ObjectNumberHEXAB102 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6504
TitleFont cover
ObjectNamefont-cover | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionCircular cover with central boss and open canopy of six ogee scrolls, curled at the foot on the cover and meeting to support a circular covered urn-shaped finial on a plinth. All dark polished oak.
A simple Crown font cover of thin boards supporting six ogee scrolls rising from the angles and meeting just below the finial. The volute of each scroll has a plain ball finish.
“It is furnished with a wooden cover, not without character, which may safely be assigned to the time of the general repair in 1725.” [Hodges, Monograph, 1888, p.45.]
“Early 17thC. Baroque, Jacobean.” [Hugh Dixon, Historic Buildings Adviser, National Trust, 8 Oct 2004.]
ObjProdDateearly 17th–18th cent?
ObjectHistoryNotePreviously (at least 1905–c1916?) on the font in S bay of S transept, now St Etheldreda’s chapel.
For some time between 1870 and 1905 on the font immediately west of the tower crossing in the 1870 vestry annex.
“It was agreed that the oak Font Cover be given a coat of preservative preparation.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 02/11/1920]
DimensionsH 802 mm | Diameter 807 mm
CurrentLocationNave/West End
ReferenceHAR: fn.17 p.52
1916. 13th day of April. 1. To remove the Font to the West end of the Nave. 2. To erect and complete the restored ancient font cover. … Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.520. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB103 Click on
Thumbnail
for
11 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2125 | HEXAB3051 | HEXAB6504
TitleFont canopy
ObjectNamecanopy | furniture
Materialwood
LabelTextThe Font Canopy
“Cruel product of the Devil’s cruel war”
This soaring canopy above the font is a symbol of one of Europe’s biggest refugee crises.
It was created by a Belgian craftsman called Joseph Ceulemans who fled to Britain with his
family after the terrible events known as “the Rape of Belgium”.
BriefDescriptionUnpolished oak – darkening. Elaborate canopy in gothic style, rising from octagonal pendant vaulting through seven overlapping levels of gothic tracery and finials to tall multi-crocketed spire surmounted by a dove with spread wings over an octagonal pendant-vaulted cornice. Suspended above the Font [HEXAB6504] on seven iron bars [HEXAB2125] with hooks at their ends.
1916: “Dear Canon Savage, Hexham Abbey Font. Since I wrote my report we have had several conversations on the question, and on Jan. 28th you suggested that we might adopt the plan of making the tabernacle a fixture and retain the old Georgian cover in use upon the font. This suggestion led me to reconsider the matter, and I concluded, and I think rightly, that the tabernacle had never been formed to rise and fall, balanced by a counterpoise. It then became necessary to abandon the thick base board, and to design a canopy for the lowest stage, to be viewed from below as well as laterally. The canopy consists of a wooden vault with diagonal ridge, wall, and lierne ribs of a suitable section, as in the margin. The inter-sections of the ribs are covered with carved bosses in the form of the Tudor rose of the period of the work, and there is a large centre boss with pendant. The sides, 12 in number, have carved and traceried panel pieces varying in pattern, there being ten different designs in the circuit. The angles have crocketted pinnacles rising from carved bosses. Around the sides, and surmounting them, is a brattish of carved leaves, and the junction of the brattish and spandrel pieces is covered by an embattled moulding. At the angles of the brattish are 12 crocketted pinnacles. The spire rises to a height, including the finial, of 11 feet 4 inches above the floor of the third stage. It has eight ribs adorned with a total number of 156 carved crockets. The space between the ribs is carved with thin boards. The finial is in the form of a dove with outstretched wings. The total height of the tabernacle and canopy is 20 feet 6 inches. The total height from the floor, when fixed, will be close upon 30 feet. In scale the tabernacle will be the largest in England. That at Uffard, Suffolk, the tallest extant, being 18 feet 9 inches. Yours very truly, Charles C. Hodges.”
ObjProdPersonJosephus Ceulemans [wood carver] | C C Hodges [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs James and T Hedley of Hexham [joiners and cabinet makers]
ObjProdDate1915–1916
ObjectHistoryNote“Proposed by Mr Harrison, seconded by Mr Walker, and unanimously agreed:— That the Abbey Font be completed with steps and ancient tabernacle cover (pendant) and be placed with ancient kneeling boards at the west end of the Nave as advised by Mr Temple Moore and Mr C C Hodges, and that an appeal be made by the Rector to defray the cost of the same at or about the sum of two hundred pounds; and that application for faculty be made.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/11/1915]
The canopy was constructed by Hexham craftsmen using wood carved by Ceulemans, a Flemish refugee from the Great War then living near Hexham, and old woodwork found in the Abbey. The design was by C C Hodges who supervised the restoration of the old canopy, which had been broken up but had fortunately escaped complete destruction. The font has a separate cover [HEXAB102], with the canopy permanently suspended above it.
Mr Temple Moore writes:— “I think it is a very good idea hanging the canopy in a fixed position over the Font, and retaining the use of the old Georgian cover.” [Hex. Par. Mag. Apr. 1916]
“For many long years the delicately carved wood work of this magnificent canopy has lain neglected in different parts of the Abbey and it was a happy thought of the Rector and those associated with the scheme, that the pieces should be collected and restored to their original positions. There were several missing parts but their duplication has been cleverly executed by M Ceulemans, a Belgian refugee residing in Allendale, whilst the old work has been cleaned and admirably restored by Messrs James and T Hedley, joiners and cabinet makers of this town. The supplying and fixing of the stone base, which lends a dignity and nobleness to the structure was entrusted to Messrs Herdman and Sons and the whole scheme for which Mr C C Hodges was the architect, has been completed with a success that need by gratifying alike to all concerned…” [Hexham Herald 22 April 1916]
Some of the old carved wood fragments were fixed to the back of the old organ case facing west, as seen in photographs and postcards pre-1905.
“Dear Mr Savage, My wife and myself have been considering what we could do for your Scheme for Hexham Abbey, and we have concluded to ask if we may be allowed to pay the cost of removing the font and the reconstruction of the font cover. Should the cost of the work be less than £30, we will hand you the balance should it exceed that amount, we will pay the excess, etc. CHARLES C. HODGES.” [Hexham Parish Magazine, October, 1899, p.83]
“My grandfather – James Armstrong Hedley, of Hedleys Cabinet Makers, Back Street – cleaned all the old wood and then screwed together those pieces and the new carved pieces, using many, many screws, to form the new canopy.” [Pers. mems. Jim Hedley, 5.12.2011]
DimensionsH approx. 6000 mm | Diameter approx. 1000 mm | [not measured in detail]
CurrentLocNotefixed | suspended from roof
CurrentLocationNave/West End
ReferenceHodges & Gibson, Hexham and its Abbey, 1919 p.63
HAR: fn.19 p.52
1916. Faculty: 2. To erect and complete the restored ancient font cover. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.520, 13 April 1916. NRO EP.184/80

ObjectNumberHEXAB108.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSaint Wilfrid’s Cathedral Hexham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionFramed plan of Abbey showing remains exposed at various times, chiefly in 1907–1909
At bottom-right: ‘Original signed: | “Charles Clement Hodges, Architect | mens. et del. various dates 1873 to 1909. | Traced June 1923” | Redrawn from the original in 1966 | David J. Curry Architect’
ObjProdPersonDavid J Curry
ObjProdDate1966
ObjectHistoryNoteMoved slightly eastward after the building of the ramp access to SW door in 2014.
Drawing used, slightly modified, as Fig.1 on p.146 in Archæologia Æliana, Fifth series, Volume VII, Chapter VI, pp145–157. Excavations over St Wilfrid’s crypt at Hexham 1978 by Richard N Bailey et al.
Dimensionsvisible 1020 × 720
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB110Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6135.2 | HEXAB109 | HEXAB111
TitleArchæological fragment display box (feet)
ObjectNamedisplay-box | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionGlazed oak display box divided into two sections; left with text and reconstruction drawing locating the fragments; right containing the fragments.
ObjProdDateLate 1960s
ObjectProductionPeriodcontaining object published 1966 by Dr.H.M. Taylor
ObjectHistoryNoteGift of Dr. H.M. Taylor, Vice Chancellor of Keele University.
The four fragments were discovered in 1907 “in a hole, near, the west end of the Nave”. They were described, but not illustrated, by the finders C C Hodges and the Revd E.S. Savage. Rediscovered in wooden box in the vestry in 1965 and published by Dr. H.M. Taylor who also provided the display boxes (HEXAB110 & HEXAB111). As such they are interesting examples of dated display of antiquities.
DimensionsH 430 mm | W 560 mm | D 150 mm
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceEP 184/145 (1965–1966) Correspondence with University of Keele re Saxon Stone. Includes 2 photographs and 3 drawings of stones.

ObjectNumberHEXAB111Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB110 | HEXAB109 | HEXAB6135.1
TitleArchæological fragment display-box (torso)
ObjectNamedisplay-box | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionGlazed oak display box divided into two sections; left with text and reconstruction drawing locating the fragments; right containing the fragments.
ObjProdDateLate 1960s
ObjectProductionPeriodcontaining object published 1966 by Dr.H.M. Taylor
ObjectHistoryNoteGift of Dr. H.M. Taylor, Vice Chancellor of Keele University.
The four fragments were discovered in 1907 “in a hole, near, the west end of the Nave”. They were described, but not illustrated, by the finders C C Hodges and the Revd E.S. Savage. Rediscovered in wooden box in the vestry in 1965 and published by Dr. H.M. Taylor who also provided the display boxes (HEXAB110 & HEXAB111). As such they are interesting examples of dated display of antiquities.
DimensionsH 480 mm | W 560 mm | D 150 mm
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceEP 184/145 (1965–1966) Correspondence with University of Keele re Saxon Stone. Includes 2 photographs and 3 drawings of stones.

ObjectNumberHEXAB113Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCredence table east of crypt screen
ObjectNametable | furniture
Materiallight oak
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionLight oak, adzed; understretcher with triple plain balusters. Inscription on understretcher:
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ANDREA BASEY
1966 – 2006
ObjProdOrganisationCartwheel Furniture, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, N Yorkshire
ObjProdDate2007
ObjectHistoryNoteA new credence table, made in English oak with an adzed surface by a craftsman in North Yorkshire, has been dedicated in memory of Andrea Basey who died aged 40 in 2006. The prayer of dedication included: “Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of this credence table. As the gifts of bread and wine are brought to the altar from it, so may we give thanks for the gift of Andrea’s life and love”. [ANV 81, March 2008 p.14]
DimensionsH 752 mm | W 685 mm | D 430 mm
CurrentLocNoteon ground
CurrentLocationNave

ObjectNumberHEXAB114.14 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB128
TitleNave north pews (back)
ObjectNamepew | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionNumbered 44–53. Square ended, oak, with roll moulding on top and sides. Planked seat back with shelf with brass name card holder at outer accessible ends.
ObjProdDate1860?
ObjectHistoryNotePews were formerly used in the choir but moved to this position in 1908 after the nave was built [ex.inf. C Dallison]
“The three back pews had been washed and polished removing the patina of age. Agreed that the result was not worth the effort involved and our thanks should be conveyed for a very noble effort.” [PCC Min. 8/3/1983 p.140 6.3]
In 2016(?) former pew front [HEXAB128] was fixed behind rear pew (no.53).
DimensionsH from platform 840 | W 3010 mm | D 470 mm
CurrentLocationNave

ObjectNumberHEXAB128 Click on
Thumbnail
for
8 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB114.14
TitlePew front repurposed
ObjectNamepew-front | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionPew Front in Gothic style, with nine panels carved with blind tracery of four different designs
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteLong stored between pews 1–3 & N wall of Nave; in 2016 affixed to rear pew (no.53) on north side of Nave central aisle.
DimensionsH 860 mm | W 2860 mm
CurrentLocNotefixed; behind pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/West End
ReferenceFaculty: 2016, 15 July. … The fixing of a decorative wooden panel (previously removed [1990?] from the front pew in the North Nave Aisle) behind the rear pew on the North side of the Nave as per the report and photographs from Jason Robinson-Gay.
“The work has been completed. The committee expresses their appreciation and gratitude to Jason Robinson-Gay for his work.” [Property Cttee, Sep. 2016.]

ObjectNumberHEXAB129Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFormer Breeches Bible display stand
ObjectNamedisplay-stand | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionLockable oak display case with lifting glazed lid. Built especially to contain the Breeches Bible.
ObjProdDate1990s
ObjectHistoryNotePreviously used to display the Breeches Bible which is now housed in one of the new display cases. The oak from which the cabinet is made is now recognized as sufficiently acid to possibly cause harm to some contents in contact.
DimensionsH 955 mm (max) | W 658 mm | D 515 mm
CurrentLocNoteloose | against N wall at E end of N Nave Aisle
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB133 Click on
Thumbnail
for
18 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3044 | HEXAB9158.5 | HEXAB9009.1
TitleSmithson Screen
ObjectNamescreen | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionGothic oak screen of 12 columns supporting a spreading ribbed vaulting supporting wider gallery area, used as organ loft since the 18th century. The six columns on each side divide the screen into five archways; the centre archway is open with access from crossing to choir. On West side, each arch has a fixed lower area of four panels, each with a painted saint. Above, the pointed arch is filled with double-leaf folding shutters. Within the central archway there is a door on each side leading into the space between the sides of the screen. Above the doors in the central archway are two paintings: on the north is the Annunciation and on the south is the Visitation. On the east side the archways are open with no shutters. Lower panels obscured by choir stalls. On upper west side, the gallery front is made up of 21 traceried niches. On upper east side is a polygonal projection of 6 panels, four painted with saints. To each side are five panels also painted with saints.
ObjProdDateLate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1865. The erection of a larger organ, brought from Carlisle Cathedral some years ago, has caused a great deal of reconstruction about the gallery and its eastern front. [Hexham Abbey, Monograph by Hodges, 1888, p.47]
The gallery above was widened and the pulpitum enlarged, when the present organ was put in, about 1865. [Hexham and its Abbey, Hodges, 1889, p.73]
NotesThere are infra-red images of 14 of the 16 painted panels on the west side [HEXAB9009.1]
DimensionsApprox. D at widest point 3960 mm | at ground level D north side 2130 mm | south side 2150 mm | W at north side 3180 mm | south side 3130 mm | of archway 1670 mm
CurrentLocNotefixed, east side
CurrentLocationTower Crossing
Reference1916. 17th day of August. Restoration of West side of the Rood Screen. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.539. NRO EP.184/80.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Cuthbert
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Scs Cuthbertus’ Background is red with floriated brocade pattern. St Cuthbert carrying head of Oswald in right hand. crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTracery heads are green. Tracery front may have orpiment. Paint barb is present down the right hand side, board shifted by 2cm towards the left. Active flaking in the face. Iconoclasm in both faces and on the inscription.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Denis
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Scs [-]is’ Green brocade pattern background. St Denis carrying his own severed head with his left hand; a cephalophore. Another head superimposed upon the neck suggesting symbolically the journey made from the scene of his execution. Crosier in right hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTracery heads are red, and are positioned low by about 1cm. Clear paint barb. Halo orpiment, but very deteriorated. Heavily restored. Iconoclasm targeting the severed head and neck, not head in background.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt (unknown)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Scs [-]’ (It is a long name with as many as 10 letters, not legible). Green tracery heads, green panel background with a chequered background carried out in black. Crosier in right hand; open book in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionThe panel is offset, a few cms too low
for its tracery. There does appear to be orpiment on this panel as well. Iconoclasm in the hand and faces, also upper body. The inscription is worn and overpainted. Again, this panel is significantly repainted.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Alchmund
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Scs Alchmundus’ There are remnants of a brocade pattern around the back. Red tracery head background. Right hand raised in blessing; crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionA paint barb is visible to the right-hand side. There appears to be orpiment in the mitre. It is hard to read the background, it is now very ‘muddy’. There is iconoclasm in the saint’s face and sporadically on the hands and upper body. Copious restoration, including the entire background. Occasional flaking.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Eata
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Eata reg vii a’ Green tracery head background. Red floral brocade pattern on the background of the panel. St Eata holds a red bag in right hand, crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionIconoclasm on hand, bag, face. Significant repainting of the main elements like the crosier. Sporadic flaking.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.6Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Tilbert
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Tilhbertus reg ** a’ There is clear evidence of brocade in the background. Right hand raised in blessing; crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionPaint barb on the left side has shifted about a cm and at the top it has shifted down by 0.5cm. Iconoclasm has occurred to the face, hands and chest. Orpiment has been employed in the background, which is now very murky and overpainted.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Wilfrid
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Wilfrid?’ Green tracery head. Diaper background with use of orpiment. Closed book in right hand, primatial cross in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionIconoclasm has occurred to the face and emblem.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.8Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt John of Beverley
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘St John of Beverley (S Johan)’ Red tracery heads. Dark brocade background. Closed book in left hand, primatial cross in right hand.
PhysicalDescriptionA considerable amount of iconoclasm.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleArchbishop ?
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Unknown Archbishop’ Green tracery heads. Right hand raised in blessing; primatial cross in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionThe red background is relatively well-preserved. Iconoclasm has occurred to the Archbishop’s head and cross.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.10Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt (unknown)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Ea….(+ 5 additional letters?)’ Diaper pattern background that appears to contain orpiment. Crosier in right hand; left hand pointing to his right.
PhysicalDescriptionThere is a paint barb visible on the left. Very damaged evident in raking light along the bottom. Iconoclasm particularly visible on the face.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.11Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Francis of Assisi
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S. aed…?’ Green tracery heads. Green background with foliage brocade pattern. The saint’s mitre is relatively well-preserved. Crosier in left hand; right hand holding his cope.
PhysicalDescriptionIconoclasm has happened to the hand and face. A bad horizontal scrape is present below the chin.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.12Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt (unknown)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionRed tracery heads, red background with floral brocade. Crosier in right hand, closed book with clasp in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionPaint scheme not wide enough for the space – i.e. 1cm too short on the right. Iconoclasm has occurred to the face and throughout.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.13Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt (unknown)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionHardly any remnant of the inscription is left Disrupted orpiment containing background with brocade pattern. Crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionBad instance of flaking, bottom left. Severe loss to the face. Varnish as on others. Iconoclasm bad on the face, a bit on the body.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.14Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Acca ?
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S?’ A diaper pattern of a muddy colour is present in the background with bright bits shining through, suggestive of orpiment. There are red tracery heads Crosier in right hand, open book in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionA diaper pattern of a muddy colour is present in the background with bright bits shining through, suggestive of orpiment. Iconoclasm is present on the face, book and hands.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.15Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Frithbert ?
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S [-] (It is a long name with as many as 10 letters, not legible)’ The tracery heads are green. Crosier in right hand. His open left hand faces outwards, as a sign of judgement.
PhysicalDescriptionThere is a paint barb along the left-hand side. There is iconoclasm on the face and a little further down. The panel background is red and there is a damaged brocade pattern. In this case, the inscription is quite repainted.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.16Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt (unknown)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Scs [-] (About 7 letters illegible)’ Tracery heads are red. The background is murky, brocaded and has some orpiment content. Crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionThere are paint barbs along both sides indicating a reduced original sight size to the current framework by 1cm in total. Iconoclasm on face and hands, there is little original left on his face. Some original blue in the paint of his face. Flaking significantly towards the bottom down to a white ground layer.
ObjProdDatec1500
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.17Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Annunciation
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe winged angel Gabriel on the left and the virgin Mary on the right; [Luke 1:26–38].
PhysicalDescriptionVertical oak boards, from left to right, sight width 21.7cm, 27.5cm, 27.4cm, 27.5cm, 23cm. Central board has split. There is a split in the left-hand board, which has been repaired. Internal splitting in right hand lower board has occurred, but appears stable.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsW 127cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | north side of doorway
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.18Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Visitation
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe visit of Mary (pregnant with Jesus) to Elizabeth (pregnant with John the Baptist) as recorded in the Gospel of Luke [Luke 1:39–56]. Alternatively, The Visitation might in fact be Mary Magdalene announcing, to the virgin Mary, the Resurrection, outside the city walls. The figure has the loose red hair of Mary Magdalene, on the right there is a very strong representation of a city gate, on the left could be the Rock of Calvary, with crosses on it.
PhysicalDescriptionSix large boards and one sliver (3cm) along left side. From left to right: 1: 17.5cm, 2: 23.2cm, 3: 23cm, 4: 23cm, 5: 23.2cm, 6:12.5cm. The boards appear tooled rather than sawn. A split present in the 4th board, previously repaired, extends almost 50% up through the board. The brattishing moulding is original, though repainted.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsW 126cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | south side of doorway
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.19Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 1
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier in right hand, closed book in left. Cope dark blue or green originally, patterned with pale fleurs-de-lis. Mitre, halo and crozier all gilded.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak boards, probably two rectangular inserts at the bottom, difficult to see due to dust. There is a wax repair to the join. No splits.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 40cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.20Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleArchbishop 2
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionGreen brocade pattern on the background. Starts on a red tracery head. Red dalmatic with the cross decorations. Primatial cross in left hand, closed book in right.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak boards, the whole bottom section appears to have been replaced. There is wax in the joint.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 39cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.21Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 3
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionInner tunic is green with red flowers. As with all the others, a verdant foreground meadow with a variety of flowering plants. Crosier in left hand, right hand raised in blessing.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak boards, some inserts on the bottom of the panel.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 35.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.22Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 4
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCondition is fairly good, hands, mitre, crozier, face look good. Less restoration on this face than on some of the other panels. The background has the green impasto brocade and survives quite poorly, like all the other green backgrounds. Crosier in left hand, closed book in right.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak panels, clearly jagged formation inserts of oak along the bottom, associated with a split close to the right hand edge and visible above the insert. Has been repaired again using a wax resin.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 33.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.23Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 5
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe tracery head internal colour is first red then green. The panel has a red background. The gilding survives well, on the crozier, mitre, halo. Face has heavy overpainting, but it is not clear whether this was really necessary as the eyes look in good condition. The same is true of the hands. He is wearing a dark cloak with white flowers and holds a green book with a red clasp in right hand, crosier in left.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak panels, there are inserts at the bottom there is a part missing and another section coming adrift. It would be sensible to stabilize the loose insert and to make a new insert for the bottom.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 33cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.24Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Andrew
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionHe has red tracery heads behind the tracery. Brocade pattern on the background curtain which is green in colour. His halo is not gilded, very damaged though, possibly repainted. His white hair is done with impasto lead white. His cross has speckly, lumpy particles in the highlights which may well be lead tin yellow. His inner garment is red and contains vermilion. His outer garment is harder to determine, it appears to be plain. He stands barefoot on a pasture and there are little flowers in this area. His cross in left hand, a closed book in right.
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal sight size was 46cm. Two boards, no splits visible. There is a paint barb along both the sides which means he has been shifted (as we know he has been). There has been considerable overpainting.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 52.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.25Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Etheldreda
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionGilding employed for halo, crown and highlights on hair. Also use of lead tin yellow highlights in the hair. The inside of the halo was originally blue. The background has an elaborate brocade pattern on a fictive curtain hanging on rings which are placed immediately below the points of the original tracery. The curtain imitates a green fabric with brighter green pomegranate design. The background has whitish brown over some of it, especially along the sides, which is most likely to be whitewash or graining. St Etheldreda, seated on backless throne, is wearing an ermine cloak with black ermine tails and red stars with some gilding and other red. Variations on red stars and on gilding. The inside of her cloak is green and her inner garment red. Her cloak may once have been blue or perhaps purple.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo wide boards, each board is 24cm wide. Vertical grain, oak. A vertical split coming from the top of the left-hand board, centrally, and extending two thirds of the length of the panel. No splits in the other board. No stability concerns associated with the splits. Tracery does not match the paint scheme and we know the panels have been in and out. Tracery is quite loose, it is not clear how it is fixed, it may be with two nails from the side.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 48cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.26Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Oswald
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe blessing hand is well-preserved. The crown and halo are gilded, with white or lead tin yellow impasto highlights for hair and for curly beard. Seated on backless throne, he is wearing a brocade patterned garment and the colour scheme is once again hard to determine. Mimicry of gold thread in the brocade silk.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo oak boards, tracery profile belongs on the St John, not on this as there are two rather than three cusps on the lower ogee.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 48.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.27Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt John the Evangelist
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionTracery head decorations are red. This panel is more overpainted than the other two and is also in worse condition (this has probably led to the overpaint). Heavily restored. Curtain in this instance was green. Serpent emerging from chalice in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTracery has been replaced incorrectly in this case: We see a 3-cusped tracery on a 2- cusped tracery pattern on the panel from the original scheme. Two boards. Two splits with associated, ample wax-filling that is cracking.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 52cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.28Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 6
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThere are sacred monograms on the garb. The halo, mitre and crozier are gilded. Dotted mitre very alike to the rostrum bishops. There is possibly gilding present on the clothing also. The figure is standing in a landscape with plants. The background is painted to imitate green brocade. Red and green alteration in tracery heads, starting with green. Adjacent barber’s pole paint scheme on the mullions is partially preserved. Crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo boards, but splits and insert at bottom. Large split in left hand board with historical repair with wax. Wax present in central join. Not perfectly fitted. Tracery probably original, very slightly misaligned, but stable.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 33cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.29Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleArchbishop 7
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionBackground is red brocade with blackened foliage patterning (possibly red lake over vermillion, causing blackening of vermilion). Possibly faded red or blue cloak. Well-preserved original gilding, but with some gold paint repairs. Primatial cross in right hand, red bag (containing book?) in left.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo boards. Inserts at the bottom, possibly broken board at the bottom. The tracery is misaligned. Used to be in a slightly narrower setting: visible paint barb along the left-hand edge.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 36.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.30Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 8
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionGreen foliage brocade pattern in background. Red colour in his cloak. Tracery unclear how it relates, but tracery continues in green and red sequence, starting with red. Crosier in right hand, closed book in left.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo boards, repair at the bottom with three replacement pieces. Fits better within the framework.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 38.5cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.31Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 9
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionFoliage brocade pattern. Gilding of the usual passages. Face well-preserved. colour hard to distinguish – appears brownish, with stars. Tracery heads starting with green. Crosier in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo boards, single insert at the bottom. Possibly small insert at bottom centre? Tracery close to being aligned, misaligned by a few milimetres only.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 40cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.32Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBishop 10
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionFleur-de-lis decoration on inner garment. Greek crosses on outer robe. Tracery heads starting with green. Crosier in right hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo boards, quite stepped, two inserts at the bottom. No visible splits. Tracery not well-aligned.
ObjProdDatec1500
DimensionsSight W 37cm
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB133.33 Click on
Thumbnail
for
55 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9158.5
TitleSmithson Screen Pateræ, etc.
ObjectNamepatera | furniture
Materialwood | lead
BriefDescriptionPateræ and bosses affixed to various parts of the pulpitum; mostly carved wood, painted, some moulded lead.
13 of the 24 pateræ on the west side show Prior Thomas’s words, contorted and crammed into their own initials:
Orate Pro Anima Domini Thomæ S Priori Huius Ecclesia Qui Fecit Hoc Opus
(Pray For the Soul of Master Thomas S[mithson] Prior of This Church Who Made This Work)
ObjProdDateLate 15th cent
CurrentLocationTower Crossing
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB134 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitlePulpit
ObjectNamepulpit | furniture
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionNW panel is painted with image of Christ crucified with sunburst and skull. Sunburst is moulded “INRI” above. SW panel is painted with two angels holding the instruments of the Passion “ihc” in sunburst relief work. SE panel painted with gold lettering “ihc” (five sets) — no linen fold panelling on this side. [ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
BriefDescriptionWooden pulpit resting on stone plinth with three stone steps. Pulpit has two wooden steps. Square plan with 3 sides plus one for access. Each side is a large painted panel. Tracery work at top of two panels is painted gold over. Two sides have linen fold panelling at base. Mounted on NW side is an adjustable book rest decorated on the underside with gilded tracery on a red background.
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore (designer)
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (woodwork)
ObjProdDatec1911
ObjectHistoryNote“Drawings by Mr Temple Moore of proposed new pulpit and reading desk were submitted. It was decided to ask for estimates including painted panels.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 13/04/1911]
“The following resolution proposed by Mr Walker and seconded by Mr Fairlam was carried unanimously, viz:— That a new pulpit be provided at a cost of £96, a new reading desk for £18, also four painted panels for two bays in the triforia of the choir at a cost of £103; a total of £217, to be paid out of the Abbey fund.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 16/05/1911]
DimensionsH 1530 mm | W each side 790 mm
CurrentLocNoteSE crossing pier
CurrentLocationTower Crossing
ReferenceHAR: fn.16 p.52

ObjectNumberHEXAB134.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitlePulpit North-West Panel
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe image is of Christ crucified with sunburst and skull at base. Sunburst is moulded. “INRI” on scroll above.
BriefDescriptionLarge painted panel with tracery work at top which is painted gold.
ObjProdDatec1911
ObjectHistoryNoteDamage to the sunburst at lower right was sustained during March 2018.
June 2007: Crossing pulpit: conservation of raised gold moulding [Proudlock]
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB134.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePulpit South-West Panel
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionTwo angels in dalmatic and alb holding between them a large shield with a black background on which are depicted the cross with three nails and interlaced with it the crown of thorns, the spear, and the sponge on a stick. “I.N.R.I.” on a scroll above the cross. At the top “ihc” in a small sunburst. [INRI = Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudæorum; ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
BriefDescriptionLarge painted panel with tracery work at top which is painted gold.
ObjProdDatec1911
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB134.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePulpit South-West Panel
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription“ihc” five times in very large yellow letters, almost filling the surface, one central and one in each corner. [ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
BriefDescriptionLarge plain dark wood panel
ObjProdDatec1911
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB139.1.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB4127 | HEXAB256 | HEXAB2078
TitleMemorial Plaque from Piano
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
Colouryellow
BriefDescriptionBrass memorial plaque formerly attached to piano which was sold in 2017.
Inscription
This piano was donated to Hexham Abbey in October 2001
by Mrs C. Wallace, in loving memory of her husband Leslie.
Connie and Leslie, life-long churchgoers, first attended the Abbey in 1965.
ObjProdDate2001
ObjectHistoryNoteRemoved from the piano by the Rector and deposited with the conservation team. The piano [HEXAB139.1.1] was removed from the Abbey early 2017.
Dimensions250 × 50 × 1
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceCND: NTAF11

ObjectNumberHEXAB146.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleKneeler front
ObjectNamekneeler | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak, sloping-topped kneeler. Front in three sections with open tracery work. Plain base with curving sides.
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
DimensionsH 720 mm | W 2620 mm | D 520 mm
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80
Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300..

ObjectNumberHEXAB147 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleAltar table war memorial chapel
ObjectNamealtar | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionLight oak altar table on five squared legs with tracery on the four corner legs. Open tracery decoration along front length. Engraved along the front:
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914–1918
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteCanon Savage wanted to create a memorial to his son in the Abbey and outlined his vision for a side chapel, set aside for prayer and meditation. But his plans proved controversial and were rejected which caused hurt on both sides.
It took 19 years for agreement to be reached about a suitable memorial. Money for furnishing the chapel was donated by various people and the names of 247 men who died were listed in the Roll of Honour.
“Permanent War Memorial in the Abbey. The Rector referred to the conversation between the Church wardens and the British Legion on this subject, and said he proposed, with the Church wardens, to meet a representative committee of the Legion and discuss the possibilty of placing a permanent War Memorial in the Abbey.” [PCC Min. 27/05/1930 p49]
War Memorial Chapel. Dedicated on Sunday 2nd February 1936 by the Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar 1936]
Roll of Honour, altar, candlesticks and cross, standard candlesticks, were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 890 mm | W 2120 mm | D 670 mm
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7, NTEW7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80.
Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300.

ObjectNumberHEXAB148Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3263
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.42 + 3 photos
TitleWar memorial book display case on stand
ObjectNamedisplay-case | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionGlass-topped book display case with brassed lock. Highly-polished, simple design with wooden crosses mounted on sides. Understretchers to front & back. Shield attached to front understretcher with painted lettering “3rd RECONNAISSANCE REGT. 8 RNF” also “RECONNAISSANCE CORPS.”
ObjProdPerson3rd Recce. members: Bill Anderson of Newcastle and William Liddle; badge: Joe Riley
ObjProdDatec1999
ObjectHistoryNotePermission had been given to the Northumberland Fusiliers to install a memorial book in the Abbey. Abbey Chronicle, June 1999, p.3 Annual Meetings
“Grandad Joseph made RNF plaque in Abbey, 3rd Recce RNF. My Grandad Joseph Riley served in 2nd World War, also British Expeditionary Force, Dunkirk, D-Day, also. He was born from Belgian refugee & Birtley girl, 1st World War.” [Brett Riley, Hexham Remembers Recollection]
DimensionsH 910 mm | W 500 mm | D 300 mm
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF8
1999, 12 Feb. To place in the North transept lady chapel, on the right as one faces the altar, a book of remembrance for 3rd RECCE Regiment, (8 R.N.F.), and cabinet therefor, the book to be leather bound, manuscript. Faculty Regr. no.5. Archdeacon’s Faculty no.5077.

ObjectNumberHEXAB151.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleTall Candle Stand, one of pair
ObjectNamecandle-stand | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionTall floor-standing candle stands on square chamfered base. Castellated design at top, on octagonal pillar with 12 carved flowers. This pillar is mounted on a square, panelled section which sits on the base
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks, cross, and standard candlesticks were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 1630 mm | W 450 mm × 450 mm square base
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80.
Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300.

ObjectNumberHEXAB151.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleTall Candle Stand, one of pair
ObjectNamecandle-stand | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionTall floor-standing candle stands on square chamfered base. Castellated design at top, on octagonal pillar with 12 carved flowers. This pillar is mounted on a square, panelled section which sits on the base
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks, cross, and standard candlesticks were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 1630 mm | W 450 mm × 450 mm square base
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80.
Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300.

ObjectNumberHEXAB152 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB153.1 | HEXAB153.2
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleCross on war memorial chapel altar
ObjectNamecross | furniture
Materialwood
Colourgold
BriefDescriptionGilded wooden cross on rectangular base with ribbed scrolled edges to four points of cross. Spiral decoration on oblong stem. The central boss has a chrismon (Chi-Rho ☧) on the front and an intertwined IHS on the rear. [IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
Part of set with candlesticks HEXAB153
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF HEXHAM
1914 1918
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks, cross, and standard candlesticks were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 450 mm | Base W 230 mm | Base D 210 mm
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80.
Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300.

ObjectNumberHEXAB153.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB152
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleCandlestick, one of pair
ObjectNamecandlestick | furniture
Materialwood
Colourgold
BriefDescriptionGilded, plain base & top with twisted carving on stem. Circular base & top.
Part of set with cross HEXAB152
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks, cross, and standard candlesticks were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 275 mm | W 190 mm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB153.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB152
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleCandlestick, one of pair
ObjectNamecandlestick | furniture
Materialwood
Colourgold
BriefDescriptionGilded, plain base & top with twisted carving on stem. Circular base & top.
Part of set with cross HEXAB152
ObjProdPersonDesigned by William Douglas Caröe (1857-1938), architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
ObjProdDatec1936
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks, cross, and standard candlesticks were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar/Apr 1936]
DimensionsH 275 mm | W 190 mm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
1935. On the 18th day of June 1935. To place an altar of oak, cross, candlesticks, flower bowls and standard lights in the North Transept of the said Church … Faculty Regr. no.1, p.45, no.1300. NRO EP.184/80Caröe designed the altar, cross, candlesticks, standard candlesticks, wooden vases, communion rail kneeler. Faculty file, DN/8/2/2/1300..

ObjectNumberHEXAB154.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2085
TitleKneeler front
ObjectNamekneeler | furniture
Materialoak
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionCommunion rail. Prayer slope supported on vertical plank, perforated as frieze of stylized petals. Debased Gothic revival. Inscription incised on bottom rail [no date].
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF L.H.
ObjProdDatec1965
ObjectHistoryNote1965. “We are greatly indebted to Miss Hawthorn for giving to the Abbey, in memory of her sister Miss Lilian Hawthorn, a Communion Rail for the north side of the Lady Altar in the North Transept. It has been beautifully made to match the Rail which is already in use; and makes it possible now for us to use the north side of the Altar, on Thursday mornings, without carrying a separate rail across from the Nave Altar. It is a worthy and most useful memorial gift!” [Abbey Chron. Apr 1965]
1964. “Miss Lillian Hawthorn. [...] It was she who, as an Art student, made the enamel centre piece for the cross [HEXAB2085] on the High Altar. [...] When in 1939 she came to live in Hexham, she took a very active part in the life of the Abbey.” [Abbey Chronicle, Apr. 1964.]
DimensionsH 730 mm | W 2800 mm | D 520 mm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTAF10

ObjectNumberHEXAB155 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitleLady chapel altar
ObjectNamealtar | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescription3 small below 3 larger dark (pine?) wooden panels set in lighter (oak) wooden altar table front. No side; back legs of two planks joined at rt angles projecting top with moulded edge and crosses inscribed at each corner of top surface. Panels all different of geometric floral patterns – much use of compass. Engraved decoration. Lower panels reflect upper ones but grain horizontal rather than vertical. Used from older piece of furniture? Oak frame has chamfered edges
ObjProdPersonDerek Dellow of Corbridge (2005) | Miss Barker (1895)
ObjProdDate2005
ObjectProductionPeriod2005 incorporating carved panels made in 1895
ObjectHistoryNoteOn March 6th 2005 a new altar for the Lady Chapel was dedicated and used for the first time. Made by Derek Dellow of Corbridge, it incorporated panels of the pulpit from the chapel of St Mary, Lowgate. The simple pentagonal pulpit had been given in 1895 by the Rector, the Revd Canon Barker and the Misses Barker. The panels were the work of Miss Barker. [News & Views April 2005]
DimensionsH 990 mm | W 2130 mm | D 690 mm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceFaculty: 2004, 11 Nov. 1. To make the middle chapel of the three in the aisle to the east of the north transept that of Our Lady; the southernmost of the chapels then to be the War Memorial Chapel, to dispose of the table currently used as an altar in this southernmost chapel and replace with the current War Memorial altar; to instal a new altar in the newly designated Lady Chapel, made of oak, … including panels from the former pulpit of St Mary’s Lowgate (photograph supplied), the remainder of the pulpit to be disposed of.

