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Felixkirk - St Felix 
The church is open during daylight hours. You can park outside (limited) or nearby. 

O/S Ref: 468 848


  These three stones are now set high on the wall. From left to right: William Suge[r] (1720) Latin inscription.; Judith, wife of Zachery Suger (1705) English insciption; Zachary Suger AM (1220) Vicar. Latin inscription  
The brass above records that the clock in the tower
was erected in memory of
Aimee Janet Walker (1898)
Humphrey Gostwyk Metclafe MA (1944)
Vicar for 25 years. And his only son,
Lt Comm Humphrey Wilkinson Metcalfe (1943)
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Killed while flying in the Pacific serving in HMS Victorious aged 39
Rev Watson Stote Donnison (1827)
Vicar 53 years. And his 2nd wife,
Elizabeth (1836)
George Elsley (1828) 
Lt. Col. of the North York Militia
Rev Charles Johnstone MA (1882)

Forcett - St Cuthbert
Park outside the church. The church is open although the effigy is in the porch which has no gate to the outside
O/S Ref: NZ 176 123

Priest 14th century. In porch. There are also several fragments of coffin lids set in the walls and seats of the porch. Note the sheep shears, base of Calvary cross, sword , and other symbols

Fylingdales - St Stephen
The New church. Now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust
Captain William Farsyde (1670)
And his eldest son, John (1739)

Gilling East - Holy Cross
Also called simply Gilling. Church open; park outside
O/S Ref: 616 769

Left and middle centre: Two foliated crosses
Middle top: Arched canopy of the 14th century; south wall, south aisle. There are shields on either side but nothing else remains
Right and middle bottom: Slab to an unknown knight, early 14th century. In the chancel. Possibly founder of the chancel, one of the Malbys; also said to be Sir Ivo de Etton. There are similar monuments at Melsonby, Brize Norton, Kingerby and Staunton. The arms on one of the shields are of the Etton family.

Sir Nicholas Fairfax (1572) and his two wives: Jane Palmes and Alice Harrington. Late 16th century. Not in situ and the bases were erected in 1840.
There is also a reference to effigies children of the first wife but these no longer exist.

Thomas Fairfax (1828) White marble by Joseph Gott; made in Rome  

Gilling West - St Agatha  
Church normally open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or see notice on gate. Park outside church. O/S Ref: NZ 182 052
Above: Black marble grave slab with Latin inscription: ,Here lies Sir Henry Boynton, knight, last heir of Sedbury of thet name, and Isabella his wife, who died the seventh day of January in the year of our Lord 1531, to whose souls may the Lord be gracious. '

Above top: Cross slab with sword, early 14th C. This is now under an arch which is shown next. The guide book (unusually) states that this is mentioned in Boutell's Christian Monuments in Englans & Wales (1849) and a copy of the drawing is shown 3rd on right.
Above & 1st & 2nd right: Cross slabs in porch.

Above: Mathew (1807) & Esther (1803/4) Raine. Latin Inscription.
First right: Esther Raine (1838) Daughter of above. Above this is a tablet with a short Greek inscription to Mathew Raine (1769), father of the Mathew above
Second right: 2/Lt Grevill Arthur Bagot Chester (kia 1914 @ 23) & 2/Lt Lewis Charles Bagot Chester (kia 1918 @ 19) Although it does not indicate specifically, brothers and sons of local clegyman.
First right: James D'Arcy, Lord D'Arcy of Navan (Ireland) (1733) signed W. Green
Second right:
Hon James D'ArcyRt Hon James Lord D'Arcy of Navan (his son)) (1731), Hon Anne D'Arcy (2nd wife ofLord D'Arcy), Isabel (3rd daughter of Lord D'Arcy ), Mrs Dorothy D'Arcy (eldest sister of Lord D'Arcy) & Mrs Mary D'Arcy (3rd wife of Lord D'Arcy) Few dates!
Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock (1914) A central tablet withtwo side panels giving details of his naval history. '...lost his life in action off Coronel, Chile 1st November 1914 when outnumbered and outclassed in ships, outranged in guns and hopelessly overwhelemed by weight of metal, his flagship HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth were sunk with every soul on board.'
Goathland - St Mary 

Left: [Here] Lyethe [The] Body of Eli_____h (Elijah?)  Sleightholm Which Departed This life The 14 Day Of October 1695

Above: Captain Thomas Hill (1899)
Grinton - St Andrew
Church open: park outside or in village 
O/S Ref: SE 046 984
Right: Thomas Peacock (1762) & Dorothy (1710) & members of the family to 1828. He died aged 102; her age has been left blank. By Davies of Newcastle
'Here lyes ye body of' Dorathy Darcy (1698).' Although this resembles a hatchment, it is, unusually, a painted wooden memorial board.

