Monuments and Memorials
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Key to Monuments
There are about two dozen monuments within the church dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Among the more notable are two large memorials in the chancel, originally linked to chantries, to Sir Richard Willoughby (died 1471) and his nephew, Sir Henry Willoughby (died 1528). There are other Willoughby family monuments. There is a modest alabaster tablet to Bridget and Percival Willoughby and the much more ostentatious contemporary monument to Robert Smythson, the Willoughbys' architect. That to the 6th Lord Middleton is by Sir Richard Westmacott.
Two memorials can no longer be seen. One, to the 7th Lord Middleton, is now totally obscured by the organ. A second memorial which cannot now be identified was described by Sir Stephen Glynne in 1867: 'Another tomb on the S side has panneling of late Perp date and a flat open crocketed canopy but is much concealed by more modern monuments'. Perhaps this is the 'alabaster tomb under an arch in the middle of the church to Matilda, wife of Johannis Dabrishecourte' (died 1505) which Thoroton recorded. By 1902 when Fellows was writing this was 'no longer to be seen, but traces of it were found during the 1885 restoration'. Also invisible is the Willoughby vault.
In 1988 it was decided to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the completion of Wollaton Hall by conserving the monument to Robert Smythson in the south aisle. The work was largely funded by the Pilgrim Trust and a programme to conserve many other monuments in the church began which was completed in 2013. Funding came principally from various trusts and latterly the Heritage Lottery Fund, with a contribution from the 12th Lord Middleton.
The following description of the monuments starts above the west door and proceeds in a clockwise direction. In most instances the recording of the inscription is followed by further details.
1.Digby, 7th Baron Middleton (died 1856)
Monument on the west wall of the nave behind the organ.
IN MEMORY OF
7TH BARON MIDDLETON OF MIDDLETON IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK, R.N.
ONLY SURVIVING SON OF FRANCIS WILLOUGHBY, OF HESLEY,
IN THE COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM, ESQRE (YOUNGER BROTHER OF
HENRY 5TH BARON MIDDLETON) AND OCTAVIA HIS WIFE,
DAUGHTER AND CO-HEIR OF FRANCIS FISHER OF THE GRANGE, GRANTHAM, ESQRE
HE WAS BORN 26TH NOVEMBER 1769;
SUCCEEDED HIS COUSIN, HENRY, 6TH BARON MIDDLETON 19TH JUNE 1835
AND DIED UNMARRIED AT WOLLATON, 5TH NOVEMBER 1856,
IN THE 87TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
This memorial was formerly on the north wall of the chancel. It was removed to its present position at the restoration of 1885. Since 1970 it has been totally obscured by the organ. It was photographed in 2012 while it was briefly exposed during the restoration of the organ.
2.Henry, Lord Middleton (died 1800)
Monument on the north wall of the north aisle between the third and fourth windows from the west.
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY, LORD MIDDLETON,
BARON OF MIDDLETON,
IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK;
WHO WAS BORN IN 1726;
MARRIED DOROTHY, DAUGHTER AND COHEIR
OF GEORGE CARTWRIGHT, ESQRE
OF OSSINGTON, IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE;
AND DIED ON THE 14TH OF JUNE, 1800, AGED 74:
HENRY, BORN THE 24TH OF APRIL 1761:
DOROTHY, MARRIED IN 1784,
TO RICHARD LANGLEY, ESQRE
AND HARRIET, MARRIED IN 1787,
TO THE HONBLE LUMLEY SAVILE.
HE SUCCEEDED TO THE TITLE AND ESTATES
OF HIS COUSIN, THOMAS, LORD MIDDLETON,
AND ADDED DIGNITY TO THE PEERAGE
BY A MIND WELL CULTIVATED,
IMPROVED BY THE ADVANTAGES,
UNTAINTED BY THE VICES, OF TRAVEL.
LOYAL FROM PRINCIPLE,
AND MAINTAINING A FIRM INDEPENDANCE, [SIC]
HE STEADILY SUPPORTED
THE MEASURES OF GOVERNMENT,
IN TIMES OF TURBULENCE AND SEDITION.