ObjectNumberHEXAB160 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB4135
TitleBanner stand: Mothers’ Union Hexham
ObjectNamebanner-stand | furniture
Materialwood | metal
Colourblack
BriefDescriptionWooden shaft on metal base with three curly support brackets. Wooden crosspiece from which banner suspended on five loops. Brass cross terminals to top of vertical shaft and ends of cross piece [“Yard Arm” NL] Cross piece fixed to upright with brass curly double hook. Upright shaft in two parts joined at centre. “Donated 2000 In memory of Betty Lindsay”. Needlework banner. Stylized Virgin & Child with lilies on yellow field with blue decorations to frame including interlaced hexagons at corners.
DimensionsH 2230 mm | W 960 mm | base diameter 380 mm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB161.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleKneeler front
ObjectNamekneeler-front | furniture
Materialoak
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionSimple kneeler front: platform with front sleeper supporting two outside and two inner uprights with a top rail – all with simple edge mouldings. On top of kneeler platform an upholstered wooden kneeler plank covered in needlework divided into panels:— (from left facing) two fish, dog & flowers, house, child with toys, tree with rabbit & bird, cow with flowers, sun, moon, stars, & clouds. Inscribed in middle top of support sleeper: [No date]
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF F.A.H.
ObjProdDate1941?
ObjectHistoryNoteOriginally for St Christopher’s chapel; dedicated Whit Sunday 1941. [Hex.Par.Mag. Sep 1941]
DimensionsH 670 mm | Length 2540 mm | D 370 mm | 300 mm without projecting kneeler
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North End
ReferenceCND: NTAF6

ObjectNumberHEXAB161.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
7 photos
TitleChapel front kneeler pad
ObjectNamekneeler | textile
Materialcanvas
Colourpolychrome
BriefDescriptionKneeler pad with 7 panels from left. Fish, dog, house, boy with toys, tree & animals, cow, sun & moon. Background bluey/grey, separating & edging in dark yellow. Canvas work. Stands on 4 wooden batons but one baton missing (to the Glory of God & in memory of F. A. H.) – inscription on wooden kneeler
DimensionsH 290 | W 2400 | D 70
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North End

ObjectNumberHEXAB163Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCircular communion table
ObjectNamecommunion-table | furniture
Materialoak | veneers on blockboard
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionPart of new [1992] set for celebration of communion at the crossing; light centre is veneered with kneelers and choir furniture. Top has veneered lighter centre with darker edge. Seems to be made in three parts: circular base set on casters; ‘drum’ support with applied slats (as if a fluted column but not clear?)
Part of crossing set – often stored in N choir aisle. Designer was architect to the Abbey at the time.
ObjProdPersonDesigned by Abbey architect, Alan Moody of Douglas Wise & Partners
ObjProdOrganisationTudor Cabinet Makers Ltd, Liverpool
ObjProdDate1992
ObjectHistoryNote“The Rector [Timothy Withers Green] stated that he had recently visited Beverley Minster as well as other churches and was impressed by a round wooden altar. He was not very happy with the present situation at the crossing and perhaps this idea could be given some thought.” [PCC Min. 28/7/1981 p.89 2.7]
DimensionsH 1120 mm | Diameters top 1500 mm | Drum 600 mm | Other 950 mm
CurrentLocNoteloose | moveable
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
Reference1991, 5 Sep. … 2. Instal new crossing furniture consisting of altar, altar rails, choir stalls and clergy stalls. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4375.
HAR: fn.14 p.51

ObjectNumberHEXAB166 Click on
Thumbnail
for
19 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9009.1
TitleThe Passion paintings
ObjectNamescreen | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpart painted
LabelTextThe Passion paintings
The history of these paintings is unknown but they date from the beginning of the 16th century. Although badly damaged, and for a time painted over completely, the paintings were restored in 1963 and in 1990. A tenth panel appears to have gone missing in the 1980s. The paintings depict the sufferings of Jesus before his death, which are known collectively as the Passion of Christ. The infra-red images of each panel help to reveal the details of each picture.
ContentDescriptionScenes: Christ before Pilate etc. 1–5 Christ before various justices? authority figures; 6 Scourging; 7 Crown of Thorns; 8 Mocking (?); 9 Christ carrying cross.
BriefDescriptionFrame with painted scenes of the Passion. Nine (out of twelve?) panels made of planks some now split or missing (with substitute wood) each measuring approx. ht. 880 width 330mm.
Nine panels set into a framework separated by vertical mullions with plain profiles (not original). The upper section of the framework appears old and may be original. The boards of the support run horizontally and are joined with birds-mouth jointing.
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
ObjectHistoryNote2014: moved to climate-controlled display case at S end of Monastic Workshop in the ‘Big Story’ exhibition and displayed wih infra-red images [HEXAB9009].
Pre-October 2014 fixed to the north wall of the chancel N aisle, close to St Wilfrid’s Chapel. Some time after 1908, at the W end of the N wall of the chancel N aisle. Until 1971 on gallery at top of Night Stairs.
The panels have been completely overpainted and then cleaned. Received treatment in 1963 (P Plummer) and again in 1990
(PCC 1/6/1971) “Paintings: The Rector reported some paintings were to be moved from the top of the Night Stairs to the outer screen of St Etheldreda’s Chapel. facing into the Abbey.”
(PCC 6/7/1971) “Paintings on Wood: The Rector stated that these would not fit in the place suggested, but there was a space in the North Choir Aisle. Visitors could see the paintings when they went to look at the carvings on the Leschman Chantry.”
(PCC 7/9/1971) “Paintings on Wood: These are still to be moved.”
(PCC 5/10/1971) “Paintings on Wood: The Rector had nothing to report as they had not yet been moved.”
(PCC 2/11/1971) “Paintings on Wood: these were now moved and were to be found behind the Abbey Screen.”
Pre-1907: at left-hand (north) end of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west.
DimensionsH 1085 | W full length 3510 frame size
CurrentLocNotefixed | in climate-controlled display case at S end
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop
Reference1964. To remove 2 panels of the mediæval paintings on wood from their present position in the North Choir Aisle to positions as follows: … 2. Passion to be fixed to the top of the Night Stair, against the south wall of the Transept, so that they shall not break up the vista of the S. Transept as seen from the main part of the church. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2356, 2.6.1964. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 1
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“So the soldiers… arrested Jesus and bound him.
First they took him to Annas… who questioned him…”
[The Bible, John’s Gospel]
ContentDescriptionTwo panels Castle wall with slits Anne incised – a guard standing either side of Jesus restraining him
2nd to bottom shows a man – but not related to panel above
PhysicalDescriptionMade up of five panels, top & bottom ones are replacements
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W 340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 2
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“Annas sent Jesus bound to Caiaphas, the high priest…”
(The image at the bottom of this panel shows
how Jesus was betrayed by Judas with a kiss.)
ContentDescriptionSame building in background with eight lancets? windows oval shape on top. Large leaded window Christ still held by guards + man with ermine collar. Three bearded, two clean shaven men
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 3
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“Then they took Jesus to Pilate’s headquarters…”
ContentDescriptionSame building with doorway five figures. three male, two female. Pontius Pilate? ermine collar, cuffs & hat. Christ still (hands tied). Pilate holding staff. Lady on right has arm on Christ’s arm
PhysicalDescriptionFour panels, bottom one a plain replacement (with a barely discernible figure?)
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 4
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“Pilate sent Jesus off to see Herod… He questioned
him at some length…”
ContentDescriptionDouble leaded window in background. Canopy (over chair) four figures. Magistrate similar to previous one.
PhysicalDescriptionBottom panel replacement.
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 5
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelTextPilate went out to the Jews and told them, “I find no
case against him… Do you want me to release for you
the King of the Jews?”
ContentDescriptionSame building. Staircase. Magistrate with stave topped with decorative end. Christ hands tied with rope. Huge nosed man in green robe.
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.6Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 6
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged…”
ContentDescriptionSame building; two sets of windows either side of an altar? Christ stripped to waist tied to pillar. Man on left holding a cat of nine tails. Right hand man arms raised & wearing a sword
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 7
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“And soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it
on his head and they dressed him in a purple robe…”
ContentDescriptionSame building but further back in picture two observers in balcony one male magistrate, one female half a figure on left hand side. Christ with robe & crown of thorns.
PhysicalDescriptionthree panels – bottom one a replacement.
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.8Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 8
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelTextJesus came out… Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
…they shouted “Crucify him!”
ContentDescriptionExterior of building. Six figures – Christ in centre, hands bound. Soldiers either side of him. Magistrate holding shorter staff. Onlookers
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePassion Panel 9
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
LabelText“So they took Jesus and, carrying the cross by himself,
he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull…”
ContentDescriptionChrist carrying cross on right shoulder. Building very faint now. A hand appears to be helping Christ to carry the cross.
PhysicalDescriptionTop & bottom panel replacements – blank, all of them thickly varnished.
ObjProdDateearly 16th cent
DimensionsH 890 | W c340
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB176
TitleNorth Choir-stalls
ObjectNamechoir-stall | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionArranged as ‘L’ shape – with 15 stalls on N side of choir facing south and four stalls at west, backing to the organ screen. In front of these three prayer desks with seats in front on north, attached to one to west; & in front of these three prayer desks facing south, the most westerly fixed into west (east-facing) prayer desk.
176.1 – .19 stalls with misericords – descriptions of each follow.
176.20 – .22 prayer desks with seats in front – poppy head ends
176.23 – .26 prayer desks.
Each prayer desk merits individual description. All are placed on a platform. fitted to present position as part of the Edwardian re-ordering of the choir.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
Dimensionsapprox. poppy head H 1,440 mm stall 1,230 | max E–W 11,000 | max N–S 3,115
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB176.6 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB362.9
TitleMisericord N6 An evil pard head
ObjectNamemisericord | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionAn evil pard head – usually described as a lion mask or leopard mask, but these are complete heads – with a protruding tongue from an open mouth, a snub nose, elongated eyes extending to the ears. Pards were bloodthirsty progeny of panthers and lionesses that killed with one bound. There is a similar carving on a roof boss in the south transept [HEXAB362.9]. Similar to N7, N10, N11 [HEXAB176.7, .10, .11] & S15 [HEXAB177.15]
Supporters: A pendant rosette. East elbow rest (opposite the aisle): Two acanthus leaves.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir

ObjectNumberHEXAB177Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSouth Choir-stalls
ObjectNamechoir-stall | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionArranged as ‘L’ shape on S side of the choir facing north or east all need individual description.
177.1 – .15 stalls misericords face norht; 177.16 – .19 stalls misericords face east;
177.20 – .22 prayer desks seats in front face north; 177.23 prayer desk faces east;
177.24 – .26 prayer desks face north all placed on platform. Fitted to present position as part of the Edwardian re-ordering of the choir & chancel. More detail needed including evidence for earlier positions.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
Dimensionsmax. stall head H 1,230 mm | max E–W | W 11,000 mm | max N–S D 3,115 mm
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB181 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitleChest used to collect offerings to Abbey
ObjectNamechest | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionDutch dark oak chest, planked with rounded lid. Iron drop handles at each end. Iron hinges (500mm) on inside of lid with double teardrop decoration. Front is only decorated side with “MARIA HASENBARG ANNO 1721”. 3 panels – outer two with fern like decoration. Middle panel, divided into 3 with star at centre and surrounded by scrolls. 6 bosses on front at top of panels. Keyhole on front matches pattern of lid hinges. Apart from glass covering the “contents” for security – everything else is original
InscriptionMARIA HASENBARG ANNO1721
ObjProdDate1721
ObjectHistoryNoteChest / bedding box, Bavarian, oak, carved & inscribed MARIA HASENBARG 1721, barrel lid, dated 1721, 58 × 28 × 28 ins. Donated by Edward Fox. [Abb. Chron. Apr. 1977, May 1959.]
1975: The Fox chest should be put in a prominent position near Slype door, slot cut in, and with suitable display material. Mr Trayhurn pointed out this was a genuine German chest of 1721, and was used for choir cassocks and surplices. Mrs Laws proposed, Mrs Lawrie seconded, and it was agreed that expert advice be taken on the effect of cutting a slot, and possibility of partitioned Perspex inner box, with chest lid to be left open. [PCC Minutes 1/7/1975]
The mock up of the screen and chest in the south transept was discussed and referred back to the Standing Committee. [PCC Minutes 21/10/1975]
1977: It has not proved practicable to put into effect a suggestion that the oak chest dated 1721 donated by Mr Fox be used for receiving visitors offerings. Instead an eighteenth century metal safe has been put into the South Trancept. This is to be made secure and a scheme is to be drawn up for mounting it on a coloured plinth. [Abbey Chronicle, Apr. 1977, p.2, P.C.C. News.]
2004: To replace the [blue-painted metal] donations box in the south transept with the wooden chest currently in the south chancel aisle … with use also of a sign in the house style, requesting donations, to be visible on the inside of the lid. [Faculty dated 11 March 2004.]
Dimensions58 × 28 × 28 in.
CurrentLocNoteon ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept

ObjectNumberHEXAB183Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLiterature display table, south transept
ObjectNametable | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionVery ornate 1890s oak table with one drawer. Tudor revival style. Four lions, one on each foot. Two lion heads on bulbous balusters on each side. Drawer has iron drop-handle. Heavy decorated stretcher across base. “Presented to the Abbey by George Fenwick Hedley 1974” marked in pencil on the outside of the back of the drawer. Marquetry work on table top, separated into four quarters
ObjProdDatelate 19th cent
ObjectHistoryNote2007. Large oak table near the pulpit repaired in June by John Scott, Antique Furniture Restoration, of Graves Yard, Hexham, who used to work for Hedley of Back Street. Regluing all loose joints and loose carvings; repairing drawer and drawer runners; repair and refix top to base; treating for woodworm: £700. [Property Cttee. minutes.]
The table was probably Victorian. With carving on the back similar to that on the front it had probably been a central feature in a room; with one large drawer it was unlikely to have been a mapping table. Scott had spoken to Dennis Hall (part owner of Hedley’s) who remembered the table in Hedley’s antique shop in Back Street soon after World War II.
DimensionsH 760 mm | W 1525 mm | D 1020 mm
CurrentLocNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept

ObjectNumberHEXAB184 Click on
Thumbnail
for
7 photos
TitleSt Etheldreda’s chapel altar table
ObjectNamealtar | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak. Appears to sit back to front with a strip of oak screwed to front edge. Square section at top of legs, with long circular columns at bottom. Three-plank top with end pieces across. No engraved crosses so may not have started out as a holy table.
ObjProdDatelate 19th cent
DimensionsH 990 | W 2340 | D 910 | foot: 250 × 120 diam.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceHAR: fn.13 p.50

ObjectNumberHEXAB185 Click on
Thumbnail
for
14 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB292 | HEXAB3068
TitleGothic screen with painted panels
ObjectNamescreen | furniture
Materialwood
Coloursome painted panels
BriefDescriptionAn openwork screen of eight uprights fixed to E wall of transept and to E side of S pier of the S transept aisle – all above a section containing ten painted panels [HEXAB3068] framed together and all set on a base sleeper. The framing reaches to the W side of the E transept wall but stops against the lowest vertical side of the pier to avoid the complications of the base and the shaft mouldings above.
The ten panels, apparently depicting Saints and Bishops, need detailed deciphering – which will not be easy after overpainting and repair. In panel 2 from left (W) and panel 10 on extreme right (E) are precious survivals of the top tracery with which each panel was originally adorned. The shadows of similar tracery are apparent on other panels – perhaps repainted to give similar effect. All very ‘put together’ to fit present location.
Uprights very complex with almost free standing finial shafts rising to finials. These now face N, i.e. away from front of panels. The sides of the uprights are elaborated with carved blind tracery. Ogee tracery heads have been attached to the opposite side of the uprights from the finials. [N.B. The uprights may relate to HEXAB292, three uprights now stored in S Choir aisle triforium.]
The billet-moulded crest piece which unites the lower panels has been cut and mitred to form, at right angles, a side margin against the E wall.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteIt seems likely that this screen was inserted in its present position (where it is not a good fit) some tme after 1787, the death date on the mural tablet which its east end partly obscures.
DimensionsOpen screen H 2040 | lower screen H 1270 | + finials = 3310 | W 3410 | D very irregular up to 220
CurrentLocNotefixed | dividing St Etheldreda’s chapel from Acca’s corner
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB187.1.1
TitleOne of pair of front kneelers at St Etheldreda’s chapel
ObjectNamekneeler | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak, kneeler linked to book rest L-shaped ends with flat top. Uprights are three planks decorated with star shapes & three pairs of struts angled from crosspiece used to balance top; struts are shaped – narrow to wider to narrow again
Inscription IN MEMORY OF THOMAS ARTHUR BELL
InscriptionDescriptionInscription at the top, facing the altar
ObjProdPersonMr T Swann of Heddon
ObjProdDate1955
ObjectHistoryNote1955 (2) To erect Altar Rails in the Chapel of St Cuthbert, the following inscription “In memory of Thomas Arthur Bell June 3rd 1954” to be incised on the reverse side of the top rail, the whole of the said works to be carried out in accordance with three designs. [Faculty Regr. no. 2, p.377, no. 1953, 25.8.1955]
Communion rails given by the widow of Thomas Bell. He had been a people’s churchwarden. Designed and carried out by Mr T Swann of Heddon. [Parish Magazine, Aug 1955]
DimensionsH 660 | W 1070 | D 450 max.
CurrentLocNoteon ground S side
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STA5

ObjectNumberHEXAB187.2.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleOne of pair of front kneelers at St Etheldreda’s chapel
ObjectNamekneeler | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak, kneeler linked to book rest L-shaped ends with flat top. Uprights are 3 planks decorated with star shapes & three pairs of struts angled from crosspiece used to balance top; struts are shaped – narrow to wider to narrow again
Inscription JUNE 3RD 1954
InscriptionDescriptionInscription at the top, facing the altar
ObjProdPersonMr T Swann of Heddon
ObjProdDate1955
ObjectHistoryNote1955 (2) To erect Altar Rails in the Chapel of St Cuthbert, the following inscription “In memory of Thomas Arthur Bell June 3rd 1954” to be incised on the reverse side of the top rail, the whole of the said works to be carried out in accordance with three designs. [Faculty Regr. no. 2, p.377, no. 1953, 25.8.1955]
Communion rails given by the widow of Thomas Bell. He had been a people’s churchwarden. Designed and carried out by Mr T Swann of Heddon. [Abbey Chronicle, Aug 1955]
DimensionsH 660 | W 1070 | D 450 max.
CurrentLocNoteon ground N side
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STA5

ObjectNumberHEXAB188 Click on
Thumbnail
for
13 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1051 | HEXAB1418.7
TitleQueen Victoria’s seat
ObjectNameseat | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionMade for Queen Victoria’s visit to Newcastle. Newcastle; arms on back but crest missing. Dark antiqued timber – Almost every square inch is decorated. Unchristian look – with classical & pagan figures. Brass plate nailed on rear of back with inscription:
Inscription
Presented By.
Mrs REEVES & WILFRED HALL
OCT. 1949.
Particulars in Terrier.
ObjProdPersonBentham Hall (1775–1859)
ObjProdDatec1849–1850
ObjectHistoryNoteIt bears the arms of the City of Newcastle because it was made for the opening by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Newcastle Central railway station on 29th August 1850. Hall married Eleanor Ann Cooke – see the brass plaque [HEXAB1418.7] under north transept lancet windows. The headstone [HEXAB1051] of Ann Cooke’s grandfather, John Cooke, cordwainer, is in the slype.
Presented to the Abbey (1949?) by Hall’s nephew Wilfrid Hall. [Pers. mems. George Trayhurn, verger, 1988.]
2007. Oak settle in the aisle of the south transept repaired in June by John Scott, Antique Furniture Restoration, of Graves Yard, Hexham, who used to work for Hedley of Back Street. Making good all loose joints and carvings; treating for woodworm: £400. [Property Cttee. minutes.]
DimensionsMax H 1150 | Max W 2240 | Max D 690
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceEP 184/124 (1949) Papers re presentation of 4 chairs and a settee to Hexham Abbey by Eleanor Reeve and Wilfred [sic] Hall.

ObjectNumberHEXAB192Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleOak plank coffer night stair landing
ObjectNamecoffer | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionMade essentially of six planks: lifting top (poor not original hinges) v. crude underside. Back and bottom plain timber. Sides cut with lower notch to form ‘feet’.
Front elaborately carved and shaped with lower curve; top frieze of birds (strange looking). Four formalized flowers; frieze around lower curve of more strange birds
ObjProdPersonJosephus Ceulemans [wood carver]
ObjProdDateearly 20th cent?
ObjectHistoryNote“Mr. J. Gibson has kindly presented an old oak chest to the Abbey. It will be placed against the west wall of the Nave for the purpose of holding books for visitors, &c. The chest is of special interest in that it has been carved by a skilful Belgian refugee carver.” [Hexham Parish Mag. Feb. 1916 p.9]
Later the chest was used as an altar in St Christopher’s Chapel in the NE corner of the N Transept (now screened-off storage area).
DimensionsH 630 | W 1350 | D 390
CurrentLocNoteon ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB198.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleChamber organ
ObjectNameorgan | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionLammermuir pipe organ. Light oak on steel castors. Inscription on top. An Opus 58 3-stop continuo organ.
Keyboard compass C to d" (with transposing facility allowing A = 440 hz and A = 415 hz). Stopped Diapason 8', Nason Flute 4', Fifteenth 2'.
Inscription
Given through the generosity of the Friends of Hexham Abbey Music,
together with The J H Burn Charity Trust, David & Margaret Huntington,
Anita & Justin Jeffries, Dorothy & Douglas Knott MBE,
Ken & Gwenda Lee, Alan Rowell, and in memory of Nigel E Carter,
Richard Adamson, Veronica Milton, and Jimmie Robertson.
ObjProdOrganisationLammermuir Pipe Organs of Oldhamstocks, East Lothian
ObjProdDate2009
ObjectHistoryNote2009. Dedication of the new Chamber Organ at Choral Evensong on Wednesday 15th July.
DimensionsH 1120 mm | W 997 mm | D 537 mm | D including trestle 755 mm
CurrentLocNoteon ground
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB199 Click on
Thumbnail
for
18 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1053
TitleOgle chantry, upper timber screens & painted panels
ObjectNamechantry | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionScreens on N, S, & West sides. Close boarded, tongue & grooved to half way mark where there is a moulded string with floral motifs. Same decoration along top of screens. Open work on upper screens. Upright with buttress mouldings. Ogee arch with lancets above. Doorway at S.W. corner – has triple version of same tracery with rounded arches flanking central ogee – with square and pendant knobs hanging down. North & West side – tracery almost complete.
ObjProdDateearly 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteOgle died on the 31st October 1409. An outbreak of plague meant he had to be buried quickly and at Hexham instead of his desired Whalton, where apparently a costly tomb had been planned.
“In the course of the removal of the Ogle shrine … a fifteenth-century altar painting was discovered in situ. The screen-work had been covered with green baize, and this work of early art was enshrouded within.This is a three-panelled altar picture, painted in the same style as the panels of the wonderful rood-screen. The subjects in each compartment are restricted to the vesica form, and have diapered backgrounds. … There are nails in parts of the picture by which the baize coverings have been fixed, and the base of the centre panel is not so perfect as the others; but it is in curious preservation considering the length of time it has been thus concealed. According to contract, it became the property of the joiner, of whom, after it bad remained two years in his attic, I purchased it.—F. R. W.” [F R Wilson, TAASDN, 1863 p.27]
1960: Return of the Ogle Chantry panels via Miss Eleanor Cruddass’ will.
Certain restoration work was carried out in the Abbey during the years 1838–1840 [sic]. A joiner doing part of this work then claimed that, according to his contract, the triptych could be regarded as part of the old material which he could remove. The then Rector [sic] and other custodians allowed him to do this. After it had lain in the joiner’s attic for two years, the triptych was sold to a Mr F R Wilson, an Alnwick architect. Mr Wilson gave a description of it in an address he read before the Architectural and Archæological Society of Durham and Northumberland in July, 1862. He also exhibited the painting at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries in Newcastle, on 4th March 1863. The fact of its removal from the Abbey was remarked upon and deplored in “The Builder” of October 27, 1860, and in “The Ecclesiologist” and “The Critic”. However, it remained in the possession of Mr Wilson’s widow until 1895, though she offered it for sale in various quarters and could not find a buyer. Ultimately it was bought by a Mr Bond, of Northumberland Street, Newcastle. After he had had it for only a few days, it was sold by him to Mr W D Cruddas, in December 1895. [Abbey Chronicle, June 1960, p.1 – with photo.]
DimensionsH 243cm screens on 3 sides
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceEP 184/136 (1963) Correspondence re the Cruddas Triptych. Also copy of The Abbey Chronicle 1960, with article re return of triptych.
EP 184/154 (1969) Copies of printed note placed in Ogle Chantry.
EP 184/242 (nd) Two copies 1 typescript, 1 parchment of note re the Ogle Chantry.
1907. Faculty: 21 November. … 8. The restoration of Prior Leschman’s and the Ogle Chantries and refixing thereof in their original positions in the ancient choir. NRO Faculty Book No.1, no.316; and NRO EP.184/80.
W Longstaffe, ‘The Ogle Shrine’, Archæologia Æliana, 1863 p.174
TAASDN = Transactions of the Architectural and Archæological Society of Durham and Northumberland vol.I 1862–1868.

ObjectNumberHEXAB199.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleVirgin and Child
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe Virgin and Child on the crescent moon in a rayed mandorla. The Virgin here holds the Christ child, but appears as the woman of the apocalypse, standing on the crescent moon, a conflated iconography that had been around since at least the beginning of the fourteenth century. The crescent moon is also significant as the coat of arms of the Bertram family to whom Ogle was related on his mother’s side.
“In the compartment on the right hand of this [HEXAB199.2] is a full length figure of the Virgin. She is treated as the Queen of Heaven, and stands on a globe surrounded by a vesica-formed boundary of golden rays. She bears on one arm the infant Christ, and in the other a sceptre. An ornamental clasp on her breast, her sceptre, her nimbus and that of the child, are all in bold relief, and bear traces of gold. The robe is crimson, with a geometrical pattern raised upon it, contrasting with a green mantle diapered with fleur-de-lys, falling in folds from the arms on which the child is held. The back ground of this picture is formed of a diaper of stars upon a blue ground.” [F R Wilson, TAASDN, 1863 p.27]
PhysicalDescriptionThree vertical boards, one split top right hand board, about 10cm long, stable. Applied relief decorations, probably tin relief. Very heavily obscured by subsequent overpaints, but at least some are probably original. Under the diapered robe, some red lead is poking through.
ObjProdDatec1410
DimensionsH 111cm | W 54cm
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Ogle Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB199.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Risen Christ/Man of Sorrows
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionChrist Man of Sorrows rising from the tomb in a mandorla with raised relief candlesticks. There are glimpses of the mediæval original. There are sacred monograms on the red background and at the top of the painting these appear not to have been overpainted. They appear black but are more than likely silver leaf. The left hand candlestick looks to have been replaced, as it does not fit the space and some original azurite can be seen.
“In the centre panel is the figure of Christ rising from the tomb, an expression of compassionate, sorrowful agony pervading His features, the wounds flowing with blood. The crown of thorns, rendered thorn-colour, is slightly in relief, and is surmounted by a nimbus in much bolder relief, from which the gold has not yet altogether perished. A wavy boundary of conventional clouds surrounds this figure. The diaper consists of hexagonal rosettes, containing the letters I H C [actually ‘ihc’] in each of them, on a deep crimson ground.” [F R Wilson, TAASDN, 1863 p.27]
[ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
PhysicalDescriptionThree vertical boards, joins intact (but repaired), one visible split.
ObjProdDatec1410
DimensionsH 110.5cm | W 55cm
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Ogle Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB199.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt John the Evangelist
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSt John the Evangelist in a cloud and ray mandorla holding the poisoned chalice (with serpent) in left hand. White ground. Tin relief in halo looks original.
“The third compartment represents S. John, bearing in one hand a chalice and in the other a palm-branch. The ridge of the chalice, the stem and the base, are all decorated with raised ornament. This figure is draped in green, and is surrounded by a cloudy boundary of the same form as the others, and the diapered background is similar in design to that of the Virgin’s panel.” [F R Wilson, TAASDN, 1863 p.27]
PhysicalDescriptionThree vertical boards, left hand board is cracking from top and bottom but the central section is unbroken. Second reasonably intact.
ObjProdDatec1410
DimensionsH 110.5cm | W 54.3cm
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Ogle Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB201.2.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleChancel rail at chancel steps – central
ObjectNamerail | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak. Perforated frieze of linked quatrefoils on west side. Gothic revival. Very plain kneelers. Rail in three parts. Centre section removes. Inscription on the underside of the central rail.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF E.M.H. 1965
ObjProdDate1965
ObjectHistoryNote1965: We regret to report the death recently of Miss Edith Hammond. Miss Hammond came to Hexham in 1949 after serving during the war as County Secretary of the Northumberland Red Cross and was a staunch member of the Abbey and a regular communicant at 8-30 a.m. [Abbey Chronicle, June 1965]
1966: All Communicants who make their Communion at the High Altar on the first Sunday in the month, will be grateful to Miss Hawthorne who, in memory of her friend the late Miss Hammond, has given the movable Communion Rail which is now used to join together, at Communion time, the two fixed rails. This is a real help to many people. [Abbey Chronicle, Jan 1966]
DimensionsH 680 mm | W 1510 mm | D 495 mm
CurrentLocNoteloose | at Chancel steps
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C7

ObjectNumberHEXAB202 Click on
Thumbnail
for
8 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9019.18 | HEXAB5019.60
TitlePulpitum Reredos mediæval painted panels and carved canopies
ObjectNamereredos | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted panels
BriefDescriptionReredos – or back screen, in two main parts:—
Upper section ‘Screen of Seven Bishops’:— Gothic framework embracing seven large painted panels of Saints – arranged 3 & 4 with a double vertical division between the groups. The panels are divided by slim gothic buttress timbers with ramped offsets at about 2/3 height and boss elaborations at intervals. The seven figures [from left: St Alcmund, St Eata, St Wilfrid, St John, St Acca, St Fredbert, St Cuthbert] are set, as if they were 3-dimensional, over projecting moulded shelves (with identifications painted beneath) and beneath elaborate openwork canopies set against upper panels.
Beginning on the left hand we find 1, an eagle or falcon standing on three octagonal annulets, possibly meant to represent the falcon and fetterlock, one of the badges of Edward IV, in which reign [1461–1483] the screens were made; 2, the arms of the see of York impaling the arms of Archbishop George Neville (1464–1476), this coat dates the screens; 3, a plain cross; 4, the Royal arms [England & France Modern]; 5, Percy, quartering Lucy, as worn by Harry Hotspur; 6, Thornton, of Newcastle; 7, a Saltire for the arms of the Priory, or possibly for Neville. Over the archbishop’s arms are the words “fundatores hujus loci” (the founders of this place) referring to the bishops. [Hexham and its Abbey, C C Hodges, 1889, p.74]
Lower Section:— Eight smaller shorter panels, set between simple pilasters with capitals supporting a projecting moulded string course. The four western panels have tracery set over the top [in the manner of the pulpitum and the screen to the N of St Etheldreda’s Chapel]. Only these four panels are painted each with a scene from “The Dance of Death”.
ObjProdDateLate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteRoger Thornton (died 3rd January 1429/30) is hooured by the arms painted at the top of the screen. (In his will of 1429, Roger Thornton of Newcastle left money for rebuilding the nave, although there is considerable doubt as to whether it was ever completed.)
Before the end of the last [i.e. 18th] century, at least one of the side-screens of the choir remained in situ. This is the beautiful combination of wood-carving and painting drawn on Plate 51. Like the frith-stool, it has been often moved. The note on Carter’s drawing [1795] tells us that it was in his time “placed against the wall of the trancept, and removed of late years from the east end of the aisles of the choir.” Since then these paintings have been placed over the rood-screen, but are now made use of to ornament the partition between the modern vestry and the church. Carter’s [1795] plan shews the the screen on the north side of the altar, dividing the choir from the aisle. It is clear that it has been in two parts, three of the pictures being in the one, and four in the other. That with four was no doubt on the north side, leaving a space for a door between its western end and the first column from the east. The other portion was probably placed either east or west of the sedilia on the south side, and would serve to fill up the intercolumniation. [Hodges 1888 p.45]
Between the font and the modern [1870] vestry is a wooden partition made up partly of old carved work. The chief portion of this is one or more of the side screens from the choir (p.58). They were removed into the transept before 1780, probably in 1740, and were in 1798 placed over the organ, and have since been more than once moved. Seven compartments remain. Four in one set and three in another. It is quite possible that there were never more than these seven, as there were twelve bishops of Hexham, and seven of them were canonized, and it is the seven sainted prelates who are depicted on the panels. Beginning at the south end of the row they are in this order: St Alcmund, St Eata, St Wilfrid, St John, St Acca, St Fredbert, St Cuthbert. It will be observed that the two archbishops come together where the two portions of the screen join. They also come together on the rood screen on the left hand side of the opening. This seems to shew that in the choir screen they were meant to come on either side of a doorway as being the most conspicuous position. [Hexham and its Abbey, C C Hodges, 1889, p.74]
‘The five centre ones are a portion of the scenes from the “Dance of Death,” and have frequently been commented upon.’ [Hodges 1888 p.47]
The four “Dance of Death” panels were not in situ when photographed some time after 1908; see lantern-slide HEXAB9019.19
NotesTwo-page article by Dr Sophie Oosterwijk on the Dance-of-Death panels in Abbey News & Views Jan 2006 [HEXAB5019.60]
DimensionsApprox. total H over 4,000 | Total W over 3,000
CurrentLocNotefixed | North side of chancel.
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Alchmund
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier in left hand. Extensive use of red lead, figure stands on a semi-perspectival chequerboard floor. Background may have been green, probably a glazy copper green, but the surface has gone brown, characteristic of the oil-medium and pigment degradation typically seen with verdigris. There appears to be gilding on the crozier hand, but it is not employed for other passages imitating gilt surfaces. Cannot tell from inspection distance whether the gilding is original.
PhysicalDescription3½ tooled boards (right-hand board continues into adjacent bishop panel). Note that the top left corbel supporting the canopy is missing, but has been painted in instead.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 60.5cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Eata
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier in left hand. Red background with foliate patterns divided into diapering. The chequerboard floor on which the bishop stands is the same as the last panel. Greens visible inside his robe. Colouring hard to make out, as much of it now seems murky and grey/brown. The face and background up high are well-preserved. Again the crozier appears to be gilded. All other details are probably done in lead tin yellow (untested) instead of gold. The gilding may be original, but this is difficult to ascertain under present conditions.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo full vertical boards, two half boards which extend into each of the next panels. Tooled rather than sawn boards. Fills along the vertical boards contain wax and are loose.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 59cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Wilfrid
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionPrimatial cross under right arm. Green background as per other panels-pomegranates have survived well, likewise the gilding. There is real gilding on his trim on his garment and on his cross. He is accorded greater importance due to his archbishop status. This is one of the better preserved panels, but there is retouching as before.
PhysicalDescriptionFour boards vertical and one side shared with neighbour. Some splits, but stable.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 60.5cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt John of Beverley
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionPrimatial cross in left hand. Green background like Alchmund. Lead-tin yellow, vermilion, red lead. Face well-preserved. Non-original gold-paint present, however what seems convincingly to be original gilding on the cross with green glaze over it. Also, some of his hemline gilding is original. He has been accorded more gilding than the bishops. His condition is a little worse than the Eata panel.
PhysicalDescriptionFour boards, with evidence of tooling, with the two side-edge boards extending into adjacent boards.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 59.3cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Acca
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier and cope edge in left hand The red background has again survived better in this case. The decorative flowers which are original do go behind the vertical uprights. Again there is a chequered floor as with the other panels. Hard to conclude about bosses-too dusty and distant to see. Face survives fairly well. Crozier here is gilt, but nothing else. Finger rings appear to be genuine gold leaf as well.
PhysicalDescriptionFour boards, again shared with adjacent panels. There is a stable split in one board, and wax is present in the joins.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 57.8cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.6Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Frithubeorht
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier under left arm. Green background with much repaint. Similar poor level of survival as the others. His face has considerable overpaint/repaint. Wax down the joins as on the other panels.
PhysicalDescriptionConsists of three boards.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 57cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Cuthbert
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionCrosier in left hand, gilded, better preserved background than figure. Cuthbert also has gilt signet rings. Has paint barb in connection with board join along left hand side. Overpaint goes beyond paint barb, i.e. applied when it wasn’t in its framework. Painted corbel in top right corner. Extensive loss in face, forehead and hand.
PhysicalDescription4 boards and join to very far left with just the tiniest piece of the adjoining board showing. This left hand joint might be a bird’s mouth joint. Others might be too, but they are covered in wax filler. This waxy fill and restoration goes down the joins. Some splits, most severe is by the left hand edge near the malrand.
ObjProdDatelate 15th – early 16th cent
Dimensionssight W 58.5cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.8Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCaller for Dance of Death
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe figure is about 53cm including hat
PhysicalDescriptionA single board of oak with a Roman numeral VIII scratched into the back. It appears to be sawn oak, with subsequently tooled bevels. Wide grain, radial section on left but increasingly tangential towards the right hand edge. This panel is bevelled on all sides on the back. Slight bevel on both vertical sides of the front, presumably to accommodate framing structure.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1907: at centre of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west from 1776 or earlier.
2017: The panel was re-discovered in March, in the triforium of the south transept aisle, behind two pew ends, upright with its face towards the wall, and very dirty on the surface. Its location since the 1960s had been unknown.
DimensionsH 78.2cm | W 30.9cm | D 1.2cm
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDeath with a Cardinal
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe figure is about 51.5cm
PhysicalDescriptionSingle board, two splits starting from bottom extending 1/3 into panel. No evidence of worm damage. Loose splinter of wood associated with central split.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1907: at centre of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west from 1776 or earlier.
Dimensionssight W 26cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.10Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDeath with a King
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe figure is about 49.5cm
PhysicalDescriptionSingle panel oak, no splits, tracery has loose sections to right hand side of the vertical member.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1907: at centre of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west from 1776 or earlier.
Dimensionssight W 28.8cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.11Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDeath with an Emperor
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe figure is about 54cm
PhysicalDescriptionSingle panel, no splits evident, tracery as before, this time tracery is complete, it is decorated with the same yellow as the rostrum front and the Etheldreda chapel panels.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1907: at centre of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west from 1776 or earlier.
Dimensionssight W 26cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.12Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDeath with a Pope
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe figure is about 51.5cm
PhysicalDescriptionLarge central split with several adjacent splits of less severity starting at the bottom. Top half of central split has an associated split with a splinter of wood as an island between the two.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1907: at centre of top row of painted panels on the Smithson screen facing west from 1776 or earlier.
Dimensionssight W 30.1cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.13Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePaintwork
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSubject unknown.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.14Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionAn eagle or falcon standing on three octagonal annulets, possibly meant to represent the falcon and fetterlock, one of the badges of Edward IV, in which reign [1461–1483] the screens were made
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.15Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe arms of the Archbishop of York impaling the personal arms of George Neville (1464–1476); this coat dates the screens
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.16.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionDexter half of a cross of St George.
PhysicalDescriptionSeparated from other half presumably because of alterations to the framing.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.16.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSinister half of a cross of St George.
PhysicalDescriptionSeparated from other half presumably because of alterations to the framing.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.17Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe Royal arms of England & France used by Edward IV; three gold lions on a red background quartered with three gold fleurs-de-lis on a blue background.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.18Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe arms of Percy, quartering Lucy, as worn by Harry Hotspur.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.19Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionThe arms of Roger Thornton, of Newcastle. (In his will of 1429, Roger Thornton of Newcastle left money for rebuilding the nave, although there is considerable doubt as to whether it was ever completed.)
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB202.20Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted shield
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionMost of a saltire for St Andrew, the arms of the Priory, or possibly for Neville.
PhysicalDescriptionAlmost half of shield is missing, presumably because of alterations to the framing.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos+
TitlePulpit & screen with mediæval painted panels
ObjectNamepulpit | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted surfaces
BriefDescriptionMediæval painted surfaces. On stone plinth; each panel has tracery with ogival arch and openings. 14 panels representing Christ, Mary, and 12 Disciples.
ObjectProductionPeriodMediæval
ObjectHistoryNotec1790. It is first shown on Carter’s plan, set against the blocked western arch of the central tower. J E Clark, Arch. Ael., 2010, p.383.
1809. The Litany desk, at present placed on the west side of the transept. Topogr. and Hist. Description of Northumberland. Beauties of England and Wales, Hodgson, 1809, p.163.
1811. Mackenzie appears to have provided the first written record when he informs us that ‘… against the west wall of the transept is the Litany-desk, now used for burials.’ Movements of Fittings, J.E. Clark. Arch. Ael., 2010, p.383.
1870–1905: for some of this period on the floor against the north wall of the north transept.
1909. Captain Cuthbert proposed to give a stone base pedestal for the Lectern. A design by Mr Temple Moore was submitted, and the Chairman said it would be worked in local stone and executed by Messrs Holloway Bros, the contractors for the Nave, under the personal superintendence of Mr Jones, the foreman for the Nave. We understand that Captain Cuthbert has accepted the estimate and approved of design. [Hexham Parish Mag. July 1909, p.40.]
DimensionsW panel L 1940 H 1070 | E panel L 1560 H 1070 | 5 Pulpit panels @ 360 L 1530 H 1090
CurrentLocNotefixed | on N side of Chancel in front of Reredos
CurrentLocationChancel
Reference1907. Faculty: 21 November. … 11. Restoration and refixing of the Ancient pulpit in the Choir. NRO Faculty Book No. 1, no.316; and NRO EP.184/80.
1909. Faculty: 21 July. … 3) To place the lectern on a stone pedestal. NRO Faculty Book No. 1, no.356 and NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Matthew
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Matheus (Matthew)’ Halberd in right hand, closed book in left.
PhysicalDescriptionLight iconoclasm on face, sporadic dents and scrapes. Retouching fairly localized.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 30.1cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Thomas
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Sanctus Thomas’ Brocade pattern tunic. Strange grey layer on cloak – red lake deterioration? Red lead background, blanched grey on top – a red lake pigment? Possibly with rosettes. Mace in left hand, closed book with clasp in right.
PhysicalDescriptionNo incipient flaking noted. Has suffered historical loss to bottom section – possibly damp related. Two splits
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 28.8cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Jude
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Judus (Jude)’ Right hand resting on two-handed saw; left hand holding closed book.
PhysicalDescriptionLargely not original. Only upper right board section original. Whitish-grey blanched layer present throughout. No sign of iconoclasm.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 29.6cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Matthias
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Matthias’ Original tracery head with polychromy: Yellow tops, red inside. Indigo cloak? Background like S. Thomas. Right hand holding a purse(?);left hand holding closed book.
PhysicalDescriptionLower half replaced, with repainting that looks like it was done in crayon. Top, original section was two boards. One split present – stable. Minimal iconoclasm on face. Grey-white layer throughout – looks like remnant of coating/wholesale overpaint/whitewash is present throughout (as recorded by Pauline Plummer in her unpublished notes). Retouching is sporadic and localized. Inserted board has carpentry marks: “VIII” and the timber appears similar to the timber used for the loose panel of Dance of Death scheme, which has carpentry mark “VIIII”.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 29cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt James (the Less)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Jacobus (Minor)’ Yellow background w. red rosettes. Right hand holding closed book; left grasping handle of a saw.
PhysicalDescriptionSingle panel. Original tracery head with polychromy: Yellow tops, red inside. No apparent iconoclasm.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 29.5cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.6Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt John the Evangelist
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘St John the Evangelist’ Red background with rosettes (more ‘dotty’). Blue or green cloak (unclear) with red rosettes. Left hand holding chalice with serpent above.
PhysicalDescriptionConsiderable remnants of wholesale overpaint on this panel. Two boards. No iconoclasm evident. Tracery non-original. Scattered retouching.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 26.2cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Peter
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘St Peter’ Keys gilded (confirmed with XRF). Very elaborate halo. Yellow background has sacred red monograms. Two large keys in right hand, closed book with clasp in left.
PhysicalDescriptionTwo replacement boards at the bottom. Replacement board on back in softwood. Considerable remnants of wholesale overpaint on this panel. Only the top part of the tracery is original and retains original paint scheme identical to that on the five panels to the left of the pulpit.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 28.1cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.8Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Risen Christ
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘The Risen Christ’ Background red with yellow or white rosettes. No evidence of iconoclasm. Cross with pennant in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionSingle board, 2-3 splits, stable, though with slight movement. Sporadic flaking along nibbled bottom. Grey-white blanched layer evident in certain areas. Evidence of insect damage – furniture beetle damage.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 27.7cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleVirgin and Child
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘Virgin and Child’ Yellow background with rosettes. Red halo w. red lake gone grey, or overpaint? Evidence of minor iconoclasm to face of Virgin. Colour of robe appears, slightly unusually, to be red, not blue.
PhysicalDescriptionInserted board replacement, bottom right. Original tracery head with better preserved original polychromy.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 27.7cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.10Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Paul
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘St Paul’ Floral red background with yellow-white rosettes. Cloak possibly green. Sword does not appear to have metal leaf. No evidence of iconoclasm. Closed book in right hand, sword over left shoulder in left hand.
PhysicalDescriptionTracery head not original. Localized, quite visible retouching. Single board.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 27.3cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.11Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Philip
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Philipus’ Well-preserved green grass. Possibly green halo (now grey) Red background with fleur de lis decorations. Red lake used on garment. Both hands holding basket of loaves.
PhysicalDescriptionPossibly remnants of wholesale overpaint scheme. Paint in sound condition. Single board, Original tracery. No evidence of iconoclasm. Patchy varnish, but little evidence of retouching.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 29.9cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.12Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Bartholomew
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Bartholomæus’ Red lake tunic. Possibly green cloak. Red sacred monograms on yellow background. Knife in left hand, closed book in right.
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal tracery, single board. Possibly indigo on book. No obvious evidence of iconoclasm.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 30.4cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.13Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt James (the Greater)
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Jacobus (major)’ Iconoclasm on pilgrim’s cap. Purple-brown cloak. Red background with white fleur-de-lis stencils(?). Pilgrim’s staff in left hand
PhysicalDescriptionSplit panel all the way with gap. Sawn board. No evidence of active flaking. Quite a lot of remaining wholesale overpaint. Original tracery.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 30cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB203.14Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Andrew
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescription‘S Andrew’ Red sacred monograms on yellow background. His cross in right hand and closed book in left.
PhysicalDescriptionSingle board, original tracery. Minor evidence of wholesale overpaint. No iconoclasm.
ObjProdDate15th cent
Dimensionssight W 29.3cm
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB207 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHigh altar in Sanctuary: two sections
ObjectNamealtar | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionHEXAB207.1 taller retable supporting cross and candles. HEXAB207.2 communion table.
Each built in three sections with diagonal braces in the long sides of the outer sections: back of altar/front of retable. Altar front slightly rebated panelling. Retable sides have deep set panels. Back solid simple panelling. Altar sides three tall panels.
ObjProdDateearly 20th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePart of re-ordering of the Chancel under Canon Savage and C C Hodges. But made by whom?
DimensionsOverall H 1230 mm | W 3500 mm | D 1210 mm
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceHAR: fn.11 p.50