Hauxwell -  St Oswald
(also called East Hauxwell)
The church is reached down a 'white road' leading to Hauxwell Hall; at the cross roads, this road points approximately north-west and looks like a private road. It is, however, a public road and the church is soon reached on the left. Church usually open. There is a small car park right outside the church 
O/S Ref: SE 166 930

Above: Knight and lady, early 14th century; also immediate right. I'Anson's drawing is to the left.
Right: A well preserved slab with cross and sword; and a poorly preserved one - a sword can be made out but little else.
   The two effigies above were probably ejected from the church in the seventeenth century and left in the grave yard. However in 1861 the Misses Gale (see tablet below) persuaded then then Rector, a Mr Topham, brought them back into the church. They were place in their present position at the west end of the nave during restorations in 1962-63.
   The de Barden family of Hauxwell were involved in a long running dispute with Easby Abbey over the ownership of moorland in Barden. Sir Robert de Barden resolved this dispute by giving up the Barden claim to this laid on the condition that the Abbot of Easby with his three immediate predecessors (these abbots all appear to have taken early retirement!) should some to Hauxwell church and give absolution over the tombs of his father, mother and grandfather.
   It is thought that this refers to two of the effigies now back in the church: Sir Walter's father, Sir Walter (1350) and that of his mother.

William Thoresbury and his wife, Anne (Scrope). Erected in 1611 by their son, Henry, a bencher of Lincoln's Inn. Sir Marmaduke (1680) and Dame Barbara Dalton (1708)
Monument dates from 1711
Opposite this Place are Interrd the Remains of the Revd  CHARLES DALTON, M.A. Rector of Hauxwell' (1788). 'And beneath...' Francis Dalton (1792) brother   Inscription in Latin but the name is too worn to be legible Elizabeth Drake (1792) Widow of Samuel,  rector of Treeton and daughter of rector of Hauxwell
'Also in this place are deposited the remains...' Frances Drake daughter of above. 1797

Ledger stone of  Mark Millbanks (1698 age 7) Sir Charles Dalton (1747) 'Gent Usher of the Black Rod'
His 'claim to fame' is that his grandfather was killed escorting Queen Henrietta Maria to King  Charles's HQ at Oxford
Above this a simple slab to John Robert Bean (1942)
KIA in Word War II; a sad claim to fame of an ordinary man
Henry Copland (1710/11)
Rev F. Wade-Dalton (1932)
Rector of Hauxwell
Catherine Gale (1864), Anne Gale (1877). Nieces of the above, Mary Wade-Dalton (Coore) (1887) and her husband, Col. Hamlet Wade Dalton CB (1889). And her son,  Lt Col. Hamlet Dalton Wade-Dalton (1929). And her grandson, William Lechmere Wade-Dalton FRICS (1972) Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison (1878)
'Sister Dora'
Anglican nun and nurse; one of twelve children of the vicar.
She was buried in Walsall, Staffordshire, where she worked at the local hospital.

Hawes - St Margaret

John Whalwy (1757)
Signed: Thos Atkinson, York
John Metcalfe (1803) 'wine and spirit merchant'
Also his wife, Ann (1855)
Hornby - St Mary
A fine and very interesting church, well worth a detour to visit. There is no village as such. Church unlocked; park outside.
NB SatNav users: there are several Hornbies: this one is near Catterick and Bedale on the west side of the Great North Road.
O/S Ref: SE 223 937

The Nave

Right:  Illegible inscription but date is 1780 by John Bacon
Knight & Lady of the early 14th century.  Also see below

Knight & Lady of the early 14th century.

The South East Chapel
This chapel at one time became a depository for broken monuments

Slab with cross, sword and chalice Cross slab with sword Thomas Mountforth (1489) and Agnes.
Below the inscription are  8 sons (3 as children), one a priest and 7 daughters, one a nun.
Christopher Conyers (14_) [incomplete] and wife Eleanor (1446)
Inscription partly obscured by another slab
Above: Brass inscription form the slab on the left.
Below Henry Harrison (1668) Brass, no longer set into slab

Monument to the D'Arcy family (1578) The only figures are caryatids standing
and rather chunky cherubs lolling on the upper stages.

