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Photographs of inscriptions in the church of Saint Nicholas


The recumbent effigies under a ...

 

The recumbent effigies under a ...

 

The recumbent effigies under a ...

 

MI: The recumbent effigies under a canopied altar tomb in the Chancel are stated by Collinson and Phelps* to be those of Sir William CARENT and his wife Alice, of about the time of King Henry V.

Collinson said this had once borne an inscription, but did not say what this was.

Apparently the church was rebuilt in 1873, but this monument was saved from the old building and re-erected in approximately its previous position on the north side of the Chancel.



Brass plaque under stained glass ...

 

MI: Brass plaque under stained glass (east) window in Chancel.

In memory of Margaret AINSLIE (no date, c1873: PR*: burial not given 1871-5)



Brass plaque under stained glass ...

 

Brass plaque under stained glass ...

 

Brass plaque under stained glass ...

 

MI: Brass plaque under stained glass (south) window in Chancel (in Latin).

The gift of William Henry TURNER, B.D.

Prebendary of Wells and Rector of Trent, 1875



Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on south wall of the Chancel.

Prebendary Arthur Giro DOWELL, M.A.

Vicar of Henstridge, 1883-1904, "during whose incumbency the tower was restored".



Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on south wall of the Chancel, and suspended light.

The Revd: Frederick NEWMAN, B.A.

Trinity College, Cambridge.

Sometime Rector of Oborne (Dorset) and Bishopstrow (Wiltshire).

Curate of this Parish, 1856-1867, died 10 Feb 1894



Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on south wall of the Chancel.

George Thomas STEACY, B.A.

Vicar of this parish 1914-1924



Brass plaque on east wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on east wall of North Choir Aisle (with coat of arms).

Lady Theodora GUEST, died 24 March 1924



Brass plaque on wooden table ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on wooden table in the Nave.

Ellen Georgina ROWLAND, died 15 April 1956, given by her daughters (unnamed)



Brass plaque on north wall ...

 

Brass plaque on north wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on north wall of North Nave Aisle.

Harriett GILLETT, died 21 April 1923, erected by her only daughter (unnamed)



Brass plaque on north wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on north wall of North Nave Aisle.

Andrew ROGERS, born 21 Oct 1845, died 26 Feb 1919.

"Erected by one of his old scholars now resident in Canada"



Framed "Roll of Honour" of ...

 

Framed "Roll of Honour" of ...

 

Framed "Roll of Honour" of ...

 

MI: Framed "Roll of Honour" of those serving from Henstridge in World War I, 1914-1918.

Another in the form of a book in a glass case for those who served from Henstridge in World War II, 1939-1945.

Flanked by two British Legion banners on north wall of North Nave Aisle.



White and grey marble wall ...

 

MI: White and grey marble wall monument on west wall of North Nave Aisle (formerly positioned, according to Collinson and Phelps*, in 1791 and 1836, on the south wall of the Chancel).

"Within the communion rails lies intered the remains of Baptist ISAAC B.A., 15 years Vicar of this parish, and Prebendary of Compton Dundon, only son of John Isaac, Rector of Whitwell, in the county of Rutland, and Mary his wife.

He left issue three sons and two daughters, by Jenny, his wife, the only surviving daughter of Richard WRIGHT, M.D., and Mary his first wife, daughter of William WESTON, Esq., of Hargrove.

He died June 20th 1772, aged 48 years".

Eulogy stating that this was erected by his widow.

"In the vault in which the above Baptist Isaac was interr'd are deposited ye remains of Jenney, his wife, who died the 17th day of Dec: 1781, aged 52, and of Baptist Isaac Clerk, their eldest son, who died ye 16th day of Feb: 1789, aged 28 years"



White marble wall tablet on ...

 

MI: White marble wall tablet on west wall of North Nave Aisle (formerly positioned according to Collinson and Phelps*, in 1791 and 1836, on north wall of the Chancel).

"To the memory of Phipps WESTON, ESq: D.D., Vicar of this parish, and Rector of Rushall, Wilts., who departed this life 23rd Nov: 1777, aged 64 years".



White and gray marble monument ...

 

White and gray marble monument ...

 

MI: White and gray marble monument on west wall of North Nave Aisle, and desk inscribed in memory of John and Marion Hobbs.