IN A CIVIL, AS WELL AS A MILITARY CAPACITY,
HE WAS ACTIVE, JUST, AND IMPARTIAL:
AND IN PRIVATE LIFE,
HE WAS GENEROUS, HOSPITABLE, FRIENDLY,
AT HIS DECEASE
UNIVERSAL REGRET WAS FELT AND EXPRESSED;
AND THOSE WHO FROM THE DEARER TIES OF AFFINITY
WERE MORE INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED
WITH HIS WORTH,
WERE LEFT MORE SINCERELY TO DEPLORE
SO GREAT A LOSS!
THIRD LORD MIDDLETON,
SUCCEEDED HIS FATHER,
AND DIED WITHOUT ISSUE,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
DIED ON 19TH JULY
AGED 75 YEARS
THE 4TH LORD MIDDLETON,
SUCCEEDED HIS BROTHER, IN 1774;
HAVING MARRIED MISS CHADWICK,
AND DIED WITHOUT ISSUE
verite sans peur
J.BACON, Junr Sculpr
John Bacon Jnr, the son of a more famous sculptor father, is represented by work in St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
3.John Edson (died 1855)
Tablet on the pier of the south arcade of the north aisle between the second and third arches.
In memory of
CORPORAL IN THE 3RD BATTALION
OF GRENADIER GUARDS,
AGED 24 YEARS,
IN CAMP BEFORE SEVASTOPOL
JANUARY 6TH 1855.
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT
THE BATTLE OF INKERMAN,
5TH NOVR 1854.
“THOU HAST GIRDED ME WITH
strength unto the battle”
PSALM XVIII. 39.
4.Richard Blakemore (died 1761)
Monument on the north wall of the north aisle between the fourth and fifth windows from the west.
Near this Place lies Inter’d the
Body of RICHARD BLAKEMORE,
who Departed this Life
March ye 23rd 1761. in the 60th Year of his
And JANE ye Wife of
RICHARD BLAKEMORE, she
Departed this Life May ye 11th 1757 [*]
in the 59th Year of her
Also MARY COX Sister to the
Said R.BLAKEMORE, who
Departed this Life May ye 1st 1754.
in the 54th Year of her
* changed from 1754
Nothing is known of the three people commemorated on this slate tablet. It is given a rustic feel by the off-centre flourishes surrounding each reference to 'age' and by the need to amend the date carved in error.
5.Sir Henry Willoughby (died 1548) and his wife, Anna (died 1546)
Monument (with blackamoor’s head) above the north door of the chancel.
HENRICUS WILLUGHBY ARMIGER, ET ANNA UXOR EIUS
HENRICI GREY DUCIS SUFFOLCIÆ SOROR
HIC FŒLICITER IN DOMINO OBDORMIUNT.
ILLE OBIIT IN BELLO CÕTRA REBELLES IN NORFOLCIA 1548
ILLA OCCUBUIT ANNO SALUTIS NOSTRÆ 1546.
TRES LIBEROS SUSCEPERUNT,
THOMAM, QUI OBIIT SINE PROLE SUPERSTITE.
FRANCISCUM WILLUGHBY EQUITEM AURATUM. ET
MARGARETAM NUPTAM MATHÆO ARUNDELL MILITI.
FRANCISCUS FILIUS MŒRORIS ET AMORIS ERGO
[Henry Willughby Knight, and Anna his wife, sister of Henry Grey Duke of Suffolk blissfully fell asleep here in the Lord. He died in the war against the rebels in Norfolk 1548, she passed on in the year of salvation 1546, they raised three children, Thomas, who died without surviving issue, Francis Willughby a golden rider*, and Margaret, wife of Matthew Arundell, soldier. In love and sorrow Francis [their] son put up this monument to [his] most estimable parents 1591]
* or perhaps A RENOWNED HORSEMAN ?
6.Sir Richard Willoughby (died 1471) and his wife, Anne (died 1467)
|| Brass of Sir Richard
|| Brass of Anne
Inscription in brass on the chamfered edge of the tomb to Sir Richard Willoughby on the north side of the chancel. Square brackets indicate omitted characters and the missing phrase at the end.
