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Aldborough - St Andrew

Right: Monument of Willia[m]
Aldborough (1627)
and his wife, Anne (Kay) (1615)

I cannot accurately make out the modern information here.

Also (but not shown):
Brass of William de Aldburgh (c. 1360)

Allerton Mauleverer - St Martin
Church open
The medieval effigies are in a locked chapel on the floor; as an extra precaution - and a wise one - the wooden ones are clamped down as well

The effigies in the chapel
Right top: Alabaster effigies of Sir John Mauleverer (1468) & Catharine (?)
Right bottom: Two oak effigiesearly 14th century
Below: The effigies and a sone coffin

Bardsey - All Hallows

I cannot quite make this out: the text begins with Hic Iacet and the name is probably below. There are two long quotations: one from Corinthians and the other from Philippians. The date at the bottom is 1684
Rev Richard Capstick (1785)
35 years curate
Sig: J Parker ſerip

Barnborough - St Peter

Knight holding heart of early  14th century; oak and very fine. The canopy belongs to the tomb of
Percival Cresacre (1477) Inscriptions
Bilbrough - St James
Left: Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax (1671), usually referred to as Sir Thomas Fairfax or 'Black Tom', and his wife Anne. Thomas Fairfax was Lord General of the New Model Army, which was responsible for the defeat of Charles I, having learned his soldiering skills in the Thirty Years' War. Although he was appointed as one of the commissioners to try the King, he did not attend and, although the General , he made no attempt to stop either the trial of the execution of the King. Oliver Cromwell was the  Lieutenant General at this time; he later became Lord General when Fairfax, being reluctant in invade Scotland in the Third Civil War, resigned his commission.
Centre and right: John Norton  He was founder of this church in the 15th century. The photographs show his tomb chest and the lid with indents of lost brasses.

Bilton Ainsty - St Helen

Lady of the early 14th century in the south chapel. The left hand photograph above shows her braided hair.

Bingley - All Saints

Thomas Leach (1763) 'of the honourable Societies of Greys Inn & Staple Inn...' David _ 17_
Also his daughter Agnes (1714)
General William Twiss (1827)
Royal Engineers. He was responsible for a number of defenses both in Britain and overseas, including those at Portsmouth Dockyard and the series of Martello Towers; one of these can be see on the monument with cannon. A road is named after him in Hythe, Kent, his birthplace
I presume the monument to General Twiss is the one Pevsner refers to (The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West Riding) when he writes, one by J. Gott c. 1835. He also refers to a monument to Mrs Caroline Benfield by Behenes 1848, but I do not have a photograph

Bolton-by-Bowland  -  St Peter and St Paul

Cross and Sword
grave cover
Anthony Littledale (182_) Buried in the same vault as his (unnamed) mother at Haldock, Hertfordshire. And his wife, Mary (Dawson) (Littledale) (1855), who is buried in the chancel.

Very large gray marble slab to Sir Ralph Pudsey (1481), his three wives and twenty five children.  The parents are represented on the top row and are said to represent (although they do not appear to be named on the slab): 1. Second wife, Margaret (Tunstall) who had six children; First wife, Matilda (Tempest) who had two children, and: Third wife, Edwina __ who had seventeen children. The children appear to be each named above their representation but I cannot make this out from the photograph.

Boston Spa - St Mary

Samuel Hailstone (1833) (Arabic), Samuel Hailstone (1841) (Roman), Samuel Hailstone (1851) (Roman). White tablet with leaves atop on black gabled base. By Skelton, York
Julia Lyddon (Silly) (1828) White tablet with urn. By Wilson, Leeds 

Bradford Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of St Peter is a Cathedral of the Modern Foundation, the see being founded in 1918. At the Reformation it was a parish church, the oldest parts dating back to the 15th Century

Above from left to right:
1) Thomas Clapham (1719). Latin Text  2)  Isaac Hollings (1735)  3)  John Rand (17--) and his wife Elizabeth (18--)  4) John (1686) & Isabel Smyth (1711)  Their children William, Randal, Jeremiah, Mary, Alice & Mary '...buried with their parents near this place..'  Thomas buried at Dantzic (area of Manchester). John referred to earlier is missing. Below is added:  James (1720) & Richard (1721). 5)  John Stanhope (1710), his wife, Elizabeth. Their sons: Richard (1736) & John MD (1751). Also Richard's wife, Sarah (1762) and their son, Walter (1775), and his wife, Susannah, who was granddaughter of the first mentioned John. 'THE Remains of the above, are all depoſited, without the Wall oppoſite hereto'  6) IN THIS VAULT at the Foot of this Pillar Rest the Remains of: Nancy (1806), wife of James Stead; Frances Mawson (1817), their daughter; Robert Mawson (1824), husband of Frances; Frances (1824) Aged 8 and daughter of Robert and Frances aforementioned; James Stead (1825) also aforementioned; Elizabeth Stead (1828) Aged 7 and daughter of John and Phoebe [they have not been mentioned heretofore] ; James Mawson (1829), son of Robert and Frances. Also, Thomas Ogden (1835), aged 18 and the eldest son of  Joshua and Mary Stead  [they have not been mentioned heretofore]  and grandson of James; Phoebe Stead (1844) Aged 15 and daughter of  the aforementioned John and Phoebe; Samuel (1846) Aged 15 and youngest son of the aforementioned Joshua and Mary. 7) Marie Lister (1809) Latin text

