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New Malton - St Leonard

Arthur Gibson (1837) Iron and brass founder. The whole monument is metal: the pillasters, entablature and a vase held by dolphins are of iron; the engraved plate of brass. By Mr Gibson himelf.  On the right is a drunk with bottle and glass while on the right a man kneeling at prayer.

'Here lies one, when living, had his virtues and vices, copy his virtues and shun his vices'

Nunnington - All Saints & St James
Church open. Park in the village near church 
O/S Ref: SE 666 791

Said to be Sir Walter de Teye (1325)

Robert (1818) & Ann (1848) Boynton
and their infant son John

Other Monuments

1. Rev Williams Collins (1923)
44 years rector. White tablet on black marble base

2. Ann Cleaver (1804) Large white tablet on black base
Emily Cleaver (1806)
aged 23. By Cleaver
William, Lord Widdrington (1743) signed Iacobo Gibbs Archi (designed); made by Rysbrack Richard 1st Viscount Preston (1695) Thomas Jackson 'who was well known for his extraordinary performance on the Turf' and rose 'from the lowest station' and thereby provided 'a useful Lesson to the humbler Part of Mankind'

Pickering  - St Peter & St Paul
A church in the centre of town but open; free parking in the town nearby
NB The section is incomplete: there was building work in progress in the church O/S Ref: SE 799 840

Above left and bottom right:  Sir David and Margery Roucliffe c. 1400. Alabaster. Note the single chess rook on the surcoat. In the south chapel which is now unfortunately locked so I had to photograph the effigies through the open framework door: I was unable to take a more satisfactory photograph. I made the drawing of the effigies (left) in the 1980's
Above right top: Alabaster fragment of later 14th century. The repeated pattern of chess rooks around the helmet indicate it may well represent a Roucliffe. Local tradition ascribed it to John of Gaunt , who was actually buried  in Old St Paul's, London) The rook is a rebus for the first part of his name
Sir William Bruce who established a chantry in the church in 1337. Note the armour of c. 1340-50 and the arms carved in relief on the shield.
Thomas Lloyd (1828) & Ann (Wade) (1830) Richard Simpson (1816) & Bithia (1832) Elizabeth Bell (Robinson) (1795) and daughter Ann (1816) To the right is the monument to her husband and father. John Bell (1782) and Thomas Robinson (1751) Also two children, Elizth & Sarah 'who both died as infants' Mary King (1780) and her son Nicholas (1812) 'surveyor of the City of Washington'; also her husband Robert King (1817) 'having been 5 years surveyor of the above city'

Pickhill - All Saints
Very friendly and welcoming church, open during daylight hours; keyholder's details given if visiting outside hours. Good pub in the village.
O/S Ref: SE 347 837

Sir Andrew Neville (1295) Arms cared in relief on shield but very worn. Appears to have been crossed legged: cf Pevsner
The other illustrations are of wall monuments and various fragments which include a tomb slab, Anglo-Danish grave covers and part of a hogback tombstone
Sheriff Hutton - St Helen and Holy Cross
Church is open during daylight hours. Park in front of church (limited) or nearby in village
O/S Ref: SE 658 663

Above left & below leftt: Said to be Sir Edward Thweng (1444) but armour looks earlier.

Above right, below centre & right and drawing below on right:  Alabaster (of poor quality, not helped by the poor restoration by filling gaps with polished alabaster) effigy of a boy, often said to be Edward of Middleham  (1484), son of Richard III & Anne Neville, and, hence, Yorkist heir to the throne. However modern research says this is unlikely.
 Mary Hall (1651) '...with their little sonne' Brass of two babies in swaddling clothes: Dorothy & John Fenys (1491)

Slingsby - All Saints
This is a mainly Victorian church but retains a early 14th century knight (holding his heart) and a foliated cross. The church is on the edge of the large village and is open; park outside. O/S Ref: SE 697 751T

Above is the knight presumably from and earlier church. Right is the cross with the knight in the background. One of the Wyville family.

South Cowton - St Mary
There is no actual village now of South Cowton so you will neither find it on satnav nor map; the church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. From the A1 take the B1263 towards Darlington; on the right you will see a sign 'Atley Fields. Adamson Contractors.' Turn into this road - which is no more than a track - and you will immediately see a wooden sign 'Public Footpath. Historic Church'. Atley Fields is marked on the Ordance Survey map. Follow the track along a water meadow on your right for 800 yards and park outside the church, which is unlocked. If you come to a cross road leading to North Cowton to your left and East Cowton to your right, you have travelled too far towards Darlington. O/S Ref: NZ 293 026

Alabaster effigies of either Sir Richard Boynton (c. 1485) or Sir Richard Conyers (1502) - the latter is more likely - and his two wives, one of whom represents Alice Wycliffe.