Hic jacet Ric[ard]us Willughby Armiger qui obiit viio die Octob Anno d[o]m[i]no Jh[es]u X[*]i Millimo CCCColxxio Et Anna ux[or] eius que obiit xxiiio die mensis Julii A[nn]o eiusdem d[omi]ni MoCCCColxviio [quorum animabus propicietur deus Amen]
[* unidentifiable letter]
[Here lies Richard Willoughby knight who died the seventh day of October in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1471 and Anne his wife who died the twenty-third day of the month of July in the year of the same Lord 1467 [on whose souls may God have mercy. Amen]]
Although the Willoughbys had been connected with Wollaton for well over a century by the time of Sir Richard Willoughby, they continued to be buried and commemorated at Willoughby-on-the Wolds until 1471. Sir Richard, who was childless and distrusted his half-brother to honour him appropriately, had this expensive monument erected before his death to form the centre-piece of a chantry chapel. Similar designs in the neighbourhood at Strelley and Clifton must have been the work of the same craftsmen. Brasses depicting him and his wife appear on the table tomb set in an elaborate canopy and beneath is a cadaver.
The original contract for the brasses with James Reames of St Paul’s Churchyard, London, can still be found among the Middleton manuscripts at the University of Nottingham, and is a rare survival. The specification closely matches what can still be seen. The monument was set up while Sir Richard was still alive and the dates of death had to be inserted into the inscription later. The assurance of this memorial is an indication that the family had really arrived in Wollaton.
7.Percy Willoughby (died 1643) and his wife, Bridget (died 1629)
Tablet on south wall of chancel.
Wylluhby qui ob.Aug.23.1643
qua obuit July.16.1629
Duplici coniuncti connubio
Ignoscat illis omnia.
Qui nostra tulit crimina.
[One tomb in death as erst in life one bed Holds man and wife in double wedlock bound; May He on whom our load of sin was laid Pardon what e'er of sin in them was found. (Translated by Mr John Russell)]
Bridget was the eldest of the seven daughters and heir of Sir Francis Willoughby who bankrupted his family by building Wollaton Hall. There is no known memorial to Francis and this to his daughter and her husband is in telling contrast to those of her ancestors and successors. The reference to 'double wedlock' alludes to the couple's relationship. Bridget's great-aunt, Dorothy Willoughby, had married a Willoughby from Kent, who was no relation of the Wollaton Willoughbys. In due course her grandson, Percival, was married to his second cousin, Bridget, to ensure the continuity of the Willoughby name in Wollaton.
8.Sir Henry Willoughby (died 1528)
||Detail of the chest tomb
|| Detail of the cadaver
Inscription on the tomb of Sir Henry Willoughby on the south side of the chancel:
Hic jacet Henricus Willhughby
Miles procorpore Regis et
Barronetus' et quondam
dñs de Wollaton, qui obiit
die mensis Maii anno dñi
millimo cccccxxviii, cujus
amæ ppiẽtur Deus.
[Here lies Henry Willoughby, knight of King’s body and banneret* and onetime lord of Wollaton, who died on [eleventh] day of May in the year of our Lord 1528, on whose soul may God have mercy].
* Banneret seems to be intended since baronets were not instituted until 83 years after this date.
This tomb is on the same scale as the facing one to Sir Richard Willoughby. Sir Henry (died 1528) was the nephew of Sir Richard and greatly expanded the family's wealth and standing by developing the already existent coal industry in the area. It incorporates effigies of each of his four wives; while he appears life-size they are half-size.
Conservation work in 2010 revealed slight, but visible, evidence of the way in which the whole monument would have been painted. This memorial, which also formed part of a chantry chapel, was possibly freestanding in the now vanished chapel at right angles to its present position.
Beneath the effigies is another cadaver. Churches with more than one cadaver tomb are extremely rare: Wollaton is the only one to have two non-clerical cadavers, whereas Winchester and Salisbury cathedrals have two clerical ones and Exeter cathedral has one clerical and one non-clerical. In addition, Wollaton is the only church to have one isolated and one tiered design. Recent research by Dr Christina Welch of the University of Winchester has suggested that the two cadavers have at some time been transposed.
Although this cadaver lies under Sir Richard, it possibly represents Sir Henry.
9.Henry Willoughby (died 1641) and his wife, Bridget
Monument on the north wall of the former baptistery above Monument 8.
