Monuments and Memorials
On the interior walls of the tower, above the kitchen, there are a number of monuments which have been relocated
from various parts of the church. None of them of outstanding merit.
The oldest, stone,
probably 18th Century now almost illegible. Face with wings at base.
Slate oblong c5'
x 2', with verse:
to the Memory of JOHN TORR
who was instantly summon’d
from this transitory Life
in the 80th Year of his Age.
Reader, this stone soliceits not thy tears
Deem not this sudden stroke of heav’n sever
But justly bear upon thy breast imprest.
This awful lesson, which the dead suggest
Humbly useful, and without offence,
He fill’d the circle mark’d by providence
In age completing what his youth began
The noblest work, of God, an honest man.
Also ANN, Daughter of
the above JOHN TORR,
who died the 16th of June 1792
Aged 16 Years.
Likewise SARAH, Wife of the above
JOHN TORR, died 23rd Jany 1812
in the 66th Year of her Age.
Here lies a woman by all the good esteem’d
Because they prov’d her really what she seem’d
If thou wou’dst died as highly priz’d as she
Add to thy virtue, true sincerity.
Marble oblong with
urn above on oval slate back:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY THE WIFE OF JAMES TAYLOR
LATE OF NOTTINGHAM,
BY WHOM SHE HAD THREE CHILDREN
TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER ; TO
EXPERIENCE THE LOSS OF AN AFFECTIONATE
DISCREET, AND VIRTUOUS MOTHER.
SHE DIED MARCH 18, 1802.
AGED 22 YEARS.
on black slate oblong:
In the center Isle lies Interred
The Body of JOHN SMITH, Esq.
Who died the 6th February 1776, Aged 71.
And of ELIZABETH his Wife,
Daughter of John Nevill, Esq.
Who died the 5th of April 1753, Aged 44.
Also Three of their Children,
John, Judith and John, who all died young.
This Marble was erected by their Daughter,
MARY WRIGHT, MDCCCVIII.
Black slate oval
on black slate oblong, with verse:
the Memory of
MARIA, the Wife of JAMES TORR,
who died 31st May 1809,
In the 30th Year of her Age.
Praise to my Wife is justly due,
She prov’d this maxim to be true,
The richest portion with a Wife,
Is prudence and a virtuous life.
South aisle, between
Fanny Cox and Thomas Cox windows, large stone wall plaque:
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY HILL M.B.
OF CHURCH FIELDS, BASFORD.
FOR UPWARDS OF 27 YEARS
A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD.
BORN SEPTEMBER 11TH 1862. DIED MARCH 17TH 1915.
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS AND PATIENTS
TO RECORD THEIR SENSE OF THE LOSS SUSTAINED BY HIS DEATH AND
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR APPRECIATION OF HIS UPRIGHT CHARACTER, HIS
ZEAL AND ABILITY AS A PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON AND THE UNFAILING
KINDNESS WHICH HE SHEWED TO THE SICK POOR COMMITTED TO HIS CARE.
West corner of
south aisle, to left of Rev H R Pitman window, brass plaque 2' x 1' 6":
Janetta Roberta Ann Pitman,
younger daughter of the Revd H.R. Pitman,
who died Nov. 3rd 1902.
This tablet is erected to her memory
by many who knew her and mourn her loss.
THY WILL BE DONE.
West corner of
south aisle, to right of Rev H R Pitman window, brass plaque 2' x 1' 6":
In Sacred Memory of
Elizabeth Brunell Pitman,
elder daughter of Revd. H.R. Pitman,
who died Feb. 25th 1925, Aged 78 years.
This tablet is placed as a tribute of affection
and esteem from old friends and parishioners,
to one who for many years gave faithful
service in every good work in Basford.
It should read Elizabeth Brumell Pitman.
South aisle, below
Fanny Cox window, small brass plaque on wood:
IN MEMORY OF
BORN 22 SEPTEMBER 1912 - DIED 25 NOVEMBER 1983
DEPUTY CHURCHWARDEN AND SIDESMAN
A FAITHFUL SERVANT ALL HIS LIFE.
South aisle, on
sill of Thomas Cox window, brass plaque 1' 3" x 1':
the WIFE of Samuel Richards,
Who DIED October XXIX
AGED LII YEARS.
LIFE how short
ETERNITY how long.
North east corner
of chancel, brass plaque 1' 5" by lancet window:
memory of the
REVD. ROBERT SIMPSON M.A.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH;
He died 20 Novr 1847,
By his unwearied exertions the CEMETERY was obtained
AND THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS ERECTED:
the CHURCH and CHURCH YARD also
were repaired and beautified.
THIS TABLET IS HERE PLACED
to record his useful labours
and the respect in which
he was held.
PALETHORPE ENGD. NOTTM.
Chancel, five small
commemorative plaques in light or dark oak:
ORGANST AND CHOIRMASTER
1932 RON BROWN 1993
1958 – 1993
RALPH WINFIELD CARLISLE
PARISH COUNCILLOR, CHORISTER, SCOUTER
MASTER OF RINGERS
A WORKER FOR THE LORD
VERGER, CHORISTER, RINGER, CUB LEADER.
SERVED HIS CHURCH OVER 60 YEARS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BORN 11TH JANUARY 1908 DIED 3RD FEBRUARY 1978
HE SERVED FOR MANY YEARS IN THE PARISH CHOIR
AND ON THE CHURHC COUNCIL
West end of nave,
small oak shield:
|Derrick E. M. Horner, Church Warden, Parish Councillor, 1909-85
South porch, 8ft
up is a modern stone slab:
|The Kissing Stone
blessed by Pope Innocent IV (1243-54)
is embedded in the fabric of this porch
Known also as a Pax it is actually in the
east door jamb. It is only 3.5 inches square, said to be made of porphyry,
and was passed around the congregation during Mass in the Pre-Reformation
period. It was re-discovered in 1859.
South porch, small
|In Memory of Samuel Richards
who departed this life MDCCXXXI
aged LXXII years
South porch, well
carved slate headstone signed ‘Sparrow, Nottm.’:
this Place are
deposited the Remains of
eldest Daughter of the late
Jos[ep]h & Frances Rogers
who died the 6th of March
1795: aged 59 Years.
Also William Eaton
who died June 22d 1789: Aged 48.
who died April the 25th 1795:
Aged 3 Years.
South porch, slate,
also by Sparrow, Nottm.:
NEAR THIS PLACE
are deposited the earthly Remains of
Joseph Rogers & Frances his Wife
He departed this Life December 3d 1786
Aged 84 Years.
She died July 14th 1787 : Aged 78 Years
LIKEWISE Two of their Grandchildren
William & Frances Eaton
South porch, small
In Memory of
who departed this Life
FEBY. 15TH 1827
AGED 66 YEARS
In the midst of Life we are in Death.
South porch, small
Departed this Life in the XLV Year of his Age
Active Vigor and Youthful Strength
My Maker to me Gave
From whence my Soul above did rise
To join the Heavenly Host
Who daily sing above the Skies
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
South porch, slate
headstone resting on stone bench:
Who Departed this Life
December 9th 1788
AGED 77 YEARS.
Also ELIZABETH his Wife
who Died June 19th 1787
AGED 84 YEARS.