we return to the top below the initial inscription: Huil Who Departed The Life On The 12 Day Of April 1719 In the [59] Year Of His Age. Then below the arms it reads: Also His Daughter Mrs Ann Porter 1760.
2. Bridget Domelow (1680) who married firstly Edward Dickenson of Farnborough, Hampshire, and, secondly Dr Iohn Domelow, rector of Hamelton, Bucks. Also Mary Delgano (1693), wife of Arthur Delgano, Rector. Also Lucy Canon (1694), wife of Thomas Canon, Rector of Church and Chapell of Brampton. Also Elizabeth Delgano (1724), second wife of Arthur Delgano, Rector. Below on a separate tablet, Mr Arthur Delgano (1730) Rector. Below, on a black tablet, is written in Latin in hope of resurrection.
3. Rev Henry Robinson (1761) Rector of Skerrington, Yorkshire.
4. William Kirkby white lead worker, and his wife, Dorothy. Also their daughter, Anne Outram (1771) , wife of Ioſeph Outram, wine merchant.
5. (below the above two) Rev John Dand (1817) Ten weeks curate of this parish. Aged 32
Also (not shown);Effigy of a lady, late 13th or early 14th century, which was removed (after 1972) to the church yard and subsequently partly destroyed. Two fragments, the lower parts with feet resting on a dog and part of a shoulder with two shields, survived and are now in the church.
There is also recorded in Pevsner (revised by David Neave): 1. Mrs Frances Legard (1800) By Taylor of York. 2. Joseph Outram (1779) 3. Joseph Outram (1802). One is presumably the aforementioned Joseph Outram, wine merchant.

Harpham - St John of Beverley

A Lady (1360-70)
Above left: Sir Thomas de St Quintin (1418) & Wife. Rubbing of part of male figure from the male figure detail from knight/lady brass set under a double canopy. There is a somewhat cropped photograph of this brass to the left. Very fine work.
Above right:
. c.1400. Rubbing of part of incised figures under a canopy from an alabaster tomb chests; the chest itself has quatrefoils flanking a crucifix. A photograph shown below.  Probably set up by the St Quintin Rector of Hornsea and is similar.
Right: Thomas de St Quintin (1445)
, brass rubbing. A photograph to the far right
Mathew Chitty T St Quintin (1876)
Brass by Matthews & Sons of London
The entrance to the St Quintin vault. Built 'by order of' William St Quintin 1827: closed 1887. Mathew Chitty St Quintin (1785) Coloured marble Mary Darby (1773)
by J
Fisher of York
William de St Quintin (1349) & Wife
See above.
All I could get at the time!

Other Monuments
Sir William  St Quintin (1649) Marble wall tablet with Corinthian columns and broken pediment. Signed Enos Coates of Falsgrave, who also restored the monument in 19th C.

John (1746) & Rebecca (1758) St Quintin  Marble wall tablet with draped urn.

William T St Quintin (1805)
Neoclassical wall tablet by Joseph Kendrick of London.
Charlotte St Quintin (1762) large standing angel by urn with double portrait medallion; by Joseph Wilton Sir William St Quintin (1723) marble with sarcophagus and skull, erected 1768  

Hessle - All Saints

Captain Joseph Boulderson (1828)
Of the Honorable East India Company
John Barkworth (1815) and his wife,
 Elizabeth (1838)
William Burstall (1852)
He died on a sea voyage to Melbourne at 18; buried at Port Adelaine
Alexander Smith (1927) and his wife,
Ada  (Walker) (1916). Dated 1971

Hornsea - St Nicholas

Fauconberg (William) of Catfoss, knight, cross legs, c. 1320. Brought from Nunkeeling.  Also side by side: Isabella de Forz, Countess of Aumale (1293) or Amicia, Countess of Devon (1284), the former the mother and the latter the grandmother of Aveline, Countess of Lancaster, whose tomb in Westminster Abbey is similar. (c 1290 )and very fine. Also brought from Nunkeeling.