ObjectNumberHEXAB207.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHigh Altar – Retable supporting cross and candles
ObjectNamealtar | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionBuilt in three sections with diagonal braces in the long sides of the outer sections: back of altar/front of retable. Retable sides have deep set panels. Back solid simple panelling.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros. (London) Ltd
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectHistoryNotePart of re-ordering of the Chancel under Canon Savage and C C Hodges. Probably made by Holloway Bros.
DimensionsH 1230 mm | W 3500 mm | D 460 mm
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
Reference1907. Faculty: 21 November. … 5. Provision of a new Altar and Retable in oak. NRO Faculty Book No.1, no.316; and NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB209 Click on
Thumbnail
for
18 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3076
TitleRood screen
ObjectNamescreen | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak extending to full width of chancel between the easternmost piers. Consists of solid lower screen, below a beam supporting the Rood and itself supported at the edges by curved brackets and by a central upright with no elaboration, upright obscured by painting after Andrea del Sarto in gilt frame [HEXAB3076]. Provides a splash of colour. Inscription “To the glory of God… 1907”. Doors in flanking panels lead down to vestry (vestry cupboards fixed to back of screen). Doors elaborately carved. Grandest decoration reserved for cornice – Much perforation and a band of angels holding blank motto scripts. The carving on the cross appears to be vegetation, a cross within a circle at the joint & fleur-de-lys terminals with crocket like extrusions on edges of upright and crossbar.
InscriptionTO.THE.GLORY.OF.GOD.THE.MERCERS.COMPANY.AS.ALTERNATE.PATRONS.OF.THE.
BENEFICE.OF.HEXHAM.PRESENTED.THIS.ALTAR.SCREEN.IN.THE.YEAR.1907.
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectProductionPeriodEdwardian Gothic revival
ObjectHistoryNote1908. “The new altar-piece or reredos (see illustration), is the gift of the Mercers’ Company, who are alternate patrons of the living. This, with its continuation north and south across the choir aisles, forms the vestry enclosure, and is a very fine piece of oakwork, enriched with appropriate velvet hangings in the panels.” The Buiding News, Aug. 7, 1908.
“At the Holy Table. Charles William Powell, ex-Master of the Mercers’ Company, shall say: ‘Right Reverend Father in God. On behalf of the Mercers’ Company, the alternate Patron of this Living, I present this Screen, to the Glory of God and in the faith of Jesus Christ, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.’ The Bishop of Carlisle then blessed the Screen.” [Booklet: Memento of Hexham Abbey on the Occasion of the Consecration and Dedication Festival, Saturday, August 8th, 1908, p.17]
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceFaculty: 21 November. 6. Erection of a new screen behind the Altar with Hangings and two doorways. NRO Faculty Book No.1, no.316; and NRO EP.184/80.
HAR: fn.12 p.50

ObjectNumberHEXAB211 Click on
Thumbnail
for
14 photos
TitleSedilia – five seats to south of High Altar
ObjectNamesedilia | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionFragments of C15 set into range of 5 seats – each with canopy & separated by open work sides with colonettes, front ones rising to support angels. Four surviving canopy bosses with roses between faces. Seats vary in width from 620 to 720mm.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectProductionPeriodwith rehashed 1910 work
ObjectHistoryNote‘Beneath the eastern arch on the south side of the choir stood the sedilia. Pour of the stalls now remain, and are preserved in the vestry. They are clearly incomplete, and Mr Hodgson says: “On the south side of the altar are three stalls, and two others have been cut away.” Carter’s plan shews five stalls, and so confirms this statement. The sedilia are shewn on Plate 44 in their present condition.’ [Hodges 1888, p.46]
1908. ‘At the Restored Sedilia. The Reverend P. B. Barker, M.A., shall say: “Most Reverend Father in God. To the glory of God and in affectionate remembrance of Henry Christopher Barker, M.A., formerly Rector of Hexham and Lecturer, and Emily Margaret, his wife, these Sedilia were restored by their children.” …’ [Booklet: Memento of Hexham Abbey on the Occasion of the Consecration and Dedication Festival, Saturday, August 8th, 1908, p.18]
DimensionsApprox. | H 2120 | W 3560 | D 470
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
Reference1907, 21 November. … 9. Restoration of the Ancient Sedilia and repairing the same and refixing of the same in the re-arranged choir. North’ld Record Office. Faculty Regr. no.1; Faculty no.316, 21.11.1907. NRO EP.184/80. [Hex. Parish Mag. Dec.1907, p.91.]

ObjectNumberHEXAB213 Click on
Thumbnail
for
32 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9019.17 | HEXAB3174 | HEXAB5138.1 | HEXAB6506.1
TitlePrior Leschman’s Chantry, upper screens & painted panels
ObjectNamechantry | furniture
Materialoak
Colourold dark much carved
BriefDescriptionEast side three tall painted panels over one wide one (with Resurrection witnessed by kneeling man in late Mediæval dress saying something but text lost). On left: Instruments of The Passion.
North side 16 uprights – of these, seven very plain and may reflect losses over the centuries. No upper tracers. Retains elaborate outer attached buttresses with upper parts set at 45° to screen. Two only retain upper crocketed finials.
South side, facing presbytery 13 upright at some intervals – the south screen being shorter to allow for the entrance at its west end. Here nine upper areas retain open tracery making up four and a half pairs above ogee arches. Only one upright (next to last on west) is plain. The Chantry is partly roofed over approx. its eastern half. One slight beam connects west ends of south and north screens.
Carved in the wooden beam above the retable is the name ‘The Lady Katherine Fenwick’.
ObjProdDatec1500
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1858 damaged while being moved from its former position on the N side of the Chancel to the N bay of the S Transept E aisle. Restored to its former position in 1908.
1858. “The Leschman chantry was pulled to pieces and placed in the south transept. It was considerably shortened, some portions were destroyed; it was also turned round and the altar-tomb and effigy placed inside the chapel.” [Hodges, Monograph 1888, p.53.] “Novr 19th. Returned bosses of Prior Richard’s Shrine to Robson the Clerk, which I had borrowed.” [Table-Book, Fairless, p.1.]
1859: “Feb. Part of Prior Richd shrine taken away.” [Table-Book, Fairless, p.1.]
A faculty was applied for a sanctuary lamp, a gift, in the Leschman Chantry on the 28th October 1912.
DimensionsEast panels H 2140, W 1800, D approx.max.150 | South Screen H 1980 L 3250 max. W 140 approx. intervals centre to centre uprights 210 | North screen H 1970 L 3940 | West filler: H 990 L 250 hollow buttress with upper blind
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
Reference1907. Faculty: 21 November. … 8. The restoration of Prior Leschman’s and the Ogle Chantries and refixing thereof in their original positions in the ancient choir. NRO Faculty Book No.1, no.316; and NRO EP.184/80.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB213.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Peter
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSt Peter. The red background originally had fleur-de-lis stencils, but they do not survive well. There is obvious use of a red ochre pigment, and gilding is only present in the halo.
PhysicalDescriptionConsists of two boards with vertical boards. Appears structurally stable. The paint barbs along the edges fit the framework, i.e. no alterations to this relationship has been effected since painting. The surface presents remnants of non-original whitewash, and a lot of wax present in join, most likely added in connection with a consolidation campaign.
ObjProdDate15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB213.10Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Andrew
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSt Andrew with his cross in his right hand and a closed book with clasp in his left. Losses to the paint scheme shows that a white ground is present. This panel has a large amount of missing paint, especially in Andrew’s cross. Sporadic retouching is present, but is now very badly matched to the original.
PhysicalDescriptionEvidence of a clinker construction between the two boards making up this panel. The jointing method appears to be bird’s-mouth.
ObjProdDate15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB213.11Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSt Paul
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionSt Paul: right hand holding the handle of a sword resting on the ground, and left hand holding a well-filled red bag.
PhysicalDescriptionThe two boards making up this panel appear to have been joined with a bird’s-mouth joint. This panel presents flaking of the whitewash layer, revealing original green and red paint of the underlying paint scheme. Clear evidence of death watch beetle activity is visible, and possibly active, on the back of the St Paul panel.
ObjProdDate15th cent
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB213.12Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRetable: Resurrection with Prior Leschman
ObjectNamepainted-panel | flat art
Materialwood
ContentDescriptionA scene of the Man of Sorrows, standing in the tomb and surrounded by symbols of the Passion (the pillar with cords and scourge, a right hand [of Judas?] pointing to the thirty pieces of silver, although only twenty-five can be seen, a hammer and pincers, the cross with the seamless robe draped over it, three dice, the ladder, the spear, and a sponge on a reed) and worshipped by the kneeling figure of the donor, Prior Leschman (the scroll above his head bearing the words of his prayer is now blank).
The figure of St Mary Magdalene, represented because she was first to arrive at the tomb, is kneeling on the right.
PhysicalDescriptionThe retable consists of three horizontal boards with a thin chalk ground. The support appears stable. Aspects of the paint scheme includes an underdrawing visible through the paint layers, the use of red lake which has now faded, and gold leaf stencils on the red background. The colour scheme consists of a rather limited palette, which does not include blue. The framework is green (but now not very obviously) with two white or yellow floriated stencils employed for the decoration. The surface appears to have remnants of whitewash paint, which has subsequently been mostly removed.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThere are instances of historic, 17th century graffiti, and obvious, deliberate iconoclasm on Christ, donor and donor inscription.
The retable was cleaned and varnished in situ by P Plummer in the 1960s, and retouching applied to losses without prior filling. It is interesting to note that her archives indicate these paintings to have been flaking and in need of consolidation in the 1960s.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB222.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
8 photos
TitleModel of Hexham Abbey
ObjectNamemodel | furniture
Materialwood
Colourstone
LabelTextThe Abbey Model
This scale model of Hexham Abbey was made in 1957 by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, the famous Tyneside shipbuilders, to launch a restoration appeal for the Abbey. It was taken around various agricultural shows and was put on display in Fenwick’s department store in Newcastle.
Bring the Abbey model to life
Insert a coin to light up the stained glass windows of the model, and to listen to the Abbey’s bells and music.
BriefDescriptionModel of Hexham Abbey Church with removable addition of Song School; painted stone coloured for stone and grey for slate roofs.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
ObjProdDate1957
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 2014 refurbished for exhibition in new Visitor Centre, including coin-operated internal lights & sounds.
In about 1975 it was in the S transept E aisle, behind the “Acca” Cross, under a perspex(?) cover.
1975: It was agreed that the place for private prayer would be in the Sunday School corner in the North Transept. The children will move to the recess where the model now stands. Curtains will be hung between the prayer chapel, war memorial chapel and childrens corner. … Possibility of putting model with Restoration Committee display behind Acca Cross to be referred to Standing Committee. [PCC Minutes 21/10/1975 — subsequently approved]
2007: “Hexham Abbey Model. A scale model in wood was made in the 1950s and presented to the Restoration Appeal by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson. The interior was illuminated and incorporated a recording of the Abbey bells. It afforded excellent publicity for the Appeal and raised money when on display at Fenwick’s, Newcastle and when taken to various agricultural shows. It had raised some £5,000 by 1976. In the 1970s and 1980s it stood in the north transept or the nave. It was dismantled in the 1980s because it took up so much floor space. It was lent to [given to her by Canon Nelson?] Tynedale Museums Officer in the Moot Hall for storage but has never been re-assembled.” [CND] By about 2010 the disassembled model was stored in the Abbey at the east end of the south chancel aisle.
Dimensionsapprox. H 720 mm | E–W length 1600 mm | N–S width 1300 mm
CurrentLocNotefixed | on central display table
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB222.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDetached part of Abbey Model
ObjectNamemodel | furniture
Materialwood
Colourstone
BriefDescriptionModel of the wall which extends to the south from the south-west corner of what in 1957 was St Cuthbert’s Chapel and is now the Abbey Shop. It shows remaining details of the west wall of the calefactory and includes the war-memorial plaque.
ObjProdDate1957
ObjectHistoryNoteDetached from the model while in storage pre-2014, and not restored for lack of space in the new exhibition.
DimensionsL 300 | max W 35 + paving 95 | H 95
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB222.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleShield Label for Model of Hexham Abbey
ObjectNamelabel | furniture
Materialbakelite
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionLabel in form of a shield with Leschman monogram shield at top
Inscription
HEXHAM ABBEY
FOUNDED BY SAINT WILFRID 674
BURNT BY THE DANES
&
FIVE TIMES SACKED BY THE SCOTS
YET
STILL IN FULL USE FOR
CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
THIS MODEL WAS BUILT BY
MESSRS. SWAN HUNTER
& WIGHAM RICHARDSON LTD
AS THEIR CONTRIBUTION
TO THE
RESTORATION
APPEAL
InscriptionDescriptionIncised white capital letters in four diffeent sizes
ObjProdDate1957
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB223 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleLarge bookcase: glazed upper doors over drawers and lower cupboard; elaborately carved
ObjectNamebookcase | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOak. In two sections: the upper part has shelves behind two glazed doors, with flanking enriched solomonic (barley sugar) columns supporting a projecting cornice and central baroque cresting. The lower part is deeper with two drawers over two cupboards all with elaborate deep carving.
ObjProdDatec1880
ObjectProductionPeriodLate 19th century Flemish/ N. French?
ObjectHistoryNote1959: Our thanks are due to Mr Noble for his gift of a very handsome carved oak bookcase for use in the Abbey. [Abbey Chronicle, June 1959.]
1970s?: Stood against east wall of north bay of south transept aisle, apparently housing the Abbey Library. Later moved to north side of south chancel aisle, west of door to vestry.
2007: Oak bookcase repaired in June by John Scott, Antique Furniture Restoration, of Graves Yard, Hexham. Bookcase with large glass doors by the Vestry. Making good damage around hinges; refixing loose moulding; fitting new hinges to bottom doors; repairing top door hinges. [Property Cttee. minutes.]
2013: The bookcase in the vestry was donated to the Abbey by my grandfather Algernon Noble some time in the 1950s. He lived at Sylcote, Windmill Hill. The story goes that he went to a house sale (maybe in the 1930s) somewhere in the area looking for a bookcase for his daughter Sheila’s bedroom. He apparently bought it sight unseen. Probably just looked at the catalogue and left a bid. This huge bookcase arrived and, of course, was not suitable for a child’s bedroom so was put in the family dining room. I was told it originally had two pineapples on the top at either side, but would not fit the height of the room. Whenever my cousins and I came to Hexham from far and wide we’d come and see the bookcase. Please look after it for us. [A Visitor Recollections page from S Transept 20/07/2013 by Judith Chant, Guildford.]
DimensionsH 2690 + cresting 300 | W 2020 mm | D 690 mm
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area

ObjectNumberHEXAB227Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePair of tall processional candlestcks set into two-step stands
ObjectNamecandlestick | furniture
Materiallight oak
BriefDescriptionOctagonal staffs of English oak set on two-step stands with brass candle holder inserted onto octagonal top. One line of inscription on each.
Inscription M. G. T. W. b. 17 . 11 . 1928 | M. G. T. W. d. 17 . 4 . 2005
ObjProdPersonThe Revd Graham B Usher (Rector of Hexham) [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationCartwheel Furniture, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, N. Yorkshire [makers]
ObjProdDate2006
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven by Patricia Wilkinson and her family in memory of her husband Michael.
Dedicated by the Rector at the 8.30 am service on Sunday 15th October 2006.
DimensionsH 110 | W 280 base
CurrentLocationVestry

ObjectNumberHEXAB248.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBenefactors’ board (extension) on N. wall of Slype
ObjectNameboard | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted surface
BriefDescriptionAdded pointed upper panel, simpler frame; first gift from Mrs Mable Ord; first dated gift from John Turner by deed dated 1780.
Inscription
A
LIST of
BENEFACTIONS
which have been
left to the Poor of the
Parish of HEXHAM, and
Which are now paid.
For particulars vid.
RITSCHELL’s Book of Charities.
MRS. MABLE ORD, WIDOW, did give
£100 to the Poor of HEXHAM.
By a Deed dated 30th. March 1780 & inrol-
-led in Chancery, JOHN TURNER charged a
Close in Hencoats Fields adjoining PEG
SPARK’s Barn, with 20s. Pr. Ann, payable
21st. Decr. for the Use of the Poor, this being
A CONFIRMATION of a former CHARGE.
ObjProdDatec1780
ObjectHistoryNoteThese charities are listed in the County History: 1634 Mabel Ord. 1764 Robert Andrews. 1709 Mary Allgood. 1712 Dorothy Allgood. 1717 George Ritschell [p.171]. 1680 Ursula Mountney. 1715 Joseph Bell. [History of Northumberland, Vol III i, 1896, p.176]
Possibly on north wall of vestry annexe for a time between 1870 and 1907.
1920: Abbey Encounters. Mr. Wastle from Whickham in Tyne and Wear came in to enquire if what he had worked on in 1920 was still in place. His vivid description of lettering, gold on a black background, in old-fashioned script […] the Charity Boards in the Slype […] they list in meticulous detail past benefactions ‘to the poor of the parish of Hexham’. […] Dear “All” of the Hexham Abbey, I want to thank you for sending a letter, to let me know about the writing on gold on the board that I was working on so many years ago. As I think I told you I am 82 years old, and I worked on churches all over, doing Altars in colours, with both gold and silver leaf, and some took a long time to do but gave pleasure to people, like the day I spent at Hexham Abbey, that Friday a week or two ago. [Abbey Chronicle, Nov. 1993, p.4]
1989: The P.C.C. approved a recommendation from the Museum Committee that the Charity Boards be placed in the Slype and thanked the members for their work. [Abbey Chronicle, May, 1989, p.2. – PCC News]
Matters raised were repair of charity boards and their fixing. [Property Cttee Minutes, 31.7.1989]
1990: Architect agreed to the charity boards being placed in the west end of the slype. [Letter 9.5.1990]
NotesNB: see more details of charitable donations by clicking the URL link.
DimensionsH 1440 | W 1450
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype
ReferenceCND: S1
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB248.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9347
TitleBenefactors’ board on N. wall of Slype
ObjectNameboard | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted surface
BriefDescriptionRectangular board with moulded bolection frame, painted dark/black with gilt lettering and frame fillet, resting on wallbatten also painted black. Earliest Donor Robert Andrews; earliest dated gift from Mrs Mary Allgood and Mrs Doroty Allgood (1709 & 1712).
Inscription
ROBERT ANDREWS ESQR. of HEXHAM,
gave by will, Fifty Shillings a year, to
the poor of the Parish of HEXHAM, which
is paid out of a Close in the Town-fields situ-
-ate near the MAIDEN CROSS.
An allotment of Common, near Summer-
-rods, adjoining the Turnpike-road, consist-
-ing nearly of TWO ACRES.
MRS. MARY ALLGOOD & MRS. DOROTY. ALLGOOD,
Daughters of THOS. ALLGOOD of HEXHAM Gent,
did in 1709 & 1712 give to the Poor of the Town,
of HEXHAM each £40, the Interest thereof to
be Yearly distributed AMONG THEM.
THE REVD. GEO. RITSCHELL, Lecturer of
HEXHAM, left by Will Forty Shillings a Year to
the MERCER’s Lecturer of HEXHAM, to be distribu
-ted by him to Forty poor Widows within the
said TOWNSHIP.
MRS URSULA MOUNTNEY, of STONECROFT,
by Will bequeathed to the Poor of the Parish
of HEXHAM £3, to be distributed every YEAR
at CHRISTMASS.
JOSEPH BELL of HEXHAM, TANNER by Will
bequeathed £100 to the Poor of the said TOWN
the Interest of it to be distributed on the 19
of MARCH YEARLY.
ObjProdDateearly 18th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThese charities are listed in the County History: 1634 Mabel Ord. 1764 Robert Andrews. 1709 Mary Allgood. 1712 Dorothy Allgood. 1717 George Ritschell [ p.171 ]. 1680 Ursula Mountney. 1715 Joseph Bell. [History of Northumberland, Vol III i, 1896, p.176]
Posibly on north wall of vestry annexe for a time between 1870 and 1907.
1920: Abbey Encounters. Mr. Wastle from Whickham in Tyne and Wear came in to enquire if what he had worked on in 1920 was still in place. His vivid description of lettering, gold on a black background, in old-fashioned script […] the Charity Boards in the Slype […] they list in meticulous detail past benefactions ‘to the poor of the parish of Hexham’. […] Dear “All” of the Hexham Abbey, I want to thank you for sending a letter, to let me know about the writing on gold on the board that I was working on so many years ago. As I think I told you I am 82 years old, and I worked on churches all over, doing Altars in colours, with both gold and silver leaf, and some took a long time to do but gave pleasure to people, like the day I spent at Hexham Abbey, that Friday a week or two ago. [Abbey Chronicle, Nov. 1993, p.4]
1989: The P.C.C. approved a recommendation from the Museum Committee that the Charity Boards be placed in the Slype and thanked the members for their work. [Abbey Chronicle, May, 1989, p.2. – PCC News]
Matters raised were repair of charity boards and their fixing. [Property Cttee Minutes, 31.7.1989]
1990: Architect agreed to the charity boards being placed in the west end of the slype. [Letter 9.5.1990]
NotesNB: see more details of charitable donations by clicking the URL link.
DimensionsH 2100 | W 1450
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype
ReferenceCND: S1
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB249.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBenefactors’ board (extension) on S. wall of Slype
ObjectNameboard | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted
BriefDescriptionPointed additional upper panel flat frame with bead edges (as HEXAB248.1); only gift from Mrs. Jane Lawson.
NB An important record of how poor relieved before statutory social services established.
Inscription
A
LIST of
BENEFACTIONS
which have been left
to the Poor of the Parish
of HEXHAM, and which are
now paid. For particulars vid.
RITSCHELL’s Book of Charities.
MRS. JANE LAWSON, Spinster, daughter
of EDWARD LAWSON of HEXHAM Gent.
did give Forty Shillings a Year to be
distributed on GOOD FRIDAY to Forty poor
WIDOWS within the said TOWN.
ObjProdDatelate 18th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThese charities are listed in the County History: 1637 Jane Lawson. 1702 Ann Radcliffe [p.219 ]. 1675 James Crasswell. 1686 Thomas Gibson. 1773 David Johnson, Thomas Howdon, John Forbes. [History of Northumberland, Vol III i, 1896, p.176]
On south wall of vestry annexe for a time between 1870 and 1907, with lettering visible in Gibson photo.
“1637. Mrs. Jane Lawson, spinster, daughter of Edward Lawson, of Topcliffe, in Yorkshire, Gent., (but then of Hexham) desired her father upon her death-bed to give 40s. a year for ever unto forty poor widows in Hexham, which hath been ever since distributed yearly on Good Friday.” [Wright, 1823 p.232]
1920: Abbey Encounters. Mr. Wastle from Whickham in Tyne and Wear came in to enquire if what he had worked on in 1920 was still in place. His vivid description of lettering, gold on a black background, in old-fashioned script […] the Charity Boards in the Slype […] they list in meticulous detail past benefactions ‘to the poor of the parish of Hexham’. […] Dear “All” of the Hexham Abbey, I want to thank you for sending a letter, to let me know about the writing on gold on the board that I was working on so many years ago. As I think I told you I am 82 years old, and I worked on churches all over, doing Altars in colours, with both gold and silver leaf, and some took a long time to do but gave pleasure to people, like the day I spent at Hexham Abbey, that Friday a week or two ago. [Abbey Chronicle, Nov. 1993, p.4]
1989: The P.C.C. approved a recommendation from the Museum Committee that the Charity Boards be placed in the Slype and thanked the members for their work. [Abbey Chronicle, May, 1989, p.2. – PCC News]
Matters raised were repair of charity boards and their fixing. [Property Cttee Minutes, 31.7.1989]
1990: Architect agreed to the charity boards being placed in the west end of the slype. [Letter 9.5.1990]
NotesNB: see more details of charitable donations by clicking the URL link.
DimensionsH 1200 | W 1460
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype
ReferenceCND: S2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB249.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9347
TitleBenefactors’ board on S. wall of Slype
ObjectNameboard | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted
BriefDescriptionRectangular board with bolection-moulded frame and pointed additional section on top. Painted black with gilt lettering and fillet. Earliest gift from Mrs Ann Radcliffe of Dilston (including to poor Roman Catholics), No dates. NB: An important record of how poor survived before statutory social services established.
Inscription
MRS. ANN RADCLIFFE, of DILSTONE,
Spinster left by will, payable out of the
Nafferton-estate £24, annually to the
Township of HEXHAM viz, £10 to put out
poor children Apprentices, £10 to the poor
of the township, & £4 to poor ROMAN
CATHOLICS.
JAMES CRESSWELL, of HEXHAM, TANNER left
by will an acre of land in Hexham-haugh
commonly called Reah’s Acre the annual
rent of which is distributed to the poor of the
town of HEXHAM.
THOMAS GIBSON, of HEXHAM, CORDWAINER, by
his last will, gave £20 to the poor out of a close
in HEXHAM FIELDS.
MR DAVID JOHNSON, of HEXHAM, MERCER, left
by will a small field situate near the Maiden-
-Cross to the poor of HEXHAM.
THOMAS HOWDON, of HEXHAM, TANNER, left
by will, Twenty Shillings, payable yearly
out of the rent of a House & grounds, situate
in the Fore-street in HEXHAM, to Twenty
poor WIDOWS.
JOHN FORBES, of HEXHAM, MERCHANT, gave
a small field called the Round Close to the
Poor of HEXHAM.
ObjProdDateearly 18th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThese charities are listed in the County History: 1637 Jane Lawson. 1702 Ann Radcliffe [p.219 ]. 1675 James Crasswell. 1686 Thomas Gibson. 1773 David Johnson, Thomas Howdon, John Forbes. [History of Northumberland, Vol III i, 1896, p.176]
On south wall of vestry annexe for a time between 1870 and 1907, but lettering obscured in Gibson photo.
1920: Abbey Encounters. Mr. Wastle from Whickham in Tyne and Wear came in to enquire if what he had worked on in 1920 was still in place. His vivid description of lettering, gold on a black background, in old-fashioned script […] the Charity Boards in the Slype […] they list in meticulous detail past benefactions ‘to the poor of the parish of Hexham’. […] Dear “All” of the Hexham Abbey, I want to thank you for sending a letter, to let me know about the writing on gold on the board that I was working on so many years ago. As I think I told you I am 82 years old, and I worked on churches all over, doing Altars in colours, with both gold and silver leaf, and some took a long time to do but gave pleasure to people, like the day I spent at Hexham Abbey, that Friday a week or two ago. [Abbey Chronicle, Nov. 1993, p.4]
1989: The P.C.C. approved a recommendation from the Museum Committee that the Charity Boards be placed in the Slype and thanked the members for their work. [Abbey Chronicle, May, 1989, p.2. – PCC News]
Matters raised were repair of charity boards and their fixing. [Property Cttee Minutes, 31.7.1989]
1990: Architect agreed to the charity boards being placed in the west end of the slype. [Letter 9.5.1990]
NotesNB: see more details of charitable donations by clicking the URL link.
DimensionsH 2100 | W 1460
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype
ReferenceCND: S2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB253 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleSlype glazed east doors
ObjectNamedoor | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionLight oak double doors each with four glass panels (2 below and 2 above the push bar) Set in a glazed screen, within the mediæval arch, with a timber horizontal bar above the stone capitals and small skirts to column bases, securing side glass panels – with glazed arms of Viscount Allendale on the north, and of the Worshipful Company of Mercers on the south. Push bar panels have raised cross pieces in form of saltire for St Andrew (a feature shared by the door to the S Transept).
Allendale arms: Crest: A bull’s head, erased, quarterly; on a viscount’s helm; Motto: “FIDE·SED·CUI·VIDE” – Have confidence, but be cautious in whom you place it.
Mercers’ arms [here monochrome]: Gules issuant from a bank of clouds a figure proper of the Virgin couped at the shoulders proper vested in a crimson robe adorned with gold the neck encircled by a jewelled necklace crined or and wreathed about the temples with a chaplet of roses alternately argent and of the first and crowned with a celestial crown, the whole on a bordure of clouds also proper; set on an esquire’s helm (for a corporate body); Motto: “HONOR DEO” – Think and thank God.
ObjProdDatec1987
ObjectHistoryNoteMarch 2011: 2 automatic door installations [Dorma UK].
April 2011: Alterations to slype doors; new pull-handles & push-plates [J Dickinson]. Automatic door system [Swanson].
DimensionsH 2100 mm | W 760 mm | D 90 mm with projecting framing
CurrentLocNoteFixed | Giving access from outer Slype Porch (43)
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype
Reference1987, 2 Dec. … 3. Dismantling of inner porch to South Transept and replacement of existing swing door with new Oak and Glass doors. Matching door to be placed in the slype. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130.
1996, 19 Mar. 1. To locate engraved blue glass panels on the slype entrance screen. ... the “right-hand panel” depicting the woman facing straight ahead, the left-hand panel as bearing the arms of Viscount Allendale, the right – of the worshipful Company of Mercers … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4781.
Faculty: 2011, 20 January. To install automatic door operators at the points [in the slype] shown, in accordance with the letters of Mr C.N. Dallison of 16th February 2010 and 3rd November 2010 (with attachments) and with the quotation of DORMA UK LIMITED of 12th October 2010, site plan and photographs supplied. Completion due by 19 Apr 2011. Completion Cert. signed 24 March 2011.

ObjectNumberHEXAB255Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2182
TitleBamber memorial seat
ObjectNameseat | furniture
Materialwood
Colourred
BriefDescription5-slat seat with ‘ladderback’; ends have two legs, a stretcher, shaped armrest supported over front leg and jointed into back leg which rises to a simple Knop finial with double joint support to back. No longitudinal stretcher. Red S. American? In the centre of the backrest a small brass plate with the inscription:
Inscription
In loving memory of
DOUGLAS BAMBER
1921 – 1991

In loving memory of
Doug Bamber 1921–1991 & Betty Bamber 1922–2009
from their sons Greg & Tim
ObjProdDatec1991
ObjectHistoryNoteThe 1991 plaque was replaced on 10th February 2011 by one with the present inscription
DimensionsMax. H 910 mm | W 1830 mm | D 630 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S13

ObjectNumberHEXAB256Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB139.1.2 | HEXAB2078
TitleWallace memorial seat
ObjectNameseat | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescription5-slat seat with ‘ladderback’; ends have 2 legs, a stretcher, shaped armrest supported on front leg and jointed into back leg which rises to a simple Knop finial with two joints supporting the back.
Similar to Bamber seat HEXAB255 but not as red.
Inscription
GIVEN IN MEMORY
OF
LESLIE WALLACE
BY
CONNIE WALLACE
InscriptionDescriptionMetal plaque on backrest.
ObjProdDatec2001
DimensionsMax. H 910 mm | W 1830 mm | D 630 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S14
2001, 20 Mar. To place a hardwood bench seat, identical to and facing the one already in place, in the slype, on the South side. Archdeacon’s Faculty.