HIC IACET HENRICVS WILLVGHBAEUS
ARMIGER FILIVS QVARTVS PERCIVALLI
WILLVGHBAEI MILITIS ET DOMINAE
BRIDGETTAE VXORIS EIUS. IVRISCONSVLTVS
ET VNVS ASSESSORVM E TEMPLO INTERIORI
LONDINENSI, VIR INSTRVCTISSIMVS, STVDIIS
DEVOTISSIMVS, NEC NON EDECVMATAE
RELIGIONIS ET INTEGRITATIS; QVI OBYT
DECIMO OCTAVO DIE SEPTEMBERIS, ANNO
AETATIS SVAE QVADRAGESIMO OCTAVO,
ANNO QS DOMINI MILLESIMO SEXCENTESIMO,
[HERE LIES HENRY WILLOUGHBY, ESQUIRE, THE FOURTH SON OF PERCIVAL WILLOUGHBY, GENTLEMAN, AND OF THE LADY BRIDGETT, HIS WIFE. A LAWYER, AND ONE OF THE ASSESSORS OF THE INNER TEMPLE, LONDON. HE WAS A MAN MOST COMPETENT, VERY DEVOTED TO LEARNING AND OF OUTSTANDING PIETY AND UPRIGHTNESS; WHO DIED ON 18 SEPTEMBER AGED 48 YEARS IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1641.]
Conservation work in 2010 revealed sufficient surviving colouring to justify the reinstatement of the rest. The result is a very striking indication of how most memorials of the period would have appeared.
10.William Willoughby (died 1670)
On the south wall of the former baptistery above the door:
THIS MONUMENT IS HERE
PLACED IN MEMORY OF SR
WILLIAM WILLUGHBY OF SELSTON IN
THE COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM BAR-
ONET WHO GAVE THE LORDSHIP OF
SOUTH MUSCAM IN THE COUNTY OF
NOTTINGHAM TO HIS KINSMAN
FRANCIS WILLUGHBY OF WOLLATON
ESQ BY WHOSE ORDER IN HIS WILL
THIS IS HERE SET UP BY SR THOMAS
WILLUGHBY HIS SON THAT SR WILLIAMS
KINDNESS THERIN MAY EVER BE ACKNOW-
=LEDGED BY THE FAMILY HE MARRIED
MARGARET THE SOLE DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE ABBOT ESQ BY WHOM HE
LEFT NO ISSUE HE DIED AT SELSTON
FEB 10TH 1670 IN THE 50
YEAR OF HIS AGE.
This distant relation of the impecunious seventeenth-century Willoughbys was suitably commemorated for helping to revive their prosperity.
11.Henry, 6th Baron Middleton (died 1852)
Monument on the west wall of the former baptistery:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY, SIXTH BARON MIDDLETON,
BORN APRIL 24TH 1761.
INFLEXIBLE INTEGRITY DIGNIFIED HIS PUBLIC LIFE,
IN PRIVATE HE WAS ENDEARED BY HIS SOCIAL QUALITIES,
HIS FRIENDSHIP WAS SINCERE, AND HIS BENEVOLENCE NOBLE,
HIS LORDSHIP DIED DEEPLY LAMENTED AT WOLLATON ON THE 19TH JUNE 1835.
IN TESTIMONY OF HER GRATEFUL AND AFFECTIONATE REGARD TO HIS MEMORY,
HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW ERECTED THIS MONUMENT.
JANE, DAUGHTER OF SIR ROBERT LAWLEY BART
RELICT OF THE ABOVE LORD MIDDLETON,
DIED 17TH DECEMBER 1852, AGED 85 YEARS.
THEY LEFT NO ISSUE
WESTMACOTT R.A. LONDON
This memorial, 'with a fine romantic sentiment' according to Pevsner, is by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856), one of the leading sculptors of the period. It was originally sited above the north door of the chancel.
12.Tablet on the west wall of the baptistery below Monument 11:
THIS CHAPEL WAS BUILT IN 1886
BY DIGBY 9TH LORD MIDDLETON
ON THE SITE OF THE WILLOUGHBY CHANTRY
AND WAS USED AS THE FAMILY PEW.