Mary Cowling (1801)
She died on a Christmas day, aged 19
Other Monuments
George Acklam (1629)
Brass inscription. Also brought from Nunkeeling.

William Day (1616),
Wooden frame with rhyming punning inscription.

Richard Simpson (1785),
Tablet with urn, c. 1800.

Thomas Cowling (1810),  
Tablet with
Top: Anthony St Quintin, rector, (1430). Incised effigy on alabaster tomb chest with shields in quatrefoils, c. 1400 (ie before he died)
Civilian, c. 1330 in cape and hood. Brought from Goxhil

Howden - St Peter

Above:  Sir John Metham (1312) and Sybyl. Knight with crossed legs and lady under a mid 14th century tomb recess which does not belong; they were formerly on a tomb chest in the middle of the chapel.
Sir Eluard Saltmarshe (1322) knight with crossed legs now on the tomb chest with weepers referred to left.

Other Monuments

Walter Kirkham, Bishop of Durham (1260). A coffin lid of Frosterley Marble from County Durham, with a cross in relief and inscription recorded; unusually, a viscera burial.
Cross slab (1300) with arched base containing female figure
Johannes Cole (1467)
Incised slab with cross, chalice and missal
Knight (1480)
John Saltmarshe (1533)
Incised slab
Mary Rawson (1787)
Roundel with female figure in relief
Ann Whittaker and others (1794- 1803)
Sarcophagus with obelisk by Willoughby of Howden
Catherine Saltmarshe & others (1807-11) by Fisher of York.
Ann Spofforth (1824) Tablet with urn
Thomas Carter (1829) Tablet by Waudby of York
Elizabeth Saltmarshe (1837) 17th century style tablet by J Browne, London 1847-48
Philip Saltmarshe (1846) Ornate Gothick by J Browne, London 1847-48
Arthur Saltmarshe (1864) Gothick by Bedford of London
Arthur Saltmarshe (1909) Gothick
Philip Saltmarshe (1912) Gothick
R S Scholfield (1913) edger stone by Eric Gill

many floor slabs, five brass indents and reused medieval gravestones. 17th - 18th century ledger stones

Kingston upon Hull
A fine collection of monuments in a city where initially one would not expect to find them

Hull - Holy Trinity

Other Monuments
Sir William de la Pole (1366) & Katherine ( 1381) , traditional identification of the alabaster effigies of a merchant and wife in canopied niche . (part shown left)
Sir Richard de la Pole (1345)
Uncertain. In canopied niche leading into Broadley Chapel, originally the de la Pole Chantry Chapel. Restored shields suggest a de la Pole. Canopy influenced by Percy Tomb at Beverley; renewed in 1863

Richard Byll (1451) and Wife.
Brass half effigies (civilian) with merchant's mark and black letter inscription
Lady (late 15th century)
Thomas Dalton (1591) and Wives
Incised slab with inlaid shields
Thomas Whincop (1624)
Tablet with bust and flanking black columns, open pediment
Thomas Ferrers (1631)
Angel giving man a drink; bust of the commemorated. By Thomas Earle of London, 1859
John Huntington (1790) Oval tablet by Edmund Foster
Nathaniel Maister (1772)
Medallion with female figure with urn
Rev Thomas Milner (1797)
Wall tablet with figure of Moses by John Bacon Jnr
Thomas Gleadow (1814) Sarcophagus with urn on obelisk
John Appleyard (1860) Kneeling female figure by Thomas Earle of London.
Henry Maister (1812)
Sarcophagus surmounted by a crossed sword and spear framed by gothic arch by John Earle
Joel Foster (1820) Inscription on drapery hanging from canopy surmounted by an urn
Anthony Scales (1824) Sarcophagus, urn and weeping willow
John Alderson (1829) Portrait medallion with two female figures by William Behnes
William Wooley (1837)
Free standing bust on pedestal by W D Keyworth
George Lambert (1838) - Organist tablet with the church organ by John Earle
John Cowham Parker (1841) Gothick marble tablet
John William Grey (1860) Angel with drowned boy and infant by Thomas Earle
John J Matthewson (1863) Tablet with Moses striking the rock for water. Mr Matthewson was responsible for securing Hull's water supply
John Smith (1875) Georgian tablet designed by Ronald Simms and executed by Dick Reid
William Thomson, Archbishop of York (1890) Portrait medallion
Rupert Alec-Smith (1983) Georgian tablet designed by Ronald Simms and executed by Dick Reid
Many 17th to early 18th century black ledger stones with deeply incised arms. Such stones may have been imported, partly cut, from Holland.
John Ramsden (1637) & Wife, Incised slab
Anthony Lambert (1688)  Cartouche with angels' heads and winged skulls
Henry Maister (1699)  Similar to the above
Giliad Goch (1700) Cartouche with angel's head and crest
William Maister (1716) Corinthian pilasters and broken pediment. Attributed to Robert Hartshorne
Mark Kirby (1718) and Daughter Inscription on drapery hanging from a canopy; by Robert Hartshorne
William Skinner (1724) Putti and pediment
Thomas Earl (1876) Two mourning females by urn. by himself