ObjectNumberHEXAB258 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitlePhelps organ case
ObjectNameorgan | furniture
Materiallight oak
BriefDescriptionMade by Laurence Phelps 34 stops, 48 ranks of pipes, 2 manuals & pedal board, 2,304 pipes. ‘installed with great care and skill…proven to be one of the Abbey’s most recent treasures…It superbly fulfils its basic function… ongoing worship of the Abbey, and its sensitivity makes it a valuable teaching instrument and a versatile and exciting recital instrument’ Ron Lane, Chairman Organ Cmte. The organ case is in three sections. The central part is slightly wider than its predecessor, and the wing sections reach almost/actually to touch the capitals of the crossing piers. On the west the face of the organ is kept in line with the most projecting moulding of the archway. On the east it projects well beyond the archway and even beyond the outer mouldings of the triforium arches. A central double balcony projects even further, though this is disguised by the projection of the centre of the Smithson Screen. The instrument is much admired for its wonderful sound but less so for its visual qualities.
ObjProdDate1974
ObjectProductionPeriodCelebrating 1300th anniversary of foundation.
ObjectHistoryNoteThe organ was used for the first time on Sunday 8th September 1974 (6.30 p.m. Evensong). It was dedicated on Advent Sunday 1974. [from Canon R Lemmon’s “Our Glorious Year” – HEXAB 9031*]
The 24-year-old organ is to be stripped, cleaned, re-assembled and revamped. [Hex. Cour. 29.5.1998.]
It was a pleasure to see Fernand Létourneau, the organ builder, in the Abbey. After much work, involving some parts being transported to Canada, the organ is back enhanced and refurbished and in magnificent voice. Whilst work was in progress it was fascinating to see inside the upper turrets and chambers and to hear many strange sounds and to watch the dedicated work of Fernand Létourneau’s team. Our thanks to them all! [Abbey Chronicle, Oct.1998, p.3 – People]
CurrentLocNoteFixed | between Crossing and Choir
CurrentLocationTower Crossing
Reference1972. Installation of new organ. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.3568, 6.4.1972. NRO EP.184/80.
1991. Instal oak screen in front of console. Faculty granted 5th Sep.
1999. To remove the 1991 heavy oak screen in front of console and revert to the original curtain screen. Faculty Regr. no.5, Faculty no.5042, granted 10th Dec. 1999.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
See also: www.lawrencephelps.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB272.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleSeat & reading desk [Potter/Laidler memorial]
ObjectNameseat/desk | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionReading desk in memory of the organist Ronald Potter and his young chorister Henry Laidler, designed by Temple Moore for the east end of the nave.
Front has two panels with traceried tops between buttress pilasters. Inscription on a brass plate on the book rest.
Inscription
DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY OF
R.R.POTTER
ORGANIST
AND
H.LAIDLER
CHORISTER
SEPT.14/1911
ObjProdPersonTemple Lushington Moore [designer]
ObjProdDateSep 1911
ObjectHistoryNote“Drawings by Mr Temple Moore of proposed new pulpit and reading desk were submitted. It was decided to ask for estimates including painted panels.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 13/04/1911]
“The following resolution proposed by Mr Walker and seconded by Mr Fairlam was carried unanimously, viz:— That a new pulpit be provided at a cost of £96, a new reading desk for £18, also four painted panels for two bays in the triforia of the choir at a cost of £103; a total of £217, to be paid out of the Abbey fund.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 16/05/1911]
“It is with deepest feelings of sorrow that we place on record our loss in the death of Ronald R. Potter, M.A., A.R.C.O., our beloved and talented organist. […] Without one word of sinister warning and without one word of good-bye, Henry Laidler is taken from us […] Only a young lad, and yet he was one of Mr. Potter’s boys, and he had his ministry to serve in the church.” [Hex. Parish Mag. Jun, 1911, p.32,33]
The proposal to associate the new Reading Desk with the memory of our late organist, R. R. Potter, and our chorister, H. Laidler, appears to meet general approval. […] [Hex. Parish Mag. Jul, p.40]
Towards the Reading Desk […] the sum of £1 10s 6d has been announced. Further donations are:— […] £10 18 1. This sum is about half the required amount for the simple and beautiful piece of furniture designed by Mr. Temple Moore. [Hex. Parish Mag. Aug, p.44]
The reading desk, […] is of plain oak, and has been placed against the fragment of the ancient 12th century stone rood screen at the entrance from the nave into the transepts close to where the old pulpit stood. [Hex. Parish Mag. Oct, p.58]
The desk has since been moved several times and once stood where chamber organ now stands in the South Choir Aisle, and later in the Song School.
‘Sacred to the memory of Ronald Richardson POTTER, organist of Hexham Abbey, d. 4 May 1911 aged 32 yrs. “He has moved a little nearer to the master of all music”.’ [Inscription at cemetery 21/10]
“In loving memory of Harry, son of Thomas and the late Jane Elizabeth LAIDLER, who d. 25 May 1911 aged 17 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery 16/6]
“Harry, son of Thomas and the late Jane Elizabeth LAIDLER, who d. 25 May 1911 aged 17 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 17/4]
DimensionsH 1140 mm | W 610 mm | D 1120 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Gallery
ReferenceCND: CSAF6

ObjectNumberHEXAB277Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleProcessional cross
ObjectNamecross | furniture
Materialbrass | wood
BriefDescriptionIn metal stand, black with ‘three twiddly bits’ wooden staff – circular section. Cross on top of brass foil. Mid section divider foil (for collapsing/transport?)
Inscription engraved on urn finial.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
OSWALD JOHN
STEWART
1908 – 1990
CHORISTER
ObjProdDate1990
DimensionsH 2200 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Song School
ReferenceCND: SS1

ObjectNumberHEXAB278.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleBlack grand pianoforte by Pramberger
ObjectNamepiano | furniture
Materialwood
Colourblack
BriefDescriptionBlack lacquer Piano. PRAMBERGER JP-185 Metal frame
[John Ross, pianos, Corbridge]
Inscription on brass plate at right-hand end.
Inscription
This piano was donated to Hexham Abbey in January 2007
in loving memory of Mary Ethelwynne Marrack
by John and Demelza Ross (Son in law and daughter)
ObjProdDate2007
Dimensionsclosed | H 1040 mm | W 1520 mm | D 1800 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Song School

ObjectNumberHEXAB287 Click on
Thumbnail
for
11 photos
TitleSix painted screens designed to hide former organ blower
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
LabelTextThe Paintings above in the triforium were designed by Temple
Moore in 1911 to hide the blower to the organ
BriefDescriptionEach depicts a crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret.
Oak vertical planks secured with 4 horizontal planks & fastened with big steel screws.
At the head of each panel there is decorative blind tracery below a cresting of open carved work.
The panels are linked to each other & to the sides of the Triforium arches by lower panels with blind tracery at two levels.
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
ObjectHistoryNote“The Triforia panels are designed and painted with a view to represent an Angel choir. Two are in the South transept and depict angels with musical instruments standing upon embattled turrets. The angels in the Choir panels hold shields which are extant in Hexham Abbey history, viz.:—the Arms of England and France, of Archbishop Neville, of the Province of York, and of the Priory of Hexham. The design of the battlements is suggested by one of the corbels of the North transept, where an angel is embattlemented. The design of these additions to the Abbey reflect the greatest credit on Mr Temple Moore, our architect, and on the artists, Messrs. Chas. Head & Son, who have Personally executed these decorations. The carved work is executed by Messrs. Holloway Bros. (London) Ltd., and has that unusual adze finish which was prevalent in the Church work of the I 5th century, and which Mr. Temple Moore has followed with such conspicuous success and excellent effect at Hexham.” [Par.Mag. Oct 1911 p57]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – arms of Priory of Hexham
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with arms of Priory of Hexham
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
DimensionsH 1960 | W 1470 | D 650
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – arms of Province of York
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with arms of Province of York
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
DimensionsH 1960 | W 1470 | D 650
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – Viol
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with viol & motto ‘☩Alleluia☩’
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
DimensionsH 1850 mm | W 2371 mm | D 70 mm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | North end
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – Portative Organ
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with portative organ & motto ‘☩Alleluia☩’
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
DimensionsH 1850 mm | W 2371 mm | D 70 mm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | 2nd from North
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – arms of Archbishop Neville
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with arms of Archbishop Neville.
Arms: The ancient arms of the See of York impaling quarterly the family arms of the archbishop, Azure a pall argent edged or, on which are five crosses patté sable, behind it an archiepiscopal cross with gold staff [for the See], impaling I and IV quarterly: 1st and 4th argent three fusils [lozenges] in fess gules [for Montacute or Montagu] 2nd and 3rd or, an eagle displayed vert [for Monthermer] (the archbishop’s mother was a Countess of Salisbury); II and III: Gules, a saltire argent and a label of three points compony [chequered] argent and azure [for Neville, earl of Salisbury]. The colours of the label are derived from the like colours of the border on the Beaufort shield.
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
Masks the housing of the echo organ.
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
ObjectHistoryNoteGeorge Neville, Bishop of Exeter 1458, Archbishop of York 1464, died in 1476.
DimensionsH 1850 mm | W 2371 mm | D 70 mm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | 3rd from North
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB287.6Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePainted screen of former organ case – Royal Arms of England & France
ObjectNamescreen | flat art
Materialwood
Colourpolychrome
ContentDescriptionA crowned angel standing on a battlemented turret with Royal arms of England & France
BriefDescription3 cross batons, hinged sides. Painted. Oak, handles for opening
Masks the housing of the echo organ.
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore [designer]
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Holloway Bros (London) Ltd [carving] | Messrs Chas Head & Son [painting]
ObjProdDate1911
DimensionsH 1850 mm | W 2371 mm | D 70 mm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | South end (4th from North)
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB288 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleTwo loose pew ends with ‘Poppy Heads’
ObjectNamepew-end | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionPoppy heads on top of ogee curves. Each has a cross baton but in different place. Dead woodworm. Evidence of early fittings probably for prayer-desks around font.
ObjProdDate15th cent
ObjectHistoryNotePreviously (at least 1905-c1916?) supporting prayer-desks around font in S bay of S transept, now St Etheldreda’s chapel.
DimensionsH 1170 | W 440 | D 750ish
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Triforium

ObjectNumberHEXAB302Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB319
TitleRinging floor chamber, Dado timber & rail
ObjectNamedado | furniture
Materialknotty pine
BriefDescriptionA dado (lower wall) covering of vertical pine boards, (tongue-and-groove painted) with an undemonstrative top rail. Installed to make the ringing floor less chilly ( and as a condensation barrier?)
Same treatment [HEXAB319] at slightly lower level masks the tank, standing at floor level in SE corner
ObjProdPersonJohn Dickinson
ObjProdDate1999–2000
ObjectHistoryNoteInstalled by Abbey joiner John Dickinson in 1999–2000 at the time of augmentation of the bells from 8 to 10 for the Millennium. Replaced previous badly-made and unsightly chip-board panelling.
DimensionsFull stretch of N.E & S walls, part of W
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB310Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePeal-board for 5th April 1997
ObjectNamepeal-board | furniture
Materialwood
Colourpainted
BriefDescriptionOne of three peal boards on the N. wall being the middle one; fixed to wall with four brass mirror plates celebrating a peal of 5040 Plain Bob Triples in 3 hrs 6mins. Centre of title has bell painted over Saltire.
Inscription
DURHAM & NEWCASTLE
DIOCESAN ASSOCIATION
ST. ANDREW … HEXHAM ABBEY
On Saturday April 5th. 1997 in 3 hours 6 minutes – Tenor 21 cwts.
A PEAL OF
5040 PLAIN BOB TRIPLES
Composer: James Clatworthy
Treble Patricia J. Sewell
2nd. Anne E. Davies
3rd. Heather J. T. West
4th. Anne E. Parkin
5th. Jane E. Kysow
6th. A. David Hewitt
7th. Clive R. Moon
Tenor J. Neville Parkin
Conducted by Clive R. Moon
First peal at Abbey
by an all Hexham Sunday Service Band
ObjProdDate1997
DimensionsH 910 | W 610 | D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB311Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePeal-board for 21st March 1999
ObjectNamepeal-board | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionOn Ringing Chamber N. Wall to right of centre celebrating a peal of 5016 Plain Bob Maxims rung in the Abbey Crossing on Sunday 21st March 1999 in 3 hours 5 minutes on Hand Bells.
Inscription
DURHAM & NEWCASTLE
DIOCESAN … ASSSOCIATION
Rung in the Abbey Crossing on
Sunday March 21st. 1999 in 3 hours 15 minutes
On Hand Bells: Tenor: 11 in G
A PEAL OF
5016 PLAIN BOB MAXIMUS
1–2 Anne E. Parkin
3–4 Duncan G. Walker
5–6 Anne E. Davies
7–8 J. Neville Parkin
9–10 Clive R. Moon
11–12 Patricia J. Sewell
Arranged and Conducted by Duncan Walker
Umpire: Jeremy Housden
First of Maximus on hand bells for the Association
Rung as a sponsored event for the
Hexham Abbey 10 Bells for 2000 Appeal
ObjProdDate1999
DimensionsH 910 | W 610 | D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB312Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePeal-board for 18th April 1999
ObjectNamepeal-board | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionBoard with curved head. Fixed to wall with four mirror plates. Ringing Chamber N. Wall on left of centre. Celebrating a peal of 5056 London Surprise Major
Inscription
Ancient Society of
College … Youths
ST. ANDREW, HEXHAM ABBEY,
NORTHUMBERLAND
Sunday April 18th. 1999 in 3 hours 7 minutes
A PEAL OF
5056 LONDON SURPRISE MAJOR
Composer S.J. Ivin
Treble George S. Deas
2 John E. Anderson
3 Anne E. Parkin
4 Jeremy Housden
5 J. Neville Parkin
6 Stephen B. Bell
7 Michael J. Tudor
Tenor David Hird
Conducted by David Hird
ObjProdDate1999
DimensionsH 910 | W 610 | D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB321Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePeal-board 20th April 2003
ObjectNamepeal-board | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionOak board with pointed upper section and side framing imitating simple clasping buttresses with projecting pointed finials. Painted escutcheon (shield) with 3 bells around saltire.
Inscription
THE DURHAM & NEWCASTLE
DIOCESAN ASSOCIATION
OF CHURCH BELLRINGERS
THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW HEXHAM
ON SUNDAY 20TH APRIL 2003
A PEAL OF 5055 STEDMAN CATERS
IN 3 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES
PATRICIA J. SEWELLTREBLEJ. NEVILLE PARKIN6
BARBARA DAVIES2CHRISTINE RICHARDSON7
G. JESSICA LANSBERRY3STEPHEN B. BELL8
ANDREW S. HAYDEN4MATTHEW J. L. DURHAM9
ANNE E. PARKIN 5CLIVE R. MOONTENOR
COMPOSED BY ROBERT E J DENNIS
CONDUCTED BY J. NEVILLE PARKIN
RUNG ON EASTER DAY AS A FAREWELL COMPLIMENT
TO THE REVEREND CANON MICHAEL NELSON
FOLLOWING HIS LAST SERVICE AFTER 10 YEARS
AS RECTOR OF HEXHAM
ObjProdDate2003
DimensionsH 915 | W 750 | D 25
CurrentLocNotefixed | centre of S wall
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB352 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleNorth Chancel Ambulatory screen west of St Wilfrid’s Chapel
ObjectNamescreen | furniture
Materialwood | metal
BriefDescriptionIn three sections:— North screen: 5 glass panels and one wooden at N. end, framed with projecting uprights on both faces. Panels 1 and 3 from south have added iron decorative railings: each of 3 uprights, the central one full height with cross in circle just above the flanking uprights which reach to half height.
South Screen: similar to N but of only 4 glass panels plus one wooden at S end and metalwork on N panel only. Asymmetry of screens to allow for central doorway to be centred on aisle E window and chapel altar. It’s frame (with hollowed faces) rises higher than the screens with its uprights projecting. The door has one metalwork decoration to match those on screens so that when the door is closed, the four metal elaborations are approx. symmetrical though the door is off-centre of the screen – a curious arrangement.
ObjProdDate1996
ObjectHistoryNote1992. Designed by Alan Moody of Douglass Wise & Partners, the Abbey Quinquennial Inspection architect. Paid for by the Lishman bequest, a private donation and money given in memory of Hazel Batey.
Dedicated at Evensong on Sunday 27th October 1996 by the Bishop of Newcastle, The Right Reverend A A K Graham. [Abbey Chronicle, Dec. 1996.]
July 2010: Wilfrid’s Chapel, Song School: Door repairs [J Dickinson]
Dimensionsmax H 2400 | W 2900 (N 1180 – door+frame – S 1000) | max D 95
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/St Wilfrid’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: CNAF7
1996, 13 May. … To erect the remaining screen forming the chapel across the North choir aisle, to be of oak glass and metal. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4798.

ObjectNumberHEXAB360 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleNave Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 22 roof bosses.
ObjProdDate1907–1908
ObjectHistoryNote“Two holes in Nave Roof are to be repaired by Matthew Charlton.” [PCC Min. 08/03/1983 p.139 6.1]
CurrentLocationNave/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB361Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorth Transept Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 15 roof bosses and 10 corbel heads
ObjProdDate13th cent
ObjectProductionPeriod19th & 20th century repairs
ObjectHistoryNote1809. Faculty for new-roofing the Church. … the roof of the Nave or Body [actually N & S Transepts] of the Church … is covered with Lead … propose … to take off the Present Lead Covering and to cover it with Westmoreland Slate in the same manner as the roof over the Chancel of the said Church is now covered which was altered a few Years ago by Thomas Richard Beaumont Esquire and Diana Beaumont his Wife, the Owners or Impropriators of the great Tithes arising within the Parish of Hexham. Northumberland Record Office, Acc: NRO.3064. Ref: EP.184/80 Faculties. Faculty 16.8.1809.
1810. The lead was stripped from the roofs and sold, and the roofs covered with Westmoreland slates. [Hexham Abbey, Monograph by Hodges, 1888, p.49.]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB362Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSouth Transept Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 15 roof bosses
ObjProdDate13th cent
ObjectProductionPeriod19th century repairs
ObjectHistoryNote1809. Faculty for new-roofing the Church. … the roof of the Nave or Body [actually N & S Transepts] of the Church … is covered with Lead … propose … to take off the Present Lead Covering and to cover it with Westmoreland Slate in the same manner as the roof over the Chancel of the said Church is now covered which was altered a few Years ago by Thomas Richard Beaumont Esquire and Diana Beaumont his Wife, the Owners or Impropriators of the great Tithes arising within the Parish of Hexham. Northumberland Record Office, Acc: NRO.3064. Ref: EP.184/80 Faculties. Faculty 16.8.1809.
1810. The lead was stripped from the roofs and sold, and the roofs covered with Westmoreland slates. [Hexham Abbey, Monograph by Hodges, 1888, p.49.]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB362.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRoof Boss
ObjectNameboss | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionCarved wooden roof boss: hexagon with head of man, wearing a ruff, circle behind
ObjProdDate13th cent
CurrentLocNotefixed | at intersection of E purlin and arch brace above 2nd pier
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Roof
ReferenceHAR: Fig.1 fn.2 p.2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB362.9Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB176.6
TitleRoof Boss
ObjectNameboss | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionCarved wooden roof boss: hexagon with monstrous (pard?) head, staring eyes and protruding tongue. There is a similar carving on misericord N6 [HEXAB176.6].
ObjProdDate13th cent
CurrentLocNotefixed | at intersection of W purlin and arch brace above 2nd pier
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Roof

ObjectNumberHEXAB363 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleChancel Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 37 roof bosses. Eastern bay’s higher-pitched roof added 1860.
ObjProdDate1340–1360
ObjectProductionPeriod19th century repairs & alterations
ObjectHistoryNote“Roof in Choir. Ladies who count money have reported falls of wood. 1860 roof section should be examined for movement.” [PCC Min. 27/04/1982 p.118A 7.4]
“Fall of timber in Choir; Architect would be asked to examine it. [PCC Min. 25/5/1982 p.120 6.2]
CurrentLocationChancel/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB375Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6234
TitleSmall Wooden Collection Plate: “Hexham Abbey Sunday School”
ObjectNamecollection-plate | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionSmall collection plate made of light-weight wood with inscription around top of rim: “Hexham Abbey Sunday School”
It stands on an octagonal alabaster water-stoop HEXAB6234 as if using it as a sturdy base, but was this ever the arrangement originally or in practice?
ObjProdDatemid 20th cent?
DimensionsDiam. 142 | Depth 25

ObjectNumberHEXAB1001Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1009
TitleRectors and Lecturers [post-1962]
ObjectNametablet | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMarble tablet with Saltire shield above list of Rectors & Lecturers
Inscription RECTORS AND LECTURERS
ROWLAND LEMMON1962
ANTHONY HUNTER Bp.1975
TIMOTHY WITHERS GREEN1979
MICHAEL MIDDLETON1985
MICHAEL NELSON1993
GRAHAM BARHAM USHER2004
DAGMAR WINTER2015
ObjProdDate1962–present
DimensionsH 1.01 m | W 48 cm | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.3 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW1 (page 30 of CND’s book predated Graham Barham Usher 2004)
1968. 1. Erection of tablet for the recording of incumbents on west wall of transept. … Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.3545, 1.10.1968. NRO EP.184/80. [actually on east wall]

ObjectNumberHEXAB1002Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1424
TitleBronze plate re Barker window above
ObjectNameplate | memorial
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionBronze plaque with raised letters relating to the window [HEXAB1424] above in memory of Henry John Barker, Rector 1862–1899. Invisible fixings to wall
InscriptionTHIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF HEXHAM TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF THEIR BELOVED PASTOR
HENRY CHRISTOPHER BARKER M:A
LECTURER OF HEXHAM 1862–1899
RECTOR OF HEXHAM 1866–1898
RURAL DEAN 1866–1886
HONORARY CANON OF DURHAM
1872–1882 · HONORARY CANON OF
NEWCASTLE 1882–1899 · BORN 21:
OCT:1818 · DIED 2:OCT:1899
ObjProdDate1903
ObjectHistoryNote‘In memory of Henry Christopher BARKER M.A. Rector and Lecturer, Hexham, and Hon. Canon of Newcastle, b. 21 Oct. 1818, d. 2 Oct. 1899. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”. In memory of Emily Margaret, the beloved wife of Henry Christopher BARKER M.A. Rector and Lecturer of Hexham, and daughter of Charles Smith BIRD M.A. Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, who entered into rest 29 Mar. 1882 aged 54 yrs. “I know whom I believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” 2 Tim. 1.12.’ [Inscription at Cemetery 30/17: see URL]
From burial register: 4493; Barker, Henry C.; Clerk in Holy Orders; 80; Hexham House; 5 Oct 1899; F.B.Plummer; C468.
“Mr T Ellis proposed that permission be given to the placing of proposed memorials window & brass tablet to the late Canon Barker in the Aisle of the South Transept of the Church which was unanimously agreed to.” [Churchwardens Minutes 09/11/1903]
DimensionsH 60 cm | W 60 cm | D 1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.77m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW2
1903. 31st day of December. To fill the north window of the Aisle of the South Transept with painted glass and to affix to the Wall near the same Window a brass or bronze tablet or plate referring thereto and bearing the following inscription ... Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.236, NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.29
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1003Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.05
TitleWall plaque – South African war memorial
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plate memorial to 1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers – in memory of those who served and those who lost their lives
Recessed letters and figures picked out in black – likewise a decorative floral margin
InscriptionSOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1898–1902.
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
THE PATRIOTISM OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF
THE HEXHAM Co. OF THE 1st. VOL: Bn. NORTHUMBERLAND
FUSILIERS, WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN
THE BOER WAR 1898–1902, SOME OF WHOM LOST
THEIR LIVES IN THEIR COUNTRY’S CAUSE.
LIEUTENANT G.F. FISHER
CORPORALJ.T. PORTEOUS.CORPORALE. EDDY.
Pte.R.S. BANTHAM.Pte.J. McBRIDE.
· ·J. BESWICK.· ·M. MATTHEWS.
· ·W. BURN.· ·J.E. MURRAY.
· ·R. BULMAN.· ·J.D. RITSON.
· ·J. CATHRAE.· ·J. ROBINSON.
· ·T. COOKE.· ·J.W. RILEY.
· ·T. COOPER.· ·Jos. SMITH.
· ·J. CHESTER.· ·J.W. SMITH.
· ·W.A. CHARLTON.· ·W.G. SMITH.
· ·J. CAUDLE.· ·A.W. SNOWBALL.
· ·W. DAVIDSON· ·J. STONEHOUSE.
· ·W.A. FRENCH.· ·J.W. SWINBURNE.
· ·T. HARRISON. (DIED OF WOUNDS IN S.AFRICA.)
· ·J.T. HOGARTH.· ·W. TAYLOR.
· ·D. HOUSTON.· ·J. TAIT.
· ·G. HUNTER.· ·H. TOWNS.
· ·J.H. HUTCHINSON.· ·J. WILKINSON.
· ·F. I’ANSON.· ·G. WILLIAMSON.
(DROWNED IN S.AFRICA.)· ·J.R. WARD.
· ·T. McGILL.· ·C. WRIGHT
· ·A. McINTOSH.· ·H. WELSH.
· ·H. COOKE.BUGLERJ.W. ROBSON.
AND ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING TOWNSMEN, WHO
VOLUNTEERED AND DIED DURING THE SAID WAR.
TROOPERA. SMITH,DIED OF FEVER IN S.AFRICA.
· ·G. NESHAM, · · · · · ·
· ·W.R. PEARSON, · · · ON RETURN.
InscriptionDescriptionCurious inscription does not quite distinguish between those who served and those five who died having served (3 of fever, 1 by drowning, 1 of wounds).
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteThere had been a “Service of Thanksgiving in Hexham Abbey, on Tuesday May 21st 1901, on the occasion of the safe return from South Africa of the Hexham Volunteers from the Boer War.” [Par.Mag. Jun 1901 p.51–54]
“Names of Hexham Volunteers who have served in South Africa …” includes only 24 of the above 48 names. [ibid. p.53] Presumably more served until 1902, including some who died.
Previously (from 1905) at S end of E wall of bay 2 which is now St Etheldreda’s chapel. Later (date unknown) moved to bay 1.
“A letter from Mr A Emerson with respect to a Faculty for, and the position of, a brass Tablet of Honour to the Volunteers who had served in the South African war, was read and the Secretary was asked to communicate with Mr Emerson.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 14/03/1905]
Unveiled Sunday morning, 3rd September 1905 by Colonel Lockhart V.D. at a church parade of the 1st Vol. Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
DimensionsH 1.07 m | W 0.61 m | D <1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | On wall – foot 1.3 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW3
1904. 16th day of June. To erect a Mural Tablet in connection with the South African War in the South Transept. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.252. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1004Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd Joseph Fell
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMarble slab of sepulchral form on grey base, with name G. GREEN … Newcastle at foot.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVd. JOSEPH FELL,
WHO DIED JULY 24th. 1795, AGED 40 YEARS.
ALSO MARY, WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th. 1837, AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO SARAH, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED NOV. 18th. 1861, AGED 73 YEARS.
AND IS INTERRED AT THE CEMETERY.
ALSO ELIZABETH, SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE, WHO DIED JUNE 14th. 1870, AGED 80 YEARS.
ObjProdPersonG Green, Newcastle
ObjProdDate1795–1870
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Revd Joseph Fell, assistant lecturer, 24 July 1795; Mary Fell, 85, 15 Jan 1837.
“Sacred to the memory of Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Joseph FELL of Hexham, who d. 18 Nov. 1861 aged 73 yrs. Also Elizabeth his daughter who d. 11 June 1870 aged 80 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 24/1]
From burial register: 293; Fell, Sarah; Spinster; 73; Hexham; 21 Nov 1861; J.Hudson; A468;
1269; Fell, Elizabeth; Spinster; 80; Hexham; 16 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; A467.
CurrentLocNotefixed | Too high to measure – foot c 2.9 m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW4; EM 207; NCH3 197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1005 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1109 | HEXAB1040
TitleWall plaque in memory of Johannes Rotheram MD
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLimestone oval slab, beaded border, decorative surround.
Inscription
JOHANNES ROTHERAM. M.D.
OBIIT 18º MARTII, 1787,
ÆTATIS SUŒ 68.
EXIMIAS ANIMI DOTES
SCIENTIARUM STUDIO EXCULTAS
PUBLICO NON SUO
EMOLUMENTO IMPERTIVIT
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationJohn Rotheram, Doctor of Medicine.
Died 18th March 1787 at the age of 68.
He contributed outstanding intellectual gifts obtained by the study of science for the profit, not of himself, but of others.
[A History of Hexham, Wright, 1823, p.99 & p.118]
ObjProdDate1787
ObjectHistoryNoteHis father was Caleb Rotheram [see HEXAB1109].
Burial register: John Rotheram, medical doctor of Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 Mar 1787.
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281] If true, this means the plaque has been moved from the chancel, possibly the south wall where remains the Rumney plaque [HEXAB1040].
DimensionsH 0.61m | W 0.96m | D 0.10m
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.74m from ground, N of St Etheldreda’s Chapel
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceCND: STEW5; EM 212; NCH3 198

ObjectNumberHEXAB1006 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleBrass plaque on stone in memory of Marg. Fairlamb
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass | stone
BriefDescriptionBrass plate on stone, set rather high, and difficult to read. Square, with semicircle top centre.
Inscription
To the
Memory of MARG.
Daughter of GEORGE
and MARGt. FAIRLAMB.
Who Died. Feby. 21th. AD. 1771. 16. Æ
An Epitaph
Great King of Terrors, where are now thy stings
Whre new thy Conquest, all devouring Grave.
O’er both the virgin soul triumants sings
Thro’ him who suffer’d to Redeem and Save.
The Prince of Mercy bids the Virgin rise,
From Earths vain transport and corroding care;
On Seraph’s Wings she views Superior Skies
And ’sociates with the best lov’d Angels there
InscriptionDescriptionCaps and lc, inefficiently set out.
ObjProdDate1771
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Regster: Mgt Fairlamb, daughter of George, hatter, 23 Feb 1771.
DimensionsBrass: H 0.38 m | W 0.30 m | D <1 cm | Stone: H 0.89 m | W 0.80 m | D 8c m | Shelf: H 0.13 m | 0.92 m | D 10 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.87 m fro m ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STEW6; EM221

ObjectNumberHEXAB1007Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1008 | HEXAB1403.2
TitlePlaque in memory of Caroline Gertrude Waddilove
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
ColourBase: black marble. Stone: Marble white
BriefDescriptionWhite marble rectangular slab, surmounted by a draped urn, all on a black backing slab.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE GERTRUDE WADDILOVE,
WHO CLOSED A LIFE
OF UNWEARIED CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENCE,
IN FULL ASSURANCE OF THE FAITH AS IT
IS IN JESUS;
SEPTEMBER 16th. 1854, AGED 33 YEARS.
LUKE VIII. 52. “SHE IS NOT DEAD, BUT SLEEPETH.”
InscriptionDescriptionAll caps, 3 sizes, name sanserif
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons’, Carlisle
ObjectHistoryNoteCaroline was one of the daughters of Revd W J D Waddilove [HEXAB1008].
DimensionsBase: H 102 cm | W 82 cm | D 4 cm | Stone: H 52 cm | W 63 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.52m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW3; EM 219b

ObjectNumberHEXAB1008Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1007 | HEXAB1403.2
TitlePlaque in memory of the Revd W J D Waddilove
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
ColourBase: black marble. Stone: marble white
BriefDescriptionWhite marble rectangular slab, surmounted by a draped urn, all on a black backing slab.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THE REVd. W. T. D. WADDILOVE, M. A.
OF BEACON GRANGE,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th. 1859,
AGED 74 YEARS.
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
PSALM XXXIX. 7.
ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 7th. 1874. AGED 86 YEARS.
“Her children arise up and call her blessed.”
InscriptionDescriptionCaps and lower case, various fonts and sizes. His 2nd initial ‘T’ has been altered to ‘I’.
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjProdDatec1859–1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.” [see URL]
The Baptism Register, under 7 Jan 1830, shows the name as Revd William James D[arley] Waddilove. Window brass HEXAB1403.2 has “THE REVD. W:J:D:WADDILOVE OF BEACON GRANGE”.
The initial “T” in the inscription has been altered to look more like the “J” that there should have been for “James”.
DimensionsBase: H 102 cm | W 82 cm | D 4 cm | Stone: H 52 cm | W 63 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.52m from ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW2; EM 219a
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1009 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1001
TitleRulers of Hexham Abbey Church
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | alabaster
BriefDescriptionThe Atkinson Memorial. The white marble and alabaster slabs bears the names of those in charge of the church from its foundation to 1945, in two columns. Inscription is all in caps. Gold etoile on blue disk above gold saltire on blue shield at top.
“The materials chosen are white marble and alabaster. The names of the rulers are arranged on two panels of the former, and the ornaments, shields of arms, and dedicatory inscription on the latter material. In the head, in a circle, is an étoile, or star of six rays, the arms ascribed in the middle ages to St Wilfrid, introduced here as being symbolical of him as the rising star of the fortunes of the Church of Hexham. Below are the arms of the Priory of Hexham, azure, a saltire or, for the recovery of which we are indebted to Sir Walter Scott’s appreciation of the importance of heraldry. The border has a sunk arabesque design, at the four angles and two sides, interrupted by a guilloche, each twist of which is charged with a conventional flower; the same design is placed on the division between the panels … At the base is the date A.D. 1904, and the arms of Snowball, impaling Atkinson, crest a golden eagle rousant [rising] wings expanded argent, beaked and legged gules.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Mar.1905 p.21]
Inscription
FOUNDED A.D. 674.
RULERS OF HEXHAM ABBEY CHURCH

FOUNDERJOHN DE WALWORTH1349–1358.
St. WILFRID674.WILLIAM DE KENDAL1358–1366.
BISHOPSALEXANDER DE MARTON1367–1398.
TRUMBRITH681–684.JOHN DE HEXHAM1399–1409.
St. CUTHBERT684.WILLIAM DE WOODHORN1409–1428.
St. EATA685.JOHN DE BRAWBY1428–1443.
St. JOHN OF BEVERLEY685.THOMAS FERRER1443–1457.
St. WILFRID686–692&705–709.JOHN WELLES1457–1475.
St. ACCA709–733.WILLIAM BYWELL1476–1480.
St. FRUITHBERT734–766.ROWLAND LESCHMAN1480–1491.
St. ALCHMUND767–780.THOMAS SMITHSON1491–1524.
St. TILBERT780–789.EDWARD JAY1524–1536.
ETHELBERT789–797.CURATES & LECTURERS
EADRED797–800.JOHN MEKE C.1567.
EANBERT800–806.JOHN DOBSON C.1587.
TIDFRITH806–821.(?)ANTHONIE THOMPSON C.1603.
PROVOSTSBENONI STEEREL.1628 C.1635.
TEIN COLLAN I.990–1018.THOMAS TILHAM L.1651.
TEIN ULKILL I.1020–1041.GEO. RITSCHELL C.L.1655.
COLLAN II.1042–1056.GEO. RITSCHELL junr. C.L.1683.
ULKILL II.1056.THOS. ANDREWS L.1717.
UTHRED1056–1072.WILLIAM GRAHAM C.1724.
PRIESTSWILLIAM TOTTON L.1758.
ÆLFRED WESTOU1021.PETER RUMNEY C.1765.
EILAF LARWA1042–1100.SLOUGHTER CLARKE L.1766.
EILAF HIS SONOB:1138.GEORGE BUSBY C.1771.
PRIORSJOSEPH FELL L.1788.
ASKETILL1114–1130.WILLIAM FLEMING C.1799.
ROBERT BISETH1130–1141.ROBERT CLARKE L.1801.
RICHARD1142–1174.ANTHONY HEDLEY C.1809.
JOHN1174–1209.JOHN GIBSON C.1814.
WILLIAM1209–1215.CHARLES LEE L.1824.
BERNARD1215–1242.WILLIAM AIREY C.1826.
JOHN DE LAZENBY1242–1271.JOSEPH HUDSON C.1845.
HENRY DE MERDENE1269–1281.RECTORS & LECTURERS
WILLIAM DEL CLAY1281–1292.HENRY CHRISTOPHER BARKER
THOMAS DE FENWICK1293–1311. L. 1862. R. 1866.
GILBERT DE BOROBRIDGE1311.EDWIN SIDNEY SAVAGE
ROBERT DE WHELPINGTON1312–1328. R.1898. L. 1902.
THOMAS DE APPLETON 1328–1345.JAMES VAUX CORNELL FARQUHARR.L.1919
JOHN DE BRIDEKIRK 1345–1349.ARCHIBALD GEORGE HARDIE R.L.1945

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF LEONARD WILSON ATKINSON,
LATE CAPT: KING’S DRAGOON GUARDS, OF NEWBIGGIN, HEXHAM,
DIED OCTr. 19th. 1904, AGED 68.
ALSO OF JANE DOROTHY ATKINSON, HIS ELDEST SISTER,
DIED AT NEWBIGGIN MARCH 7th. 1901, AGED 66.
“BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD.”
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THEIR SURVIVING BROTHER AND SISTERS.
A. D.
19 04
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges [designer] | Mr G W Milburn of York [sculptor]
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteOn April 27th the mural tablet was unveiled by the Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex.Par.Mag. May 1905]
“It was agreed that the Mural Tablet in the South Transept recording the names of the Founders, Incumbents, &c., of the Abbey be repaired and cleaned.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 02/11/1920]
“It was decided that nothing further be done at present.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 11/02/1921]
Modification was needed to enable Archibald Hardie’s name to be added at the bottom. Bottom line used to be “NB: C.CURATE L.LECTURER R.RECTOR”
‘In memory of Leonard Wilson ATKINSON of Newcastle b. 24 June. 1836, d. 19 Oct. 1904, late Captain, Kings Dragoon Guards. … Also Jane Dorothy their eldest daughter b. 4 Mar. 1835 d. 7 Mar. 1901. “Perfect peace”.’ [from inscription at cemetery 30/68: see URL]
DimensionsH 2.14 m | W 1.27 m | D 10 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.32m from floor
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower
ReferenceCND: STSW1
1904. 25th day of February. To place a mural tablet in memory of Atkinson. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.244, NRO EP.184/80. Hex. Parish Mag. Mar. 1905, p.20.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
See also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1010Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePlaque in memory of Paul Vaillant
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionWhite sepulchral slab, urn above, on blue/grey marble backing. Roman caps.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PAUL VAILLANT,
OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th. 1816,
AGED 76 YEARS.
——————
ObjProdDate1816
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Paul Valliant, 77, 11 Jan 1816.
DimensionsH 97 cm | W 90 cm | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area
ReferenceCND: CSW9; EM 218; NCH3 199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1011Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePlaque in memory of Margaret Fetherstonhalgh
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionWhite marble oval tablet on grey, abt 3.5m up. Roman, caps & lc.
Inscription
TO
the Memory of
MARGARET FETHERSTONHALGH,
Relict of
WILLm. FETHERSTONHALGH, ESQr.
late of
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Ob. 19th. May 1800,
Æt. 78.
ObjProdDate1800
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mrg. Featherstonehaugh, Spittle, 22 May 1800.
DimensionsH 53 cm | W 68 cm | D 2.5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 3.15 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area
ReferenceCND: CSW10; EM 206; NCH3 197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1012 Click on
Thumbnail
for
1 photo+
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1415
TitlePlaque in memory of Mark William Carr 1833–1871
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionRectangular wall brass with circular projections at the corners and pointer projections in the middle of the top and bottom edges. The upper projections extend into the underside of a moulded cornice which runs below the windows.
Inscription
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF
MARK WILLIAM CARR
WHO DEDICATED THE ABOVE MEMORIAL WINDOW:
MAJOR IN THE MADRAS STAFF CORPS,
SON OF WILLIAM & GRANDSON OF MARK WM CARR
OF THE FAMILY OF CARR
ANCIENTLY OF HETTON & ESHOT IN THIS COUNTY:
LOST AT SEA OFF GOA IN THE S.S. OUTRAM.
JANRY 15 1871, IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE:
A SOLDIER APPROVED IN DUTY,
A FRIEND VALUED & TRUE,
A CHRISTIAN WHO SOUGHT GOD’S GLORY
HUMBLY LIVING IN THE FAITH
OF HIS REDEEMER:
FOR HIM
HIS THREE SURVIVING AUNTS
SORROW INDEED
YET REJOICE IN HOPE.

