For this church:
Cromwell St Giles
Monuments and Memorials
The Latin roughly translated reads:
Prostrate with many copious tears for the best wife, mother, woman, the unhappy husband has placed this simple marble [as] a monument and pledge of [his] love.
2On the wall of the south chancel aisle, a metal plaque (36cm x 31cm) (below monument no 1), with lightly incised lettering painted black, inscribed:
The Parish register shows that both bodies were interred on 8 January 1827, with the note:
Frances Louisa des Voeux was interred at Hazlehill, Derbyshire near Burton on Trent, Sept 1817, and removed to this church Jan 8. 1827.
3On the wall of the south chancel aisle attached to the notice board, a small brass plaque to the Rev Sheila Dixon on a wooden base (9.5cm x 5cm), incised lettering, inscribed:
4Above the door in the south chancel aisle, a monument to the Rev Henry Fiennes-Clinton takes the form of a tablet of white tiles surrounded by a thin band of turquoise tiles with an alabaster surround (69cm x 43cm), lettering painted black, inscribed:
The Parish register notes his burial on 20 October 1911 and that of his wife, Sarah Catherine, on 25 March 1898. They are buried in the churchyard alongside the restored medieval cross.
5In the south chancel aisle to the west of the door is a monument to the Rev Charles Fynes Clinton. It is a plain white marble tablet with clipped corners (65cm x 46cm), incised black lettering, inscribed:
On the bottom edge is inscribed:
One of the floor plaques marks the site of his burial.
6In the south chancel aisle to the west of door (below monument 5), a plain white marble tablet with clipped corners (65cm x 46cm), incised black lettering, commemorates Emma, wife of the Rev Charles Fynes Clinton. It is inscribed:
As with monument 5, on the bottom edge is inscribed:
7In the south chancel aisle to the west of the door (below monument 6) is a plaque to the Rev Charles John Fynes-Clinton. It is in brass on black marble (75cm x 53cm), incised with black lettering and with an ornamental surround, inscribed:
The Parish register notes ‘14th December 1871, Rosabella Fynes-Clinton, 3 Montague Place, London, 63’, and ’15th Jan 1872, Charles John Fynes-Clinton, 3 Montague Place London, 72, 43 years Rector of this Parish’.
8At the west end of the south chancel aisle, behind the third pillar of the arcade, a brass plaque (24cm x 33cm), incised lettering, above which there is am armorial shield, a fesse on ermine field with St Andrew’s cross, inscribed:
[Sacred to the Memory] Under this stone lies Elena, wife of Hollis Pigot Cl., untimely snatched by death, held in deep affection by her family, who died in childbirth, 18 January 1728, aged 36.
The Parish register notes ‘Ellen, ye wife of Hollis Pigot, was buried Jan 19th’.
This corresponds to the marble monument no 5.
10On the chancel floor by the vestry door to the east of plaque 9, a brass plaque (31cm x 19.5cm) with clipped corners, lettering incised, inscribed:
This corresponds to the marble monument no 6.
Monument 7 also records this burial