Hull - St Mary

John Harrison (1525), wives, Alys and Agnes and sons, Thomas, John & William. A Wool draper. English Brass but this is an early plate rather than a cut out
Thomas Swan (1630)  & Wife and children. Incised slab inlaid with white composition.
William Dobson (1666) Frontal bust in classical arch, flanked by putti with cartouches of arms, skulls, swags and drops carved with fruit and flowers. Alabaster. Decorative wrought iron work below
Robert Hildyard (1683) Black marble ledger stone with arms
Jonathan Beilby (1711) Cartouche with cherubs' heads
Philip Wilkinson (1716) Cartouche with cherubs' heads, winged skull and lamp
Benjamin Blaydes (1771) Oval tablet
Sir Samuel Standidge (1801) White marble tablet in black frame
Rev John Barker (1816) Wall tablet with sarcophagus surmounted by urn, books and chalice. Attr. John Earle
Rev John Scott (1834) Portrait medallion by  James Loft
John Bannister (1840) Portrait medallion with face covered
Rev John Scott 1865) Incised slab with figure in cassock, surplice and gown

The church yard is paved with slabs removed from the church at restoration of 1861-63 by Sir G G Scott, a cousin of the then vicar John Scott above

Hull - Charterhouse
Charterhouse Lane
This almshouse (and its name) has its origin in the Carthusian Priory established in 1378 by Michael de la Pole which stood on the same site to the north of the walled town of Hull. From the beginning the Priory included a hospital (in the sense of an almshouse) for 13 poor men and 13 poor women. The Priory and the Hospital were separated in 1383 and the following year the Hospital - now to be known as God's House of Hull - was established by charter from de la Pole. The Priory was dissolved during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the Hospital (then on the south side of the lane) were demolished during the Siege of Hull in the War of the Three Kingdoms (First Civil War)
The Hospital was later rebuilt on the same site and later new buildings add across the lane and a chapel added.
The Hospital was rebuilt in its present form 1778-80 on the site of the original Priory.

Rev John Clarke AM (1768) Master of God's House Hospital for 51 years; His wife, Margaret (1719). 'Their bodies were removed from the old chapel to this place 5th March 1780'

Rev Thomas Dykes LLB (1847). Founder and incumbent of St John's Church, Vicar of North Ferriby, and 14 years Master of this House. Buried at St John's with his wife, Mary (Hey)

William Thomas Dibb (1886)
who founded the west wing in 1885. The brass below tells of his son's,  Oscar Knocker Dibb, legacy to the charity in 1949

Henry William Kemp

Rev J T Lewis MA (1898)
For nearly eleven years Master of the Charterhouse'

Edward James Parkinson MA (1999)
Master of this House
Also Rev George M Carrick (1849) by W D Keyworth