[up left side] LOOKING FOR THE RESURRECTION
[across top] OF THE BODY
[across bottom] TILL THE DAY DAWN
[down right side] WHEN THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP HER DEAD
InscriptionInterpretation“The above memorial window” [HEXAB1415] is in memory of two of his seventeen aunts i.e. seven daughters of Mark William Carr (1762–1833) and ten daughters of his maternal grandfather Henry Jefferson (1750–1827). He was baptized 13/02/1833 so probably aged 37 when he died 15/01/1871, therefore in his 38th year, as specified in sketch from Yale, not his 37th year as on the plaque.
InscriptionDescriptionLetter and decoration incised and picked out in black with red for initial letters of cardinal words.
ObjProdOrganisationCox & Sons London
ObjProdDate1871
ObjectProductionPeriodVictorian
DimensionsH 67 cm | W 46 cm | D <1 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.58m from ground; E of the Queen’s door
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CSW7; EM 203

ObjectNumberHEXAB1013Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by Charles Watson Powell
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionWith relief medallion of crowned Virgin’s head, the Maidenhead of the Worshipful Company of Mercers.
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮CHARLES⋮WAT
SON⋮POWELL⋮MASTER⋮
OF⋮THE⋮MERCERS⋮COMPANY⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The seventh stone, dedicated by Revd A P B Barker MA, laid by Mr C W Powell; gift presented by Miss Lily Plummer from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW9 No.7
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1014Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by William Henry Armstrong Fitz Patrick
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮WILLIAM⋮HENRY⋮
ARMSTRONG⋮FITZ⋮PAT
RICK⋮FIRST⋮BARON⋮ARM
STRONG⋮OF⋮BAMBOROU
GH⋮AND⋮CRAGSIDE
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The third stone, dedicated by Revd W D Heelas MA, laid by Lord Armstrong; gift presented by Miss Phyllis Straker from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW11 No.3
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1015Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by John Coppin Straker
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮JOHN⋮COPPIN⋮
STRAKER⋮HIGH⋮SHERIFF⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The second stone, dedicated by Canon Lowe, MA, laid by Mr J C Straker; gift presented by Miss Rosella Savage, on behalf of Messrs Holloway Brothers, Limited, the contractors. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW10 No.2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1016Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by Thomas Ellis
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescription1st stone laid
Inscription☩LAID⋮BY⋮THOMAS⋮ELLIS⋮
ON⋮BEHALF⋮OF⋮HIMSELF⋮
AND⋮CO⋮CHURCHWARDENS⋮
W⋮ALEXANDER⋮J⋮A⋮JACKSON⋮
W⋮J⋮BICKERS⋮STEPHENSON⋮
J⋮SWORD⋮MCMVII
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The first stone was laid by Mr Thomas Ellis on behalf of himself and co-churchwardens. The Rector dedicated it, and the gift, from Mr Temple Moore, architect, was presented by Master Basil Jackson. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW8 1st. stone laid
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1017Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by John Watson Spencer
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCentral; has cross pattern above, a floriated quatrefoil cross
InscriptionLAID⋮JUNE⋮XXIX⋮MCMVII⋮BY⋮
JOHN⋮WATSON⋮SPENCER⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate29 Jun 1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The eighth stone, dedicated by Canon Moore-Ede, DD, laid by Mr J W Spencer; gift presented by Miss Bridget Eden from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
1908: “Just as we go to press, we hear of the unexpected death of Mr J W Spencer, and this gives a tone of sadness to our Festival. Not only was Mr Spencer with us in a place of honour at the Consecration, and in apparently sound health, but he has taken a conspicuous position throughout as the senior trustee of the Spencer bequest to the Nave. Officially and personally he was closely identified with us, and I have been in constant communication with him for years. On June 29th last year he laid the central Foundation Stone of the Nave, which stands as a permanent record of the munificence of the Spencer family. We mourn his demise, and we offer deep sympathy with those who mourn. In his life of assiduous activity and beneficence those who survive him will find comfort. Standing out above all else is the late Mr J W Spencer’s association with Northumbria’s most glorious, ancient, and historic Abbey. This is an undying memory while stone lasts. Sooner or later, I am convinced, the ideal must come home to the conscience of Christ’s followers, for among all the needs of modern civilization, none is so great as the need of bringing back to the hearts of the people that which Christ called “the first and Greatest Commandment of all,” and of restoring the corresponding instinct of worship in the Religious Life of Modern Times. This has been exemplified in the Spencer bequest to Hexham Abbey. Believe me, my dear friends, Yours very sincerely, E SIDNEY SAVAGE.” [Par.Mag. Sep 1908, p.52]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW7 No.8
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1018Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by Edwin Sidney Savage
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionHas saltire shield at top
Inscription☩LAID⋮JVNE⋮XXIX⋮MC
MVII⋮BY⋮EDWIN⋮SIDNEY⋮
SAVAGE⋮M⋮A⋮RECTOR⋮
AND⋮LECTURER
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The ninth stone, dedicated by Archdeacon Henderson DD, laid by the Revd E Sidney Savage MA, gift presented by Miss Peggy Bell from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
The Revd E S Savage MA was appointed Rector in 1898, Lecturer in 1902.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW4 No.9
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1019Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid by Charles William Chipchase Henderson
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮CHARLES⋮WILL
IAM∶CHIPCHASE⋮HENDERSON⋮
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The fourth stone, dedicated by Revd Canon Southwell, laid by Mr C W C Henderson; gift presented by Miss Mary Burn from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW6 No.4
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1020Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFoundation stone laid on behalf of James, Baron Joicey
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮JAMES⋮FIRST⋮BAR
ON⋮JOICEY
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The fifth stone, dedicated by Revd F W Johnson BA, laid by the Hon. Arthur Joicey, on behalf of his father, Lord Joicey; gift presented by Miss Freda Tully from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW5 No.5
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1021Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2058.1
TitleFoundation stone laid by Newton Ogle
ObjectNamefoundation-stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID⋮BY⋮NEWTON⋮OGLE
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteThe nine foundation stones were separately dedicated on St Peter’s Day, June 29th, 1907, the last being laid by the Rector. As every stone was placed in position a short peal was rung on the Abbey bells. The stones were laid on top of the existing mediæval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13] The sixth stone, dedicated by Revd R O’D Ross-Lewin MA, laid by Mr Newton Ogle; gift presented by Miss Kathleen Saunders from herself. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 metres above floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW3 No.6
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1022 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1431
TitleWindow dedication wall tablet — C W C Henderson
ObjectNametablet | memorial
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionBronze plaque with raised letters in memory of Charles William Chipchase Henderson of The Riding 1847 – 1914. Has a raised escutcheon in top L.H. corner: shield and scroll with motto: ‘SOLA VIRTUS NOBILITAT’ (Virtue alone ennobles). Arms: Per pale indented in chief a crescent between two ermine spots.
Inscription
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER BLESSED MEMORY OF
CHARLES WILLIAM CHIPCHASE HENDERSON
OF THE RIDING
BORN 31 DECEMBER 1847 DIED 3 DECEMBER 1914
LOVED AND HONOURED BY ALL MEN
“HIS HEART WAS RICH OF SUCH FINE MOULD THAT IF YOU
SOWED THEREIN THE SEED OF HATE IT BLOSSOMED CHARITY”
ObjProdDate1918
ObjectHistoryNoteWindow [HEXAB1431] Dedicated 3 Nov 1918
1847. C W C Henderson was born 31st December.
1890. Originally from County Durham. Having made his pile selling carpets and rugs, CWC sold up in 1890 and moved to Tynedale. He made a massive injection of money and enthusiasm into Hexham Racecourse.
1914. Mr Henderson died in 1914, as a result of a chill caught while doing war work. [Tynedale Mirror, 11.3.1937, p.3]. [Hexham Parish Mag. Jan. 1915] C.W.C. died on 3rd December.
CurrentLocNotefixed | North of W. door
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1023Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePlaque: Record of works … August 1898 to August 1917
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionMural Tablet in a Saxon design by C C Hodges as a historical record of important work on the fabric of Hexham Abbey
Inscription
A RECORD OF WORKS
DEDICATED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
EXECUTED IN THIS PLACE
AUGUST 1898 TO AUGUST 1917
TOWER & TRANSEPTS SAVED FROM
FALLING. CHOIR & TRANSEPTS’ ROOFS
RESLATED. PINNACLES REBUILT.
SAXON APSE DISCOVERED.
CRYPT OPENED OUT.
FOUNDATIONS & VESTIGES OF
St. WILFRID’S CATH. DISCOVERED
AND CONSERVED. NAVE BUILT ON
SAXON & MEDIEVAL FOUNDATIONS.
PRECINCTS EXCAVATED AND
BEAUTIFIED. CHOIR ENTIRELY
RE-ARRANGED AND FLOORED.
STALLS REPLACED & RESTORED.
FONT WITH RESTORED COVER
PLACED IN SITU; ALSO FRITH
STOOL. PAINTINGS & SCREEN
CLEANED AND SAVED FROM
DESTRUCTION. CHANTRIES AND
SEDILIA PLACED IN SITU.
NEW ALTAR AND REREDOS AND
SANCTUARY FLOOR, FITTINGS &
FURNISHINGS. NEW PULPIT AND
TRIFORIA PANELS, & TWELVE STAINED
WINDOWS ERECTED. NEW ORGAN.
PAROCHIAL INSTITUTE ERECTED.
E.S. SAVAGE M.A., RECTOR,
MERCERS’ LECTURER, AND
HON. CANON OF
NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL.
CHURCHWARDENS
G.H. BELL J.A. JACKSON W. HEDLEY
T. ELLIS C.A. HARRISON J.A. BATY
W. ALEXANDER J.J. WALKER J. GIBSON
J. SWORD N.C. FAIRLAM W.N. STEELE
W.J. BICKERS-STEPHENSON F. CLARK
“ALL THY WORKS
PRAISE THEE, O LORD”

HEXHAM ABBEY
CHARLES C. HODGES
ARCHITECT INV ET DIREX
ObjProdPersonCharles C Hodges
ObjProdDate1909–1921
ObjectHistoryNote“The Rector laid before the Meeting a drawing of a Tablet proposed to be erected in the Abbey to place on record all the work carried out during the last ten years on repairs, restorations, & Nave completion. The Plan, drawn by Mr C C Hodges, was favourably considered, and was referred to for approval. Mr Ellis expressed his opinion that as the estimated cost of the tablet was £50 he thought it would be well if this expenditure could have the sanction of the members of the Congregation. The Rector thought he might have an opportunity of mentioning the matter at the Easter Vestry Meeting, to be held on Wednesday next.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 09/04/1909]
“At the last Easter Vestry Canon Savage said there was a great change in the churchwardens, and it seemed only reasonable, seeing they had been associated not only with the recent important work, but for a long spell of years, with an important period of the history of the Abbey, that some permanent record should be made, in recognition of their services. He was glad to say that the new churchwardens were strongly in favour of the proposal, and a Saxon design by Mr Hodges was submitted. It would be placed on the wall of the Nave.” [Hex. Par. Mag. July 1909]
“The question of erecting in the Abbey at an estimated cost of £50, the Tablet referred to in the minutes of meeting held on April 9th last, was further considered, and a resolution proposed by Mr Walker & seconded by Mr Fairlam, authorizing the Rector & Mr J A Jackson to arrange to get the work carried out, when funds are available, was agreed to.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 24/05/1909]
“It was agreed that the proposed mural tablet setting forth the improvements & additions to Hexham Abbey during the last 20 years, and the erection of Parochial Buildings (the Abbey Institute) be proceeded with. The Rector intimated that a fund was on hand for this purpose. The faculty having previously been obtained.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 03/05/1917]
“It was resolved to instruct Mr John Civil to proceed with the Mural Tablet and erect it in the Nave between the south and West doors.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 18/11/1917]
“The Rector wished it to be recorded that he expressed his regret that any action of his regarding the fixing of the Mural Tablet had appeared to show any want of respect to the wishes of the Wardens. and hoped that any future action in this matter would be amicably agreed upon. Proposed by Mr G Ross seconded by Mr Thew, that, as no faculty had been granted for the fixing of the tablet above referred to, the resolution that Mr Civil be instructed to fix it in the Nave be rescinded. This was agreed to.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 26/07/1918]
“The fixing of the Mural Tablet setting out the various works of restoration carried out at the Abbey was considered, and agreed to be deferred for the present.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/01/1921]
“It was decided that a Faculty be applied for immediately, and that the Tablet be placed on the West wall of the Nave aisle.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 11/02/1921]
“The faculty for the erection of this tablet having been received, it was resolved that Mr Civil be instructed to proceed with the work.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 06/06/1921]
“There being a considerable diversity of opinion as to the method by which the tablet should be fixed, it was resolved to ask Mr W H Wood, Architect of Newcastle on Tyne to advise and report.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/07/1921]
“Canon Savage Mural Tablet: It was agreed that the unveiling and dedication ceremony of this tablet be performed by the Rector at Morning Service on Sunday the 18th inst.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 05/09/1921]
DimensionsH 1.23 m | W 0.655 m | D 6 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 2.06m from floor
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
ReferenceFaculty: To erect a mural tablet in the nave with an inscription recording the restoration of the Abbey with the names of the Rector and Churchwardens. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.356, 21 July 1909. NRO EP.184/80.
Faculty: To place on the West wall of the Nave a tablet in marble commemorating the various works of restoration undertaken during the incumbency of the Reverend E S Savage. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.744, 13 May 1921. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1024.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2
TitleTop part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & the Clarke family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionCasket-shaped white marble on grey (?) slate obelisk shape, with painted oval medallion of arms. Capitals throughout.
[from Wright 1823 p.95]:— A pyramid of variegated marble; a small medallion of the same is suspended from the centre by a white marble ribband with a rosette, and is charged with a shield;
gules, a cross saltier azure, edged or;— crest, a Moor’s head proper. Beneath is an elegant shrine of white marble placed on a tabular pedestal (divided into two folios) of the same beautiful material.
Inscription
DEPOSITED
IN THE FAMILY VAULT ARE THE REMAINS OF
THE REVd. THOMAS ANDREWES, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED JULY, 16th. 1757, AGED 80 YEARS.
ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr. DIED DECr. 28th. 1764, AGED 83.
ANN NEWTON, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE Rt. ANDREWES,
DIED JULY, 12th. 1767, AGED 32.
ANN ANDREWES,
WIFE OF ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr.
AND DAUGHTER OF SIR THOMAS RAWLINSON, KNIGHT,
ALDERMAN OF LONDON,
DIED JULY, 31st. 1769, AGED 75 YEARS.
ObjProdOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1769
ObjectHistoryNoteSEE HEXAB1024.2 whose wording suggests that HEXAB1024.1 was previously “ABOVE” HEXAB1024.2, when both were elsewhere, perhaps the W wall of the tower crossing before 1870.
1899 guidebook has photo showing the whole tablet fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave N aisle; tablet moved and divided when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908.
In 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault [i.e. the crypt] scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
[from Wright 1823 p.97]:— The family vault is beneath, entered from the churchyard. Above is a large well-painted escutcheon bearing the whole arms.
Burial Register: Rev. Mr Thomas Andrewes, Lecturer, 18 July 1757; Mr Robt Andrews, gent [N’c Courant: in 82nd yr] 1 Jan 1765; Ann Newton, wife of Mr Th… , 10 Aug 1767; Mrs Ann Andrews, wid., 4 Aug 1769.
DimensionsH 1.435 m | W 0.785 m | D 8.5 cm max
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1.2 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW2; EM 198.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.1 | HEXAB1058 | HEXAB1059 | HEXAB1060 | HEXAB1061 | HEXAB3059 | HEXAB3060 | HEXAB3061
TitleBottom part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & the Clarke family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionDouble tablet, white marble on grey slate base, black key-pattern frieze. Roman caps and Italics, and odd punctuation in common. Small painted shields at foot of each.
[from Wright 1823 p.96–97]:— Beneath [the left folio] on a medallion, a small shield; argent, in chief a small star for difference, on a bend dexter gules between three pellets sable, three white swans, proper. Over all an escutcheon—gules, a cross saltire, acure, edged, or. crest, a white swan, proper, holding a pellet, sable.
[Beneath the right folio] Shield, quarterly 1st and 4th argent, 3 pellets table, bend dexter, gules, charged with 3 white swans, marchant, proper. 2nd and 3d gules or. cross saltire, azure, edged, or. Over all an escutcheon gules, a bend dexter, argent 3 stars of 5 points sable. Crest, a white swan proper, holding a pellet sable. This is a most elegant monument, by Davies of Newcastle.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HONOUR,
DAUGHTER, OF THE ABOVE,
ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQr. AND WIFE, OF
THE REVd. SLOUGHTER CLARKE, A.B.
35 YEARS, LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
WHICH PREFERMENT HE RESIGNED IN 1801.
SHE DIED MARCH, 9th. 1805;
AGED 72 YEARS.
Was Pious, Just, and Generous,
Prudent, Candid, and Benevolent.
THE REVd SLOUGHTER CLARKE, A.B.
DIED 22d. APRIL. 1820;
AGED 79 YEARS.
“The Righteous shall be had
in everlasting Remembrance.”

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA,
DAUGHTER OF CHARLES SHAFTOE, ESQr.
AND THE BELOVED WIFE, OF
THE REVd. ROBERT CLARKE, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM,
SHE DIED DECEMBER, 8th. 1814;
AGED 28 YEARS.
Was Devout and Amiable
to her Creator and her Fellow creatures
THE REVd. ROBERT CLARKE, M.A.
LECTURER OF HEXHAM FOR 23 YEARS
DURING WHICH PERIOD HE PERFORMED
THE DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE
WITH CONSCIENTIOUS ATTENTION.
KIND AND AFFABLE TO ALL
HIS HAND WAS EVER OPEN TO RELIEVE
THE WANTS AND NECESSITIES
OF THE POOR.
HE LIVED BELOVED
AND DIED ON THE 20th. OF APRIL 1824
IN THE 53d. YEAR OF HIS AGE
UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED.
———
ObjProdOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1824
ObjectHistoryNoteSEE HEXAB1024.1 which, from the inscription wording, was previously “ABOVE” HEXAB1024.2, when both were elsewhere, perhaps on the west wall of the tower crossing before 1870.
An 1899 guidebook has a photo showing the whole tablet fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave north aisle; tablet moved and divided when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908.
In 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault [i.e. the crypt] scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
There are four Clarke tombstones (HEXAB1058, HEXAB1059, HEXAB1060, HEXAB1061) in the crypt.
[from Wright 1823 p.97]:— The family vault is beneath, entered from the churchyard. Above is a large well-painted escutcheon bearing the whole arms.
Burial Register: Mrs Honor Clarke, wife of Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 12 Mar 1805; Martha Clarke, wife of Rev. Rob., Walwick Hall, 28, 15 Dec 1814; Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 79, 29 Apr 1820; Rob. Clarke, 53, 5 May 1824.
DimensionsH 0.93 m | W 1.03 m | D 14 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | 1.04m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW1; EM 198; NCH3 p197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1025 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleSepulchral casket to memory of Elizabeth Reed
ObjectNamecasket | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble sepulchral casket in relief, swags decorating, and dove, all on black slate background.
Arms: Reed or, a chevron azure between three garbs gules, crest a griffon segreant [rampant] impaling Bell azure, a chevron argent between three bells argent, crest a hawk close proper beaked and belled or.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES REED
OF SUNDERLAND MERCHANT
AND DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE JOHN BELL, ESQ. OF HEXHAM ABBEY,
BORN THE 31st. OF JULY 1783
DIED THE 13th. OF OCTOBER 1838.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES REED,
WHO DIED IN SUNDERLAND ON THE 21st. OF APRIL 1856.
AGED 76 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1856
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Eliz. Reed, N. Bdge St. Monkwearmouth, 55, 20 Oct 1838.
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot c.3.7 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NTWW3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1027Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of Mary Shafto
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble casket slab, on black base.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARY SHAFTO, RELICT OF
SIR CUTHBERT SHAFTO, OF BAVINGTON HALL,
WHO DIED JUNE 15th. 1840,
AGED 86 YEARS.

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED, AS A TRIBUTE
OF AFFECTION, BY HER CHILDREN.
ObjProdPersonT. Bulman, Hexham
ObjProdDate1840
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Lady Mary Shaftoe, 86, 18 Jun 1840.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW1; EM 217

ObjectNumberHEXAB1028Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of members of the Midford family 1794–1860
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionRectangular slab
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. NOVr. 1794, AGED 69.
JANE & ELIZTH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
ANN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. MAY 1800, AGED 79.
ELIZTH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED 29th. JANy. 1804, AGED 74.
DEBH. MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11th. FEBy. 1835, AGED 74.
ANN ROCHESTER, WHO DIED 11th. MARCH 1839, AGED 46.
JOHN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 7, FEBy. 1841, AGED 77.
THOMAS MIDFORD, WHO DIED 23RD JAN. 1845 AGED 82
MARY MIDFORD, WHO DIED 6th. MARCH 1860, AGED 91
ObjProdDatepost 1860
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Jn Mitford, 15 Nov 1794; Ann Mitford, wid., Tyne Mills, 14 May 1800; Mrs Eliz. Mi[d|t]ford, Tyne Mill, 2 Feb 1804; Deborah Midford, 74, 14 Feb 1835; Ann Rochester, 45, 14 Mar 1839; Jn Midford, 79, 11 Feb 1841.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1029 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleCasket slab in memory of Edward Fenwick
ObjectNameslab | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionWhite marble casket slab with floral decoration, on slate; surmounted by Fenwick crest, a phœnix in flames on helm, with wreath and motto:
PERIT VT VIVAT (He Loses His Life That He Might Gain It) – A FENWYKE A FENWYKE A FENWYKE
Inscription
Α Ω
EDVARDVS · FENWICK · PRIMO · HVIVS · OPPIDI · DEINDE · NOVI ·
CASTRI · SVPER · TINAM · INCOLA · EPHIPPIORVM · ARTIFEX · DECESSIT ·
DIE · VI · KAL · SEXTILIS · ANNO · SACRO · M · DCCC · XXXIX · ÆTATIS ·
LXXXII
A · FENWICK · PERILLVSTRI · DE · FENWICK · TVRRI · ET · WALLING-
TON · IN · HOC · COMITATV · ORTVS · CENVS · AB · MAIORIBVS · DVXIT ·
AD · QVOS · PERTINVERVNT · NOMINA · ILLA · CLARISSIMA · PLANTAGE-
NET · ET · PERCY · ET · NEVILLE · PRINCIPIBVS · MAGNIS · AC · REGIBVS ·
SANGVINE · CONIVNCTIS · INEVNTIS · TAMEN · ÆTATIS · PATRONO ·
DEBVIT · PERMVLTA · CVALTERO · BLACKETT · BARONETTO · HVIVS ·
PRÆDII · REGALIS · DOMINO · SVMMA · VIRO · BENEVOLENTIA · CVIVS ·
POST · MORTEM · VITAM · IGNOTAM · EGIT · ET · OBSCVRAM ·
IOANNES · FENWICK · PROCVRATOR · RERVM · FORENSIVM · NOVO-
CASTRENSIS · SOLVS · DE · LIBERIS · EIVS · SVPERSTES · PATRES · ESSE ·
GLORIAM · FILIORVM · EXISTIMANS · IN · MEMORIAM · PARENTIS · OPTIME ·
DE · SE · MERITI · HANC · FACIVNDAM · CVRAVIT · TABELLAM ·
FVIMVS · ERIMVS ·
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationchrismon (Chi-Rho ☧), Alpha, and Omega above the inscription:

EDWARD FENWICK, inhabitant first of this town and then of Newcastle on Tyne, saddler, died on 27th July in the year of our Lord 1839, aged 82.
A Fenwick of the fine Fenwick Tower [near Matfen] and of Wallington was born and descended from ancestors who claimed the famous names of Plantagenet, Percy, and Neville, great noblemen, and blood-relationship to kings. Yet, from his youth onward [?], he owed much to a patron, Walter Blackett, Baronet, lord of this royal estate, a man of great generosity after whose death his career was undistinguished and obscure.
John Fenwick, procurator in Newcastle law-courts, his sole surviving offspring, believing that fathers are their sons’ source of renown, in memory of the parent so well-deserving, has caused this tablet to be set up.
WE HAVE BEEN – WE SHALL BE
ObjProdPersonCraggs (Sculptor), Newcastle
ObjProdDate1839
NotesSee URL link to WorldCat ‘Inscription on a tablet in the Abbey church of Hexham.’ by John Fenwick; Newcastle-upon-Tyne: G.B. Richardson, 1852.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.6 m above floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW4; NCH3 p198.
URLSee also: www.worldcat.org

ObjectNumberHEXAB1030Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of William Stokoe
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMarble tablet on slate
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM STOKOE, OF
HEXHAM, SURGEON,
WHO DIED SEP. 15, 1855, AGED 69 YEARS.
ALSO OF
DOROTHY STOKOE HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED MAY 20, 1855,
AGED 76 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1855
CurrentLocNotefixed | c. 6 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1031Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1009
TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd William Fleming
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionA plain white marble slab on a variegated marble case
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THE REVd. WILLIAM FLEMING, A.M.
MINISTER OF THIS PARISH,
WHO LIES INTERRED NEAR THIS PLACE.
HE DIED JANUARY 15th. 1809;
AGED 37 YEARS.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH JOBLING
WHO DIED SEPtr. 4th. 1821, AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO BARa. JOBLING DIED MAR. 7th. 1825 AGED 33.
ObjProdDate1825
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Fleming was Curate of Hexham Abbey from 1799 until his death in 1809; Robert Clarke was appointed Lecturer in 1801.
Burial Register: Rev. Wm. Fleming, Minister of thsi parish, 18 Jan 1809; Eliz. Jobling, 31, 7 Sep 1821; Barba. Jobling, 33, 11 Mar 1825.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW6; See A. B. Wright p97

ObjectNumberHEXAB1032Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of Thomas Stokoe
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionWhite marble on slate.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS STOKOE,
OF HEXHAM, SURGEON,
WHO DIED, JULY 14th. 1811, AGED 53;
ALSO OF
CLARA STOKOE, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED, MAY 24th. 1835, AGED 73;
ALSO OF
ELIZA, THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED, JULY 23rd. 1804, AGED 16;
ALSO OF
THOMAS, THEIR SON,
WHO DIED AT SIERRA LEONE,
IN NOVEMBER, 1817, AGED 26;
ALSO OF
PAUL HENRY, THEIR SON,
WHO DIED AT CALCUTTA,
AUGUST 6th. 1816, AGED 23;
ALSO OF THEIR
SON, AND DAUGHTERS:—
JAMES, HANNAH, SARAH,
AND MARGARET,
WHO DIED IN INFANCY.
ALSO OF CLARA, THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED MARCH 12, 1848, AGED 58
ObjProdDatec1816
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Thos. Stokoe, surgeon, 19 Jul 1811; Clara Stokoe, 73, 30 May 1835; Eliza Stokoe, daughter of Mr Tho., surgeon 27 Jul 1804; Jas. Stokoe, son of Mr Thos., surgeon, 15 Jan 1800; Han. Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., 9 Jun 1804; Sarah Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., surgeon, 21 Sep 1801; Mgt. Stokoe, d.o. Mr Thos., surgeon, 21 Jan 1804; Clara Stokoe, 58, 16 Mar 1848.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW9; EM 258

ObjectNumberHEXAB1033Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1401.2 | HEXAB1406
TitleWall plaque in memory of Dorothy Kirsopp & family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionWhite marble on black; ornate top with coat of arms.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
DOROTHY THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM KIRSOPP OF HEXHAM SOLICITOR,
WHO DIED 15th. JANUARY 1845,
AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 11th. OCTOBER 1879,
AGED 62 YEARS.
AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
ANN KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 30th. MAY 1870,
AGED 26 YEARS.
AND
WILLIAM SCURFIELD KIRSOPP
WHO DIED 17th. MARCH 1876,
AGED 34 YEARS.
ObjProdOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Doro. Kirsopp, 31, 20 Jan 1845.
“In memory Ann KIRSOPP who d. 30 May 1870 aged 26. In loving remembrance of William Scurfield KIRSOPP of Hexham who d. 17 Mar. 1876 aged 34 yrs. Also of Anne, eldest and dearly beloved child of the above and Ellen his wife, who d. 31 Mar. 1876 aged 3 yrs. and 3 mos. ‘Thy will be done’. … In loving remembrance of William KIRSOPP of the Leazes, Hexham who d. 11 Oct. 1879 aged 62 yrs. Also of Margaret, daughter of the above, and of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Apr. 1879 aged 24 yrs. Also of George their son who d. 2 June 1884 aged 31 yrs. Also of Margaret wife of the above William KIRSOPP who d. 8 Feb. 1897 aged 69 yrs. Also of Rebecca, daughter of the above William and Margaret KIRSOPP, who d. 29 Dec. 1903 aged 52 yrs. Also of Thomas their son who d. 23 Oct. 1906 aged 49 yrs. Also Kate their daughter who d. 14 Mar. 1960 aged 90 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery [28/3]
From burial register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591;
1949; Kirsopp, William Scurfield; Solicitor; 34; Priestpopple; 19 Mar 1876; H.C.Barker; B592;
1955; Kirsopp, Ann; Daughter of [blank]; 3; Priestpopple; 3 Apr 1876; Thos.Rudd; B591;
2342; Kirsopp, William; Solicitor; 62; High Leazes; 14 Oct 1879; H.C.Barker; B594;
2290; Kirsopp, Margaret; Spinster; 24; High Leazes; 21 Apr 1879; H.C.Barker; B593;
2874; Kirsopp, George; Gentleman; 31; Dene Villa; 1 Jul 1884; H.C.Barker; B593;
4197; Kirsopp, Margaret; Widow; 69; Battle Hill House; 11 Feb 1897; H.C.Barker; B594.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c.5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1034 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleWall plaque in memory of Thomas Kirsopp & family
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge white marble slab on black, with ornate top inc coat of arms.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS KIRSOPP, OF GILLIGATE,
WHO DIED 16th. DECEMBER 1798, AGED 49 YEARS
ANN KIRSOPP, HIS WIFE,
DIED 10th. NOVEMBER 1820. AGED 69 YEARS.
——————————
WILKINSON KIRSOPP, THEIR ELDEST SON
DIED 12th. JAN. 1810, AGED 34 YEARS.
AND WAS BURIED AT JEDBURGH.
His only Child, Jane Brunton Ann,
Wife of Joseph John Wright, of Sunderland,
Died 2d. March 1836, Aged 30 Years, and was buried at Jarrow
——————————
WILLIAM KIRSOPP, THEIR 2ND. SON
DIED 20th. DECEMBER 1816, AGED 38 YEARS.
ISSUE OF THE SAID WILLIAM KIRSOPP:—
John Wilkinson Kirsopp,Rebecca Kirsopp,
Died 27th. September 1815,Died 19th January 1840,
Aged 2 Months.Aged 29 Years.
Thomas Kirsopp,Elizabeth Margaret Kirsopp,
Died 11th. July 1818,Died 3rd. September 1840,
Aged 5 Years.Aged 29 Years.
Ann Kirsopp,ANN HIS WIFE
Died 1st. February 1835,Died 7th. August 1858,
Aged 26 Years.Aged 76 Years.
———————
THOMAS KIRSOPP, THEIR 3rd. SON DIED 14th. MARCH 1806
AGED 26 YEARS.
JOHN KIRSOPP, THEIR 4th. SON DIED 16th. MARCH 1824
AGED 38 YEARS.
ANN KIRSOPP, THEIR 1st. DAUGHTER DIED 3rd. APRIL 1774
AGED 1 YEAR
REBECCA KIRSOPP, THEIR 2ND. DAUGHTER,
DIED 30th. JANUARY 1795, AGED 21 YEARS.
ANN KIRSOPP, THEIR 3rd. DAUGHTER DIED 23rd APRIL 1800
AGED 16 YEARS.
ABIGAIL KIRSOPP, THEIR 4th. DAUGHTER,
DIED 4th. JULY 1839, AGED 57 YEARS.
InscriptionScriptmixed caps, lower case, Roman, Italic
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Thos Kirsop Esq., 19 Dec 1798; Ann Kirsop, 69, 15 Nov 1820; Wm Kirsop, High Shield, 38, 24 Dec 1816; Jn Wilkinson Kirsop, High Shield, 2m, 30 Sep 1815; Thos Kirsop, 7, 14 Jul 1818; Ann Kirsopp, 26, 5 Feb 1835; Rebecca Kirsop, 29, 23 Jan 1840; Eliz Mgt Kirsopp, 29, 7 Sep 1840; Thos. Kirsop, son of Thos esq., 18 Mar 1806; Jn Kirsopp, 37, 20 Mar 1824; Ann Kirsopp, daughter of Mr Thos, gent, 4 Apr 1774; Miss Kirsop, Gilligate, 4 Feb 1795; Ann Kirsop, d.o. Mrs, 26 Apr 1800; Abigail Kirsopp, 57, 10 Jul 1839.
CurrentLocNotefixed | c. 5 m from floor
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW13; EM 210; NCH3 198

ObjectNumberHEXAB1035Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB5510 | HEXAB9023
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.06 + 2 photos
TitleHeroes of the Battlefield 1914–1918
ObjectNamedocument | memorial
Materialpaper
BriefDescriptionFramed Roll of Honour in wood and glazed handwritten war memorial document with 247 names in four columns.
Inscription
Heroes of the Battlefield
1914–1918
Hexham Soldier and Sailor Heroes the wide world over
A Noble Company Doth Worship Thee

Holy Father, in Thy Keeping,For their lives of brave endeavour,
Now beyond the veil,Willingly laid down,
Live our dear ones, where no evilGrant them in the life supernal
Can prevail.Deathless crown.

Give them, Lord, Thy rest eternal,
Everlasting Light,
Let Thy peace and joy surround them,
Lord of might.

Let us remember with thanksgiving & with all honour before God & man these noble living & glorious dead, who went bravely
forth to conquer & to die for God, King, Empire, Home, & the saving of humanity.
ObjProdPersonWritten and given by Miss M Charlton
ObjProdDate02/02/1936
ObjectHistoryNoteCanon Savage wanted to create a memorial to his son in the Abbey and outlined his vision for a side chapel, set aside for prayer and meditation. But his plans proved controversial and were rejected which caused hurt on both sides.
It took 19 years for agreement to be reached about a suitable memorial. Money for furnishing the chapel was donated by various people and the names of 247 men who died were listed in the Roll of Honour.
Roll of Honour, altar, candlesticks and cross, standard candlesticks, were dedicated on 2nd February 1936 at Evensong by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex. Par. Mag. Mar./Apr. 1936]
The Roll was extensively renovated and remounted Oct–Dec. 1994 by Miss Joan Bershas of Spital Tongues, and the frame restored by Hedleys of Hexham.
DimensionsH 0.875 m | W 0.7 m | D 4 cm
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW7

ObjectNumberHEXAB1036 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleWall plaque in memory of Gulielmus Johnſton and Elizabeth Douglas
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionStone (marble ?) slab, with bold lettering on dark, rectangular, slightly convex surface, surrounded by lighter elaborate mantling, shield above, three-dimensional skull below. Two apparently unrelated inscriptions in different styles.
“The arms are richly mantled, but the execution of the whole is indifferent. Shield, azure, a bend dexter argent between 3 stags’ heads of the first, and 3 crosslets argent. Crest a stag’s head and antlers, proper.” [Wright, 1823]
Inscription
H . S . E .
Gulielmus Johnſton,
Mercator Laboribus
finitis, Naturæ ceſsit
26º: die Maij A.D. 1725.
Ætat’. Suæ 69.
And of ELIZABETH Daughter,
of the late JAMES DOUGLAS,
189, OXFORD ST, LONDON,
who died at HEXHAM, 8th, Nov. 1861,
Aged 28 Years.
And is Interred at the Cemetery.
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
InscriptionTranslationHere is buried William Johnston, Merchant, his labours finished, he yielded to the law of Nature 26th day of May A.D. 1725 In the year of his age 69.
InscriptionInterpretationH. S. E. = Hic Sepultus Est
ObjProdDate1725–1861
ObjectHistoryNote1823 (Wright’s History): “On the east side of the north transept, a stone slab, beneath a canopy, enveloped in mantling — H. S. E. GULIELMUS JOHNSTON …” Perhaps it was moved when the second, lower inscription was added c1861?
1899 guidebook has photo showing the plaque fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave north aisle; plaque moved when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908; part of it shown in postcard lying near NW corner of N Transept before its re-fixing.
Burial register: Wm Johnson, chapman, 29 May 1725; Elizabeth Douglas, 13 Nov 1861. Elizabeth Douglas was probably the great-great-great-granddaughter of William Johnson.
“In memory of Elizabeth the beloved daughter of James DOUGLAS of 189 Oxford St. London who d. at Hexham 8 Nov. 1861 aged 28 yrs. Also of Jane, wife of the above James DOUGLAS, who d. 7 June 1863 at Kilshane, Tipperary, Ireland, aged 63 yrs. ‘Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest’.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/60]
From burial register: 291; Douglas, Elizabeth; Governess; 28; Hexham; 18 Nov 1861; J.Hudson; C573.
DimensionsH 2.25 m | W 1.15 m | D 0.16 m
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 1 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW1; EM 214; NCH 198
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1037 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3058
TitleWall plaque in memory of Ralph Sparke & family Jane, Isaac, & Elizabeth
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionWhite marble with urn, on black.
Inscription
In Memory of
RALPH SPARKE ESQr.
of Summerrods,
who died the 9th. of May 1805;
Aged 65 Years.
Also of JANE, his Wife,
who died the 6th. of July 1806;
Aged 56 Years.
And also of ISAAC SPARKE ESQr.
of Summerrods their Son,
who died the 15th. of September 1816;
Aged 23 Years.
And also of
ELIZABETH MARY SPARKE
his Wife,
who died the 27th. of March 1819;
Aged 22 Years.
ObjProdOrganisationJopling, Gateshead [inscribed at bottom right]
ObjProdDate1805–1819
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Ralph Sparke, Esq., Summerrods, 13 May 1805; Jane Sparke, widow of Ralph Esq., 26 Jul 1806; Isaac Sparke, Summerrods, 23, 23 Sep 1816; Eliz. Mary Sparke, Leazes, 1 Apr 1819.
DimensionsH 1.75 m | W 0.75 m | D 0.10 m
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW3; EM 215; NCH3 199.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1038Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB4125 | HEXAB3062
TitleStall plate in memory of Percy Lyham Loraine
ObjectNamestall-plate | memorial
Materialbrass
Inscription
PERCY LYHAM LORAINE
P. C. G. C. M. G.
12TH. BARONET OF KIRKHARLE
whose banner is laid up in this church
Born 1880 — Died 1961
He feared only his God
He was faithful to his King
ObjProdDate1961
DimensionsH 0.115 m | W 0.24 m | D 0.005 m
CurrentLocNotefixed | 1.1 m from floor; back of stall N9 HEXAB176.9
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-plate 1.
To Lady Louise Loraine for: 1. Sir Percy Loraine’s brass plate on back of choir stalls. 2. Hatchment on wall. 3. St Michael and St George banner on north side of choir “previously hung in the London chapel of the Order”. Faculty 14 Aug. 1963.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1039Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1407.5 | HEXAB2148
TitleWall plaque in memory of George Hogarth Bell
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | alabaster | mosaic
Colourbrown + various coloured inserts
BriefDescriptionOrnate coloured alabaster tablet with inset mosaics and incised lettering. The lettering is incised on white alabaster with emblems of mosaic inlay, and surrounded with simple alabaster mouldings, the whole work mounted with an outer frame of Derby Forest Marble.
Inscription
ΧΡC
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE
HOGARTH BELL BORN 1 MAY 1857
DIED 5 JAN. 1905 THIS AND THE
CENTRAL EAST WINDOW ARE
ERECTED BY KATHARINE BELL HIS
WIDOW & HENRY BELL (BROTHER)
“GOD THOU ART LOVE I BUILD MY
FAITH ON THAT
IT WERE TOO STRANGE THAT I
SHOULD DOUBT THY LOVE”
“A MAN GREATLY BELOVED”
InscriptionInterpretationThe Christian Symbols are the earliest known, and are such as you find in early Christian Art at Ravenna and the Roman Catacombs.
The upper Symbol has the Greek letters for Ch, R, and S. The Greek Chi forms a cross (Χ), and was the initial of Christ’s name. To the first members of the Church it represented their Master, who was all in all to them – the person of Christ, His death for man, and the life and death of man in Christ.
The letter Ρ (the Greek Rho) stands as the second letter of Christ and was symbolic of “Help.”
The letter S (the Greek Sigma Σ in its lunar form C) stands for Saviour.
The four lower Symbols represents Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Death, and the Resurrection respectively. The Greek letters for Ichthus (the word meaning fish) are the initial letters of Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Saviour. J. – Jesus; Ch. – Christ; Θ (Theta) – God; U. – Son; S. – Saviour. The ‘Fish’ was the most loved Symbol and represents Christ as the Fisher of men. It symbolizes Baptism, and the three fishes, the Eternity and Trinity of Godhead.
The Dove and the Ring typify Confirmation in the gift of the Holy Spirit or Heavenly Dove, and union with Christ.
The Holy Cup symbolizes the self-sacrifice and death of Christ and His last command, “Do this in remembrance of Me”. ihc is an alternative form of IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.
The Peacock was chosen as a type of Immortality, from the old notion that its flesh was incorruptible, and that angels are often represented with wings of peacock’s feathers, “who rest not day and night saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come”. The lines express Browning’s idea of the deep fount of God’s great love.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs. James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars Glassworks, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Faculty has been decreed for these Memorials. [Hexham Parish Mag. Aug. 1905, p.59]
The Mural Tablet, erected in memory of George Hogarth Bell of Summerrods (for many years one of the Rector’s Churchwardens), was unveiled by the Rector on Wednesday, September 20th, at the close of Divine Service. The Rector gave an address explanatory of the symbols incised on this beautiful tablet. The execution in opus sectile was carried out by Messrs. James Powell & Sons, London. [Hex. Parish Mag. Oct. 1905, p.74]
“In memory of Henry BELL who d. 20 Mar. 1875 aged 61 yrs. Margaret his wife who d. 3 Dec. 1892 aged 65 yrs. Hannah Clara, daughter of the above, d. 29 Apr. 1860 aged 4 mos. George Hogarth BELL their son d. 5 Jan. 1905 aged 47 yrs. Henry BELL their son d. 12 Oct. 1920 aged 64 yrs. Henry Hogarth BELL, Captain 4th N.F. son of George HOGARTH and Katharine BELL, killed in action in High Wood, France, 15 Sept. 1916 aged 20 yrs. Mary Margaret, daughter of Henry and Maragret BELL, who d. 7 Mar. 1931 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 23/10: see URL]
From burial register: 1808; Bell, Henry; Skinner; 60; Orchard Place; 24 Mar 1875; H.C.Barker; A545;
3806; Bell, Margaret; Widow; 65; Orchard Place; 6 Dec 1892; B.Binks; A545
DimensionsH 1.26 m | W 1.70 m | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Foot 94 cm from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW5
1905. 31st day of July. 1. To erect a Mural Tablet in memory of Hogarth Bell in the South Choir Aisle, by James Powell of Whitefriars Glassworks, London E.C. 2. … Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.257. NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ pp.31–32.
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1040Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd Peter Rumney
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
Colourwhite on black
BriefDescriptionOval white marble tablet on rectangular black marble base
Inscription
M. S.
REVdi. PETRI RUMNEY de Hexham.
Qui ob. 16. Feb. 1771. Æt. 56. et
Elizæ. Uxoris ejus. quæ ob. 7. Nov. 1795. Æt. 79.
Grata et pia Proles
Hoc Monimentum
poſuit.
1796.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslation[M. S. = Manibus Sacrum =] Sacred to the shades [of the dead]
The Revd Peter Rumney of Hexham.
who died on 16th February 1771, aged 56, and
Elizabeth his wife, who died 7th November 1795, aged 79.
Their grateful and devoted offspring
erected this monument 1796.
ObjProdDate1796
ObjectHistoryNote1763. Founder of Warden Paper Mill, in partnership with William Charnley, a Newcastle bookseller. The family owned and ran the mill until 1853.
1765. Curates of Hexham. Peter Rumney, M.A. [History of Northumberland, III, Pt.1, Hinds, 1896, p.171]
List of Masters of the Free Grammar School. 1765, 17th June. Peter Rumney, late of Kirby Hill, Yorkshire, appointed [until his death in 1771]. [Hist. of Northumberland, Hinds, 1896, p.224]
1771. Succession of Masters : Peter Rumney. Perpetual curate of Hexham. He died in 1771. A monument erected to his memory by the pious gratitude of his children, is extant in the church. [History of Hexham, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.227]
8. PETER RUMNEY, M.A., appointed 1765; died 1771; was of Kirby Hill, Yorkshire; born in 1715; graduated M.A. at Cambridge (?) (certainly not at Oxford); was Headmaster of Hexham Grammar School, 1765–1771; Perpetual Curate of Hexham, 1765–1771; died at Hexham, 16th February, 1771, aged 56 years, and was buried in the Choir of Hexham Church; his wife Elizabeth, died 7th November, 1795, aged 56 years; a Monument was erected to their memory by the pious gratitude of their children in 1796, and is now laid to the south wall of the Choir. A sermon preached after the Hexham Riot in 1761, and published anonymously, is supposed to be by Revd P. Rumney. [J.W.Fawcett, Parish Magazine Oct 1903, p.77]
Burial Register: Revd Mr Rumney, Minister, 19 Feb 1771; Mrs Eliz, Rumney, widow, 11 Nov 1795.
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281]
DimensionsH 0.95 m | W 1.04 m | D 5 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | foot 2.62 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW3; NCH3 198; EM 213

