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Aldbrough - St Barthomew
Friendly church which appears to only open Wednesday mornings so best to write to the church  and arrange for the church warden, who lives nearby, to make other arrangements. You can park on the road more or less outside the church.
O/S Ref: TA 244 388

Sir John de Melsa (1377)

Lady (1360)

'Near this Stone lies Interred the Body of Roy Chrihopher Wray Vicar of this Pariſh near thirty two years...' 1793

Two stones high on wall, nor illegible. I can make out John on the one on the right.
These two wall monuments are in the ringing chamber behind a locked screen.  That on the right may be to James Bean (1769)

Aughton - All Saints
Richard Aske (1360) and his wife, Margaret

Bainton continued

Robert Falcon (1661)
, although the date on this wall monument is 1640. Above a falcon on a skull and below an angel's head.

Robert (1756) and Elizabeth (1771 Grimson. Two marble wall tablets with obelisks.

Bainton - St Andrews
Top left and bottom:Sir John de Mauley (1331) Rector although dressed as a knight; said to have fought at Bannockburn.  In a contemporary arched recess; angels at either side of finial holding his soul in a napkin.
Top right: Roger Godeale (1429) Rector; holds chalice. Brass.

Beeford - St Leonard
This church is locked: you will need to contact the church for permission to visit. The churchwarden seemed puzzeled that most churches actually were unlocked but was, nevertheless, very helpful. You can park outside the church.
O/S Ref: TA 192 544

From left to right:
Far left:
Above Left:
Above Center:
Above Right & Far Right:


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

O/S Ref: TA 031 398 (St Mary) more central

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 (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 the odd proportions and perspective oeten seen at the time of drawing.
Far right: 
Walter Strickland (1780)  By Peter Chenu of London.

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

North Transept - North Doorway

Above and right  :Civilian Male c 1360.

Below all: 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
Right:  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 burial site of St 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

 General George Garth  (1819). Col 17th Reg of Foor, Lt Governor of Placentia in North America.

Ralph (1768) & Bridget (Gee) (1774) Signed: (Edmund) Foster HULL fecit. 

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

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

Brass indents  Robert Burton (1535) 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
The church - originally an estate church of Birdsall House -  is locked. I wrote to the Vicar who advised that the key was held at the estate office, giving me the telephone number.  The estate manager is also the church warden and he and his staff could not have been more helpful. The one of the two keys was out so someone brought the other key from the maintenance department on the day of our arrival. The estate office is signed posted and you may park outside to pick up the key; you can then drive to the nearby church (watch out for potholes) and park outside. Don't forget to return the key!
O/S Ref: SE 818 654

Lady (mid 14th century) Kneeling mourners which are carved from the same block. They are also present on the side against the wall, we cannot see here.

Henry, 6th Baron Middleton (1852)
By Richard Westmacott
Henry Sotheby (1662)
Latin Inscription
Tho. Southeby (1729); Hon Tho. Willoughby (1742); Eliz. Willoughby (1752), (daughter of Th. S. and widow of Th. W.);  Cassandra (1750), (daughter of the latter)
Signed: Michael Rysbrack
Ann Southeby (Pegg) (1688) Claude Henry Conairch Willoughby (1932)
Difficult to read
Charlotte Willoughby (1845) Also Cpt Francis Digby Willoughby (1846) Died at Meerat, Bengal at 27, where he is buried   A lesson in legibility!
Beautiful style and lettering too

Other Monuments
Francis Henry Stirling Willoughby (1848) Brass
  Unreadable brass
Michael Guy Percival, 11th Baron Middleton KG MC (1970) Tablet
Brig The Hon H E Christopher Willoughby (2009) 2nd son of 11th Baron Brass
There is also an identical tablet to the above to Charlotte Willoughby to her husband Henry Willoughby (1845).  Both by Waudby of York

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 sword, shield and vines.

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