Kirk Ella - St Andrew
Ann Seaman & others. Wall tablet of 1769; frame of Ionic columns with inscription on a drape above which are three oval portrait medallions which hang from stone nails.
Sir Robert Legarde (1721) Tablet
Joseph (1783)  and Mary Corthine (1791) Obelisks with urns
William Sparks (1798) Wall tablet with medallion, seated figure and urn.
Joseph Sykes (1805) He rises out of his coffin amid shattered rocks; below are various allegorical figures and symbols. By Bacon in 1809.
Henry Legards (1819) and William Wilkinson (1823) Tablets with sarcophagi by Appleton Bennison
Joseph Eggington (1830) Tablet by I Waudby of Hull
Richard and Mary Sykes (1831) Gothick tablet
Nicholas Sykes (1832) and others; Gothick tablet by Earle
Joseph Sykes (1857) Portrait medallion and ship in distress by W D Keyworth
Outside on wall part of 13th century cross slab. Many 19th century table tombs in the church yard.
Lockington - St Mary

Other Monuments
John (1694) and Francis (1725) Estoft Architectural frame with open and  broken pediment above and skull and cross bones below
Rev Robert Midgely (1775) Urn missing
Rev Francis Lundy (1816) Urn on obelisk
Left: Mary Moyser (1633) .Note the oval insciption in Latin above the effigy, the broken pediment with allegorical figures (Truth, Charity and Justice) and below kneeling figures of her four sons.

Above: Rev Thomas Constable (1786) Gray and white marble with oval inscription plaque. The walls around this monument were painted with 16 shields in 1634; they were restored in 1851 by William Binks for the monument of Rev Thomas Constable

Lodesborough - All Saints

Rev Andrew Ewbank MA (1822) 34 Years Rector
His wife: Jane (1817); their 2nd daughter, Jane Elizabeth (1816)
Above: Richard Over (1600) Brass now on wall. Note skull,  bone, and scallop shell
Below: Lady Margaret Clifford (1493) Brass set in stone
Henry Clifford (1619)
Aged 6 hours

Earl of Burlington and Cork

Possible the First Earl
This is presumably an earlier plate which was replaced by the one on the right at some time Rt Hon Charles Boyle PC, 2nd Earle of Burlington & 3rd Corke, Baron Clifford of Londesburgh, Baron of Younghall & Brandon, Viscount Kynalmeaky & Dungarvan. (1703) Lord High Treasurer of Ireland Rt Hon Henry Boyle, Baron of Carleton in the County of York (1724/5) Rt Hon Richard Boyle KG, PC, 3rd Earl of Burlington & 4th Corke (1753)
The above are not brasses in the strict sense of the word but rather coffin plates, affixed to the wall of the Lady Chapel. The family is buried in a vault below the Chapel where the entrance via a slab with lifting rings may be seen. The plates were removed from the coffins in 1906 and fixed to the wall to act as memorial brasses as there were no memorials to indicate who was buried in the vault.

Right: Grisold Countess of Cumberland (1613) This consists of a black marble slab on four 'bulbous white jars' (Pevsner). By Nicholas Stone ((1632) The photograph only shows the lid from above.

Above: The coffin plates affixed to the wall of the Lady Chapel, not all of which have been separately recorded.

Also: Purbeck marble slab with brass cross in relief; 13th century

Lowthorpe -  St Martin
Above left:  Sir John de Haslerton (c 1333), A couple covered by a sheet which, in turn, in covered by a tree with branches from which grow the heads of thirteen children; the top of the tree, from which shields hang, is at the base of the monument. A wonderful curiosity.
Above right: George Salvayn (1417), brass. The indent is in the chancel and includes also that of a lady
Other Monuments
Joseph Ion (1805) Wall tablet, obelisk with urns.
Rev Jonathan  Ion (1808) Wall tablet obelisk with urns.
Sir Thomas Haslerton (c 1364) Top portion of brass matrix
John Pierson (1665) Tomb chest with brass with arms & inscription
Patrington - St Patrick

Lady (early - mid 14th century)
Stone effigy with canopy, mutilated. From Kilnsea church. (shown)

