Hoveringham St Michael

Monuments and Memorials

North-west corner of church

The oldest and most significant monument in the church is a large double alabaster tomb to the memory of Sir Robert Goushill and his wife Elizabeth Fitzalan. It dates from the early 15th century and this is the third Hoveringham church in which it has graced. Both the figures show damage, the effects of time and possibly re-siting. Sir Robert’s legs, his chest armour and other parts of the monument have also attracted the graffiti artists on several occasions. The tomb is currently located in the north-west corner of the church, set partially within a low arched recess. Close by the tomb is a framed document explaining its history.

The wording reads:

THE ALABASTER TOMB
The recumbent effigies are those of
Sir Robert Goushill and his wife Elizabeth Fitzalan,
grand-daughter of King Edward I and sister of
Thomas 15th Duke of Arundel

Elizabeth married Robert Goushill of
Hoveringham in 1401, after the death of her second
husband Thomas Mowbury Duke of Norfolk
in the previous year.

In 1403 Robert was wounded fighting
for Henry VI at the Battle of Shrewsbury. For his
conduct on the field Robert was knighted, before
being treacherously stabbed to death by his servant.

The Knight wears a camail and huaberk of
mail with plate armour upon arms and legs.

The collar, which shows his Lancastrian
allegiance, and the elaborate  sword-belt, are both
well preserved.

His head surmounted by a bascinet, with
its wreath, rests upon his haulm with its device of
a Saracens head.

The Duchess is clothed as a peeress with
A coronet denoting her rank.

Sanctuary

Brass plaque on window sill, south wall:

THESE WINDOWS WERE GIVEN
IN THE CENTENARY YEAR 1965
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RALPH WILLIAM ROSE
A MUCH LOVED HUSBAND AND
FATHER AND A REGULAR
WORSHIPPER IN THIS CHURCH

South wall of chancel

Small marble tablet:

IN
MEMORY OF
FREDERICK CREASEY
1904-1991
AND HIS SISTER
FLORENCE
CREASEY
1896- 1997

White marble tablet:

IN MEMORY OF
ABEL SWETE,
THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF
LIEUT GENL HENRY AND ANNE
ELIZABETH HUTHWAITE
HE DIED AT HOVERINGHAM
XIII JUNE MDCCCLI AGED XV YEARS.
"OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"

ALSO IN FOND REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY GEORGE BEAUMONT
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTR XXVI  MDCCCLII
IN THE XXI YEAR OF HIS AGE

ALSO SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES ANNE, THE BELOVED AND ONLY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE, SHE DIED SEPR XXII  MDCCCLIII
IN THE XXI YEAR OF HER AGE

"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD"

A more ornate marble tablet:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUTT GENERAL HENRY HUTHWAITE
OF THE BENGAL ARMY
HE SERVED IN INDIA DURING A PERIOD OF XXX YEARS IN
THE COURSE OF WHICH TIME HE DISCHARGED WITH ABILITY
THE DUTIES OF AIDE–DE-CAMP AND PRIVATE SECRETARY
TO THE LATE MARQUIS OF HASTINGS. HE WAS COLONEL OF
THE CALCUTTA NATIVE MILITIA, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE
MYSORE PRINCES, AND PERSIAN INTERPRETER TO THE
SUPREME COURT.
HE RETURNED TO ENGLAND IN MDCCCXXVII AND DIED AT
HOVERINGHAM ON VTH OF DECEMBER  MDCCCLIII
IN THE LXXXIVTH YEAR OF HIS AGE
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL REMBERANCE OF HIM
BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE.

A bronzed plaque:

Sacred to the memory of
The Rev. Kaye Mawer MA
Rector of Westbere in Yorkshire
Curate of the Perpetual Curacy
of Thurgarton and Hoveringham
 in the county of Nottingham
and twenty five years chaplain to the
First Royal Regiment of Foot
Son of the Rev. John Mawer DD
Of Middleton Tyer in Yorkshire
He died November the 11th. 1799
Aged 63 year
Sarah his wife died the 18th. Jan. 1786
In her 38th year
And his wife died 7th. Feb. 1828 aged 65
John Mawer died Jan. 16th 1779
Kaye Mawer a midshipman in the Royal Navy
Whose mother is buried at Pentrich in Derbyshire
Died 119th. Jan. 1787 in the 17th.year of his age
Bridget Mawer died 13th. Aug. 1791 aged 11 months
The family Mawer or Mawr are descended
From the Ancient British ----- of this island
Their direct ancestor being Roderick Youngest
Brother of Llewelyn Mawer or Llewelyn the Great
The last reigning Prince of Wales

East wall of nave

A marble tablet with border:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
ATWELL MERVYN YATES
BAYLEY
VICAR OF THIS PARISH FROM
1875 TO 1920
WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 23RD 1921
AT VERWOOD DORSET
JESU MERCY

South wall of nave near south porch

On the wall just to the east of the door is an inset stone tablet which appears to be part of a coat-of-arms. It has a cross with an eight petal flower at its centre and a fleur-de-lis terminating each end. Within the four quarters is an outward facing unclosed circle with bulbous ends. It is not the arms of the Goushill family.