Monuments and Memorials
A stone monument to Henry Holcroft and his wife Anne is mounted on the west wall of the nave. Henry was a victim of plague in 1604-5. The inscription reads:
· HERE · LIETH · THE · BODIE · OF
· HENRI · HOLCROFT · B · AND · HIS · WIFE
· SON · OF · S · IOHN · HOLCROFT · OF · HOL
· CROFT · IN · THE · CONTIE · OF LANCAS
· TER · KNIGHT · WHO · DYED · THE · 4 · OF
· OCT · ANO · DOMI · 164 · AT ·THE · AGE
· OF · 40 · & · ANNE · HIS · WIFE · WHO
· DYED · THE · [blank] OF · APR · AO · DNI · 1629
· AT · THE · AGE · OF · 60 · & · HAD · 4 · SONNES
· DOVGHTERS · ON DOVGHTER
The monument was once on the exterior of the chancel wall facing east but was moved when the chancel wall was encased in Ancaster stone in 1983-84.
On the east wall of the chancel is a finely carved monument to Mary Sikes, c.1828, by Willson, Bath Place, Fitzroy Square, London. This comprises two figures on the top of a sarcophagus, one kneeling, with urn between. The inscription reads:
SACRED TO VIRTUE,
IN THE CEMETERY BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE BELOVED REMAINS OF
RELICT OF JOSEPH SIKES, ESQRE OF THE CHAUNTRY HOUSE IN NEWARK
UPWARDS OF TWO CENTURIES THE RESIDENCE OF HER ANCESTORS:
WHO, QUITTING THIS EARTHLY TABERNACLE, THAT BRILLIANT EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIAN PIETY
WHICH RESULTS FROM A FAITHFUL AND ZEALOUS DISCHARGE OF ITS MOST ACTIVE DUTIES,
UNABATED IN AGE, UNDIMINISHED BY INFIRMITY,
REVERED AS A PARENT, ESTEEMED AND MOURNED AS A FRIEND,
AND IN THE HEARTS OF THE POOR NEVER CEASING TO EXIST,
RESIGNED HER PURE SPIRIT IN HUMBLE RELIANCE ON DIVINE ACCEPTANCE,
SEPTEMBER 9TH 1828, IN HER 73RD YEAR.
"FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY THERE HELD THERE THRONE,
BUT CHARITY WITH BRIGHEST LUSTRE SHONE."
BE THIS HER IMPERISHABLE MONUMENT!!
BUT AMID SUCH RECORD OF HER EXCELLENCE
HER LAMENTING SON IN FILIAL DUTY AND GRATEFUL AFFECTION,
DEDICATES AND CONSECRATES TO HER, EVER HONORED MEMORY, THIS
There is also a finely carved monument to Joseph and Jane Sikes, c.1778, having decorated tablet with open pediment over, supporting at its edges two urns.
ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS
OF JOSEPH SIKES ESQR OF NEWARK,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE XTH OF MARCH, MDCCXCVIII,
AGED LXXIV YEARS:
ALSO OF JANE HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED XXVIIITH OF JULY MDCCLXXVIII
AGED LVIII YEARS
SUNT MELIORA NOBIS
VITA MORTUORUM IN MEMORIA VIVORUM EST POSITA
The chancel south wall has a monument in the form of a sarcophagus with urn over c.1817 to Robert Harvey.
TO THE MEMORY OF
WHO DIED 22 JUNE, 1847.
AGED 67 YEARS.
On the chancel north wall is a finely carved monument of c.1812 to Matthew Harvey. This has an inscription surmounted by an urn.
Sacred to the Memory
who departed this life
on the 22nd day of July 1813
aged 82 years
ALICE, his Wife
who died Decr 2nd 1812
aged 76 years.
On the south aisle wall is a small brass c.1660 to Anna and Francis Leek:
|ANNA LEEK INDELITATAE
VIRGO FILIAE PRIMOGENITAE
FRANCISCI LEEK GENEROSI
OBIIT ANNO RESTITVTIONIS
CAROLI REGIS PRIMO REDEMP-
TIONIS NOSTRAE 1660
AETATIS SVAE VICESSIMO
There is also a monument to Sarah and Christopher Hancer c.1821, consisting of an urn placed on top of a pier, with a further monument to William Hancer, c.1798.
Sacred to the Memory of
SARAH, the Wife of
who died May 5, 1821
aged 49 years
who died Nov 7, 1839
aged 68 years
THIS PLACE IS DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
WHO DIED JULY 15TH 1798
IN THE 62D YEAR
OF HIS AGE