Robert Patrington, priest. (later14th century) Treasurer of York Minster. Brass indent of half effigy within circular inscription.
Two other brass indents
Grave slabs (13th - 14th centuries) Several of these, some with incised crosses
John Duncalf (1637) & Emot Shaw (1652) Brass inscriptions
Mary Robinson (1763) Urn with finial
Mary French (1782) Fluted pilasters
Robert Robinson (1783) Scrolled pediment
Mary Pearson (1800) Pediment and urn
George French (1802) Draped urn

Oval Tablets (1796-1813 Several of these

Market Weighton - All Saints

Here are two examples of seemingly the most ordinary of monuments which have intersting tales to tell

Robert Barker (1748/9) and his wife, Catherine (1773)
Also three children: Robert, Rebecca, and Catherine
Mary Evans (1776), and her husband, Bemjamin (1791) Rev Geo. Skelding (1819)
For 45 years viscar of this parish. Signed M Taylor, York
William Bradley (1820) at 33
'He measured 7 foot, 9 inches and weighed 27 stone'
Anne Pulleine (Smith) (1851)
Her son, Robert James Pulleine (n/d)
Her brother, John Smith (1868)
Mary Rivis (1804) and her sons:
William Robert (1834), Iohn (1822), George (1817), & Thomas (1807)
Her husband, Iohn (1844)
Sarah Andrews (no date)
In English and Spanish
see below

Sarah Andrews

   Sarah Andrews was presumable born in Market Weighton in 1774. At some point,  she became the housekeeper to General Francisco de Miranda and they later married. This was likely when he was living in London after his involvement in the French Revolution.  I do not know the date of her death or where she was buried, although this was presumably in Venezuela. What a story she would have been able to tell! Click on the link of the General to find more information. The General himself was arrested and spend the last years of his life in a Spanish prison being buried in a mass grave. An empty tomb awaits him in Venezuela.
Pevsner: Yorkshire: York and the East Riding

  I was pleased to see that all the above monuments - with a little information about them - are included in the above volume. The would never have been the case in the original volume and I note that this particular volume has been revised by David Neave, who is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Hull and takes a more topographical approach. A welcomed change.

North Cave - All Saints

Captain Wilfred R Redfern (1918) The slightly  abridged text is given below if now readable in the photograph.
Note the curious - and somewhat inconsistent use of the long s of the top left tablet
Possibly Sir Thomas Metham (1610). Tomb chest lost
His wife's effigy is shown below a window.
There is a reference to this monument on the stone shown below.

Lt Col E J Stracey Clatheroe (1900)
Late Scots Fuſilier Guards; ſerved in the Crimea War with the 1st Battalion and waſ preſent at the Battleſ of Inkerman and Balaclava
Also Mrs E J Stacey Clitherow (Marjoribanks) (1906)
Col John Bourchier Starcey-Clitheroe OBE DL (1931)
(Nephew of Lt Col E J Stracey Clitheroe left)
Served with the Scots Guards for 27 years, having been present at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882. During the Great European War of War 1914 - 1918 he commanded with distinction the Reserve Battalion of the Welsh Guards

Colonel Thomas Claud Clitherow DSO (1963)
1st Royal Dragoon Guards and Second Life guards...
...he served his country in three campaigns - The South African War 1900-1902 -
The Great War 1914-1918 - The Second World War 1939-1945

Peter William Carver (2003)
Knight of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem
Mary Christie Burton (1801)
Wife of Mjr Gen Burton
By H. Rouw 'Modeller to His Majesty, New Road London
Rich'd Burton (1784)
Late Cpt in his Majesty's 3th
Reg't of Foot
See below for a transcript of the inscripton
Near this mon't of Sr Tho: Metham lies Geo: Metham Esq and Cath: his wife daughter of Lord Faiffax. they died 1672 [the second date has not been written] Geo: Metham Esq their Son with Mag Harcourt his wife She died 1697. he 1716. Also Phil: Metham Esq their Son he died 2th March 1732

My father a North Barton
My Mother Rutlandſire
From Dublin I their son
Hugh Montgomery Eſsr
When my race is run
Shall reſt me in this Choire
In hope as he begun
God will raiſ me higher

[the date is covered]

Pevsner (revised David Neave) writes 'the ledger stones to Hugh Montgomery (1748) Barbara Montgomery (1747) have a curious rhyming inscriptions.'  The former must refer to the stone above and his wife presumably has a second stone. I have not discovered the relationship of the Methams to the Mongomerys to explain why the stone is shared.