On the floor at the base of this monuments can be see the alabaster monuments (see details below) and several fragments
Left top: Two cross slabs.

Left middle and bottom:  Lady of the early 14th century, much worn. She appears to have held a necklace with her left index finger and thumb. The effigy is now resting on the floor.

Above:Frances D'Arcy (1670). Below this is a tablet to Robert D'Arcy, Earl of Holdrenesse (1778)

Unknown Knight and Lady of the later 14th century. Alabaster. These effigies are no longer on tomb chests but on the floor. It looks like the effigies are integral with the remains of the slabs on which they lie.

The Church Yard

The above very worn medieval effigy effigy is by the south door. On the left is a photograph taken several years ago. I'm glad to say that the moss has been removed and the grass cut recently (2019) to reveal all: the photograph on the right shows it's a lady.

Hovingham - All Saints

Above: Anglo-Saxon sculpture; probably an altar piece rather than part of a monument.
Right: Thomas Worsely (1715) and his wife, Mary (Arthington) (1711)
Far right: Cross c. 1000

Keld - United Reform Church
A delightful Swaledale village which Pevsner does not deem worthy of mention
Two similar monements each of a white tablet with gable with black backing also with gable; they may be see on the interior photograph, one of either side of the arch.

Rev Edward Stillman (1837) He was for 48 years 'an earnest minister' of this chapel; his wife, Grace (1830)
Edmund Alderson Knowles (1835)
'whose interest in Keld Chapel led him to give a field of Kisdon called Broken Intake as a permanent endowment for its sucessive ministers.'
Kirkleatham - St Cuthbert (Turner Mausoleum)
Modern church: 1731-63

John Turner (1688) Wearing robes of serjeant-at-law.
Unlike the later standing figures this has an architectural surround.
Marwood William Turner (1739)
By: Scheemakers
He was Cholmley's only son
Cholmley Turner (1757)
By Sir Henry Cheere
Sir Charles Turner Bt (1810)
By Westmacott

Epitaphs from the Above

John Turner   Cholmley Turner    
Marwood Turner
The signature of P Scheemakers can just be seen, top left
Sir Charles Turner
  In the foreground the sarcophagus of Sir William Turner (1692)

The sarchopagus monument in the back ground left is of: Henry Vansittart Esq, who married Hon Teresa Newcomen, widow of Sir Charles Turner. Their daughter, also Teresa married Arthur Newcomen Esq RA
John Turner and his Wife. Cartouche and skull. Not dated.
Joshua Marshall
The Hon Lady Teresa Turner (Newcombe) (1844)
Widow of Sir Charles Turner Bt
Floor Slabs A Wall Monument
...dill Turner (1691) 9 months, ...weeks  6 days
Hugh Turner (1693) 9 months 'wanting one day'
Margaret Turner (1714)
Daughter of Cholmley Turner
'3rd Year of Her Age'
Katherine Wentworth (1730)
Eldest daughter of Charles Turner
Charles Turner (1719) Henry Forder BA ſometime Fellow of New Col. Oxford & Rect of Kildale & ſirst Uſher of Kirkletham Free-School dyed Iune 15 1723 Æt: ſuæ 38

Medieval Monuments Other Monuments
Left: Medieval lady - 13th century
Above: Medieval grave slab
Kathleen Teresa Turner Leroy Lewis (1948) Simple rectangular stone tablet
Col Forbes MacBean RA (1853) White tablet on black backing with curves top with shield of arms above
Eliza MacBean (1866) Widow of Col MacBean. White tablet on back backing
Thomas Jones (1818) and his wife, Patty Jones (1817) White gabled tablet on similar black base.

Robert Coulthurst (1631)
Dorothy Turner (1626) Aged 4.
Kathleen Teresa Turner Le Roy-Lewis (1948) This is clearly the same person commemorated on a wall tablet (top left); The brass is affixed to a stone and is presumable entrance to a vault.
Hon Teresa Lady Turner  & Henry Vansittart Esq. 'interred in the vault of the mausoleum'
Charles Montgomerie Newcomen (1923)
Sound equipment in given in memory of: W H Cook, P Cook, R Potter, R H Clark, J W Plummer, E Greenwell, I W Sives, D Orr, J Barrett, D W Deeks, M Deeks. Easter 1985
Charles Richard Bailey (1853) Surgeon of Kirkleatham ... for 30 years. His wife, Susn Bailey (1865); their son, Charles Bailey (1877) , Vicar of Marton

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