Monument, formerly positioned according to Collinson and Phelps*, in 1791 and 1836, on south wall of the Nave: "This monument was erected by Mr Shadrach HOBBS for his family, who are buried underneath.

Susanna HOBBS, his mother, died Sept 6th 1749, aged 62.

Thomas HOBBS, his father, died January 13, 1759, aged 70.

Susanna, his first wife, died July 18, 1755, aged 33.

Mary, his second wife, died July 29th 1767, aged 34.

William, his son by Mary his wife, died Jan 6, 1769, in the 7th year of his age, and three more of his children by Mary his wife, who died in their infancy.

Also the above Mr Shadrach HOBBS, died Nov 3, 1775, aged 54".



White on black marble wall ...

 

MI: White on black marble wall plaque, on west wall of North Nave Aisle (presumably positioned somewhere else in the church before the 1873 rebuilding, but not recorded by Phelps*).

Catherine GIBBS, died 19 December 1820, aged 54.

Erected by her nephew Revd Francis GLOSSOP, A.M.

Eulogy indicating that she had a husband (unnamed).



White marble wall plaque of ...

 

MI: White marble wall plaque of west wall of North Nave Aisle.

(presumably positioned somewhere else in the church before the 1873 rebuilding, but not recorded by Phelps*).

"Underneath are deposited the remains of Mrs PITMAN, mother of James PITMAN, Esq of Dunchideock, Devon, and daughter of the Revd George SHUTTLEWORTH, Rector of Weymouth, who died 19 December 1830, aged 79 years"



Brass plaque on south wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on south wall of South Nave Aisle.

"To the memory of No: 5488419 Private Wm: G COFFIN, RAMC, 83rd Field Ambulance, British Forces in Turkey, who was accidently drowned at Chanak (Turkey) 13th July 1923, aged 18 years.

This tablet was erected by the Officers, Warrant Officers, NCOs and men of his unit"



Two brass plaques (one underneath ...

 

MI: Two brass plaques (one underneath the other) on south wall of South Nave Aisle.

Jonathan BISS, died 1809, aged 70.

Mary BISS, died 1810, aged 71.

Jonathan BISS, died 1810, aged 49.

Samuel BISS, died 1843, aged 82.

Elizabeth BISS, died 1855, aged 85.

Eliza BISS, died 1875, aged 79.

George BISS, died 1895, aged 82.

(Note: these were recorded by Matthews* on a tombstone in the churchyard, which has now disappeared - perhaps erected here by the family in about 1895, when it was realised that the tombstone was flaking away!)



Wooden wall plaque on west ...

 

MI: Wooden wall plaque on west wall of South Nave Aisle, with list of incumbents of Henstridge



Stone Floor Slab in South ...

 

Stone Floor Slab in South ...

 

Stone Floor Slab in South ...

 

MI: Stone Floor Slab in South Nave Aisle (presumably positioned elsewhere in the church before the 1873 rebuilding; It looks as if the inscriptions have been re-cut, as they are far more crisp than would normally be so when trodden underfoot; This might explain the addition at the end of the inscription about being 'repolished', c1873?).

Not recorded by Collinson and Phelps*.

With coat of arms.

"To the memory of the Binghams.

Here lieth the body of Robert BINGHAM, senr: gent: who died Dec: 28,1695, aged 58 years.

Here also lies the body of Robert, his son, who died Jan: 19, 1695, aged 19 years.

(2 lines of Latin verse).

Joanna, wife of the above senior, died May 18, 1733, aged 84 years.

Sarah, daughter of Robert and Joanna, died Jan: 20, 1743, aged 58 years.

Near this too lies John, son of Robert and Joanna BINGHAM, who died Jan: 25, 1745, aged 64.

(4 lines of verse).

Juxta hoc sepulchrum jacet Edvardus BINGHAM, M.B., via Doctor (etc in Latin, 2 lines of eulogy), obiit XI die Oct: Ann: Dom: MDCCL [11 Oct 1750], aetat LX [aged 60].

Repolished by Edward CLARK"



Wooden wall plaque on south ...

 

MI: Wooden wall plaque on south wall of Tower.

Mary Ann BAILY.

Clock restored Nov 1956 by the gift of her (unnamed) husband.



Brass plaque on west wall ...

 

Brass plaque on west wall ...