ObjectNumberHEXAB1041Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1417
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.07
TitleWall plaque in memory of John Oswald Head, Hackwood, & Son
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialalabaster
Colourbrown
LabelTextThe Reginald Head Memorial
‘He died a most gallant death…’
This memorial to Captain Reginald (Reggie) Head was commissioned by his mother Dorothy.
Reggie was a ‘professional’ soldier. He had trained at Sandhurst and received his first
commission in 1906 at the age of 21. He served with the Border Regiment in India and
Burma, but was killed in 1915 at Gallipoli, fighting the Turks who were allies of Germany.
BriefDescriptionAlabaster tablet, made by Jones & Willis, Birmingham.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOHN OSWALD HEAD: HACKWOOD,
WHO DIED
JULY 28th. 1914. AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO OF HIS SON
REGINALD HEAD, CAPTAIN.
1st. BORDER REGIMENT.
WHO WAS KILLED AT GALLIPOLI ON APRIL 28th. 1915.
AGED 30 YEARS.
———
ERECTED BY DOROTHY HEAD.
ObjProdDate1915–1918
ObjectHistoryNoteJ. O. Head was the last link with the 1859 Committee, of which he was a member. He has served as Churchwarden, and he was a member of the far more important Committee which served for ten years and wrought a work of great magnitude [restoration; then building the nave]. [Hexham Parish Mag. Sept. 1914]
Captain Reginald Head, of the 1st Border Regiment, was killed at the Dardenelles. The family is well known to us all, and has been closely identified with the Abbey. He leaves a widow and a newly-born babe whom he never saw. May God bless them and comfort them and his widowed mother, who lost but a few months ago her husband, and now mourns the death of her gallant son. The only sister mourns too, for Reggie was so much, so very much to each and to all. [Hex. Par. Mag. June 1915, p.6]
DimensionsH 0.53 m | W 0.76 m | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | foot 1. 28 m from floor
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CSW2
1918. 12th day of March. To erect a tablet in dark and light alabaster on the Choir wall in ever loving memory of John Oswald Head. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.566. NRO EP.184/80.
A I Grint “The Faith and Fire Within”, 2006, p.62–3.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1042 Click on
Thumbnail
for
12 photos+
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1044.1 | HEXAB9019.26
TitleEffigy of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
LabelTextSir Gilbert de Umfreville
1245 – 1307
A member of the Anglo-Norman family
which built nearby Prudhoe Castle
BriefDescriptionKnightly effigy (on stone plinth) identified heraldically as an Umfraville of Prudhoe, probably Gilbert de Umfraville II, Earl of Angus, died 1307. The arms are, gules, a cinquefoil between 8 croslets 3, 2, 3.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.8–9:
III. On its slab, lying on the floor in the south aisle of the choir.
Person: Sir Gilbert Umfrevifle, d.1307.
Material: Fine hard grained carboniferous sandstone. Much worn and mutilated. The remains of the irons which carried the herse are at the four corners of the slab. On its chamfered edge, on the left hand side, carved in relief are four running animals: three can be deciphered, namely a hare, a rabbit and a dog; at the head of the slab is a salmon. On the right hand side are a number of roundels; the foot is broken away.
Armour, etc: Head, upon two cushions, the lower square, the upper lozenge-shaped, in mail coif with fillet. Mail hauberk with sleeves and mittens fastened by points at wrists. Mail indicated by interlaced rings. Long sleeveless surcoat pleated from shoulders to below the waist and falling nearly to the ankles, narrow girdle around waist buckled in front and tag hanging down below belt. Legs and feet in mail with leather knee-cops, the feet broken off, foot rest destroyed. The hands are joined in prayer.
Sword: Straight quillons and round pommel, attached to a rather narrow belt around the hips buckled at the left side by the interlaced thong method.
Shield: Partly broken, long, pointed and lightly concave.
Armorials: Carved in relief upon the shield [gules] crusilly and a cinquefoil [gold].
ObjProdDate14th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteIt would have been placed in the Umfraville chapel, now disappeared.
1888: drawn on S side of S chancel aisle but then actually in N transept aisle: “A similarly attired effigy has been moved out of the south aisle of the choir, its original position, to the north transept. It bears the Umfreville arms, and has been assigned, with every probability, to Gilbert de Umfreville, who died in 1307. There are clear indications that this figure has been covered by an iron hearse, as some of the pins for fastening it remain.” [Hodges 1888 p.52]
1919: “The other is no doubt that of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville, Lord of Prudhoe, who died in 1307. The costume is the same as the earlier effigy [HEXAB1043], but of superior workmanship. The sword has a large pommel, and hangs from a plain belt. The shield bears the arms cut in relief, ‘gules, a cinquefoil within eight crosses patonce or’. The slab on which the efigy lies has a broad chamfer, which at the head, feet, and sinister side is charged with a numnber of small animals, but the dexter side has ball flowers, a very rare ornament in Northumberland and Durham. The iron pins which remain in the slab show that the tomb was covered with a hearse.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 pp.71–72]
The PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
[From Oxford DNB article: “Umfraville, Gilbert de, seventh earl of Angus (1244?–1307), baron” by Fiona Watson]: “His wife was Elizabeth, third daughter of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, and Elizabeth de Quincy. Gilbert and Elizabeth were buried in a magnificent tomb in Hexham Priory, where their effigies can still be seen.” Could Elizabeth’s effigy be HEXAB1044.1?
1935: south side of 5th bay from west of south chancel aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
Dimensionseffigy L 2.15 m | W 0.75 m | H 0.38 m | Plinth L 2.30 m | W 0.92 m | H 0.82 m
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CSAF2 but effigy/tomb is now on modern stone plinth just of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville (excluding wife).; NCH3 193

ObjectNumberHEXAB1043 Click on
Thumbnail
for
8 photos+
TitleEffigy of Thomas of Tyndale
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
LabelTextThomas of Tyndale
An early 14th century knight
dressed in mail with his feet resting on a lion.
BriefDescriptionEffigy on stone plinth. The head, which rests on a rectangular cushion without supporters, is attired in a round-topped mail hood, bound with a fillet, and overlying the surcoat. The body is vested in a suite of mail, covered with a sleeveless surcoat, fastened round the waist by a strap, which contracts the plaits below so as to appear like a row of fusils; the hands are elevated in prayer. A large shield, on which the fess is sunk so that the face of the three garbs with which it is charged is on a plane with the field, is suspended by a guige over his right shoulder. The sword belt is embossed with large round plates. One of the crossed legs is broken off, but the other, armed with a spur, rests against a couchant lion.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.9–10:
IV. On its slab upon the floor, against the wall of the north aisle of the choir of the priory church of St Andrew.
Person: Thomas of Tyndale, d. before 1317.
Material: Fine grained carboniferous sandstone, legs and feet damaged and broken but otherwise in good condition.
Armour, etc.: Head, upon a single cushion, in mail coif with fillet. Mail hauberk with sleeves and mittens with fingers, hands joined in prayer. Mail expressed by interlacing rings. Sleeveless surcoat pleated in lozenges at the waist and falling, in bold folds over the raised right thigh, to about mid-calf, girt by a rather broad belt studded with oblong pieces of metal and buckled in front, the tag hanging low down. The legs and feet are in mail with leather knee-cops, the right leg crosses over the left, the feet armed with prick spurs rest upon a lion. On the left lower side kneels a mutilated little figure, in cloak with hood, probably representing a canon of the church.
Sword: Straight quillons, pommel broken off, attached to a broad sword belt studded with oblong and round discs of metal and buckled low down on the left side.
Shield: Long pointed and slightly concave held by its strap, over the right shoulder, studded like the sword belt.
Armorials: Carved in low relief upon the shield, [silver] on a fess [sable] three sheaves [gold].
ObjProdDatec14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: drawn at N end of N transept aisle. “In the north transept lies a much battered effigy, representing a knight clad in chain mail, over which is a sleeveless surcoat. His sword hangs by a strap to his belt, but this is almost entirely broken away. He carries on his left arm a shield, which is suspended by a guige over his right shoulder. This shield bears the coat armour of the wearer: on a fess, three garbs. These arms have given rise to much controversy. There can be no doubt that they are the arms of the Tindals, who were lords of Devilstone. The feet rest against a lion, and against the right foot, which is thrown over the left, is the figure of an angel in supplication; but the head and shoulders have been broken off, and the figure now presents a singular appearance.” [Hodges 1888 pp.51–52]
1919: “The earlier of the two knightly effigies … probably represents Thomas de Devilstone, who gave the manor of North Milburn to Hexham Priory, and died in 1297. He is seen clad in chain mail, over which is a sleeveless surcoat. The long sword hangs by a strap to a waist-belt. On the left arm is a shield suspended over the right shoulder by a guige. The shield bears the arms, ‘on a fess, three garbs’. The feet are resting on a lion, and against the right foot, which lies over the left, is the figure of an angel in supplication, the head and shoulders of which are gone.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
1935: North side of 2nd bay from west of north choir aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan].
Pre-June 2008 it had been on a plinth [HEXAB6188].
The PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
DimensionsEffigy L 2.16 m | W 0.59 m | H 0.38 m | Plinth L 2.38 m | W 0.80 m | H 0.83 m
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CNAF6

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos+
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9019.26 | HEXAB1042
TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with fluted robe, on modern stone plinth.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.20:
XVIII. Upon its slab on the floor of the south aisle of the choir of the priory church.
Person: Unknown, early fourteenth century.
Material: Fine grained sandstone greatly weathered and broken.
Effigy: Head, upon a single flat pillow, covered by kerchief the folds of which fall on to the pillow, a curl of hair showing at each side; rounded wimple. Kirtle with tight sleeves and V-shaped at neck; mantle from shoulders and caught up at each side beneath the arms. Hands joined in prayer. Feet rest upon an animal much mutilated.
ObjProdDateearly 14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: drawn on N side of N chancel aisle but actually in N transept aisle. ‘Of the five stone effigies still remaining, that of a lady is probably the earliest. A note on Carter’s sketch of this monument tells us that it was in his time lying in the north transept, and that it was “dug up just without here about 40 years ago.” As the head-dress is a wimple, the date is probably about 1280.’ [Hodges 1888 p.51]
1919: “The next in date [after HEXAB1044.2] commemorates a lady. It was found buried in the churchyard about 1750, and was brought into the church and laid in the north transept. It is now on the south side of the choir. The costume is a long loose robe with tight sleeves, and the head-dress is a wimple of the latter part of Edward I time. The head rests on a large square pillow, but the animal against which the feet rested is entirely gone. The material is a hard white close-graine stone not local.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
[From Oxford DNB article: “Umfraville, Gilbert de, seventh earl of Angus (1244?–1307), baron” by Fiona Watson]: “His wife was Elizabeth, third daughter of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, and Elizabeth de Quincy. Gilbert and Elizabeth were buried in a magnificent tomb in Hexham Priory, where their effigies can still be seen.” Gilbert’s effigy is HEXAB1042.
1935: south side of 5th bay from west of south chancel aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan]
2008. The effigy was removed in April from the floor of the south choir aisle, fifth bay from the east, to its present position on the plinth.
DimensionsL 1.85 m | W 0.60 m | H 0.28 m |
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CSAF3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with ‘B GE’ carved below folded arms, on modern stone plinth.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.19:
XV. On the floor of the north aisle of the priory church of St Andrew.
Person: Unknown, early fourteenth century.
Material: Sandstone, very greatly weathered.
Effigy: Very little can now be said of it. It apparently represents a woman with kerchief over head, wimple, and mantle looped up beneath each arm. Hands joined in prayer, feet upon an animal.
Inscription[Above the clasped hands] B over P M
[below them] B over G E
ObjProdDateearly 14th cent
ObjectHistoryNote1888: “In the churchyard is an early effigy placed in an upright position at the head of a grave, and more than half-buried in the ground. Some initials have been cut upon it. In its present position it is difficult to say whether the figure is male or female, lay or cleric. It is of early but uncertain date.” [Hodges 1888 p.51]
1919: “… now placed on the north side of the choir, near the west end. It was used as a headstone, and was in an upright position in the churchyard, half sunk in the earth, but was brought into the church in 1890. The letters upon it refer to the misappropriation. Its date is towards the close of the thirteenth century, and it appears from the costume to represent a civilian.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.71]
1935: South side of 2nd bay from west of north choir aisle [Hadcock 1935 plan].
2008. The effigy was removed from the floor of the north choir aisle, sixth bay from the east, to its present position on the plinth in April.
DimensionsL 1.91 m | W 0.62 m | H 0.36 m |
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.
CND: CNAF5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePlinth with effigies of 2 unknown early 14th century women
ObjectNameplinth | memorial
Materialstone
LabelTextTwo unknown early 14th century women
A prayer from the 1514 Book of Hours often used at funerals:
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.
BriefDescriptionRectangular plinth. Label affixed to long face.
ObjProdPersonN Rank [survey drawings, administering contract]
ObjProdOrganisationVetter UK
ObjProdDatec2008
ObjectHistoryNoteThe PCC reaffirmed a resolution passed in 2005 for the raising of the recumbent effigies onto plinths now that we had been awarded a grant of £32,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake this work and to provide interpretation and children’s education about them. [ANV 76a June 2007 p.10]
June 2008: Effigies: mount on stone bases [Vetter UK]
2009. New sign put on the plinth, fastened with silicone, in October.
DimensionsL 2.00 m | W 1.39 m | H 0.83 m
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceFaculty: 2007, 27 June. … 2. To move four effigies and to raise them on plinths. Completed 22 April 2008. Completion Cert. signed 1 June 2008.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1045Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1046 | HEXAB1047 | HEXAB1048
TitleTombstone No.3 of Edward Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.3
Edward Roberts
Died september
the 22 1757 aged
32 years
ObjProdDate1757
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Roberts, attorney, elder son of Nicholas R Esq of Hexham, 25 Sep 1757 (under-sheriff of N’cle; killed by fall from horse – N’cle Courant)
He was the elder son of No.4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No.5 Catharine (HEXAB1047), and brother of No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048).
DimensionsH 88 cm | W 67 cm | D 9 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S9; EM254

ObjectNumberHEXAB1046Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1050 | HEXAB1045 | HEXAB1047 | HEXAB1048
TitleTombstone no.4 of Nicholas Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.4th.
Nicholas
Roberts Esqr.
Died Decembr.
The 8th 1761
Aged 61 years
InscriptionDescriptionBoth capital ‘N’s are reversed.
ObjProdDate1761
ObjectHistoryNoteNicholas Roberts of Hexham was the son of Nicholas Roberts, merchant and his wife Mary, later Dame Mary Blackett (No.2: HEXAB1050). His wife was No.5 Catherine Kaye (HEXAB1047) and their children were No.3 Edward (HEXAB1045) and No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048).
Burial Register: Nichs Roberts Esq., 11 Dec 1761.
DimensionsH 90 cm | W 60 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S10; EM 255

ObjectNumberHEXAB1047Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1045 | HEXAB1046 | HEXAB1048
TitleTombstone No.5 of Catherine Wife of Nicholas Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No: 5
Catharine. Wife. of
Nicholas Roberts
Es.qr. Died May
The 22. 1764
Aged 63 years
ObjProdDate1764
ObjectHistoryNoteCatherine Kaye was the wife of No.4, Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and mother of No.3 Edward Roberts (HEXAB1045) and No.6 Isabella (HEXAB1048)
Burial Register: Mrs Roberts, 25 May 1764 [N’c Courant: in 63rd yr, relict of late Nichs & sister to late Sir John Lister Kay Bt]
DimensionsH 90 cm | W 58 cm | D 7 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S11; EM256

ObjectNumberHEXAB1048Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1045 | HEXAB1046 | HEXAB1047
TitleTombstone No.6 of Isabella Roberts
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No. 6
Isabella Roberts
Died May the 8th
1781 Aged 41
years
ObjProdDate1781
ObjectHistoryNoteIsabella Roberts was the daughter of No.4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No.5 Catharine (HEXAB1047), and sister of No.3, Edward (HEXAB1045).
Burial Register: Miss Isabella Roberts, 11 May 1781.
DimensionsH 87 cm | W 66 cm | D 8 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against N wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S12; EM257

ObjectNumberHEXAB1049Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1050
TitleTombstone No.1 of Sir Edward Blackett Bt.
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.1.
Sr. Edward
Blackett Bart
died 1st. March
1756 aged 74
ObjProdDate1756
ObjectHistoryNote1754. Licence to Sir Edward Blackett, bart., to convert a certain arch or vacant space of ground, under the ancient treasury, and the way leading thereto at the south end of the south aisle of the parish church, containing in length from east to west 14 yards, and in breadth from north to south 4 yards, into a family burying place, with a door leading thereto from the south aisle. [A History of Northumberland Vol. III part I 1896 A.B.Hinds p.175]
Beneath this balcony [in the south transept] is the cemetery of the respected ancestors of the Blackett family. [History of Hexham, A. B. Wright, 1823, p.67]
Burial Register: Sir Edwd Blacket, Bart. 6 Mar 1756 [N’c Courant: age 73, an old commander in the Royal Navy; J.P. for the County; title & large estate descend to his nephew, same name (4th Baronet), of Matfen].
His wife was No.2 Mary (HEXAB1050), relict of Nicholas Roberts, merchant of London; he [Edward] had no children.
DimensionsH 86 cm | W 61 cm | D 6 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S6; EM 253

ObjectNumberHEXAB1050Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1046 | HEXAB1049
TitleTombstone No.2 of Dame Mary Blackett
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No.2.
Dame Mary
Blackett died
29th. Novr 1756
aged 82
ObjProdDate1756
ObjectHistoryNoteDame Mary was the wife of Sir Edward (HEXAB1049), and formerly wife of Nicholas Roberts, merchant of London, by whom she had a son Nicholas (No.4: HEXAB1046).
1754: Licence to Sir Edward Blackett, bart., to convert a certain arch or vacant space of ground, under the ancient treasury, and the way leading thereto at the south end of the south aisle of the parish church, containing in length from east to west 14 yards, and in breadth from north to south 4 yards, into a family burying place, with a door leading thereto from the south aisle. [A History of Northumberland Vol. III part I 1896 A.B.Hinds p.175]
Beneath this balcony [in the south transept] is the cemetery of the respected ancestors of the Blackett family. [History of Hexham, A. B. Wright, 1823, p.67]
Burial Register: Dame Mary Blackett, relict of Sir Edwd, Bart. 7 Dec 1756.
DimensionsH 98 cm | W 60 cm | D 9 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S7; EM253

ObjectNumberHEXAB1051Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1418.7
TitleTombstone of John Cooke
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA moved headstone, with winged head decoration.
Inscription
Here Lieth
The Body of John Cooke of Hexham
Cordwainer who Departed this
Life on the 23d. of Novr. 1770
Aged 71 and Margaret his wife
who Departed this Life on the 6th.
of June 1771 Aged 76 who were
Huſband and wife Forty Eight Years
Mourn not dear Friends, for our Deceaſe
For we with Chriſt have made our Peace
Life is uncertain, & Death is …
InscriptionContent[Missing text:]
… Sure
Sin gave the Wound and Christ the Cure
InscriptionDescriptionClear and regular lc lettering, some crowding, bottom line broken and missing.
ObjProdDate1770–1771
ObjectHistoryNoteJohn Cooke was the grandfather of Eleanor Ann who is commemorated [HEXAB1418.7] in the north transept windows. The Cooke family had all been buried to the east of the present east end of the Abbey, where the chapel of five altars (the Lady Chapel) stood. The tombstone was removed to the slype in the middle of the 19th century when the chapels were demolished in 1858.
Burial Register: John Cooke, elder, 25 Nov 1770; Mgt Cooke, widow, 9 Jun 1771.
DimensionsH 113 cm | W 81 cm | D 14 cm
CurrentLocNotefixed | Against S wall base on ground
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch
ReferenceCND: S8; EM252

ObjectNumberHEXAB1052Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB4124
TitleStall-Plate of Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont
ObjectNamestall-plate | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass stall-plate affixed to rear of choir-stall S9 [HEXAB177.9] below original position of Lord Allendale’s standard.
Inscription
WENTWORTH HENRY CANNING BEAUMONT
SECOND VISCOUNT ALLENDALE, K.G., C.B., C.B.E., M.C.
LAY RECTOR OF HEXHAM ABBEY
LORD LIEUTENANT OF NORTHUMBERLAND
ObjProdDate1951
ObjectHistoryNote1951: Viscount Allendale was among three new Knights of the order of the Garter. The three were to be installed at the annual Knights of the Garter service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. [Hex. Cour. 12.4.2001 – 50 Years Ago]
As his ancestors had been before him, he was Lord of the Manor and Lay Rector of Hexham.
1956: He died 16th December. After his death his standard and stall-plate were removed from his stall in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
1959: His standard was laid up in the choir on the south side, 1st pier; the stall-plate was affixed to the back of the stall below the standard [HEXAB4124].
CurrentLocNotefixed | back of stall S9 HEXAB177.9
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1053 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos+
AssocObjNumberHEXAB199
TitleMatrix of Ogle Brass
ObjectNamematrix | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThe matrix of the OGLE brass remains in the Sanctuary. NCH3 p193fn gives text of the plate at its foot. The inscription, in straight Black-Letter type, is exceedingly difficult to read.
The manner of representing the heraldic colours on the brass is interesting. The second and third quarters, which bear the blue voided escutcheon of the Bertrams on a gold field, had the escutcheon sunk in the brass and the sinking filled with a blue enamel or pigment. The first and fourth quarters bear the Ogle arms. These were represented by sinking the whole of the quarter except a narrow margin. The space was then run in with a white metal composed of six parts of tin to one of lead and a small quantity of silver. This metal represented the silver field, and the three crescents and the fess were cut out in it and filled with red pigment.
Arms: The arms of Ogle and Bertram quartered. Quarterly 1st and 4th argent three crescents and a fess gules [for Ogle], 2nd and 3rd or an orle (an escutcheon voided) azure [for Bertram].
InscriptionHic jacet Robertus Ogle, fili Elene Bertum filie:
Roberti bertum militis qui obiit in vigilia omnm
Sanc. Ao Dmi mº ccccº xº cuius aie p.picietr Ds dme.
InscriptionContentHic jacet Robertus Ogle, filius Elene Bertram filie
Roberti Bertram militis, qui obiit in vigilia Omnium
Sanctorum, Anno Domini mºccccºxº cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationHere lies Robert Ogle son of Elene Bertram daughter of Robert Bertram, knight, who died on the vigil [eve] of All Saints, A.D. MCCCCX [1410]. May God be merciful to his soul.
ObjProdDate1410s
ObjectHistoryNoteRobert Ogle … died on the vigil of All Saints, the 31st of October, 1410, and was buried in Hexham Abbey church under a black marble slab bearing the arms of Ogle quartering those of Bertram at each corner, which were enamelled in colours, and on a brass plate and inscription in contracted Latin. A beautiful chantry was placed over the tomb [HEXAB199]. Only three of the four corner shields and the label bearing the inscription remain.
The arms on the tomb are 1 and 2 argent, a fess between three crescents gules, 3 and 4 or. an orle, azure. [Wright 1823 pp.88–89]
The corner pieces, which are known to have borne the arms of Ogle and Bertram quarterly, now retain only the latter coat. [Raine Preface II p.lxix]
He desired to be buried in St Mary’s porch of the parish church of Whalton and to be covered with lead ‘at my own trouble and expense.’ That he was not buried there seems to be explained by the fact of there having been a plague raging at Hexham up to the year 1410, and that it was impossible to move the body.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceCND: C1; NCH3 p.193; Hodges 1888 p.52 & Pl.34.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1054Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMatrix of a Brass
ObjectNamematrix | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionLarge limestone slab, from which a brass label and four shields have been torn
ObjProdDatec15th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteA large slab, now under the tower, was formerly in the choir. It has had a label and four shields. [Hexham and its Abbey, Hodges, 1889, p.83]
The upper portion of an altar tomb, which once carried a brass plate, is shown on Carter’s plan as lying at the West end of the North aisle of the Choir. It may be a portion of the tomb of the Duke of Somerset, who was killed in the battle of Hexham in 1464, and who is recorded as having been buried in the Abbey Church. … The large matrix of a brass, now in the pavement under the tower, can return to its old position in the Choir. “It was no doubt moved when the Choir was re-laid in 1807.” [Hexham Abbey Record, 674 to 1907, Savage & Hodges, 1907, p.60]
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1055 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos+
TitleTomb-chest & Effigy of Prior Rowland Leschman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone effigy of Prior Rowland Leschman (appointed 1480, died 1491) mounted on an embattled slab atop a tomb chest. Beneath the cloak is an inner pleated robe with tight sleeves, his bare hands are joined in prayer, the hood is partly pulled over the face. The feet, in broad toed shoes, are without a rest.
The following is from Archæologia Æliana, 4th series VII, Mediæval Effigies in Northumberland, 1930, C H Hunter Blair, p.26:
XXXI. Now within his chantry chapel, on the north side at the east end of the chancel, restored to its proper place after many removals.
Person: Prior Rowland Leschman (1480–1491).
Material: Sandstone, in good condition.
Effigy: Upon an embattled slab on the top of its high tomb. Beneath the cloak is an inner pleated robe with tight sleeves, his bare hands are joined in prayer, the hood is partly pulled over the face. The feet, in broad toed shoes, are without a rest.
Armorials: On the east panel on the south side of the tomb is a shield charged with the initials of the prior tr, placed saltireways.
ObjProdDatelate 15th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteLeschman’s chantry (now, since 1908, believed to be in its original position) had been moved into the north chancel aisle in the 18th century, and in 1856 into the south transept. The tomb & effigy have also moved around, and have not always been inside the chantry.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry
ReferenceCND: C6

ObjectNumberHEXAB1056 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleLedger Stone of Carr family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge dark slab with bold lower case lettering. The slab may have been trimmed at top and side.
InscriptionIohn Carr Gentleman Dyed
the 29th. day of October 1715
Aged 60 years.
Thomas Carr Gentleman only
Son of the said Iohn Carr Dyed
the 7th day of March 1731
Aged 42 years:
Here lyeth the body of John Carr
Son of Mr. Thomas Carr who
departed this life the 5th. of May,
1738 in the 27th year of his Age
Here Lyeth the Body of Mr
James Carr Son of Mr Thomas
Carr who Departed this life
July the 5th. 1747 in the 29th year
of his Age.
Here Lieth Allſo the Body of Mrs
Ann Carr widow of Mr Thomas
Carr Daughter of Thomas Burrel
Esq. of Broompark who Died
Nov 30th. AD 1750 Aged 68 years
ObjProdDate1715–1750
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Carr, bailiff of Hexham, 31 Oct 1715; Mr Thos Carr, 9 Mar 1731/32; Mr John Carr, 8 May 1738; Mr James Carr, 8 Jul 1747; Mrs Carr, wid, 3 Dec 1750.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle
ReferenceCND: CNAF4; EM 200 201 202

ObjectNumberHEXAB1057
TitleGrave-slab of Mary Brisco
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA fragment of a grave slab which now forms the lintel at the NE corner of the choir clerestory in the 1860 Dobson East End. The top and sides are laid in the stonework of the walls, hiding some of the face-down inscription.
Inscription
[He]re lyeth y. body
[of] Mary Wife of Geo
Brisco who was
[bur]ied May ye. 9th 1733
ObjProdDate1733
ObjectHistoryNoteNot mentioned by Hodges, but dating in its current use from Dobson’s rebuilding of the east end.
Burial Register: Mary Briskoe, wife o Geo, 9 May 1733.
DimensionsH 0.73 | W 0.7
CurrentLocNotefixed | NE corner of clerestory
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CNC1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1058Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB1061
TitleHeadstone of Honour Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
HONOUR CLARKE
Died 9th March
AGED 72
Buried 12th March
1805
ObjProdDate1805
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, north side, immediately west of HEXAB1060.
Burial register: Mrs Honor Clarke, wife of Rev Slaughter Clarke[HEXAB1061], 12 Mar 1805. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2. She was the daughter of Robert Andrewes and sister of Ann Newton née Andrewes.
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1059Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3061 | HEXAB1060
TitleHeadstone of Martha Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
MARTHA CLARKE
Died 8th Dec
AGED 28
Buried 15th Dec
1814
ObjProdDate1814
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, south side immediately west of HEXAB1061. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
Burial Register: Martha Clarke, wife o Rev. Rob.[HEXAB1060], Walwick Hall, 28, 15 Dec 1814.
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1060Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3059 | HEXAB1058 | HEXAB1061
TitleHeadstone of Robert Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionInscription partly obscured
Inscription
ROBERT CLARKE
Died 20th April
Aged 52 Years
Buried 5th May
1824
ObjProdDate1824
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, north side immediately east of HEXAB1058.
Burial register: Robert Clarke, 53, 5 May 1824. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2. His wife was Martha née Shaftoe (HEXAB1059); his parents were Sloughter Clarke (HEXAB1061) and Honour née Andrewes (HEXAB1058).
Northumberland. Aug. 4.—Seduction.—This was an action brought by Thomas Carr against the Rev. Robert Clerke, to recover compensation in damages for the loss of his daughter’s services. The defendant was Lecturer at Hexham, a man of very considerable fortune, and but half a year a widower when the transaction took place. He had been married to a daughter of Mrs. Shafto, at Hexham, and had three children. He lived at Walwick, but very often visited in Mrs. Shafto’s house, and sometimes with his family for weeks. In Mrs. Shafto’s family was the daughter of the plaintiff. The plaintiff is a master tiler; being a poor man, he was assisted by part of his daughter’s wages.—The defendant took the opportunity of his frequent visits to Mrs. Shafto, to seduce the plaintiff’s daughter.— It was contended by the defendant’s Counsel, that the plaintiff could not demand compensation for the loss of his daughter’s services, it was at the option of Mrs. Shafto whether she should remain with her or not.—This opinion was supported by the Judge, and the plaintiff was nonsuited. [from “The Examiner, A Sunday Paper, on politics, domestic economy, and theatricals for the year 1818” p.509]
“1824 … April 20.— Died, in Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London, the Rev. Robert Clarke M.A. of Walwick, rector and lecturer of Hexham, aged 53 years. May 1st, his remains arrived at Newcastle in a hearse with six horses, followed by a mourning coach with four horses; and on the 3d, the mournful procession was joined by several private carriages, and set out with considerate heraldic splendour for Hexham, displaying a great number of banners and escutcheons. The day was one continued storm of wind and rain, but notwithstanding, as the procession approached its destination, it was met and joined by the members of the different trades, and almost all the inhabitants of Hexham, in deep mourning, to testify their respect for the deceased. The shops were shut, the bells tolled at intervals, and the throng of people, accumulating as the hearse advanced, produced an effect of imposing and melancholy awe, which was much heightened by the solemn order of the procession, the rear of it being composed of a great number of respectable gentlemen of Hexham and its neighbourhood, who walked in pairs. The funeral service was performed by the Rev. C. Lee, and after a solemn dirge on the organ, Luther’s sublime hymn was impressively chaunted. By the death of this great and good man, the town and neighbourhood of Hexham suffered an almost irreparable loss, and numerous odes, elegies, &c. &c., were written on the occasion. As a proof of the general estimation in which this gentleman was held, a sermon was preached on the occasion, in the Presbyterian chapel, Hexham, on Sunday May 9th, 1824, by the Rev. James Richardson, from 2d Samuel, 3d chap. 38th verse, and which was published by request.” [John Sykes “Historical Register” vol.II p.173]
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1061
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3060 | HEXAB1060 | HEXAB1058
TitleHeadstone of Sloughter Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SLOUGHTER CLARKE
Died 22 April
AGED 79
Buried 29 April
1820
ObjProdDate1820
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1737 Licence was granted to Thomas Andrewes, lecturer of Hexham, to use a burying place an ancient stone vault scituate in the west part of the churchyard of Hexham.
In 1888 standing against wall; laid flat on floor in 1908, south side immediately east of HEXAB1059. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
Burial Register: Rev. Slaughter Clarke, 79, 29 Apr 1820. His wife was Honour née Andrewes (HEXAB1058) and his son was Robert Clarke (HEXAB1060).
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberRIB 1151 + 2 images
TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMost of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the roof of the crypt north passage. It is a dedication slab set up in about 208 by Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons. Another fragment is in the nave north wall near the west end.
InscriptionIMP.CAES.L.SEP.SEVERVS.PI
PERTINAX.ET.IMP.CAESAR.M
AVR.ANTONINVS. PIVS. AVG
VSTI.ETP.SEPTIMIVS…
CAESARHORREVM…
VEXILLATIONE…
FECERVNT SVB…
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationThis is reconstructed and translated as ‘The Emperor Cæsar Lucius Septimius Severus Pius Pertinax Augustus and the Emperor Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus [‘Caracalla’] and Publius Septimius Geta Cæsar built this granary through the agency of a detachment of the … Legion … under Lucius Alfenus Senecio, imperial Proprætorian legate.’
InscriptionInterpretationThe reading given in Collingwood & Wright, Roman Inscriptions in Britain for the two fragments
InscriptionDescriptionThe name of Geta Cæsar has been deliberately obliterated.
ObjProdDatec208
ObjectHistoryNoteThe larger part was fount built into the crypt when it was discovered in 1725. The smaller part was found in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151; Savage & Hodges 1907 Pl.XXXV

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
1 photo+
OtherNumberRIB 1151 + 2 images
TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone larger fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis larger part of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the roof of the crypt north passage.
ObjProdDatec208
CurrentLocNotefixed | in roof of north passage
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberRIB 1151 + 1 image
TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone smaller fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis smaller part of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the nave north wall near the west end.
ObjProdDatec208
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
CurrentLocNotefixed | recess 1 in N wall of nave at W end
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 6 (West)
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151

ObjectNumberHEXAB1063 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of Eliza Wilson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionShaped headstone, now set in floor, partly under radiator, with odd mason’s error.
Inscription
Here
Lieth the Body of ELiZABET…
Wife of WifLIAM WILSON Wh…
Died Augst. 26th 1785 Aged 42
InscriptionInterpretation“WILLIAM” mis-carved, as an imperfect correction to the original “Wife of Wife”.
ObjProdDate1785
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Eliz. Wilson, wife of Wm, shoemaker, 28 Aug 1785.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: CSAF4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1064Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFragment of grave slab
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFragment of a slab, crude capitals which look as though re-scratched recently. The letters ‘DAYO’ appear on the left and ‘TER’ on the right at right angles to the remainder, of which can be read only:
Inscription
HERE LYETH T
XX JANVAR
1657
ObjProdDate1657–1687
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor W side of Flower Area screen HEXAB197
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: CSAF5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1065
TitleHeadstone of Dodd family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, close to W Wall; Gothic, Roman caps and 1c.
Inscription
S A C R E D
To the MEMORY of
JOHN DODD BUTCHER
of HEXHAM who Died 27th June 1826
aged 82 Years
MARY his Wife Died 21st April 1807
Aged 50 Years.
EDWARD DODD, died 10. Nov.
1857, Aged 67 Years
also JANE, Wife of EDWARD DODD
who died April 22nd, 1860,
Aged 76 Years.
ObjProdDate1826–1860
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Jn Dodd, 82, 30 Jun 1826; Mary Dodd, wife of Jn, butcher, 24 Apr 1807.
From burial register: 108; Dodd, Jane; Widow; 80; Hexham; 27 Apr 1860; J.Hudson; A542
CurrentLocNotefixed | under carpet near W wall
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF1; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1066 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of Wilson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Sacred
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WILSON [?] INNKEEPER
HEXHAM who died April
66 Years
JANE
ANN Wife Years
Who died
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p14 gives date August 1830
Burial register (not certainly relevant): Martha Wilson, daughter of Wm, innkeeper, 17 Aug 1790; Jane Wilson, d.o. Wm, innkeeper, 16 Jul 1796; Jane Wilson, wife of Wm, alehouse keeper, 8 Aug 1808.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF3; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1067 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleHeadstone of Hindmarch family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFloor stone, badly worn (1834 looks like 1831), in central aisle. Italic, later Roman.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARY HINDMARCH Wife of Wm
HINDMARCH, who died Dec ??
1784 Aged 65 Years.
Wm. HINDMARCH died
Aged 60 Years
Alſo ANN their Daughter
died July 26th. 1807 Aged
54 Years
WILLIAM HINDMARCH Died
March 27 1834 Aged ?? Years
ObjProdDate1784–1834
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mary Hindmarsh, wife of Wm, shoemaker, 21 Dec 1784; Wm Hindmarch, shoemaker, 9 Jul 1797; Wm Hindmarch, High House, 78, 30 Mar 1834.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF4; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1068Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of Nattrass family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLargely indecipherable.
Inscription
[Here
lies interred the bo]dy of
[John Nattrass, gentle]man
[Who departed this life Fe]bruary 9th.
[1787, aged 70 years] Alſo of
[Henry, son of Nicholas and Is]ABELLA
[Ruddock, and grandson of John N]ATTRASS
[who departed this life 3] March
[1784, an infant]
ObjProdDate1780s?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John Nattrass, gent, 12 Feb 1787; Henry, s of Mr Nicholas Ruddock, attorney-at-law, 5 Mar 1784.
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF5; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1069 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of Robson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLightly carved horizontals have worn off: 1841 & 1844 look like 1811, 1846 like 1816.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF WILLIAM, SON OF
JAMES ROBSON.
BUTCHER, HEXHAM
WHO DIED FEB. 25, 1841
AGED 6 YEARS.
ALSO ANN ELIZABETH, HIS
DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED DEC. 30. 1844.
AGED 3 YEARS.
ROBERT, HIS SON
WHO DIED AUG. 22. 1846.
AGED 8 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES ROBSON
WHO DIED AUG. 18. 1869.
AGED 65 YEARS
ObjProdDate1841–1869
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Wm Robson, 6, 27 Feb 1841; Ann Eliz, 2, 1 Jan 1845; Rob Robson, 9, 24 Aug 1846.
1182; Robson, James; Butcher; 66; Hexham; 20 Aug 1869; John W.Hooper; C498.
“Sacred to the memory of James ROBSON butcher of Old Church, Hexham, who d. 18 Aug. 1869 aged 65 yrs. Also of Ann his widow who d. 13 Oct. 1881 aged 81 yrs. Also James son of the above who d. 23 Nov. 1872 aged 43 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery]
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 72
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF6; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1070Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of Ruddock family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn limestone slab, near crypt stair.
Inscription
SACRED
To the on
NICHOLAS id
W L
Also of
NICHOLAS
Who
Also of
NICHOLA RUDDOCK
W
NICH
JOHN RUDDOCK
WILLIAM
June 1867 [?] Years
ObjProdDate19th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Nic Ruddock, 66, Okerlands, 26 Sep 1818; Nic Ruddock, 57, 4 Jan 1840.
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 73
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF7; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1071Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of ? Charlton?
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn limestone slab.
Inscription
body [?] of
An rlton
c rd
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p13 gives surname ‘Charlton’
CurrentLocNotefixed | beside Pew 44
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NF8; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1072
TitleHeadstone of the Dean family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA well-cut stone against W wall
Inscription
THE REVD ADAM DEAN
Presbyterian Minister of HUDDLESHAUGH died 23d Novr 1788 Aged 75
ADAM Grandson of the Revd ADAM DEAN
died 16th April 1798 Aged 2.
WILLIAM DEAN, Surgeon
Son of the Revd ADAM DEAN
died 22d Sepr 1805 Aged 57
Mary Daughter of Wm DEAN Surgeon
died ?? April 1814 Aged 22.
ObjProdDate1788–1814
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Rev. Adam Dean, dissenting minister, 26 Nov 1788; Adam Dean, son of Mr Wm, surgeon, 21 Apr 1798; Mr Wm Dean, surgeon, 25 Sep 1805; Mary Dean, 22, 5 May 1814.
CurrentLocNotefixed | ? W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1073
TitleHeadstone of the Liddle family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionOpposite N door, very badly worn. Reading doubtful throughout.
Inscription
LIDDLE DIED MAY
17 AGED
?
?
LIDDLE DIED
1809[?] AGED 3[?] YEARS
ELIZABETH LIDDLE
DIED APRIL 30. 18 [?]
ObjProdDate1783–1809?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Eliz Liddle, widow of Mr., dissenting minister, 3 May 1809; Rev Jas Liddell, dissenting minister 24 Oct 1805; Mary Liddell, dr of Rev Jas, dissenting mininster, 2 Jun 1783; Eliz Liddell, d.o. Rev. Jas, dissenting minister, 1 Mar 1789.
CurrentLocNotefixed | ? W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF3; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1074Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Lyon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, well preserved.
Inscription
Sacred
to
the Memory of
WILLIAM LYON, LINEN
MANUFACTURER, who died
Jany. 15th 1837, Aged 81 Years.
Also DOROTHY his Wife who died
Feby. 16th 1826, Aged 69 Years.
Also of ELIZABETH and ANN
Grand Children of the above,
and Daughters of William
and JANE LYON who died in
Infancy.
ALSO OF RALPH THEIR SON, WHO DIED
MARCH 23, 1849, AGED 27 YEARS.
InscriptionDescriptionGothic, Roman and italic, caps and lc. Last two lines a later addition, all Roman caps, smaller than older inscription.
ObjProdDate1837–1849
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Wm Lyon, 81, 18 Jan 1837; Doro. Lyon, 46, 3 May 1825; Ralph Lyon, 57, 26 Mar 1849; Eliz Lyon, 6, 28 Dec 1832; Anne Lyon, 4, 20 Jan 1833.
CurrentLocNotefixed | W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF4; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1075Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Craft family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionOpposite N door. Upper lines missing, the rest very worn. Upper part in lower case, lower part caps.
Inscription
who
Also of Mary WIFE OF WILLIAM
CRAFT who died Sepr 11 1827[?]
Aged 54 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM CRAFT,
BUILDER,
WHO DIED SEP. 12, 1853
AGED 65 YEARS.
ALSO OF WILLIAM, SON OF THE
ABOVE WILLIAM AND MARY CRAFT,
WHO DIED JUNE 24, 1855,
AGED 37 YEARS.
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: the only Craft entry is Jane, widow, 72, 26 May 1814
CurrentLocNotefixed | W end of N aisle under carpet
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF5; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1076Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of Sarah Wilkinson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge grey sandstone, near first pillar. Some wear at top, date illegible,
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH WILKINSON who Died April 1st
18[?]7 Aged 69 Years.
Our friend has dropt her cumbrous clay
And Joyful Soars the shining way
While Kindred spirits spread their wings
And bear her to the King of Kings.
Long had she known the Saviour’s Love
And fix’d her heart on things above.
Long had she run the even pace
A painful – not uncertain race
But now she shines in endless Light
In all her Father’s Glory bright
A spotless robe to her is given
And all the glorious Joys of Heaven.
She sees with Joy her Saviours Face
And sings the Triumphs of his Grace
Then casts her crown before the throne
And glory gives to God alone.
ObjProdDate1827?
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p17 gives year as 1827.
Burial register: Sarah Wilkinson, 67, 4 April 1827.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF6; 1966 p.17

