For this church:
Elton St Michael and All Angels
Official Listing Description
The following are listed:
Small church. C12 in origin but heavily restored 1855-7. Incised rendering to resemble ashlar. Ashlar plinth. Slate chancel roof. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel. The 3-stage tower, rebuilt 1855-7, has clasping buttresses and the stages are marked by bands. Paired lancets for west window. Lancet bell-chamber openings, paired on west side. Embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. Rainwater head of 1856. Embattled nave with square porch, possibly C19, on south side and two broad round arched windows with hood moulds. Chancel door with segmental head. 2-light east window with geometrical tracery. On the north side of the nave is a small ogee-headed light and two, larger, 2-light windows with geometrical tracery. Several lead rainwater heads dated 1857. Interior: plain, with remains of the south arcade of 3 bays. Round, double-chamfered arches on round piers with moulded capitals one with nailhead decoration visible. Heavy C17 communion rail with turned balusters, large top and bottom rails and 2 large ball and stalk finials. Mid C19 wall memorials to Norton family of Elton Manor and one of 1822 to Francis Launder, by Joseph Hall the younger of Derby.
Chest tomb. 1780. Signed W. Stretton, Nottingham. Stone chest with "square vase" corners, moulded plinth and cap. Slate front panel inscribed in Latin: Dec. 22 1780 ... Margaret Launder aged 50 the wife of A. Collin Launder the Rector of Elton church, plus a verse. Sandstone panel on opposite side inscribed to Revd. Abel Collin Launder formerly of Clare Hall, Cambridge,rector of this parish 33 years and 49 of Clifton cum Clapton. He died August 29th 1803 in his 78th year. Marble end panels.
Group of headstones. 2nd half of C18 and early C19. Slate. 1. Rectangular with fine detail and ornate lettering to: Rebbecca Mann wife of Thomas Mann d.1769 aged 43. 2. Large, with shaped head decorative foliage to: Thomas Mann d.1779 aged 52. 3. Shaped head, delicate classical detail to: Stephen Mann d.Dec. 22nd 1789 aged 30 years. 4. Shaped top and decorative surround to: Rebbecca Mann daughter of Stephen and Jane Mann d.April 11th 1811 aged 23 years. Included for group value. 5. Tall with shaped top and decorative surround of foliage to: Mary wife of John Burrows d.October 5th 1779 in her 58th year. Also John Burrows d.1780 aged 71 years. 6. Rectangular with simple decoration to: William Burrows son of John and Mary Burrows d.1766 in his 21st year. 7. Tall with shaped head and classical incised detail to Eleanor wife of Thomas Mann d.1788 aged 32 years. 8. Large, rectangular with classical detail with a small relief carving in head. Inscribed in capitals "Reader! The green sod on which thou stands covers the remains of John Burrows ..." Signed Wood, Bingham. 9. Round top with simple decoration to: Mary Gibson relict of John Gibson d.1812. Included for group value. 10. Shaped top with relief carving of trumpeting angel and legend "arise ye dead and come to Judgement" to: John Gibson d.5th April 1788. Also two sons.
Two headstones. 1728 and 1703. Slate. 1. Small rectangular stone with round faced winged angel and inscribed in the top corners "BE YE READY" to: Francis son of Nicolas Boot by Ellin his wife d.April 6th 1728 aged 2 years. 2. A small tapering stone with angled top and with edge moulding inscribed: "Here is buried ye Body of John Chamberling he died January the 25th 1703 And in the 48th year ...?"