Mary Field (1750) and her husband, John Field (1772). And six of their children who died in their Minority. Also the youngest son, Joshua (1819). Added below, Mary (1830), widow of Joshua. Joseph Priestley (1817)
He superintended the building the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Note the low relief of a canal at the base and the navigators' tools at the top.
By William Pistell
'Deposited in the vault beneath Trinity Church, Islington, London...' Richard Wood (1842). 'Also in the family vault in this church are the remains of Mary Sleeman Wood (1840) ...only child of the above. Aged 7 1/2 John Lister (1734), his wife, Phebe (1745) ; their son, John (1767); his wife, Mary (1756); Samuel Lister (1766); John Field (1772)

Other Monuments
Rev William Scoresby DD FRS FRSE (1789-1857) Yorkshire man, Arctic Explorer, Scientist. Vicar of Bradford (1839-1847) Died at Torquay, Devon where he is buried. Blue enamel tablet.
Anne Sharp (1834) Wife of William, surgeon. Their daughter Annie (1846). White tablet on black base.
Thomas Mann (1832 ?); his daughter, Eliza (1810 ?) Aged 15; his son, Thomas (1841); his wife, Betty (1843). And two infant children, Joseph and Elizabeth. White tablet with pediment and apron both with leaf patterns, on black base.
Pte Eric Anderson VC. East Yorkshire Regiment. Awarded for rescuing three wounded comrades at Wadi Akarit 6th April 1943 whilst under enemy fire. Gray tablet with yellow lettering
In a vault within the tower of this church lie interred the bodies of three infant children of Samuel Hailstone and Ann, his wife...viz: Thomas (1816) aged 2; William (1816) aged 1; Frances (1824) aged 4. White tablet with cornice and black base.
John Hardy (1806); his fist wife, Annis (1774), buried at Horsforth; his second wife, Mary (1804), ' ... buried beneath the font in this church'. White tablet with apron and cornice on black base.

The following three monuments are in the north aisle but I do not have a photograph:
Abraham Sharp (1742) Table with mathematics instruments. A Bradford born mathematician and astronomer who calculated π to 72 decimal places, briefly holding the record. A moon crater is named after him.  By Sheemakers.
Faith Sawney (1761) Sarcophagus with two putti in an aedicule. By J F Moore
Abraham Balme (1796)  A Bradford Worsted manufacturer. By Flaxman. A relief of a man with a beard reading to two young people

William Sharp (1833) A famous surgeon at St Barthomew's Hospital. Free standing bare breasted Grecian maiden holding a portrait medallion by Joseph Gott. (Pevsner) South transept but no photograph available 

† The only reference to a William Sharp associated with Barts is here. This William Sharp was anyway only associated with Barts for four years, died in 1810 and was buried at All Saints, Fulham, where his tomb may be seen. His short biography makes interesting reading. There is however another surgeon - also William Sharp - who died at Bradford in 1833 and was buried at Gildersome Church. His monument is in the Cathedral and was paid for by public subscription; however  it  is a profile bust in low relief with a tablet below giving information. This monument is by Joseph Gott and there is a photograph  on the internet. I have not been able to find any reference to the monument described by Pevsner.

Chapel - le - Dale
No dedication

Far left: 'To the memory of those through accidents in constructing the rail works between Settle and Dent Head.' They are not named. This recalls part of the Victorian engineering triumph of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is referred to above centre left on a plaque on the stone in the church yard in the millennium year of 2000:  'To the memory of the many men, women and children resident in this parish between 1870 and 1877 who died through accident or disease during the construction of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and who are buried in this church yearCentre right:  Abraham  _dale (1781)  Far right: Mary Walton (1819)

Conisborough - St Peter

Above: 12th century tomb chest. Much wonderful, intricate carving on all aspects.
Right near: The Latin inscription says that many of the Boseville family are buried near this pillar.
Right centre: Fountain John (Elwin) Woodyear (1841), and his widow, Frances Woodyeare (1844). [He] 'assumed the name and arms of Woodyeare by Royal Sign Manuel in 112'
Right far: Richard Peter Woodyeare (1835) Son of above. Lt 64th Reg of Foot. Died of yellow fever and was buried in Port Antonia, Jamaca.