ObjectNumberHEXAB1077Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Mole family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab.
Inscription
ELIZABETH
wife of
WILLm. MOLE.
died APRIL 6th. 1784.
Aged 32 Years.
THE ABOVE WILLIAM MOLE,
DIED JAN. 8, 1826,
AGED 75 YEARS.
ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE,
DIED JAN. 28. 1836,
AGED 85 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1784–1836
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Eliz. Mole, wife of Wm, smith, 8 Apr 1785; Wm Mole, 75, 11 Jan 1826; Eliz. Mole, 85, 31 Jan 1836.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 53
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF7; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1078Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Wilkinson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSmall dark sandstone. Minor damage makes initial ‘w’, line 2, look lower case.
Inscription
The Burying Place
of Edward wilkinson
who Departed this Life
Novr. 1st. 1776 Aged 51 [?] years
ELIZh. WIFE OF
EDWd. WILKINSON
DIED OCTr. 24 1809.
AGED 81 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1776–1809
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: 1776 Nov 4 Wilkinson, Edward, smith; Elizabeth, widow, publican, 27 Oct 1809
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF8; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1079 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of Samuel Hudson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge, reddish sandstone, only upper part lettered. Roman caps with deep-cut verticals; horizontal strokes much shallower and wear means that 1846 looks like 1816.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF SAMUEL,
SON OF THE REV. J. HUDSON
INCUMBENT OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED OCT. 29. 1846.
AGED 11 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1846
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Saml Hudson, 11, 31 Oct 1846.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 52
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF9; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1080Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Charlton family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ISABELLA Wife of JAMES CHARLTON
who Died March 6th 1841, Aged 36 Years.
Also ELIZABETH their Daughter Died
Jany. 1st 1838 Aged 9 Months.
ObjProdDate1841
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Isabella Charlton, Fellside, 35, 8 Mar 1841; Eliz Charlton, Fellside, 9 months, 3 Jan 1839.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 48
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF10; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1081Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Robson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Sacred
To the Mem
Of Mary Robson Daughter of
George and Barbara Robson
who died 22d. Decr. 1805 aged
1 year and 4 months.
Mary Robson Sister of
George Robson who died 22d.
Novr. 1810 aged 44 years.
Thomason Robson who died
17th. July 1812 aged 40 years.
Barbara Robson Wife of Geo-
rge Robson who died 27th Jany.
1822 aged 38 years.
ObjProdDate1805–1822
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mary Robson, d.o. Geo., glazier, 24 Dec 1805; Mary Robson, spr, 24 Nov 1810; Thomason Robson, spr, 19 Jul 1812; Barba Robson, 38, 30 Jan 1822.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 48
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF11; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1082Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Dobson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GERARD DOBSON BUTCHER OF
HEXHAM WHO DIED JUNE 27th 1843
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO HIS SON JOHN RUTHERFORD
DIED JULY 21st 1843 AGED 1 YEAR
AND EIGHT MONTHS.
ObjProdDate1843
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Gerard Dobson, 41, 30 Jun 1843.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 46
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF12; 1966 p.15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1083 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of the Nixon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
Here
Lieth the Body of
William Nixon, who
departed this Life
Feb:y the 2d. 175[?]
Aged 56 Years
Ann Wife of William
Nixon Died Apr. 14th.
1768 Aged 67.
ObjProdDate1753–1768
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: ? Wm Nixon, chapman, 15 Feb 1763; Ann, widow, 15 April 1768.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 46
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF13; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1084 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHeadstone of Thomas Robson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
The Burial
place of
Thos: Robson
Tailor, 1773
ObjProdDate1773
ObjectHistoryNoteHenry Robson, s.o. Thos, tailor, 15 Jun 1773.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 45
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF14; 1966 p.16

ObjectNumberHEXAB1085Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Newton family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH NEWTON
OF HEXHAM, SADDLER,
WHO DIED 16th: DECr: 1820,
AGED 50 YEARS.
ALSO MARY BELL NEWTON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED 10th. APRIL 1829,
AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO JANE NEWTON, DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE, WHO DIED 15th. NOVEMBER
1832 AGED 12 YEARS
ObjProdDate1820–1832
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph Newton, 49, 21 Dec 1820; Mary Newton, Anick, 26, 15 Apr 1829; Jane Newton, Anick, 12, 17 Nov 1832.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 42
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF15; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1086Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Smith family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
To The Memory of
ROGER SMITH of LAMBSHIELD
who died July 23d. 1799 Aged 66 Years.
ISABELLA his DAUGHTER died
Septr. 13th. 1812 Aged 32 Years.
MARY WIFE of the ſaid ROGER SMITH
died Decr. 19th. 1815 Aged 65 Years.
MARY SMITH Who Died
Jany. 31 1836 Aged 54 years
MARY ANN ROBSON WIFE of JOHN
ROBSON of MATFEN and GRAND
DAUGHTER of the above ROGER
SMITH, died Aug.t 30th. 1838 Aged
20 Years. Also MATHEW SON of
ROGER SMITH of EALINGHAM who
Died Sepr. 24th 1847 Aged 14 Years
ALSO MATTHEW, SON OF ROGER SMITH
WHO DIED SEP. 25, 1847, AGED 14 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1799–1847
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Roger Smith, farmer, 26 Jul 1799; Isaba Smith, spr, 16 Sep 1812; Mary Smith, 65, 22 Dec 1815; Mary Smith, 54, 3 Feb 1836; Mary Ann Robson, Matfen, 20, 2 Sep 1838; Mat Smith of Bellingham, 14, 28 Sept 1847.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 42
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF16; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1087 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleHeadstone of Margaret Bell
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN MEMORY
of MARGARET DAUGHTER of
NICHOLAS BELL CART WRIGHT,
of HEXHAM, who Died Nov 12th. 1834
AGED 10 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1834
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mgt Bell, 10, 13 Nov 1834.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 40
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF17; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1088 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleHeadstone of the Bell family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBottom two lines recessed, presumably to erase inscription error
Inscription
JOHN BELL
late BAILIFF of HEXHAM,
died 18th Augt. 1809 Aged 73 years.
ANN his WIDOW Died 8th. March 1824
Aged 84 years.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JOHN BELL,
OF HALLIWELL DEAN,
BAILIFF OF THE MANOR OF
HEXHAM, SON OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JULY 6, 1839,
AGED 64 YEARS.
AND OF ANN, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED MAY 26, 1846,
AGED 69 YEARS.
JANE BELL, SISTER TO THE
ABOVE JOHN BELL, JUN.
DIED NOV. 19. 1851,
AGED 82 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1809–1851
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Bell senr, late Bailiff of the Regality of Hexham, 21 Aug 1809; Ann Bell, 85, 14 Mar 1824; Jn Bell, Halliwell Dene, 64, 6 Jul 1839; Anne Bell, Halliwell Dene, 69, 26 May 1846.
Halliwell Dene is said to have been built c1826 for the Archbishop of York.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 40
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF18; 1966 p.14

ObjectNumberHEXAB1089Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Gordon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBroad slab; Roman caps and 1c
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH GORDON who died June
19th. 1832 Aged 62 Years.
Also JANE his wife died July 19th
1833 Aged 63 Years.
Also MICHAEL GORDON their son
died May 28th. 1835 Aged 35 Years.
ObjProdDate1832–1835
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Jsp Gordon, 62, 22 Jun 1832; Jane Gordon, 61, 26 Jul 1833; Mic Gordon, 35, 1 Jun 1835.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 36
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF19; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1090Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of the Turner family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE DAUGHTER
OF WILLIAM TURNER,
ORGANIST,
WHO DIED MARCH 13, 1851,
AGED 22 YEARS.
CATHERINE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 18, 1853.
AGED 54 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1851–1853
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Turner, of Gilligate, was organist 1826–1865.
Burial Register: Cath Turner, 22, 15 Mar 1851.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle near Pew 36
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF20; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1091Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHeadstone of Mary Loraine
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBold large lettering, top part of slab only.
Inscription
MARY LORAINE
died JANUARY 8th
1779
Aged 63
ObjProdDate1779
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mrs Lorrain, wid, 10 Jan 1779.
CurrentLocNotefixed | N aisle beside Pew 34
CurrentLocationNave/Floor
ReferenceCND: NNAF21; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1092
TitleMonument to Edward Dixon
ObjectNamemonument | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLandscape format slate (?) slab, well cut Roman caps.
Inscription
M. S.
PATRIS HEU ! NUNQUAM VISI,
MATRIS PIÆ OPTIME MERITÆ
GRATI ANIMI ET PIETATIS INDICUM
B DIXON FIL. POSUIT A D MDCCXLIX
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationSacred to the shades [or memory] of the deceased father, whom – alas! – his son had never seen, and the blessed mother, who merited the highest filial affection; in token of his piety and of a grateful mind, their son B DIXON, hath erected this monument A D 1749.
ObjProdDate1749
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Edward, s of Henry Dixon, Shire, 6 July 1749.
This black stone used to be “inserted in a neat white case hid beneath a flight of stairs to a gallery.” [“History of Hexham”, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.98]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF1; NCH3 p.197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1093
TitleGrave-slab of Thomas Park
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall black rectangular slab, part only
Inscription
THOMAS PARK
[?]OI[?]REE MAKER
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1094
TitleGrave-slab of Eliza ?
ObjectNamegrave-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPart of slab
Inscription
ARE LIETH
HE BODY
ELIZA
TH SWIN
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1095Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone memorial of George Ritschell
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThe Ritschell memorial, bold and elegant lettering, now badly worn and broken, so that lower left is completely gone, and much of the rest unreadable.
Inscription
Sub, hoc m[armore sacræ reconduntur] reliqui[æ]
G E O R G I I [R I T S C H] E L
patria Bohemi[, religione reformati]
Qui sæ[viente in protesta]ntes
Ferdinando [2do omnibus gentil]itis
[heredita]tibus [exutus, sed Higent]orati
[Lugduni] Bata[vorum, aliarumque,] Academ
[iarum externum, spol]iis
[onustus quicquid eruditiontis in]istis
[florentissimis musarum emporiis viguit, s]ecum
[detulit Oxonium, Anno Domini MDCXXXX]IV.
[Qua cele berrima academia c]onsummatis
[studiis aliorum commodo studere cœpit.
Et contemplationibus meta]physicis,
[vindiciis ceremoniarum ecclesiæ An]glicanæ,
[aliisqe scriptis eruditissimus editis] toto
[orbe statim inclaruit.
Tanta fama auctus, eccles]iam
Augustaldensem ad quam electus] erat,
[et cui præfuit annos plus minus XX]VII
[magis augustam, et tantum non] Cathe
[dralem, qualis olim fuit, reliquit.
Natus Anno Domini MDCXVI, Denatus MDCLXXXIII
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationBeneath this sacred marble lie the remains of
GEORGE RITSCHELL
of Bohemia by birth and of the reformed faith: when Ferdinand II was persecuting Protestants, he laid aside family ties and inheritance but loaded with the spoils of learning which he plundered at Higentoratus, at Leyden among the Netherlanders, and at other universities abroad, he flourished as a scholar in those renowned markets of the Muses, and in the year A. D. 1644 betook himself to Oxford, in which famous university, he began to pursue the highest studies for the benefit of others, and in his Metaphysical Contemplations and in his Defence of the usages of the Anglican Church and in other scholarly publications, he flourished in those most renowned centres of the Muses and at he once became distinguished throughout the world.
With a greatness enhanced by this reputation he was appointed to the church at Hexham and presided over it for nearly 27 years, during which he rendered it more and more noble and near to being the cathedral such as once it was.
Born A. D. 1616. Reborn [into life after death] 1683.
InscriptionDescriptionThe text from The Northumberland County History, vol III (ed A B Hinds), 1896 p198 is in square brackets to supplement the legible text.
ObjProdDate1683
ObjectHistoryNoteThis slab was broken up and thrown out when the choir was reseated in 1860, but the fragments have been lately placed in the south transept. [History & Directory of Northumberland, Bulmer, 1886, p.318]
Ritschell (1616–1683) was curate (from 1655) and lecturer (from 1656) of Hexham, and a considerable benefactor to the poor of the parish.
5. GEORGE RITSCHELL, appointed 1655; died 1683; was a native of Bohemia; born at Deutschkana, 13th February, 1616; educated at Strasburg and Oxford Universities; travelled in Holland, Denmark, and Poland, 1642–1644; returned to England and settled at Kettle Hall, Oxford, 1644; was Master of Newcastle Grammar School, 164?–16??; Perpetual Curate of Hexham, 1655–1683; Lecturer of Hexham. 1656–1683; Vicar of Bywell, S.Andrew, 1668–1683; died at Hexham, 28th November, 1683; buried in the Chancel of Hexham Church, 30th November, 1683; Memorial inscription formerly in floor of Chancel, now in floor of east aisle of north Transept; was author of two learned works – Metaphysical Contemplations, 1648, and Dissertation on the ceremonies of the Church of England, 1611. [J.W.Fawcett, Parish Magazine Oct 1903, p.77]
Burial register: Geo Ritschel, clerk, minister of ys parish of Hexham for 27 yrs last past, quire, 30 Nov 1683.
His son George was also buried in the chancel [Burial Register: Revd Mr Geo Ritschell, minister, who succeeded his father nigh 34 years, bd in quire, 6 Oct 1717].
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor of Lady Chapel Bay 2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1096Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone memorial of the Fenwick family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPlain slab, mainly Roman caps.
Inscription
THE FAMILY BURIAL PLACE
OF HENRY FENWICK
AND KATHERINE HIS WIFE
GEORGE THEIR SON DIED MARCH
20th. 1768 AGED 19 YEARS.
THE ABOVE NAMED KATHERINE
FENWICK DIED APRIL 11th. 1783
AGED 65 YEARS
KATHERINE THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED AUGUST 19th. 1793
AGED 53 YEARS.
THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY FENWICK DIED JUNE 8th.
1796 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER WIDOW
OF JOHN PRATT DIED NOVEMBER
29th. 1829 AGED 67 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1768–1829
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Geo Fenwick, s.o. Mr Henry, 24 Mar 1768; Cath Fenwick, wife of Mr Henry, 13 Apr 1783; Miss Fenwick, spr, 24 Aug 1793; Mr Henry Fenwick, 10 Jun 1796; Mary Pratt, Ridley Pl, Newcastle, 67, 3 Dec 1829.
“In loving memory of George FENWICK who d. 11 Mar. 1834 aged 51 yrs. and who is interred in the Abbey Transept. Also of Ann his wife who d. 7 July 18(.)2 aged 89 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery 24/12]
CurrentLocNotefixed | in floor of War Memorial Chapel Bay 1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTAF5; EM 209

ObjectNumberHEXAB1097 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleLedger-stone memorial of the Studholm family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBlack slab (close to N wall), with bell, dividers & compasses
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH STUDHOLM,
MASON, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED NOV. 17, 1760,
AGED 52 YEARS.
BARBARY HIS DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED MAY 28, 1761,
AGED 23 YEARS.
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH MILLS,
MARINER, WHO DIED AT
ACOMB FELL, MARCH 2 1854
AGED 74 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1760–1854
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph, son of George Studholm, mason, 5 Oct 1766; Barba Studholm, spr, 30 May 1761.
Geo. Studholme, butcher, is included in a list of papists, reputed papists, and non-jurors in Hexham borough, September, 1745. [A History of Northumberland, Vol. III i, 1896, p.257]
CurrentLocNotefixed | next to N wall
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1098Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of the wife of George ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionStone has been trimmed, losing some lines completely.
Inscription
Aged 31
Also Lieth the Body
Wife of George
Who was Bury
CurrentLocNotefixed | next to N wall
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF2; 1966 p.11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1099Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of Phil? ? of West Boat
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCut and worn stone.
Inscription
Here Also Ly
Body of Philip
of West Boat
Buried ye
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p.11 gives the name as ‘Emily’.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF3; 1966 p.11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1100
TitleLedger-stone of Thomas ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionRecut and damaged.
Inscription
HI SU
19
Heare lye
Thomas
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF4; 1966 p.11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1101Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of John Cook
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPortion of slab.
Inscription
ohn Cook
[3 F]eby
1713
ObjProdDate1714
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Cook, physitian, Barnard Castle, 9 Feb 1713/14
CurrentLocNotefixed | near N wall S of HEXAB1098
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF5; 1966 p.11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1102 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitlePair of Ledger-stones of Wn K ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionTwo small slate tablets, tops to the west, about seven feet apart south-north
Inscription
Wn. K.
A.D. 1759.
ObjProdDate1759
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register has no likely entry.
CurrentLocNotefixed | opposite Bay 1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF6

ObjectNumberHEXAB1103 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleLedger-stone of the Downes family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge dark floor slab, upper half only used; upper lettering ornate italic, recut but damaged; lower later lettering Roman,
lower case, later addition.
Inscription
Hic inhumatur Lydia Downes
Vid Quæ Obijt 3º Die Oct
Aº Dnj 1717
Ætat Suæ 47

Underneath this Stone
Lies Interred the Body
of Shafto Downes
Gentleman, who deqated
This life Aqirl 6th 1777
Aged 79 years
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
InscriptionTranslation Here lies interred Lydia Downes,
widow, who died on 3rd day of October,
A.D. 1717 aged 47.
ObjProdDate1717
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mrs Downs, 1 Nov 1717; Shafto Downs, attorney, 10 Apr 1777.
CurrentLocNotefixed | in centre opposite Bay 2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF7; EM 204 205; NCH3 p.197

ObjectNumberHEXAB1104 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleLedger-stone of James Reed
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
JAMES REED’S
VAULT
CurrentLocNotefixed | at S end near W side
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF8

ObjectNumberHEXAB1105
TitleLost funeral stone of Thomas de Devilstone
ObjectNamefuneral-stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFlat funeral stone, very ancient, ornamented with a crosier
InscriptionContentHIC JACET THOMAS DE DEVILSTONE
InscriptionLanguageLatin
ObjProdDate13th–14th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteIn Mr. Wallis’s account of this church, published in the year 1769, he says that, ‘near the north door on the right hand is a flat funeral stone, very ancient. It has a crozier upon it, and this inscription…’
In the pavement of the cross aisle are several monuments; one inscribed, “Hic Jacet Thomas de Devilston,” and ornamented with a crosier; … [History of Northumberland, Vol. II, Mackenzie & Dent, 1811, p.329]
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: CNAF1 & NTF8b

ObjectNumberHEXAB1106Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of Edward Welch
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLedger, laid north-south. Worn and damaged slab, near crossing. Roman 1c; has been cut and re-cut, badly; surname missing. Only occasional words of the long later part readable.
Inscription
…r lies the body of Ed
ward of halifax in
County of York cloth
er Who Died Novr the 5th
Anno Domini 1759
d 31 Years
When his disease did
obstruct his breath
When his heart sick’ned
each pulse was death
men that Jesus
his ? who only trust
his last momen
…ne protects his dust
to his soul well re…
give to his care
in hope to rise
… and … both with my
Along with my
in the blood body
… i his…
ObjProdDate1759
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Welch, Halifax, Yorks, 7 Nov 1759.
Dimensions580 × 1230
CurrentLocNotefixed | near NW corner of crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF9; “A” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB1107
TitleLost monument of Johannes Dew?
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMemorial stone with a crosier and chalice, with the usual legendary prayer in the margin, ‘Orate per anima, &c.’
InscriptionContentJohannes Dew
InscriptionLanguageLatin
ObjectHistoryNoteIn the pavement of the cross aisle are several monuments; … another with a crosier and chalice, inscribed, “Johannes Dew”, with the usual legendary prayer in the margin, ‘Orate per anima, &c.’ [History of Northumberland, Vol. II, Mackenzie & Dent, 1811, p.329]
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: NTF9b

ObjectNumberHEXAB1108Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of Thomas Ramsay
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLedger, laid north-south
Inscription
Burial Place of
Thomas Ramsay
CurrentLocNotefixed | near NW corner of crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: NTF10; “B” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB1109
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1005 | HEXAB1040
TitleMonument to Caleb Rotheram
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionThis memorial was “On a black slab inserted in a handsome stone edged with white” with the Johannes Rotheram tablet [HEXAB1005] beneath it. [“History of Hexham”, A.B. Wright, 1823, p.98]
InscriptionContentTo the memory of Caleb Rotheram, late of Kendal, DD, who successfully united the forces of genius and industry in the cause of religion, truth and liberty. The Holy Scriptures were his favourite study, the doctrines he taught, and the rule of his life. With extensive knowledge, unlimited benevolence, and rational affection, he adorned the characters of a minister, tutor, parent and friend, and died June 8th 1752, aged 58.
ObjProdDate1752
ObjectHistoryNote“In 1751 his health failed; … he went to Hexham, Northumberland, to stay with his eldest son, [John] a physician. He died at Hexham on 8 June 1752, and was buried in the south aisle of the abbey church, where is a mural monument to his memory.” [DNB vol.17 p.298]
“In the choir is a monument to the memory of the Rev. Peter Rumney, of Hexham; one to Caleb Rotheram, D.D.; and another, with a Latin inscription, inscribed to John Rotheram, M.D.” [Mackenzie, Northumberland, vol.II, 1825 p.281] If true, this means the plaque was removed from the chancel, possibly the south wall where remains the Rumney plaque [HEXAB1040].
According to The Northumberland County History, vol III (ed A B Hinds), 1896 p.198 [recorded] and MS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 [missing], there was a monument to Caleb Rotheram, now missing.
Burial Register: Revd Caleb Rotheram D.D., 10 Jun 1752.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: NTWW4; EM 211; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.17

ObjectNumberHEXAB1110Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2056
TitleLedger stone of John Aynsley
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionLarge slate (?) slab, only upper half used. Elegant lower case text, with well carved heraldic shield, leafy trimmings. Arms: a shield gules charged with a bend dexter argent with three mullets of five points, a rose in chief. Good condition.
Inscription
Sepulcrum Johannis Anesley
Generosi.
Here Lyeth the Body of John
Aynsley Esqr, who Died Sept
12th 1751 Aged 92
InscriptionLanguageLatin & English
ObjProdDate1751?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Mr John Aynsley, gent, 15 Sep 1751.
In 1722 John Aynsley donated the large flagon with hinged lid [HEXAB2056].
CurrentLocNotefixed | Bay 1 of aisle E of “Acca” cross
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF2; EM 199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1111Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger stone of the Terry family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBadly worn slab, crudely carved caps. 1966, p4. An inscription is in a border round the stone, but all that
can be read is:
Inscription[top]. HE … .
[right] … IOHN TERRY THE
[bottom] SON OF …WARD
[left] .TERRY WHO LIVED MVCH..
[Main inscription]
MV[?]
NTED
RENTS
16…
AGED 21
HERE LYETH INTE
ERRED THE BODY
OF EDWARD TIRRY
WHO WAS BVRIED
THE 24 DAY
OF SEPTEMBER
ANNO DO …68 [?]
ObjProdDate1656–1674?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John, s of Edward Terry of this town, 14 Oct 1656; Edward Terry, 24 Sep 1668; Jane Terry, widow, 12 Jun 1674.
CurrentLocNotefixed | S side of aisle Bay 1 under Victorian seat
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1112 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleLedger stone of the Fenwick family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBlack stone slab, part hidden under screen of Etheldreda Chapel. Crude caps, ‘S’ and ‘N’ reversed.
Inscription
THOMAS FEN
WICK. DIED 22
OF FEB A D
1633
HERE. LIETHE.
BODY.OF.IOHN.
FENWICK. WHO.
DIED . MAY.6.
1682
I F 1693 WF
ObjProdDate1633–1693
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Thomas Fenwicke, woollen draper, 22 Feb 1633/34; John Fenwick, tanner Ch., 7 May 1682; Infant of Wm Fenwicke tanner, 16 Jan 1692/93
CurrentLocNotefixed | Bay 2 of aisle partly under paintings N side
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STAF4; EM 208; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1113Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger stone of Katherine ?
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionCut and worn floor slab, near Flavinus stone. West side only remains, and fragments; the remaining inscription is along the west side. Caps.
InscriptionINTERRED THE BODY OF KATHERINE THE…
HA L
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1114Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger stone of the Hogarth family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionIncised and filled lettering, in plain linear border, curved top line. Roman caps, good condition.
Inscription
HERE LIE THE BODIES
OF ROBERT HOGARTH
OF HEXHAM
WHO DIED MAY 20th, 1840
AGED 54 YEARS
AND HANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MAY 18th, 1849
AGED 63 YEARS
AND ROBERT THEIR SON
WHO DIED MAY 11th, 1848
AGED 27 YEARS
AND JANE THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED APRIL 9th, 1832
AGED 17 YEARS
ObjProdDatec1849?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Robert Hogarth, 56, 24 May 1840; Hannah Hogarth, 62, 21 May 1849; Rob Hogarth, 27, 15 May 1848; Jane Hogarth, 17, 18 Apr 1832.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1115Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger stone of the Fairlamb (?) family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPart of a slab, very worn, near S Choir Aisle; name not certain.
Inscription
FAIRLAMB [?]
[?]1831 Aged 69 Years
JANE FAIRLAMB [?]their D
May 19 1835 Aged 83 Y
1835
ObjProdDate1832–1835
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: George Fairlamb, 69, 15 Sep 1832; Jane Fairlamb, 83, 21 May 1835.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor
ReferenceCND: STF3; 1966 p.4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1116 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleGravestone of the Ridley family
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSquare-section column gravestone in the centre of the Old Churchyard.
Inscription[East face]
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF JOHN RIDLEY,
GLOVE MANUFACTURER,
HEXHAM,
IN THE WORLD HE WAS
UPRIGHT AND CIRCUMSPECT ;
IN THE CHURCH
DEVOUT AND EXEMPLARY ;
IN THE FAMILY
PIOUS AND AFFECTIONATE ,
TO THE DUTIES OF
VISITING THE SICK, AIDING THE POOR,
AND RECOMMENDING RELIGION ,
HIS BEST ENERGIES WERE DEVOTED.
WHILST FOR SALVATION
HE TRUSTED WHOLLY TO THE
MERITS OF JESUS CHRIST .
HE DIED AUG.15,1822 ,
AGED 63 YEARS .

[South face]
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
JOHN RIDLEY,
AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN
AND HANNAH ERRINGTON.
IN EARLY LIFE,
SHE SPENT SOME TIME IN THE
FAMILY OF THE EXCELLENT
COMMENTATOR THOMAS SCOTT;
WHOSE PIOUS COUNSELS WERE
GREATLY BLESSED TO HER SOUL.
SHE RETURNED TO HEXHAM,
WHERE THE REST OF HER LIFE
PRESENTED A HAPPY INSTANCE OF
ARDENT DEVOTION TO GOD,
ANXIOUS CONCERN FOR THE
SALVATION OF SINNERS,
AND FIRM FAITH IN
THE BLESSED SAVIOUR.
SHE DIED AUG.28,1826,
AGED 66 YEARS.

[North face]
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS SON OF JOHN
AND ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
WHO DIED OCT.3,1817,
AGED 17 YEARS.
ALSO OF ANN
WIFE OF ROBERT RIDLEY,
WHO DIED APRIL 2, 1835,
AGED 42 YEARS.

[West face]
MARY ERRINGTON
SISTER OF ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
DIED JAN.26,1811,
AGED 53 YEARS.
HANNAH
WIFE OF NICHOLAS TEMPERLEY,
AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH RIDLEY,
DIED SEP.17,1816,
AGED 29 YEARS.
NICHOLAS, JOHN, AND MATTHEW,
THE CHILDREN OF
NICHOLAS AND HANNAH TEMPERLEY,
DIED IN THEIR EARLY YOUTH.
WILLIAM RIDLEY,
MARINER,
BROTHER OF JOHN RIDLEY,
DIED NOV.13,1838,
AGED 86 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1811–1838?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Jn Ridley, 63, 17 Aug 1822; Eliz Ridley, 66, 30 Aug 1826; Thos Ridley, 18, 5 Oct 1817; Ann Ridley, 42, 5 Apr 1835; Mary Errington, spr, 29 Jan 1811; Han Temperley, wife of Nic, 29, 19 Sep 1816; Nic Temperley, s.o. Nic, shopkeeper, 23 Aug 1808; Nic Temperley, 9, 19 May 1819; Jn Temperley, 11, 10 Aug 1822; Wm Ridley, 86, 17 Oct 1838.
CurrentLocationExterior/North Transept/Graveyard North

ObjectNumberHEXAB1117Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLedger-stone of John Taylor
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBroken and worn fragment of ledger-stone with inscription along both long edges; many rust-like stains.
Inscription… OF IOHN TAYLOR MERCHAN…
… SEPTEMBER THE 30th …
CurrentLocNotefixed | S end of bay 1 | fixed
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1198
TitleWall plaque – Mary Young
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plaque in memory of Mary Young; maker’s name inscribed at bottom
Inscription
In Memory of
Mary Young,
who died at
Breckon Hill,
1871.
ObjProdOrganisationVan Der Velde, Newcastle on Tyne
ObjProdDatec1871?
ObjectHistoryNoteLast seen at St Mary Lowgate.
2009. On 8th October the Rector said that he did not want these to be put up in the Abbey; to leave them where they were until the future of the building was known.
I [CND] spoke to the men (in August?[2016]) who were working from scaffolding on the north side [of St Mary Lowgate] and asked about the brass tablets. One said that he would speak to his mother. Later, in a phone call, she said that they would be taken down and sent to the Abbey within days. I wrote to the Rector and John Robinson and told them but I have never heard the tablets mentioned since then.
Dimensions380 × 380
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1199
TitleWall plaque – Mary Walker Young
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass wall plaque in memory of Mary Walker Young; maker’s name inscribed at bottom
Inscription
In Remembrance of
Mary Walker Young,
of Breckon Hill,
who died
1921.
ObjProdOrganisationVan Der Velde, Newcastle on Tyne
ObjProdDatec1921?
ObjectHistoryNoteLast seen at St Mary Lowgate.
2009. On 8th October the Rector said that he did not want these to be put up in the Abbey; to leave them where they were until the future of the building was known.
I [CND] spoke to the men (in August?[2016]) who were working from scaffolding on the north side [of St Mary Lowgate] and asked about the brass tablets. One said that he would speak to his mother. Later, in a phone call, she said that they would be taken down and sent to the Abbey within days. I wrote to the Rector and John Robinson and told them but I have never heard the tablets mentioned since then.
DimensionsW 535 | H 404
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1201Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleElizabeth Scott’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone cemented against wall (perhaps concealing further inscription).
Weathered but legible lower case inscription. Open book decoration.
Bottom right corner broken off.
InscriptionHere lies the Body of
Mrs Elizabeth Scott.
late Spouse of Mr.
Thomas Scott Presby
terian Minister at Hex
ham who died ????
[the 7th day of May 1762, age 27?]
ObjProdDate1762?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1762, May 9 Scott Eliz wife o Mr.
DimensionsW 560 | H 690 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 1 A1 15

ObjectNumberHEXAB1202Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleJewitt family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey micaceous sandstone, upright, decorative parallel line tooling at top
and sides. Roman caps. Bottom 5 lines all deeper engraving; bottom 2 lines with larger initial caps.
Inscription
ERECTED BY ANN JEWITT
TO THE MEMOREY OF MARY ROBSON
ONE OF THE BEST OF WIFES,
AND TENDEREST OF MOTHERS
DIED MAY 24th 1791
AGED 60 YEARS
JOHN SON OF JOSIAH AND MARY
JEWITT OF CORBRIDGE WHO DIED
NOVR, 18TH 1826 AGED 13 YEARS
MARY WIFE OF JOSIAH JEWITT
DIED SEPT 25TH 1846 AGED 69 YRS
ObjProdDate1791–1846
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcripts: 1791, May 26 Robson wife o Wm, mason; 1826, Nov 20 Jewitt Jn, Glendue, 14; 1846, Sep 28 Jewitt Mary, Dilston Toll Gate, 69.
DimensionsW 730 | H 1140 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 2 A2 47

ObjectNumberHEXAB1203Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleJohn Forster’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone, upright, lc lettering, place-name in italics, decorative cherub’s head and wings
InscriptionHere lies the Body of Iohn
Forster of Winlaton Mill
who died Jan.2:1778. Aged 80
ObjProdDate1778
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: [not found]
DimensionsW 760 | H 700 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 3 A3 46

ObjectNumberHEXAB1204Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLazarus Angas’ gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGrey sandstone upright, weathered at top and partly illegible. Decorative top, heart motif. Lower case lettering, surnames italic. Parents’ surname possibly altered from “Angas”?
InscriptionHere Lieth the Body
of Lazarus Angas Son of Will
iam and Hannah Angus of
Juniper Dye House who Dep
arted this Life March 1st
1762 Aged 13 years and 9
Months. Swift was his flight
and Short the Road: He closd
his Eyes and Saw his God;
The flesh rests here till Jesus
Come and claim the Treasure
from the Tomb
ObjProdDate1762
ObjectHistoryNoteLAZARUS ANGUS, b. 1748, Hexham; d. 1 March 1762, aged 13 yrs 9 mths. He was buried on the 3 March 1762, Hexham, St Andrew, Northumberland.
Burial register transcript: 1762, Mar 3 Angus Lazarus s.o. Wm.
DimensionsW 620 | H 980 to soil level
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 4 A4 14; NCH3 p.199
URLSee also: sites.google.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1205Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWalton family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, cusped Gothic arch head, upright facing south beside gatepost, Roman caps and Lower case, lower lettering badly weathered.
Inscription
In
MEMORY OF
HENRY WALTON
of HEXHAM,
For 32 Years ACTUARY of the
T1NDALE WARD SAVINGS BANK,
WHO DIED FEB. 7. 1854,
AGED 68 YEARS.
And of JANE, his Wife who
Died Nov. 23. 1831, Aged 45 Years.
ALSO OF THEIR SONS,
JOSEPH, who died Sep. 3. 1834,
Aged 22 Years, HENRY, who died
Feb. 19. 1847, Aged 37 Years.
WILLIAM, who died June 21, 1848,
Aged 30 Years, and THOMAS WHITE
who died July 4, 1850, Aged 19 Years
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
SUSANNA WIFE OF
WILLIAM GILLIES OF HEXHAM
TOBACCONIST
WHO DIED DEC. 8, 1856,
AGED 28 YEARS.
ALSO OF THREE CHILDREN WHO
DIED IN INFANCY.
ObjProdDatec1854
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcripts: 1831, Nov 25 Walton Jane, H, 46; 1834, Sep 7 Walton Jsp. H, 22; 1847, Feb 22 Walton Hen. H, 37; 1848, Jun 23 Walton Wm, H, 30; 1850, Jly 7 Walton Thos White, H, 19.
318; Gillies, William; Tobacconist; 37; Hexham; 13 Feb 1862; Thos.Denham; A314 (unconsecrated)
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 5 A9 10

ObjectNumberHEXAB1206Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLeadbitter family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFreestanding sandstone, decorative top, lettering good, Gothic and Roman
Inscription
The place of interment of the
REV. JASPER LEADBITTER,
THE SIXTH LEADBITTER OF THE
ORDER OF ST DOMINICK
5th son of MATTHEW LEADBITTER
of Low Warden and of his wife
ELIZABETH HERON born on the
11th May 1749, Resided in Hexham
50 years and died on the 5th
July 1830 aged 81 years
RIP
ObjProdDate1830
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1830, Jly 4 Leadbitter Rev Jasper, R.C. Priest, H, 81.
DimensionsW 830 | H 1200
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 6 A8 31; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1208Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDinning family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGround slab, sandstone.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ANNE Daughter of THO DINNING
DRAPER, HEXHAM,
Who Died June 10th 1835
Aged 9 Months.
Also of four Children
Who died in Infancy.
Also of his son JOHN, who died
12. Nov. 1857. Aged 18 Years.
ObjProdDate1835–1857
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1835, Jun 11 Dinning Ann, H, 9m.
DimensionsH 730 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 8 B7 23

ObjectNumberHEXAB1209Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleJohn McAdam’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionGround sandstone, Roman caps
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
JOHN McADAM,
TEA DEALER, HEXHAM
A NATIVE OF THE PARISH OF
PENNINGHAME,
WIGTONSHIRE,
SCOTLAND,
WHO DIED MAY 3, 1852,
AGED 42 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1852
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John McAdam Q2 1852 Hexham.
DimensionsH 1280 | W 870
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 9 B9 30