To add: 1. James Pinkerton (1781). An Adamesque frieze with scrolled pediment and urn. He was contractor for the Market Weighton canal.
2. John Foster (1816) Urn. By John Earle, Hull
3. Rev Richard Todd (1830) Also by the above
4 & 5. Nathan Jowett Baron (1841) and Sarah Baron (1844) Both by R Brown, London
6. George Barton (1854) A copy of the last by Simpson & Malone of Hull

Pocklington - All Saints

The Hon Gerald Valerian Wilson (1903) Iris Judd (1970) James Silburn (1829) 'Also in the same Vault in this pew the remains of Harriet Silburn...' (1844) 'HEARE VUNDER LIETH INTERED THE CORPS OF...' Robert Southebee (1594). Alabaster

Here Lyeth the Body of Iohn Dobson Parish Clerk 51 Years. who succeeded his Father & Grand Father in that Office & whose Great Grand Father was Vicar of this Church He was a man diligent in his Office faithfull to his Masters and courteous to all Men. He Dyed Feb 25 AD 1730 AGED 80

IN MEMORY OF  THOMAS PELLING, Burton Stather, Lincolnshire, commonly called 'The Flying Man', who was killed against the Battlement of Ye Choir when coming down the rope from the Steeple of the Church 1733. This Fatal Accident happened on the 10th of April, he was buried on the 16th April 1733 exactly under the place where he died.
The monument is outside the church and replaces the original which had become decayed
Thomas Dolman (1589)
Black marbe triptych with incised recumbent effigies of husband and wife in centre and kneeling children on either side
The Altar Rails were erected in memory of Robert Richmond Young - Warden of the Church 1924 Robert St. John Pitts-Tucker CBE
Headmaster of Pocklington School 1945-1966
    Thomas Shield BD
41 years master of Pocklington Grammar School 1848
Other Monuments
Margaret Easingwold, Prioress of Wilberforce Priory. 14th Century incised slab with lead filled foliated cross. Black letter inscription added in 1512 (by pulpit) Mid to late 14th century slab with indents for brass of head and hands of a lady. Also for figures of saints, inscription and Evangelists' symbols
Walter Staveley (1780) Obelisk Seth Stables (1830) Weeping female by sarcophagus
Nathaniel Holmes (1835) Neoclassical by Waudby, York Mary Dewsbury (1846) Sarcophagus and urn. by Waudby, York

Swine - St Mary

Knight/Lady c. 1400 on tomb chest with shields in quatrefoils. Probably the tomb recorded which had Sutton arms in 1584; if so possibly Sir Thomas 'Lord' Sutton (c 1384) and Wife.  
Knight of c 1410 on tomb chest with pairs of kneeling angels holding shields, alabaster. The base is a 13th century grave slab with incised cross. Arms of Hilton of Hilton (differenced) quartering Hilton of Swine but not indentified.

On the left is a Knight/Lady of c 1410-20, on tomb chest with pairs of angels holding shields, alabaster. Arms of Hilton of Swine. Either Robert III of Swine (c 1400) and one of his wives, or Robert IV (c 1431) and his wife Joan.
On the right ( and you could just see the heads on the previous photographs) is Sir  Robert Hilton (1363) & Maud (probably), knight/lady of 1360-70 on tomb chest with shields and one remaining kneeling mourner; alabaster. Arms of Hilton of Swine. Below is a close up photographs of this monument.

This information in this section was adapted from that written and provided  by Philip Lankester 2006 at the Beverely Church Monuments Society symposium that year.