Other Monuments
Ann Tileman (1832) and her grandson, Stainforth Cattley (1835) 'Scholar of Queens College, Oxford' Age 20

Farnham  St Oswald
Elizabeth Harvey (1799) Midshipman John Slingsby (1915)
KIA on HMS Formidable; and his friend:
Geoffrey Ernest Cable (1915)
Edward Bertram Fawcett (1916)
Cpt 92nd Punjabis
KIA Sunni-i-Yat, Mesopatamia

Other Monuments

Rev John Hallewell BD (1818) 36 years minister of this parish and above 30 years vicar of Nid. Also his wife Ellen (1842), who dies and was buried at Stroud, Gloucestershire. White tablet with gable and apron.
Fountains Abbey
Fountains is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in Britain.
It is under the care of the National Trust. Entry fees: £16 for adult (plus concessions). Free for members of NT and English Heritage
Knight early 14 century
Giggleswick - St Alkelda
Church is open during normal hours but parking in the village can be difficult; there may be parking spaces on the road that runs above the village - the B6480. Very friendly church. Good toilets inside the church.
The dedication (there is only one other - at Middleham, NR) is said to come from the name of a local Anglo Saxon woman who was martyred in the 9th or 10th century by the pagan Danes, or from holy well (Haeligheld in Old English).
The village name is from -wic meaning village and a Scandanvian chief called Ghigel.
O/S Ref: SD 812 641

Knight, said to be Sir Richard Tempest (1488); he was knighten at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, accused of treason the following year,  but pardoned by King Edward IV the following year. The two ladies, although in very poor condirion, do show remains of polychrome. They are said to be of the two wives of Sir Richard: Sibill (c 1460) and Mabel (1511) These two effigies were found buried at the north east end of the church.

Above: Richard Frankland AM (1698) Latin inscription
Right: George Birkbeck MD (1841). Physician, academic, philanthropist and pioneer in adult education. In 1823 he founded the London Mechanics Institute, which became Birkbeck College. He was buried in Kensall Green Cemetery. Below is a small tablet to Mjr Gen Theodore Henry Birkbeck CB CBE DSO DL The Border Regiment
Robert Hartley (1865) He accidentally fell from the mast while on duty as third mate on board Queen of the Seas of the Cape of Good Hope. He was 18

Other Monuments
Henry Woods (1817) and his wife Isabella (1826). Gray tablet with gold incised lettering.
Mary Beckwith (1820) while tablet black base.
John (1840) and Mary Hartley (1811) ans their son John (1840) White tablet on black base with gable with arms in the latter.
2nd Lt John Starkie Preston (1900) Kia at 21 in the South African War and his brother Cpt Thomas Hawarth Preston (1914) Kia at 33 in WWII

  Goldsborough - St Mary the Virgin   
Near Knaresborough. Park in the lane outside the church. The church is kept lock (it was not in the 1980's) so you will have to apply to the churchwardens to visit. However, English Heritage requires that the church be unlocked during July and August, presumably to fulfill terms of a grant; this appears not to be appreciated by the church
 O/S Ref: SE 385 561 


The two medieval effigies in the church, which lie opposite each other in the chancel, are in excellent condition and very fine, showing interesting and unusual detail. Note the intricate carving of the mail, instead of the usual rows of c's and reversed c's.

Above and right  :
Sir Richard V de Goldesborough (1333). 
Some unusual features: over the head of the effigy is an agee canopy called a gablet (a canopy more properly refers to a structure over the whole monument). Gablets occur from time to time on recumbent monuments but are more commonly seen over vertical statuary, where they act as protection from the weather.  This feature over recumbent effigies, as well as other other more controversial items, has led some - including the late M.P. Enoch Powell - to conclude that these effigies were designed to be appear verical.
Over the mail on the top of the head is what is thought to be a face cloth thrown back and which appears to fall onto and be stitched to the pillow. This is very rare and on one moument angels are shown  lifting back this cloth. The detail photographs show the pattern of the sword belt and the prick spurs

Below: Sir Richard IV de Goldesborough (1307).
This effigy lies on a tomb chest. Note the carved heraldry on the shield. The detail photographs show the lacing of the mail flap where it passes under the chin and fixes to rest of the mail on the side of the face; the lacing and fastening of the sword and waist belts; the buckles fastening the prick spurs.



Left top: Small medieval gave cover, now in the porch.

Above and left bottom: Robert and Mary Byerly by Joseph Wilton. The figures represent Hope and Charity. 18th century.

Sir Richard de Goldsborough (1504) 

Limestone tomb chest said to have originally been in the Goldsborough chapel. There is no effigy or brass nor any record of there having been one, although the rough stone work at the centre of the lid indicates there may well have been something of this nature.

The etchings are from Hollis and the drawings from I'Anson; the photographs from Sally Badham, Jean McCreanor and Richard Collier (thank you all), except those in Ripon,Wakefield and Goldsborough which are by the Web Master
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