These effigies are clearly not in situ and almost certainly would have rested side by side on a tomb chest.

Cpt Augustus Frederick Cavendish Webb (1854) '... from wounds received in the brilliant charge of the light cavalry division...' Lt Gen Sir Herbert Charles Chermside RE CB GCMG (1929)


Stainton - St Peter and St Paul
14th century priest holding a heart

Stonegrave - Holy Trinity 
 (Stonegrave Minster)
Church open : park in lane outside church 
O/S Ref: SE 656 779

Top two rows:

Robert Thornton (1418) & Wife. Note the small shield with arms
Left: Civilian male early 14th century. He is shown with a cap tied under his chin and his legs are crossed, this latter being unusual in civilian effigies.

William Thornton (1330)
Far left: WILLIAM THORNSTON Esqr deſcended from the Ancient & Worſhipfull Family, ſurnamed de Thornton (Lords of East Newton from the time of K: Edw: 1...Marryed ALICE...And having lived most Religiouſly 45 Years, Dyed Septemb 17 MDCLXVII' Painted wooden panel.  Near left:  Rev William Comber A.M. (1810) Vicar of Kirky Moorside.  Centre left:  His wife Dorothy (1807)  Centre right: The above set up this tablet to member of their family: To Rev William's father, Thomas (1763), and mother Anne (1734); to his elder brother Rev Thomas LLD (1778), Rector of Beckworth & Morborn in Huntingdonshire; and to his younger brother Andrew (1747). To Dorothy's mother, Dorothy (1759) and to the latter's sister Ann (1789)  Near right:  'JN this Jſle lyeth the Body of THOs JACKSON of NUNNUNGTON in this Pariſh Gent with MARY his WIFE...' 1702 & 1678 '...They had Jſſue Eleven Children Five Sons and Six Daughters. RICHARD, THOMAS, REYNOLD, ELIZABETH and three MARYS which all Dyed Young. ANN Dyed 19th Janry 1694 Aged 27. RICHARD Dyed 22d Decr 1701 Aged 29.  THOMAS Dyed 6th July 1737 Aged 63 after being Town Clerk of LONDON thirteen YEARS  and was interred in the City at St LAWRENCE Jury Church by his Wife and son THOMAS. He left an only Daugter DOROTHY who was married to JOHN SHAFTOE Eſq of WHITWORTH in the Biſhoprick of DURHAM  Far right: See below, right.

Thomas Comber STP (1699) 

floor slab, Latin text
Top: Rev Fredrick Kendall BA (1836) Vicar of Riccall and a magistrate for the East Riding of this County.
Susanna Oxlee (1831) and her husband Rev John Oxlee (1854), Curate at Stonegrave. 

Sutton on the Forest

Richard Harland (1750)
JP Lawyer of Gray's Inn
Sir Charles Hoar Harland (1810)
He added Harland to his name after marrying Anne, co-heiress of Philip Harland
Richard Harland (1689)
fought for the Royalists at Marston Moor and Worcester

Thorton-le-Dale - All Saints
Church unlocked; limited parking outside. Delightful village
O/S Ref: SE 838 832

Lady - early 14th century.

Lady Beatrice Hastings
, who extended the church in the early 14th century.
Note some interesting features: The gablett over the lady's head, more usually seen on standing statues (to keep the rain off!), two dogs one on top of the other at her feet, and the three shields with arms on either side.
John Hill (1773)
signed by Fischer, York
Richard Hill Esq (1855) Richard Johnson Hill (1793) Ann Webb (1812) & Rev John Web (1837)
 Rector here for 53 years
Helen Turville Terry (1842)
and three children who died in infancy

Wensley - Holy Trinity
Church open. Park outside or nearby.
The church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust O/S Ref: SE 093 895

Sir Simon de Wensley, rector (1394). An earlier date of the 1330's has been assigned to this Flemish brass, which often appears in books on brasses as an example of a priest in mass vestments. Henry & Richard, children of Lord Scrope, who both died in 1525. Black marble slab with the figures in low relief; now fixed to the wall.  Medieval grave slab with cross
Far right top: 'Edward Raper Son of Edward Raper of this Parish erected thisin memory of his Mother GraceRaper who departed this Life Aug  the 13  1700 aged _5 & alſo of his two ſisters Elizabeth & Ann both dying inInfancy'
Far right bottom: ' In Memory of Peter Hammand Esq.r who died Aug JJth J773 Aged 87and Elisabeth his Wife who died Nov.br 26th J763 Aged 89
Likewise Peter their Son who died Sep.br J2th J7J5 Aged 3 years also Elizabeth their Daughter who died Sep.br 24th J75J Aged 4J and Peter their Grandson who died July 2nd J769Aged 32

