Radcliffe on Trent
St Mary

Monuments and Memorials

All monuments are in the form of memorial tablets around the walls. Only one pre-dates the nineteenth century.

Between chancel arch and Lady Chapel, facing west end

Photograph of the Annie Ballard memorial Photograph of the Annie Ballard memorial
Two photographs of the Annie Ballard memorial
(The memorial is hard to see clearly,
simply because of the highly-
polished nature of its surface.)

Brass to Anne Ballard née Hall (d. 1626), measuring approximately 27 x 21 inches. In Thoroton’s day it was positioned in the north aisle. The upper portion of the brass is divided into three. Between shields of Ballard impaling Hall and Hall alone, Anne is depicted kneeling at a cloth-covered prayer desk beneath an arch supported by pillars with square capitals. One hand rests on an open book of devotion, and the other holds what may be a pomander but is more probably a watch symbolising the transience of life. (Earlier examples of the watch used as an emblem are known.) Below is the following inscription:

NEERE TO THIS PLACE LYETH INTERRED YE
BODY OF ANNE BALLARD YE WIFE OF WILL-
IAM BALLARD OF WIMESWOVLD IN YE COVNTY
OF LEICESTER ESQR: BY WHOME HE HAD ISSVE
SIX SONNES VIZ: GEORGE ADRIAN MYLES
DANIELL BOWET & GABRIELL WHO HAVINGE
LIVED IN GOOD REPORTE TO YE AGE OF FOWRE-
SCORE & THREE YEARES DESEASSED THIS LIFE
THE 9TH; DAY OF DECEMBER ANNO DNI. 1626
Aske how shee liu’d & thou shalt know her ende
Shee dyed a Saint to God to poore a Freinde

South aisle from east end

Thomas Bolton memorialArched marble tablet by Jackson of Nottingham on wall carrying entrance to the Lady Chapel. It predates Victorian alterations to the church and carries the following wording:

IN
A VAULT
NEAR THIS SPOT
LIE THE REMAINS OF
THOMAS BOLTON, ESQR.
OF RADCLIFF LODGE,
WHO DIED, FEBy 2nd 1829,
AGED 74 YEARS;
ALSO OF MARY, HIS WIFE
WHO DIED, MARCH 21st 1803,
AGED 47 YEARS.
Be not slothful but followers of them
who through faith and patience inherit
the promises.
HEB : VI : 12.

Memorial to Anne Adelaide NoelInlaid marble tablet to Anne Adelaide Noel (née Burnside), sister of Frances Burnside:

To the Glory of God and in
affectionate remembrance of
Anne Adelaide Noel.
born at Plumtree 24 Jan. 1820
died at Lamcote 30 April 1904
in memory of her never
failing kindness to her many
friends in the parish of
Radcliffe on Trent.

Nineteenth century arched slate plaque:

IN
MEMORIAM
STEPHEN DE RADCLIFFE
(OBIIT
A.D. 1245)
HUIC ECCLESIAE
BENEFACTORIS

Memorial to Robert MurdochMarble plaque with symbols of cross, anchor, ship and IHS in four mitre shapes surrounding central square bearing inscription:

In Memory of
Robert Murdoch, M.B.
Surgeon on board H.M.S.
Eurydice,
who was drowned off the
Isle of Wight
on Sunday, March 24th 1878,
when that Vessel foundered.
He practised in this
Village for several years,
& this tablet is erected by a few friends
as a mark of their esteem.

Wooden-framed plaque incorporating anchor symbol commemorating the Boys’ Brigade centenary in 1983:

Centenary
BB     83
Stedfast
THE BOYS BRIGADE

Nave

List of BenefactorsTowards the west end on wall to right of the tower room door is a stone plaque erected in 1885.It bears the names of early contributors to the Jeffrey Dole, Radcliffe’s oldest charity, founded by the will of Jeffrey Limner (or Jeffray Limmer) who died in 1617:

JEFFRAY LIMMER’S
CHARITY
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF
BENEFACTORS
IS COPIED FROM THE PARISH REGISTER

        £   s.   d.            £   s.   d.
1656   JEFFRAY LIMMER   8   4   0       JOHN PARR   1   0   0
    HENRY STOAKES   1   0   0   1677   JOHN SUTTON   3   0   0
    WILLIAM GROCOCKE   1   0   0       GEORGE FRANKE   1   0   0
    MARGARET FRANKE   2   0   0   1684   JOHN HUTCHINSON   1   0   0
    HENRY GAMBLE   1   0   0       RICHARD BUTLER       10   0
    JOHN CAMPION   1   0   0       JOHN YARDLEY       10   0
    THOMAS PARE       4   0       WIDOW PILKINTON   1   0   0
    ROBERT BUTLER   1   0   0   1687   ANTHONY FRANKE   1   0   0
    WILLIAM HUTCHINSON   1   0   0       WILLIAM PARR   1   0   0
1669   JOSEPH PILKINTON   2   0   0       WILLIAM BUTLER   1   0   0
    GERVAS ROSELL   2   0   0       THOMAS WHITTLE   1   0   0
    THOMAS ROSELL   1   0   0       JOHN HUTCHINSON   1   0   0
    WILLIAM SYMONS   1   0   0   1884   A TRUSTEE            
1670   WILLIAM PILKINGTON   2   0   0       60 yards of land   12   0   0