 

MI: Brass plaque on west wall of Tower.

Clock in this tower installed by his (unnamed) wife in memory of Arthur Giro DOWELL, MA., Vicar of this parish, 1883-1904.

Prebendary of Wanstrow in Wells Cathedral, died Christmas Eve, 1904.



Inscribed brass jug beside font ...

 

Inscribed brass jug beside font ...

 

MI: Inscribed brass jug beside font in the Tower.

Madge Pickford LOVELL, died 20 Dec 1960.



In loving memory of Andrew ...

 

In loving memory of Andrew HOWELL, a beloved son and brother.

Died 18th March 1983 aged 11 years.

The treble bell was repaired.



These gates were given In ...

 

These gates were given In Memory Of Enid and Reginald ROBERTS, 1987.



This window was placed AD ...

 

This window was placed AD 1873 by Jonathan GRAY in loving memory of:

Hannah GRAY 1793, Benjamin GRAY 1831 aged 86.

Benjamin GRAY 1860 aged 84, Arabella GRAY 1867 aged 85, Matilda GRAY 1825 aged 7.

Jonathan GRAY 1825 aged 82, Mary GRAY 1819



In memory of Henry W ...

 

In memory of Henry W ...

 

In memory of Henry W VINER of Henstridge House, who died June 30th 1896 aged 73.

And of Mary, his wife, daughter of Edward Bonser of Sutton, Notts, who died at Kemerton, Dec 22nd 1922 aged 75.



Stone jar in north window ...

 

Stone jar in north window recess.

"In loving memory of Evelyn Alice SAYWELL, died 4th Feb 1974.

Aged 75 years"



"In memory of Louisa Ann, ...

 

"In memory of Louisa Ann, wife of Henry W VINER and daughter of E HARMAN of Theobalds Park, who died at Guernsey 4th June 1868 aged 50"



"In memory of Mary Hannah, ...

 

"In memory of Mary Hannah, ...

 

"In memory of Mary Hannah, wife of Henry W VINER of Henstridge House and daughter of S BOOTH of Huddersfield, Dec 8th 1879 aged 45"



Metal chandelier below tower. "In ...

 

Metal chandelier below tower. "In ...

 

Metal chandelier below tower.

"In loving memory of Edmund ANDERDON of Henlade in this county" .

[Related to John Edmund ANDERDON of Henlade Taunton, died Oct 18 1872 aged 43 and buried at St Nicholas Churchyard, Chislehurst??]



Altar crucifx, "Presented by Mrs ...

 

Altar crucifx, "Presented by Mrs ...

 

Altar crucifx, "Presented by Mrs Josiah PICKFORD, All Saints Day 1917".

(Of Pond Farm)



Two churchwarden staffs. Cecil Charles ...

 

Two churchwarden staffs. Cecil Charles ...

 

Two churchwarden staffs. Cecil Charles ...

 

Two churchwarden staffs.

Cecil Charles CLARKE.

1890 - 1953.

RIP



Brass plaque in grateful memory ...

 

Brass plaque in grateful memory of churchwardens Eric DOWN and Harold BURGE



In Grateful Remembrance of Francis ...

 

In Grateful Remembrance of Francis LOVELACE, born 1890 died 1970, who sang in this choir for 73 years.



In Grateful Remembrance of William ...

 

In Grateful Remembrance of William NORRIS, born 1892 died 1971, who sang in this choir for 30 years.



Brass plate by Richardus BIDELCOMBE ...

 

Brass plate by Richardus BIDELCOMBE in 1699 for Churchwardens Samuell BARTLETT and Morice OBORNE and Sidesmen Frances HOBBS and Robert GREEN.



Staff presented by E KNOWLES ...

 

Staff presented by E KNOWLES esq, Henstridge House, Henstridge on All Saints Day 1937



Wooden collection plate In Memoriam ...

 

Wooden collection plate In Memoriam GFCP Vicar 1924-1931 [George Francis Codrington PEPPIN]



To the Glory of God ...

 

To the Glory of God and in ever loving memory of Major H.J.J.STERN.

Late 13th Hussars.



To the Glory of God ...

 

To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the Men of Henstridge who died in the service of their country.

1939-1945



MI: Inscriptions recorded by Sir Mervyn Medlycott Bt. - refer to Parish Records pages, also for * references and abbreviations