St Peter

Monuments and Memorials


On the north side of the chancel arch there is a tablet is dedicated:

To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of FRANK POTTS, vicar of this parish from 1931-1951

Brass Plate

A plate set in the floor of the front pew records:

Beneath this brass plate is a vault containing the remains of ELIZABETH MARY LINSKILL, wife of WILLIAM LINSKILL Esq born May 10th 1778 died Sept 21st 1841 aged 63 years. Also of WILLIAM LINSKILL Esq, of Tynemouth Lodge, CT. Northumberland, husband of the above, died the 13th day of May 1845. Also of FRANCES SARAH LINSKILL, daughter of the above, died the 3rd of January 1840.

Three brasses

Set in the floor below the Resurrection window on the east wall of the south aisle. All these were removed from the earlier church. Inscriptions read:

In memory of WILLIAM SPENCER for 27 years master of the Free School at Ruddington. He was an Apostle of the High School of Education in this place, his teaching being based on the principle of searching the Scriptures daily. His Master took him home April 3, 1881. Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths where is the good way and walk therein and ye shall find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16.
To the Honour and Glory of God and in memory of CHARLES and ELLEN PAGET of Ruddington Grange who were drowned at Filey in October 1873. They rest from their labours and their works do follow them.

(Note also the large stone memorial slab outside the west door.)

In loving remembrance of ELIZA wife of CHARLES PAGET of Ruddington Grange who was born March 15th 1807 and died March 10th 1834. This is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. This brass is placed here by her four children.

(Charles Paget was a progressive farmer and successful businessman, but also a social reformer with a genuine concern for the education of children. His death and that of his wife by drowning is also commemorated by a memorial tablet inserted into the rocks at Filey Brigg.)

Brass Tablet

On the wall at the west end of the south aisle. It reads:

To the glory of God and in memory of THOMAS SMITH for fifty years clerk and sexton of this parish 1875-1925. Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life

Brass Plaque

Set on the wall panelling to the left of the west doors:

This plaque is in grateful memory of ALFRED THOMAS WHITWORTH clerk and verger of this Church 1935-1965.

Tower Ringing Room

There are a number of stone and slate memorials on the walls of the ringing chamber:

Stone tablet backed by slate

Near this place lie the remains of Elizabeth Sophia Grey widow of the late Lieut. Gen. Grey of Ruddington, who died on the XIIIth of August in the year MDCCCXLII.
Also those of Katharine Susan, eldest daughter of the above, who died on the 1st of July MDCCCXLVI.
The Rev WHC Grey and his sister J F Cursham have caused this tablet to be erected to the memory.
Walkers, Nottm.

Stone tablet backed by slate

In a vault near this place lie the remains of John Grey Esq who departed this life January XXIX MDCCCXXXVII in the LXXVI year of his age.
He was a Lieutenant General in the army and in early life served in the East Indies.
This tablet is inscribed to his memory by his widow, Elizabeth Sophia Grey.

Stone tablet backed by slate

In a vault near this tablet are deposited the remains of Richard Cripwell who departed this life February 8th 1837 in the 76th year of his age.
Also those of Elizabeth his wife who died August 2nd 1802 aged 52 years.
Peacock and Worle, Nottm.

Stone tablet surmounted by a coat of arms

In a vault near this place rests the body of Thomas Booth Esq late of Nottinghamshire departed this life Nov 1, 1801, aged 71 years.
Also the body of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Joseph Francis Esq and Jane his wife of Sleaford Lincolnshire. She died Oct 23, 1824 aged 90 years.

Below this – a vertical unattached slab

In memory of the best of parents their daughters Jane and Francis Booth and Elizabeth Sophia Grey have erected this tablet
Walkers Sculp. Nottm.

Stone slab of twentieth century

In memory of our fellow bell-ringer, who died in the Great War 1914-1918
A B Ernest Oliver RND
Pte. George Grice
Their works liveth for evermore

Stone slab

A slab depicting one pillar decorated with a drooping leaf design and one broken pillar leaning against it.

To the memory of the Revd. William Bayley Cocker MA, late vicar of Bunny and Ruddington.
This monument is erected by his parishioners as a testimony of affectionate regard to their Lamented Minister. And of unfeigned gratitude for the unwearied diligence and exemplary faithfulness which he manifested during a period of 20 years in feeding the flock over whom the Holy Ghost had made him overseer.
He died April 25th 1823 aged 50.
Him that overcometh will I make a temple of my God and he shall go no more out. Rev. 3:12.

Tower Second Floor

Stone memorials on the second floor of the tower (containing the clock winding mechanism):

Oval Monument

Near this marble lies the body of Jane Francis relict of the late Joseph Francis Esq of Sleaford in the county of Lincoln. She departed this life Feby. 8th 1787 in the 87th year of her age.
In memory of the best of parents her only surviving daughter Elizabeth Boote caused this small monument to be erected.

Triangular Slab

Immediately below the ovalmonument just mentioned is a small triangular slab:

Also near this place lieth the body of Mary Williamson daughter of the late Thos. Boote. She departed this life Jany. 15th 1787 aged 72.