West Tanfield - St Nicholas
Church unlocked; park outside. Well worth a visit - a beautiful well kept church and village
O/S Ref: SE 268 788

 Possibly Sir William Marmion (1275)  Lady of the late 14th century
Lady of late 14th century lying on tomb chest with shields.
Very mutilated
Knight, late 13th or early 14th  century (possible Sir John Marmion (1330)) and lady later 14th century, so not a matching couple, but now together under a canopy of  about the same time as the knight. see also below

Knight, late 13th or early 14th  century (possible Sir John Marmion (1330)) and lady later 14th century, so not a matching couple, but now together under a canopy of  about the same time as the knight. See also above. Above & below:  Probably Sir John Marmion (1387) & Elizabeth - or his younger brother Robert  & Laura. Alabaster and under a iron hearse with candle holders; this is said to be unique.


Above: Sir John Marmion (1387) & Elizabeth
Right: Hollis's etching of the above where they are labelled as Robert and Laura
Right: Drawings by of the earlier West Tanfield effigies: top left and bottom are of the Sir William Marmion effigy and top right is of the Sir John Marmion effigy
Below are side view etchings by Hollis of the Robert and Laura effigies

Whorlton-in-Cleveland  -  Holy Cross
This may be a difficult church to find. Find Swainby and turn left over the river passing the modern Church of the Holy Cross on your right; continue and you will come to Whorlton-in-Cleveland. This is just a ruined castle and a partly ruined church. The chancel of the church and the tower have been restored and are locked; there is no indication of the key holder. There is said to be a fine oak effigy of a knight in the chancel but I was unable to see it.
O/S Ref: NZ 483 024
Wycliffe - St Mary
Another challenge to find!  Leave the A66, travelling north to Thorpe then round a right rightangle bend. (You'll find another Wholton over the river, which the SatNav gave instead of that above) Continue until a left turn marked 'Wycliffe', but do not take it; rather continue towards Wycliffe Hall. Before the Hall you will see a footpath to your left marked with an indistict wooden sign ; this is easy to miss so if you pass the two entrances to the Hall (also on your left) you have gone too far. Park outside the footpath, go through a metal kissing gate and along the pleasant footpath through the woods. Take care: the latter part is downhill and very uneven. You will reach the entrance to the church yard. The church is locked at the moment (but this may change in the future) but there are several keyholders listed in the porch. O/S Ref: NZ 117 143

Upper half of male civilian, now set upright Incised slab to John Foster, rector 1435-1456. Note the very small feet: the sculptor clearly ran out of space! Above: Brass to boy, Ralph Wyclif 1606.
Hogsback Tombstone - part of a 9th century Danish burial - dug up from the church yard in 1801

Yarm - St Mary Magdalene
Park in the High Street for a very modest cost. The church is on the other side of the railway viaduct. The church is open Mondays 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and Wednesdays 10.00 to 4.00 pm. Better check this. Very friendly.
O/S Ref: NZ 417 129

church is Georgian, replacing an earlier medieval church which was badly damaged by fire in 1728. This monument probably comes from the earlier church. It is now set in the floor immediately to your left when you enter the south door; it is protected from damage by an easily moveable table.
Double effigy of a male civilian and female on a stone slab; the figures are a little under 4 feet tall. Above the male is carved a bird and above the female a seated figure with one hand raised in benediction. Fourteenth century.

The monument has obviously been reused at some time as an inscription has been added: 'here lyeth the body....and was buried the 2nd July An. Do. 1638'
Above from left to right: 1.  Sarah (1759) & David Burton (1784);  2. 'To perpetuate the memory of a worthy and honest man...' William Chaloner Esq (1801); 3.  Mary Frances (1874) & Marshall Fowler (1878) & their 3rd son Henry (1865); 4. Sir Robert Burton (1810) Barrister at Law, Grays Inn, MP for Wendover.
  Above:  Elizabeth Hickes (1819) daughter of David & Sarah Burton.
David Burton Fowler (1828) and below this: 'in the same grave are deposited the remains of' Sarah (1828) relict of Marshall Robinson and niece of the above. 'also lies interred in the same burial ground' David Robinson (1828 @ 12 m) son of Marshall & Sarah Robinson
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