IN 1924 IT WAS ADORNED AND BEAUTIFIED
AS A SIDE CHAPEL BY THE FRIENDS OF
THE REVD HENRY CHARLES RUSSELL
RECTOR OF WOLLATON CUM COSSALL 1876-1922
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF HIS MINISTRY
The Revd H C Russell, the son-in-law of the 8th Lord Middleton, was responsible for the comprehensive restoration and enhancement of the church over almost half a century.
13.Marjorie Russell (died 1960), Olive Birkin (died 1960) and Sheila Russell (died 1951)
Tablet on the west wall of the former baptistery below Monument 12:
IN MEMORY OF
MARJORIE RUSSELL 1881-1960
OLIVE BIRKIN 1882-1960
SHEILA RUSSELL 1886-1951
DAUGHTERS OF THE
REVD H.C. RUSSELL
THEY LOVED WOLLATON
During World War II Sheila Russell was elected a churchwarden, almost certainly the first woman to fill this post in Wollaton.
14.Robert Smythson (died 1614)
Monument between the first and second windows from the east of the south aisle.
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF MR
ROBERT SMYTHSON, GENT
ARCHITECTOR AND SURVAY-
OR UNTO THE MOST WORTHY
HOUSE OF WOLLATON WITH
DIVERSE OTHERS OF GREAT
ACCOUNT. HE LIVED IN YE FAYTH
OF CHRIST 79 YEARES & THEN
DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE XVTH OF
OCTOBER ANO DNI 1614
This memorial, which was formerly on the south wall of the nave near the present pulpit, marks the death and burial in Wollaton of the designer of Wollaton Hall, Longleat, Hardwick Hall and other Elizabethan houses. His description as 'architector' hints at the tentative appearance of architecture as a profession. Smythson began life as a stonemason and nothing could demonstrate more clearly the transition from the medieval to the early modern world than this bold and original monument. Before this time few in Smythson's position would have had a memorial, certainly not within a church. Even more striking is the absence of any commemoration of his patron and employer, Sir Francis Willoughby. It was therefore fitting that the programme of conserving the church's monuments began in 1988 with Smythson.
15.Henry Hetley Pearson (died 1941)
Monument between the second and third windows from the east of the south aisle:
In Thankfulness to GOD and
in proud and loving memory
of our Son
HENRY HETLEY PEARSON,
aged 21 years,
who gave his life for his
King and Country
a Whitley Bomber over
Holland on the night of
August 16th/17th, 1941.
He worshipped in this place.
His body, with those of his crew of four, lies at
Near LIEGE, Belgium.
“They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the Sun,
and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
16.Basil John Pearson (died 1944)
A separate tablet immediately beneath Monument 15:
A MEMORIAL TO
HIS YOUNGER BROTHER
BASIL JOHN PEARSON
IS IN THE REVESTRY
OF THIS CHURCH
The two brothers above were both sons of Noel Gervase Pearson, managing director of the Beeston Boiler Company and a worshipper in the church. Basil was aged 20 when he was killed on 10 September 1944. Both were buried in Belgium. The revestry (see Archaeology) was built in 1946 as a memorial, but survived only until 1970 when it was superseded by a larger extension.
17.The Rev George Sanders (died 1838)
Monument on the south wall of the nave east of the archway to the south aisle:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD GEORGE SANDERS, M.A.
FORMERLY FELLOW OF CLARE HALL CAMBRIDGE,
NEARLY XL YEARS RECTOR OF WOLLATON CUM COSSALL
AND OF TROWELL IN THIS COUNTY.
HE DIED XVII MARCH, MDCCCXXXVIII, SINCERELY REGRETTED,
IN THE LXVII YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF CATHERINE HIS WIFE WHO DIED
XIV SEPTEMBER, MDCCCXXVII AGED XLVIII YEARS
OF GEORGE THEIR ONLY SON
WHO DIED III SEPTEMBER MDCCCXXXVII AGED XXIV YEARS.
OF THEIR DAUGHTERS
MARY, AGED II YEARS, AND FRANCES AGED XIV YEARS,
AND OF MARY ELIZABETH AND MARY WILLIAMS,
TWO INFANT GRANDCHILDREN,
ALSO TWO INFANT GRANDSONS.