Routh - All Hallows
A de Routh, Knight & Lady (c 1420) under double canopy. (shown)
Knight (1290) Crossed legged. Shows burial face cloth. This latter is rare but is shown by others in Yorkshire

Matilda Smith (1844) Tablet by T Haynes of Beverley

In churchyard is part of a medieval grave slab with incised foliated cross which have been reused as a eighteenth century gravestone.

Sutton-on-Hull - St James (Outer Hull)

Sir John de Sutton (1357) Effigy with straight legs on tomb chest with shields in quatrefoils. Shield with carved arms (shown)
John Byron (1805) Tablet
Mary Ross (1810) & Thomas Frost (1825) Tablet
Mary Bell (1838) Tablet by George Earl
William Liddle (1834) Neoclassical tablet with portrait medallion
John Lee Smith (1863) Gothic tablet by W D Keyworth

Sledmere - St Mary

Dame Virginia Sykes (1970)
Wife of the th Baronet
Edmund Thomas Sandars (1942)
Barrister, Author and Artist

Other Monuments

Henry Rousby (1767)
Wall tablet by Fishers of York.

Two further tablets of sarcophagi, each with two white oil lamps on top, 1795. (no identification is given in Pevsner)
Henrietta Masterman (1813), Seated figure by sarcophagus with urn; by Rouw.
Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1823), Tablet with mourning lady and broken column; by Samuel Manning the Elder & John Bacon the Younger.
Dame Virginia Sykes (1970) in the chancel an inscribed plinth topped by an urn; in the south aisle a wall tablet with inscription; both by George G Pace. Only the latter  is shown above.
  Above right is the Waggoners Monument which stands north of the church, next to the Sledmere 'Eleanor Cross', which is not a genuine article at all but a copy of the true Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. It was constructed in the 1890's as a village cross but converted by Sir Mark Sykes into a war memorial for his friends and men working on his estate who had been killed in the war, by his adding their brass portraits, including one of himself as a crusader.

   Sir Mark Sykes the Sixth Baronet was a local landowner, soldier, politician and diplomat. He served in the Boer War as a Lt. Col. of the 5th Batt The Yorkshire Regiment. In 1912 he was given permission to form the Waggoners Reserve as a Territorial Army unit, signing up local farm labourers and tenant farmers for service as drivers of horse-drawn vehicles.  Many of these men - who had little military training - saw service in Western France carrying out  essential transport work. He designed the Waggoners Monument for this unit and it was constructed 1919-20. After the War he carried out diplomatic work and was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Middle East after the end of the Ottoman Empire; the Sykes-Picot Agreement is names after him.

   He died in France in 1919 from the Spanish Flu pandemic which infected one third of the world's population and led to around fifty million deaths worldwide. It occurred in four waves and was first reported in the USA not , despite its name, in Spain; it is caused by virus H1N1 which jumped from birds to humans. Sir Mark Sykes's name can be seen at the top of the Waggoners Monument. He was buried with his wife in the church yard at Sledmere.

The Exhumation of Sir Mark Sykes

  Sir Mark had been buried in a lead lined coffin in the churchyard at Sledmere. It was believed that such a coffin would help to slow down decomposition of the body and preserve the H1N1 virus intact, so a team of virologists lead by John Oxford applied for permission to the Diocese of York for exhumation of the body. They intended to make the study under laboratory condition and to discover whether Sir Mark's death was caused by the virus itself, by a concurrent virus and bacterial infection, of by a cytokine storm in which the virus triggers an abnormal and excessive immune response with the immune system turning on and destroying the human host itself. It was hoped that all of this would help in prevention and treatment in the event of a further pandemic.

  Permission was generously given for this exhumation by living members of Sir Mark's family and, after a two year process, permission was finally gained form the Diocese of York. The exhumation took place in 2008.

  However the researchers were to be disappointed: the coffin had split owing to the weight of soil on it and the body was badly decomposed. The coffin was allowed to remain in situ and samples of lung and brain tissue were removed through the split. Soon afterwards the grave was refilled.

  I have not found a report on the results of this study.

