For this church:
Gonalston St Laurence
Monuments and Memorials
Wall Monuments inside the Church
Memorial to Francis Henry Paley, Rector
An inset memorial tablet to the memory of a former rector is located on the south wall of the chancel. It is of limestone and has a stylised rose in each corner.
Memorial to Commander Philip Francklin
A plain stone tablet set with a gold medallion is located on the south wall of the nave commemorating Commander Francklin, formally head of Gonalston’s leading family.
Stone burial markers within the church
North side of chancel
Partially covered by choir stalls
In the Sanctuary
The later two are very worn. It is not known if these burials remain in-situ.
In the eastern corner of the north aisle there are three carved stone coffin covers. Two have effigies of medieval knights, the other a lady possibly of the same period. The effigies are said to be those of John de Heriz 1229, John de Heriz 1329 and Lady Matilda de Heriz, the last of the de Heriz line. These memorials were removed from there original positions within the church during the 1792 diminution of the church and placed beneath the wooden floor of the nave, where they remained until 1849 when the Victorian sculptor and artist Richard Westmacott RA retrieved them.
On the exterior of the South wall of the nave is a memorial tablet
There is also a window with a dedication plate commemorating a member of the Francklin family.