18.Catherine Sanders (died 1844)
Tablet immediately below Monument 17:
CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
REVD GEORGE AND CATHERINE SANDERS,
DIED AT RISLEY XII JANUARY, MDCCCXLIV, ÆTAT XXXIX
19.John Nickleson Martin (died 1830)
Monument on the south wall of the nave to the west of the archway to the south aisle:
THIS TABLET IS RAISED IN MOST
AFFECTIONATE AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN NICKLESON MARTIN ESQR
WHOSE HONORABLE EXERTIONS THROUGH ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES
AND SEVERE TRIALS,
AND WHOSE ANXIOUS SOLICITUDE FOR THE BEST INTERESTS
OF HIS FAMILY AND OF ALL
CAN NEVER BE SURPASSED.
THE LAST TWENTY TWO YEARS OF HIS LIFE WERE SPENT IN THIS PARISH.
HE DIED THE 14TH SEPR 1830 AGED 72
“BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD
FOR THEY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS”
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM HUTCHINSON ESQR.
HE WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ELDEST BRANCH OF THE
RICHMONDS OF HIGHEAD CASTLE CUMBERLAND,
AND OF THE HUTCHINSONS OF THE COUNTY OF DURHAM
HE CLOSED HIS UPRIGHT HONORABLE LIFE
AT THE HOUSE OF HIS BROTHER IN LAW
THE ABOVE NAMED J.N. MARTIN ESQR
THE 14TH MARCH 1822 AGED 53
CAROLINE DAUGHTER OF
JOHN NICKLESON MARTIN AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
SHE DIED ON THE 14TH DAY OF JUNE 1821 AGED 23
“BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”
THE MUCH LOVED AND RESPECTED
RELICT OF JOHN NICKLESON MARTIN
SHE DIED ON 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1836 AGED 70
“WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE”
AND ALSO OF
ELIZABETH MARY DAUGHTER OF
JOHN NICKLESON MARTIN AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AFTER LONG AND SEVERE SUFFERING
IN PERFECT RESIGNATION AND HOPE AT PAU
ON THE 1ST DAY OF APRIL 1838 AGED 48 YEARS
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY AT ORTHEZ
IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
THEIR VAULT IS UNDER THE COMMUNION TABLE
IN THIS CHURCH
In Carlisle Cathedral there is a much more elaborate memorial to Christopher Hutchinson which refers in the same terms to his burial at Wollaton.
20.The Rev Francis Haythorn (died 1848)
Tablet on the south wall of the nave to the right of Monument 21:
Sacred to the Memory of
THE REV. FRANCIS HAYTHORN,
SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH HAYTHORN, OF WOLLATON.
IN THIS CHURCH-YARD, HIS BODY RESTS IN HOPE, UNTIL THE COMING
OF THE LORD, THE SPIRIT RETURNED TO GOD WHO GAVE IT,
JUNE THE 11TH 1848, IN THE 32ND YEAR OF HIS AGE.
21.Thomas Man (died 1690)
Tablet on the north wall of the nave between the third and fourth arches from the west:
NEAR UNTO THIS PLACE
LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF THOMAS MAN DR OF PHY-
SICK AND FELLOW OF IESUS
COLLEDGE IN CAMBRIDGE,
WHO DIED ANO. DOM
This delightful tablet preserves the memory of Thomas Man who was better known in Wollaton, where he died at the age of about 35, as the tutor of Thomas Willoughby, later 1st Lord Middleton.
Tablet on the west wall of the tower:
IN THANKSGIVING FOR THE
RESTORING OF THE SPIRE
AND PARAPETS IN 1976
RECTOR F.WRIGHT D.ROWLE
Tablet on the south wall of the inner lobby of the north-west extension:
|The extensions and enhancements to this church,
made possible by the generosity of many,
were dedicated by
the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham,
the Rt Revd George Cassidy,
Sunday 1 February 2009
Tablet on the north side of the chancel (below Monument 8):
|THE CHOIR STALLS
WERE GIVEN IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST SCOTT THORPE
Tablet on the south wall of the nave below Monument 20:
THIS CHURCH WAS RESTORED AND BEAUTIFIED
THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF MANY 1968-1970