Monuments and Memorials
An alabaster slab to Hugh Hercy (died 1455) and to Elizabeth Hercy (1450) was re-sited from the chancel of the old church in 1882 and re-cut in 1932. A bronze tablet on the tower wall provides information on the slab:
BELOW THIS TABLET IS THE TOMB OF SIR HUGH
HERCY OF GROVE • NOTTS WHO DIED 11 DECEMBER
1455 • AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
SIR SIMON LEKE OF COTTAM • NOTTS WHO DIED IN 1450.
IT WAS MOVED FROM THE CHANCEL OF THE OLD CHURCH
AND PLACED HERE IN 1882 AND WAS RESTORED IN 1932 BY
THEIR DESCENDANT SIR FRANCIS HUGH GEORGE HERCY
DEPUTY LIEUTENANT FOR THE COUNTY OF LONDON.
THE INSCRIPTION ROUND THE BORDER READS
HIC • JACENT • HUGO • HERCY • ARMIGR. QUI • OBIIT • XI • DIE •
DECEMBRIS • ANNO • DOMINI • MCCCCLV • ET • ELIZABETH • UXOR •
EJUS • QUOE • OBIIT • ANNO • DOMI. MCCCCL • ANIMOE • PROPITIETUR • DEUS.
||Detail of slab
|| Sketch of slab
made in 1796
Nearby is a badly worn floor stone in memory of a 'Mr Wright', most probably the Reverend Robert Wright who was the incumbent from 1737:
Here Resteth the Bod[...]
Mr Wright R[...]
who Died March [...]
1748 Aged 58 Years and of [...]
Also incorporated in the floor of the tower is a medieval cross-slab.
|To the Memory
Of WILLIAM LEVINZ Esquire
Only Son of Sir CRESWELL LEVINZ Knight,
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas,
Whose many Virtues he inherited.
Having represented in Parliament for many Years,
First the Borough of East Retford,
And then this County,
With uncommon Abilities, Diligence, and Integrity;
He did May the Seventh 1747,
Aged Seventy Six Years.
He married ANN Daughter of SAMUEL BUCK Esquire
Barrister at Law,
A Partner worthy of so much merit;
Who died June 15th 1726,
In the Fifty First Year of her Age,
And lieth also here