South Dalton - St Mary

Sir John Hotham (1689) Tentatively attributed  to C G Cibber. In her will of 1697 his widow asked for the tomb to "like unto the Old Cecill Tomb at Hatfield", which it is. Four white marble kneeling figures of the Virtues support a black marble slab with an armoured effigy, reclining and holding head in an impossible position on his right hand; below  is a skeleton. The Hotham family aquired the manor in 1680 and have been resident from the 1730's to the present day.
Thorpe Bassett - All Saints

Priest (c. 1360)
Effigy is in poor condition; on a tomb chest with a rose in each of five quatrefoils. Restored arch over. (above)

Grave slab ( 14th century) with relief cross and incised sword
Headstones (12th century) Three of theses, parts build into north wall of aisle interior
Warter - St James
Left: Thomas Bridlington, Prior of Warter (1498) Found in the excavations in 1899 and reburied so no longer visible.
Several marble wall tablets to the Pennington family, including:
William Pennington & Sir John Pennington (1768), White marble oval tablet on coloured background with two urns.
Lady Isabel Wilson (1905), Daughter of the 7th Duke of Roxburghe, marble recumbent effigy by George Frampton, 1908.
Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Lord Nunburnholme (1907), A large white marble standing monument with double portrait medallions between allegorical figures, by Frampton.
Gerald Valerian Wilson (1908) Coloured marble tablet with gilt-bronze lettering,  allegorical statuettes & flowers, by Frampton.
In the church yard:-
1st Lord Nunbournholme (1907) Bronze life sized standing female figure by Gilbert Bayes, 1909
Gerald V Wilson (1908) Also bronze life sized standing female figure by Gilbert Bayes, 1910
2nd Lord Nunbournholme (1924) Tomb chest with carved arms & incised Union Flag
Enid, Countess of Chesterfield (1957) Raised ledger stone with bronze armorial plate.

Watton - St Mary


William de Malton, Prior of Watton (1279) early incised slab which was discovered in the excavations of Watton Priory (above)
William Dickinson (1702) Tablet with arms
Elizabeth Bethell (1726) Obelisk with arms
Sarah Bethell (1730) Cartouche with angels' heads

Winestead - St German

(early - mid fourteenth century) Effigy under canopy

William Retherby (1418) Brass inscription
Sir Christopher Hildyard (1538) & Wife. Palimpsest of Flemish brass of 1360-70 (shown)
Sir Christopher Hildyard (1602) Knight on rolled up mat on tomb chest with shields
George Dickenson (1680) Cartouche with grotesque, urn and arms
Christopher Hildyard (1884) Cartouche with arms and urn. Attrib James Hardy
Robert Hildyard (1727) Obelisk with Rococo cartouche with arms, urn and lamps
William Hildyard (1842) Tablet with sarcophagus by Clothier of London

On the floor of the south chapel are ten eighteenth and nineteenth century marble tablets  to members of the Hildyard family removed from the demolished mausoleum

Welton - St Helen

Purbeck Marble Knight
Welwick - St Mary

William de la Mare, Provost of Beverley (1338-60)
 or his brother Thomas de la Mare, Vicar of Welwick (1358) or Priest (1340-50) Sunk effigy in mass vestments on curvilinear tracery. Front border of slab has four medallions with signs of the Evangelists. Figures of female saints in niches on flanking buttresses. (shown)

William (1350-60) Grave slab with incised crosier head and name incised in Lombardic characters. Excavated at Plowlands Farm 1/2 mile west.
Civilian & Wife (later 14th century) Floor slab, incised except head and hands of figure, marginal inscription and parts of canopy which would have been inlaid with brass.
William & Margaret Sottleler (1498) Floor slab with incised tau cross and black letter marginal inscription
William & Ann Wright of Plowland (1621) Brass. He was stepbrother to two of the gun powder plotters
Thomas Fox (1774) Wall tablet

Good eighteenth century gravestones in churchyard

With many thanks to Sally Badham, of the Church Monuments Society, Jean McCreanor, Richard Collier and others for the photographs on this page.
The drawings are by William I'Anson except fot the Percy Tomb, Beverely, which was by the Web Master and used for a symposium poster
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