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THE ABOVE SUMS WERE INVESTED IN LAND,
WHICH IS NOW LET ON BUILDING LEASES
PRODUCING £122. 5.11 PER ANNUM.

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THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1885

Former baptistry, now tower room

Two lozenge-shaped metal plaques below west window by J.H. Thompson of Nottingham.

The left-hand plaque is decorated with both a conventional cross and a cross patée:

FREDERICK ADOLF CULLEN.
AGED SIX MONTHS.
‘AND JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM’

THE HOLY INFANT SLEEPS WITH FOLDED PALMS,
BENEATH THE CROSS HE WAITS A BRIGHTER MORROW,
HIS GENTLE VOICE WAS SWEET AS ANGELS’ PSALMS,
HIS LOVING SMILE REVIVED MY SOUL IN SORROW.

JESUS

The right-hand plaque bears the following inscription:

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD

AND IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE
25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MINISTRY
OF
JOHN CULLEN, VICAR, A.D. 1874-1899
ERECTED BY
CHILDREN WHOM HE
BAPTISED

Wooden plaque to left of north window:

IN PATRIS MEMORIAM AMATISSIMI
The treble bell in the tower was given
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
and in loving memory of two makers of music
ALBERT ERNEST ALLEN
and his father
EDWIN ALLEN
3rd DECEMBER 1947

Wooden plaque to right of north window by a cross on each side of lower lines:

The second bell in the tower was dedicated on
3rd December 1947 in praise of God for the life of
HARRY HALL SANDS
who died on 19th December 1935 and of his son
CYRIL HARRY SANDS
who died 15th April 1942

Rectangular metal plaque near door recording the provision of the bells after the church was rebuilt in 1879:

Mr J.D. Gorse was chiefly instrumental
in getting the above six bells
by public subscription.
He was assisted greatly by Mr. Edward Price, the Artist.
Four old bells were re-cast.
The six were completed by
John Taylor, Loughborough.
Rung for the first time on Easter day 1886.
The Revd. John Cullen D.D. Vicar.

Brass plaque on south wall of former vestry relating to nearby carved screen (see fittings):

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HELENA MARY DEXTER
(THE DONOR OF THIS SCREEN)
WHO LIVED LONG YEARS IN THIS PARISH
BORN 1879 DIED 1965
THIS PLAQUE IS ERECTED BY HER HUSBAND
LT. COLONEL N. LLOYD DEXTER. M.B.E. M.C. J.P.
IN LOVING MEMORY

North aisle from west end:

Brass plaque below Millennium window:

GIVEN BY
THE VILLAGERS
OF
RADCLIFFE ON TRENT
2000 A.D.

Ornate brass plaque on a stone mount between window to Dorothy Annie Pike and Millennium window:

THIS TABLET
WAS ERECTED
BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT MILLINGTON
FOR 7 YEARS THE FAITHFUL WARDEN
OF THIS CHURCH
AND SUPERINTENDENT OF THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL.
HE DIED
OCTOBER 6th 1886
AGED 48 YEARS

Brass plaque under medals wall case:

ST. MARY’S BRANCH RADCLIFFE ON TRENT
ROLL - OF - HONOUR

W. BECKET    C. BUXTON    F. DUKE
S. LOACH   J. NOWELL   E. ROSE
C. TALBOT   G. TEATHER   A. TODD
R. FLETCHER   L. TURNER   G. BRADLEY

Brass plaque below Silver Jubilee window:

THIS WINDOW WAS UNVEILED BY
MR. J.W. TALBOT
BRANCH PRESIDENT
ON THE 5th JUNE 1977
AND DEDICATED BY THE
REV. G.N. PEARCE.

Plaque to Charles Pike erected by his widow who died 28 December 1918. (See glass section for other Pike memorials.)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
CHARLES WIGHTMAN PIKE
232 BATTERY
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
WHO WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED
IN ACTION DURING OUR ADVANCE
NEAR YPRES ON OCT. 9. 1917
AGED 34 YEARS
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

Plaque to Dr Thomas:

James Douglas Sanby
THOMAS
1900 - 1967
Much loved and
Devoted Doctor
Churchwarden and
Friend
tragically killed in
a motor accident.