ObjectNumberHEXAB1210Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMargaret Hawxwell’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright stone, roof carving
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARGARET
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN HAWXWELL,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEP. 30, 1856,
AGED 28 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1856
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: Margaret Hawxwell Q3 1856 Hexham.
Christening index: Margaret Ann Hawxwell 01 Oct 1856 Hexham, father John Hawxwell, mother Margaret.
DimensionsH 1380, 2330 including cross on block | W 730
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 10 B11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1212Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRobson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, sandstone
Inscription
THE
BURYING PLACE OF
JOSEPH ROBSON,
GARDENER, HEXHAM.
JOHN AND JOSEPH
TWIN BROTHERS, HIS SONS,
DIED MARCH 30TH,1826,
IN INFANCY.
MARY HIS DAUGHTER
DIED SEP.1ST, 1832,
AGED 3 YEARS
ANNAS HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED AUG.17TH. 1845,
AGED 13 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1826–1845
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1826 Mar 31 Robson Jn Hexham 1d, Robson Jsp Hexham 1d; 1832 Sep 3 Robson Mary Hexham 3; 1845 Aug 20 Robson Agnes Hexham 13.
DimensionsH 1450 | W 820
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 12 B8 9

ObjectNumberHEXAB1213Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBushby family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFree-standing sandstone, shell and floral decoration
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH wife of CHRISTOPHER BUSHBY
ROPE MAKER
Who died March 28th 1825 Aged 47 Years
ELIZABETH Daughter of the above
Died Feby 26th 1816 Aged 1 month
ROBINSON Son of the above
Died Sep: 11th 1822 Aged 3 Weeks
WILLIAM BUSHBY, Died July 3rd
1840 Aged 27 Years
ALSO UP THE ABOVE
CHRISTOPHER BUSHBY,
WHO DIED AUG. 31, 1853
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN, SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN 25, 1856
AGED 35 YEARS
ObjProdDate1825–1856
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: William Bushby Q3 1840 Hexham; Christopher Bushby Q3 1853 Hexham; John Bushby Q1 1856 Hexham
Burial register transcript: 1825 Apr 1 Bushby Eliz Hexham 47; 1816 Feb 27 Bushby Eliz Hexham 3m; 1822 Sep 12 Bushby Robinson Hexham 2w; 1840 Jly 5 Bushby Wm Hexham 27.
DimensionsH 1210 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 13 B5 22

ObjectNumberHEXAB1214Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, tall red sandstone, decorated
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF
GEORGE BELL of
Hexham
FLOUR DEALER, who died
November 21st 1847,
Aged 63 Years.
Also of JANE wife of the Above
GEORGE BELL, who died March 14th
1850 aged 62 years.
Also of GEORGE BELL, Grandson
of the above who died March 14th
1850 In Infancy.
Also of GEORGE BELL, Grandson
of the above who died May 15th 1853
In Infancy.
ObjProdDate1853
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: George Bell Q4 1847 Hexham; Jane Bell Q1 1850 Hexham; George Bell Q1 1850 Hexham; George Bell Q2 1853 Hexham.
Burial register transcript: 1847 Nov 24 Bell Geo Hexham 63; 1850 Mar 16 Bell Geo Hexham 14w.
“To the beloved memory of Ann, wife of George BELL of Haining Croft, Hexham, who d. 5 Jan. 1880 aged 58 yrs. Also of the above George BELL who d. 17 Oct. 1887 aged 75 yrs. Their infant children who d. 14 Mar. 1850 and 15 May 1853 interred in the Campy Hill, Hexham Abbey. …” [Inscription at cemetery 4/34]
DimensionsH 1840 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 14 B2 5
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.31.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1215Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWray/Farbridge/Stainthorpe gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLast entry letters smaller and deeper. Last line of inscription barely legible.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA WRAY, who died
Dec. 26th 1799, aged 74 Years.
Also REBECCA FARBRIDGE,
who died April 20th 1808, aged 56 Years
Also MATILDA FARBRIDGE,
who died Dec. 22nd 1812, aged 9 Years.
Also JOHN FARBRIDGE,
who died July 24th 1820, aged 65 Years.
Also MARTHA FARBRIDGE
who died Oct. 26th 1826 aged 51 Years.
Also ELIZABETH FARBRIDGE
WIFE of JOHN FARBRIDGE,
who died May 14th 1834, aged 78 Years.
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN STAINTHORPE,
SOLICITOR, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED ON THE 17. DAY OF
DEC. 1851, AGED 37 YEARS,
MUCH AND DESERVEDLY RESPECTED.
ObjProdDate1834–1851
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John Stainthorpe Q4 1851 Hexham.
Burial register transcript: 1799 Dec 18 Wray Mrs wid; 1808 Apr 23 Farbridge Rebecca wife o Thos, tanner; 1812 Dec 25 Farbridge Matilda d.o. Thos, tanner; 1820 Jly 27 Farbridge Jn Hexham 63; 1826 Oct 29 Farbridge Martha Hexham 32; 1834 May 18 Farbridge Eliz Hexham 78.
DimensionsH 1550 | W 930
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 15 * 28

ObjectNumberHEXAB1216Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFarbridge family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionUpright, purple slate, plain convex top.
Inscription
SACRED to the MEMORY
OF
JOHN FARBRIDGE, M.D.
who died Sepr 21st. 1853,
Aged 60 Years.
SARAH ANN FARBRIDGE,
his daughter died Sepr 23rd 1853,
Aged 33 Years.
MATILDA REBECCA FARBRIDGE,
his daughter died Sepr 23rd 1853,
Aged 27 Years.
Also SARAH FARBRIDGE,
his Wife and Mother to the above
who died Sepr 24th 1853,
Aged 58 Years.
ObjProdDate1853
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John, Ann, Matilda, and Sarah Farbridge all Q3 1853.
From The [London] Standard, Tuesday September 27th 1853: “The Cholera – Hexham – The secretary to the sanitary committee in this place has been attacked with the epidemic. During the last two days four deaths from cholera have taken place. Choleraic diarrhœa is almost universal, and it is only by prompt and energetic treatment that the disease is arrested in this stage. Mr. Farbridge (as stated in the Standard of Saturday [24th]) has fallen a victim to the disease, and his wife and two daughters were afterwards attacked, and the latest accounts state that they also have since died.”
“At Hexham 25 per cent, of the whole population was more or less affected, and the number of deaths 26. One medical gentleman, Mr. Farbridge, his wife and two daughters, were amongst the lamented victims.” [T Fordyce “Historical Register” p.284]
DimensionsH 1300 | W 910
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 16 B10 25

ObjectNumberHEXAB1217Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleArmstrong family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone pyramid above cuboid base with inscriptions on east and north faces.
Inscription[east face]
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAROLINE
WIFE OF NICHOLAS ARMSTRONG,
WHO DIED SEP. 16TH [1848] AGED 48
“Rest in the Lord.” [?]

[north face]
MARK JOBSON ARMSTRONG
DIED FEB.24TH. 1849 [?] AGED 26
“Be ye also ready, for in such
an hour as ye think not the Son
of man cometh.”
ObjProdDate1848
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: Caroline Sarah Armstrong Q3 1848 Hexham; Mark Armstrong Q1 1848 Castle Ward Northumberland.
Burial register transcript: 1848 Sep 20 Armstrong Caroline Sarah, Leazes 48; 1849 Jan 27 Armstrong Mark, Leazes 26.
DimensionsSquare Base H 910 | W 560 | Pyramid Whole H 2130 | W 690
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 17 B9a 19

ObjectNumberHEXAB1220Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDawson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, facing E; grey sandstone, good condition, inscription clear but weathered at base; chipped at top, Lettering varied, last addition deeply carved.
Inscription
In Memory of
DANIEL DAWSON Glover
Who Died July 26 1824
Aged 62 Years
Also MARY HIS DAUGHTER
Who Died Mar. 31, 1846.
Aged 49 Yrs.
ALSO HANNAH HIS WIFE.
WHO DIED JUNE 20, 1853.
AGED 81 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1824–1853
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1824 Jly 28 Dawson Danl. Hexham 62; 1846 Apr 2 Hexham 49.
DimensionsW 660 | H 1000 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 20 A6 8

ObjectNumberHEXAB1221Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMcKane family memorial
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, fine sandstone, ornamental head with scrolls either side; condition good except at base, badly eroded, stone flaking.
Inscription
ERECTED
by his
affectionate widow
ISABELLA McKANE
Affliction’s bitter cup is past,
Life’s chequer’d scene is o’er,
With Jesus now they calmly rest;
Till time shall be no more.
In MEMORY of
George, second Son of
OLIPHANT and ISABELLA McKANE
Who Died April 26, 1860, Aged 44 Years.
and was interred in
Victoria Park Cemetery London
Also WILLIAM, JOHN and JAMES
Who Died in infancy
Sons of [???] and ELIZABETH [?]
ObjProdDate1860?
ObjectHistoryNoteEngland Births and Christenings, 1538–1975: George McKane born 07 Jan 1816, Christened 01 Mar 1816 Ebenezer Independent Hexham, father Oliphant, mother Isabella.
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 21 A7

ObjectNumberHEXAB1222Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLyon family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, sandstone, good condition
Inscription
Sacred
To the Memory of ROBERT
SON of WILLIAM LYON
Who departed the 27th Novr, 1823
Aged 31 Years.
Also THOMAS LYON BROTHER of
the above Who died at Port Maraut
JAMAICA May 6 1819
Aged 18 Years
ObjProdDate1823
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1823 Nov 30 Lyon Rob Hexham 31.
DimensionsW 760 | H 1170 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 22 B1 7

ObjectNumberHEXAB1223Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMary Catherine Cole’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, Roman caps
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY CATHERINE RELICT
OF THO C COLE ESQr.
WHO DIED OCT 25TH 1828
AGED 58
ObjProdDate1828
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1828 Oct 29 Cole Mary Cath Hexham 58.
DimensionsW 850 | H 1100 to soil
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 23 B4 29

ObjectNumberHEXAB1224Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleGillhespy family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, upright, decorative top. Very difficult to read bottom lines.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS, Son of JOHN and
ELIZABETH GILLHESPY, of Hexham
Died, March 16th 1833 Aged 28 Years.
Also CATHARINE their
Daughter Died July 10th 1835
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO SARAH THEIR DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED OCT.14.1847,
AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN GILLHESPY,
WHO DIED JUNE 30, 1856,
AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH GILLHESPY,
WHO DIED SEP.16TH 1864,
AGED 86 YEARS.
AND WAS INTERRED AT WARDEN.
ObjProdDate1833–1864
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1833 Mar 19 Gilhespie Thos Hexham 28; 1835 Jly 12 Gilhespie Cath Hexham 22; 1847 Oct 16 Gilhespie Sarah Hexham 27.
DimensionsW 860 | H 1680
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 24 B3 6

ObjectNumberHEXAB1225Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleIrwin family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionTop half missing.
Inscription
died Aug 6th 1822
Aged 78 years.
WILLIAM,
their Son died Feb.1st, 1857
Aged 79 yrs. ROBERT
Son of WILLIAM IRWIN,
died Aug.7,1861,
Aged 59 Years.
ObjProdDate1822–1861
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1822 Aug 8 Irwin Geo Hexham 78.
DimensionsW 650 | H (of what remains) 530
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 25 * 11

ObjectNumberHEXAB1226Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRobert Matthew Parke’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, Roman caps. Some of inscription damaged. Very badly flaking.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF ROBERT MATTHEW PARKE
OF LOUGH BROW, WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
22[?] DAY OF JUNE 1845
AGED 66 YEARS
ObjProdDate1845
DimensionsW 1020 | H 1360
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 26 A9a 27

ObjectNumberHEXAB1227Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleReed family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright; Roman and italic uc and lc; badly worn
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARGARET THOMPSON,
Widow of William Reed
And after wife of Robert Thompson
who died the 11 April, 1835;
Aged 76 Years.
MARGARET ELIZABETH
daughter of James and Elizabeth Reed,
who died the 21 Nov 1817
Aged 2 Years and 2 Months
Also WILLIAM REED
who died the 11 Feb 1823
Aged 11 Years
MARGARET wife of WILLIAM
who died the 2nd Jan 1827
Aged 38 Years
ObjProdDate1835
DimensionsH 1570 | W 900
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 27 C7 26

ObjectNumberHEXAB1228Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMary Mitchinson’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionRed sandstone, Roman caps. Much flaking, worse lower down.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF MARY, WIFE OF
ROBERT MITCHINSON,
SHIP OWNER,
OF SUNDERLAND,
WHO DIED AT HEXHAM
JULY 11, 1817,
AGED 72 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1817
DimensionsH 1720 | W 970
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 28 C6 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1230Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRobson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, red sandstone
Inscription
THE BURYING PLACE
OF JAMES R0BS0N,
GROCER, HEXHAM
RALPH HIS SON, WHO DIED
DEC.22,1819, IN INFANCY.
ALSO RALPH HIS SON, WHO DIED
FEB.7,1822, AGED 9 MONTHS.
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED AUGUST 7, 1833,
AGED 41 YEARS.
ALSO JANE HIS DAUGHTER
WHO DIED OCT.21,1833,
IN INFANCY.
ALSO JOHN HIS SON, WHO DIED
MARCH 1,1843 AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE JAMES ROBSON
WHO DIED APRIL 8,1843
AGED 55 YEARS.
MARY ROBSON DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE [?]
[?]
ObjProdDate1843
DimensionsH 1700 | W 990
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 30 C4 20

ObjectNumberHEXAB1231Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleArmstrong & Grant gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright against W wall, sandstone with decorative angels and trumpets.
Inscription
In Memory of Jane, Wife of
Francis Armſtrong of Hexham
obt May 7 1791, Æt 54.
Alſo of Francis Armſtrong
obt Febry 9th 1815 Æt 88.
Alſo of Jane, Dau. of John Grant
obt Jany 7th 1806, Æt 6.
Also The Said John Grant
Died April 22nd 1842
Aged 66 Years
Also of Elizabeth, Wife of The
Above JOHN GRANT,
Who Died Aug.7,1855;
Aged 78 Years.
InscriptionLanguageLatin (part)
ObjProdDate1806–1855
DimensionsH 1130 | W 730
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 31 C3 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1232Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleAnn Straughan’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF ANN STRAUGHAN, OF
SOUTH SHIELDS,
WHO DIED MAY 16, 1834,
AGED 67 YEARS.
ALSO OF
GEORGE STRAUGHAN,
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED IN LONDON, JUNE 3,1832
AND WAS INTERRED IN
SHADWELL CHURCHYARD,
AGED 48 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1834
DimensionsH 1370 | W 830
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 32 C2 18

ObjectNumberHEXAB1233Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWood family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionUpright, against SW wall; Gothic and Roman lettering
Inscription
In Memory of
HANNAH WOOD WIFE OF IOHN WOOD
OF HEXHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 8th 1821.
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF THE SAID JOHN WOOD
WHO DIED MARCH 29th 1834
AGED 72 YEARS
ObjProdDate1821–1831
DimensionsH 1480 | W 920
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 33 C1 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1236Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRichardson, Campbell, & Gordon gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionPyramidal stone by church wall; has inscriptions on two sides; 1st side, lettering mixed Gothic, Roman, Italic, mostly barely legible.
Inscription[East face of pyramid]
In
Memory of
THE REV.
JAMES RICHARDSON,
Who was Minister of the Scotch
Church here thirteen Years
Died 11 December 1830
in the 40th Year of his Age
He died as he had lived, regarding himself
as the chief of sinners, but cherishing a
strong and an unwavering faith in
the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
HIS HOPE.

[Square panel below, badly worn]
In memory of
CHRISTINA CAMPBELL,
who was born on the 19th of January, 1793, and who died on the 6th of April, 1828, at Gordon castle, in the parish, and was buried
in the churchyard of Inveresk, in Scotland.
ERECTED
BY HER HUSBAND,
JAMES RICHARDSON,
Pastor of the Scotch Church here.

[? North face of pyramid]
Sacred to the
memory of the
REV JOSEPH GORDON
for upwards of 11 Years Minister of
the Scotch Church, Hexham,
who Died July 17 1855
in the 37th Year of his Age.
ObjProdDate1828–1855
ObjectHistoryNote“Conscious of strange sensations, and asking a medical gentleman who was present what they meant, he was informed that they were the agonies of death ; he then breathed an earnest prayer, commending his spirit unto God, and immediately expired. This was on Saturday evening, December 11th, 1830. … As expressed by himself, in a brief monumental inscription, which he wrote a short time previous to his dissolution, and which he intended should prevent the partiality of his friends from furnishing one of a more flattering character : — ‘He died as he had lived, regarding himself as the chief of sinners, but cherishing a strong and an unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his hope.’ On the morning of interment, his people exhibited proof of attachment to their lamented minister. A great number of his congregation voluntarily assembled at the chapel in mourning, joined the funeral procession as it passed by, and followed the remains of their late beloved pastor to the grave.” [The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, for March, 1833, p.93]
“Soon after his settlement in Hexham, he had married a Miss C. Campbell, to whom he approved himself tenderly attached. … Mrs R’s health began visibly and seriously to decline ; and, on the 5th of April, 1828, he had to endure the stroke which deprived him of his highly esteemed wife, by whom had been soothed the keenest smart that e’er he felt on earth. This event took place at Musselburgh, Mrs R’s native town, whither she had gone in hopes of benefit from a change of air.” [ib. p.91]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 36 D2 17+54; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1239Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDavid King’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionAgainst W wall; large upright, slate, Roman caps
Inscription
TO THE
MEMORY OF
DAVID KING,
HEXHAM,
WHO DIED APRIL 2, 1851,
AGED 86 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1851
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
ReferenceCND: 39 D1 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1241Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleStephenson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground, local sandstone; large Roman caps, lower case, Good condition, mossy, pointed top.
Inscription
Sacred
To the Memory of
DOROTHY, Sister of
MICHAEL STEPHENSON
PLUMBER HEXHAM who died
June 14th 1820 aged 28 Years
EL1ZH CATHNE his Daughter
died June 23rd 1825 aged 7
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MICHAEL STEPHENSON,
WHO DIED DEC.15, 1831
AGED 43 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1825–1831
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 51 G1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1242Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDryden family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionCurly top. Flat in the ground. Much of inscription illegible.
Inscription
Hugh Dryden….his dau…
John Stokoe DRYDEN
died March 12th 1828 aged 12
Years.
The above named JANE DRYDEN
died July 25-1831 Aged 47 Years.
ObjProdDatec1831
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 52

ObjectNumberHEXAB1243Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNevison family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Badly worn.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF JOHN NEVISON MASON
Who Died Feb 15 1854 Aged 51 Years
Also WILLIAM SON of
HENRY NEVISON (and) Grandson of
the above died July 29th 1853
Aged (4) Years
ALSO THE ABOVE JOHN NEVISON
Who Died JAN 22 1865
Aged 63 Years
AND IS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY
ObjProdDate1854–1865
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Nevison, John; Mason; 63; Hexham; 25 Jan 1865; J.Hudson; C586
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 53 E1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1244Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWilkinson daughters’ gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY OF
ANN ISABELLA,DAUGHTER
OF JOSEPH WILKINSON,
POST MASTER, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED MAY 5,1850,
AGED 14 MONTHS.
ISABELLA HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED JUNE 13, 1853,
AGED 3 YEARS.
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 54 * 32

ObjectNumberHEXAB1245Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCarr & Maddison gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground, grey sandstone, decorative carved top, urn (?teapot) within curve, generally good, some damage making one reading dubious; mossy, Lettering Roman caps and lc.
InscriptionHere lieth the Body of
Joſeph Carr Blackſmith
of Hexham who Departed
this Life the 20th of January
1773 aged 53 years
JANE wife of AMBROSE [?] MADD1SON
Died Nov: the 13th: 1785
Aged 35 Years
ObjProdDate1773–1785
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 55 E2 35

ObjectNumberHEXAB1246Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDixon family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Fancy top with swags
InscriptionMary the Wife of Chr.
Dixon died May ye 10th:
1763; and Fanny their dtr.
a month before their
Age was 38 and 9 Years
ObjProdDate1763
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 56 * 33

ObjectNumberHEXAB1247Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDonaldson & Bell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF JANE DAUGHTER OF
JAMES DONALDSON, DRAPER WHO
DIED MARCH 1, 1780 AGED 9 YEARS.
THE ABOVE JAMES DONALDSON DIED
OCT 21, 1781 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES DONALDSON, DIED JAN.
12,1785, AGED 63 YEARS.
JOHN BELL, DRAPER DIED AUG.
11, 1814 AGED 37 YEARS
MARGARET WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BELL, DIED NOV.20,1818,
AGED 68 YEARS.
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET THE BELOVED WIFE
OF JAMES DONALDSON BELL,
WHO DIED MARCH 17, 1842
AGED 49 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1780–1818
ObjectHistoryNote“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at cemetery 27/27]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 57

ObjectNumberHEXAB1248Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMary Brown’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
InscriptionHere
Lieth the Body of
Mary Wife of
Gd Brown of the
West Greenridge
Died May 7 1774
Aged 61 years
ObjProdDate1774
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 58

ObjectNumberHEXAB1249Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleAnn Hendry’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground. Plain rounded top. Roman capitals, elaborate decorative first letter ‘h’.
Inscriptionhere
Lieth the Body of ANN Dau
of JAMES and MARY HENDRY
Who Died March the 19; 1784
Aged 17 Years
ObjProdDate1784
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 59 E3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1250Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleDinning & Dickenson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
Here
Lies The Body
of JOSEPH DINNING who
died Feb 17th 1783 age 55.
JANE his Wife who died Jan 8th
1789 AGED 60 and their Two Sons,
WILLIAM and JOHN who died young.
Also ROBERT DICKENSON Bookseller
of Hexham who died Jun 9th 1811
Aged 55 Years.
Also JOSEPH DINNING DICKENSON
Chemist and Druggist, Son of
the above ROBERT DICKENSON
died Jan 20th 1819 Aged 24 Years.
Also ISABELLA DICKENSON Widow
of the above ROBERT DICKENSON
who died Aug 29th 1822 aged 66 Years.
ObjProdDate1783–1822
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 60 * 39

ObjectNumberHEXAB1253Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMarshall family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF LANCELOT MARSHALL,
SKINNER, HEXHAM,
WHO DIED MAY 20 1813
AGED 44 YEARS.
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE,
DIED JAN.17,1834,
AGED 68 YEARS.
MARY HIS DAUGHTER,
DIED DEC.19,1850,
AGED 57 YEARS.
ObjProdDate1813–1850
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 63 * 36

ObjectNumberHEXAB1255Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThomas Moor’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground slab, grey sandstone, facing opposite direction to other stones, broken and only about half left; inscription appears complete and in good condition; lc and caps, decorative initial.
Inscription
The
Burial Place of
THOMAS MOOR CURRIER
ObjProdDatend
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 65 E7

ObjectNumberHEXAB1256Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleJackson & Wrangham family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
MARGARET
WIFE OF RICHARD JACKSON
died Nov. 17th 1797
Aged 73 Years.
MARGT. WIFE of Wm. WRANGHAM
DRUGGIST, died Oct. 29th 1809
Aged 48 Years.
The said WILLm. WRANGHAM
died Jany ? 1819
Aged 65[?] Years.
ObjProdDate1797–1819
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 66 * 37

ObjectNumberHEXAB1258Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBaty family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ISAAC BATY
WHO DIED THE 30TH OF MAY 1805
AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DIED AT BERWICK
THE ?? OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 26 YEARS
EDWARD his SON who
died Sep. 18th 1820
Aged 31 Years.
ObjProdDate1805–1820
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 68 * 38

ObjectNumberHEXAB1259Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWilkinson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground grey sandstone slab, fair condition, mossy, Roman caps, ornately curved top.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS WILKINSON DIED AUGUST 19
1818 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS WILKINSON DIED JAN 27TH 1846
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH WILKINSON
DIED MAY 23RD 1833 AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS THEIR SON DIED APRIL
30TH 1841 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO HANNAH SISTER TO THE ABOVE
THOMAS WILKINSON SENr DIED FEB
20 1850 AGED 60 YEARS
ObjProdDate1818–1850
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 69 E8 12

ObjectNumberHEXAB1260Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBell family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
To the Memory of
WILLIAM BELL
who died March the 8th 1830
aged 85 Years.
Also ANN his Wife who died
Dec. 18th 1826 aged 90 Years.
Also MARY their Daughter who
died May 8th 1783 aged 12 Years
ELIZABETH BELL died March
8th 1837 aged 72 Years
ANN BELL died May 27th 1837
aged 66 Years
Also WILLIAM oldest son of the
above WILLIAM and ANN BELL
who died July 19th 1858,
Aged 81 Years
ObjProdDate1830–1858
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 70 * 40

ObjectNumberHEXAB1261Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNaomi Bell’s gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
[?] Here lieth
the body of Naomi
Wife To Wm Bell of
High Shield who died
June 12th 1764 Aged
55
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 71 * 41

ObjectNumberHEXAB1262Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleErrington family + Smith gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
In
Memory of JOHN
Son of JOHN and Eliz
ERRINGTON who died in his Infancy.
Also of the said JOHN ERRINGTON
who died Oct 3 1810 Aged 53 Years.
Also of the said ELIZ ERRINGTON
who died Feb 4 1832 Aged 77 Years.
Also ISABELLA WIFE of
WILLIAM ERRINGTON CARR
who died June 6 1826 Aged 86 Yrs.
Also of the above WILLIAM ERRINGTON
who died Oct 13th 1832 Aged 52 Years.
JOHN ERRINGTON GRANDSON OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED DEC 27 1841,
AGED 25 YEARS
Also PHOEBE SMITH who died
Oct 2, 1830 Aged 59 Years.
ObjProdDate1810–1830
ObjectHistoryNotebur. 1810 7.10. John Errington, Common carrier
Monday 15th Oct 1832: “Just opposite the gate, and very near the entrance to the ground, is the grave of William Errington, in making which the famous Hexham Stycas were found.” [Hexham Chronicle, Ridley 1862, p.62]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 72 * 42

ObjectNumberHEXAB1263Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleGibson gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
InscriptionHere lie
George son of
J[oh]n Gibson, But[che]r
and Elizabeth his
Daur. 1765
ObjProdDate1765
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 73 * 43

ObjectNumberHEXAB1264Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleGibson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFlat in the ground
Inscription
In Memory of
ISABELLA GIBSON, Daughter of
JOHN GIBSON, INN KEEPER of West
Boat who Died June 22, 1826
Aged 8 Years.
Also of the said JOHN GIBSON, who
Died July 7 1835 Aged 67 Years.
ALSO ISABELLA, WIFE OF
THE ABOVE JOHN GIBSON,
DIED DEC.1,1812,
AGED 61 YEARS.
Also JOHN son of GEORGE GIBSON,
WINE and SPIIRIT MERCHANT,
WEST BOAT,
AND GRANDSON of the ABOVE
Who died May 31 1858,
Aged 25 Years.
ObjProdDate1826–1858
ObjectHistoryNote“… In memory of John, son of George and Ann GIBSON of West Boat, who departed this life 31 May 1858 aged 25 yrs. Also of George their son who d. in infancy. They rest in the Abbey Church Yard. …” [Inscription at cemetery 30/69]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 74 * 44

ObjectNumberHEXAB1265Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWilson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge flat in ground sandstone slab, intact, moss covered; Roman caps, good condition; inscription only runs halfway down, Curving top, with deep relief carving of haloed, draped figure carrying book or scroll.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
of
THOMAS WILSON,
WINE AND
SPIRIT MERCHANT,
HEXHAM,
WHO DIED SEP. 13. 1851,
Aged 48 Years.
Also of ISABELLA, HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 5TH 1885,
In her 81st Year
AND IS BURIED IN ST ANDREW’S CEMETERY
HEXHAM
ObjProdDate1851–1885
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Wilson, Isabella Widow 79 Hexham 7 Oct 1885
“Isabella, widow of Thomas WILSON spirit merchant, d. 5 Oct. 1885 in her 80th yr” [Inscription at Cemetery 29/9: see URL]
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 75 E9 45
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1266Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHutchinson family gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionLarge flat in ground sandstone slab, ornamental top, mossy but good condition. Lettering Gothic, Roman, caps and lc
Inscription
Sacred
To the memory of
THOMAS HUTCHINSON Butcher
who died May 25th 1782
Aged 40 Years
ISABELLA his Wife died July 21st
1817 Aged 77 Years
JOSEPH HUTCHINSON Butcher
died Feb 27th 1819 aged 47 Years
ALSO
MARGARET WHEATLEY
Wife of WM WHEATLEY Currier
Daughter of the above
THOMAS AND ISABELLA HUTCHINSON
who died May 21 1822
Aged 42 Years
ObjProdDate1782–1822
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East
ReferenceCND: 76 E10 13

ObjectNumberHEXAB1267
TitleMissing Carr gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionIn memory of Matthew Carr, who died 30 Nov., 1757, in his 70th year,
and of his wife Mary, who died 18 September, aged 51.
ObjProdDate1757
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 48; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1268
TitleMissing Charlton gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionSacred to the memory of John Headlam Charlton of Hexham, surgeon, who died Jan. 7, 1831, aged 31 years.
Also of Hannah, his daughter, who died Feb. 15, 1833, aged 10 years.
ObjProdDate1831–1833
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
“In memory of James Headlem CHARLTON M.R.C.S. obiit 7 Jan 1831 æt. 31 yrs. and is buried in the Abbey Churchyard …” [Inscription at cemetery 27/17]
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 49; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1269
TitleMissing Graham gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionOn Thomas Graham, tinker, who departed this life Feby. 7, 1778, aged 103.
Stop here ambition, ancestry, and state.
Delusive phantoms of the empty great;
Here honest poverty for mercy pleads.
Waits the last trump, and gloriously succeeds.
ObjProdDate1831–1833
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 50; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1270
TitleMissing Loraine gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionMary Loraine, died January 8, 1779, aged 63.
ObjProdDate1779
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 51; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1271
TitleMissing Loraine & Whitfield gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionSacred to the memory of Nevison Loraine, ironmonger, Hexham, who departed this life Sep. 24, 1839, in the 40th year of his age.
Also Robert Whitfield and Isabella, son and daughter of the above, who died in infancy.
ObjProdDate1839
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 52; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1272
TitleMissing Peile gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies the body of the Rev. Benjamin Peile [?] Oct. 13, 1790, aged 74 years.
Elizabeth, his widow, died March 24, 1797, aged 66 years.
[Bell Collection]
ObjProdDate1790–1797
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
Revd Peile was a “Dissenting minister”.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 53; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1273
TitleMissing Nattrass & Ruddock gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies interred the body of John Nattrass, gentleman, who departed this life, February 9, 1787, aged 70 years.
Also of Henry, son of Nicholas and Isabella Ruddock, and grandson of John Nattrass, who departed this life 3 March, 1784, an infant.
ObjProdDate1787
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 55; NCH3 p.199

ObjectNumberHEXAB1274
TitleMissing Ruddock gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionTo the memory of Nichohis Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died 16 Sept., 1818, aged 65 years.
Also of May Ruddock, wife of Nicholas Ruddock, of Hexham, who died 11 April, 1831, aged 45 years.
Also of Isabel Ruddock, relict of Nicholas Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died 23 May, 1832, aged 86 years.
Also of Nicholas Ruddock, of Oakerland, son of the above, who died 31 Dec, 1839, aged 57.
Also of John Ruddock, of Oakerland, who died June 5, 1857, aged 76 years.
ObjProdDate1818–1857
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesCould be one of the illegible gravestones on Campy Hill.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 56; NCH3 p.199–200

ObjectNumberHEXAB1275
TitleMissing Surtees/Wilson/Atkinson gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionHere lies buried Dorothy Surtees, the wife of Cuthbert Surtees of Newbiggin, who died Feb. 15, 1751, aged 49 years.
Here lies buried Cuthbert Surtees of Newbiggin, who died Dec. 10, 1759, aged 52 years.
Also Elizabeth Wilson of Newbiggin, who died 12 July, 1803, aged 36 years.
Anthony Surtees, esq., of Newbiggin, son of the above-named Cuthbert and Dorothy, and many years major of the Northumberland Militia, who died 20 July, 1803, aged 60 years.
Also Jane Wilson, niece of the above-named Anthony Surtees, esq., who died June 23, 1826, aged 57 years.
Also Leonard Wilson, esq., of Newbiggin, who was buried Dec. 7, 1839, aged 70 years.
Also Dorothy Atkinson of Newbiggin, who was buried Sept. 9, 1840, aged 78 years.
John Atkinson, esq., of Newbiggin, buried Dec. 31, 1844, aged 76 years.
Also Emma Atkinson, youngest daughter of John Atkinson, esq., of Newbiggin, who died May 5, aged 3 months.
ObjProdDate1751–1844
ObjectHistoryNoteMentioned in A.B.Hinds’ 1896 “A History of Northumberland” volume III, but not since.
NotesIn NCH3 under heading “At the east end of the church”.
CurrentLocationUnknown
ReferenceCND: * * 57; NCH3 p.200

ObjectNumberHEXAB1401.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1416
OtherNumberCB-11 | N5
TitleAnn Kirsopp Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Ascension of Christ.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdPersonJean Baptiste Capronnier of Brussels
ObjProdDatec1870
ObjectHistoryNoteAs with window no.S4 [HEXAB1416] in the south choir aisle, the canopy or tabernacle above the figure of Christ and the seven watchers was removed about 1960 and replaced by Elders Walker with a sky of streaky hand-made glass manufactured by Hartley Wood & Co of Monkwearmouth.
1993: The foot at the bottom left-hand corner, which had been put in upside down in an earlier repair so that the toes pointed upwards, was turned the correct way.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
Burial register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceOur further research has located a Capronnier catalogue c1891, which lists the Hexham Ascension, so the matter is now beyond doubt. Jonathan & Ruth Cooke, 5 Tivoli Place, Ilkley. 7.10.2000

ObjectNumberHEXAB1401.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1033
TitleWindow Strap – Ann Kirsopp
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass plate at foot of Ascension window.
InscriptionTo the Glory of God and in loving remembrance
of Ann Kirsopp, who Died May 30th. 1870.
InscriptionDescriptionGothic lettering with red initials.
InscriptionScriptGothic
ObjProdDatec1870
ObjectHistoryNote‘In memory Ann KIRSOPP who d. 30 May 1870 aged 26. In loving remembrance of William Scurfield KIRSOPP of Hexham who d. 17 Mar. 1876 aged 34 yrs. Also of Anne, eldest and dearly beloved child of the above and Ellen his wife, who d. 31 Mar. 1876 aged 3 yrs. and 3 mos. “Thy will be done”.’ [Inscription at Cemetery 28/3]
Burial Register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591.
DimensionsH 100 mm | W 762
CurrentLocNotefixed | below west window (Ascension)
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1402 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
OtherNumberCB-12 | N4
TitleGeorge Scott & J D Bell Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAn Epiphany window in the Decorated style. The Adoration of the Magi: Jesus, Mary dressed in blue, Joseph and the Three Wise Men; the guiding star above, a vase of lilies below.
Inscription [from Matt. 2:11] below the figures: ‘THEY PRESENTED VNTO HIM GIFTS GOLD & FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH’
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE SCOTT DIED MAY 1873
J D BELL DIED APRIL 1879
InscriptionInterpretationJames Donaldson Bell died 02 April 1872, according to burial record & cemetery inscription; his widowed daughter Jane (d.1888) had been married to George Scott who died 09 May 1853 and was buried in the Abbey Churchyard with two of their infant children.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by George Joseph Baguley (1834–1915) of Newcastle.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at Cemetery 27/27]
Burial Register: 1448; Bell, James Donaldson; Gentleman; 89; Hexham; 6 Apr 1872; H.C.Barker; B292.
3299; Scott, Jane; Widow; 74; Priestpopple House; 3 May 1888; H.C.Barker; B290.
Inscription on gravestone “removed from” Abbey Graveyard: “133. Margaret Ann Scott 6.4.1843 age 6½. Thomas s. 18.12.1853 age 4. George Scott 9.5.1853 age 43”.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CNW4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1403.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-13 | N3
TitleW J D and Elizabeth Waddilove Memorial Window.
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThree roundels or medallions and above them, in a panel, a dove bearing an olive branch in its beak, which symbolizes peace and reconciliation.
Bottom: Two ships, on the left in a storm; on the right safe in harbour.
Inscription, [from Ps. 107:23–30]:
☩ HE MAKETH THE STORM TO CEASE HE BRINGETH
THEM VNTO THE HAVEN WHERE THEY WOVLD BE ☩
Centre: Sowing corn and reaping the harvest. Inscription [from Matt. 13:36–42]:
☩ PRAY YE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE
WILL SEND FORTH LABOVRERS INTO HIS HARVEST ☩
Top: Inscription: The Good Wife, from the words of King Lemuel [Prov. 31:10–29]:
☩ HER CHILDREN ARISE VP AND CALL HER BLESSED
☩ IN HER TONGVE IS THE LAW OF KINDNESS
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes (1808–1881) of Gateshead.
ObjProdDatec1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.”
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1403.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1008 | HEXAB1007
TitleWaddilove Window Title Strap
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass strap commemorating window as memorial to the Revd W J D Waddilove d.1859 and his wife Elizabeth d.1874
Inscription
☩ IN MEMORIAM ☩
THE REVD. W:J:D:WADDILOVE OF BEACON GRANGE ELIZABETH ANNE HIS WIFE
OBIIT OCTOBER 28TH. 1859 OBIIT MARCH 7TH. 1874
☩AND OF THEIR DEPARTED CHIDREN
CAROLINE HOPE WIFE OF J. ERRINGTON ESQR. HIGH WARDEN OBIIT MARCH 31ST. 1862
GEORGIANA MARIA WIFE OF C. C. OXLEY ESQR. REDCAR OBIIT DECEMBER 7TH. 1864
ROBERT JAMES DARLEY OBIIT OCTOBER 7TH. 1844 CAROLINE GERTRVDE OBIIT SEPTEMBER 15TH 1856
FRANCIS WILLIAM DARLEY OBIIT JUNE 4TH. 1849 LOVISA FANNY OBIIT NOVEMBER 3RD. 1831
InscriptionInterpretationIndex of Death Registrations, Probate Register, and an Abbey memorial [HEXAB1007] all have death of Caroline Gertrude Waddilove in 1854 not 1856 as inscribed here.
InscriptionDescriptionCaps, varying size throughout.
ObjProdDatec1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.” [see URL]
DimensionsH 200? W 900?
CurrentLocNotefixed | middle west window
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CNW5; EM 219; NCH3 199
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1404.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1405
OtherNumberCB-14 | N2
TitleMary Head Memorial Window – “Magdalene Window”
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Martha are in Martha’s house.
Obviously a pair with N1 [HEXAB1405].
MARY HATH CHOSEN THAT GOOD PART WHICH SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER. [Luke 10:42].
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjProdOrganisationStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N1 [HEXAB1405] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1404.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHead Window ‘Magdalene window’ Title Strap
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass title strap commemorating window as memorial to Mary, wife of John Oswald Head d. 1872
Inscription☩ IN MEMORY OF MARY THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN OSWALD HEAD
WHO DIED AT CASTELLAMARE IN ITALY ON MAY 12 1872 AND
IS BURIED AT NAPLES
ObjProdDate1872–1879
ObjectHistoryNote“In memory of Betsey, wife of Charles HEAD, who d. 15 May 1868 aged 67 yrs. Also of Charles HEAD who d. 11 Dec. 1868 aged 74 yrs. Also of Mary, wife of J.O.HEAD, buried at Naples 14 May 1872 aged 40 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/15]
DimensionsH 100? | W 900?
CurrentLocNotefixed | middle east window
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4
ReferenceCND: CNW6
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1405 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1404.1
OtherNumberCB-15 | N1
TitleCharles & Betsey Head Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work St Peter holds up his emblem, two keys, in his right hand. St Peter was granted the keys of Heaven by Christ (Matt. 16:18–19). One gold and one silver key symbolize respectively the gates of heaven and hell, thus the power to give absolution or to excommunicate. Inscription on a scroll held in his left hand across the body:
☩ CREDO IN DEUM PATR[EM] OMNIPOTENTEM CREATOREM CŒLI ET TERRÆ [I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth].
Below the figure: ☩ SANCTUS PETRUS ☩
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF CHARLES AND BETSEY HEAD OF HACKWOOD HEXHAM BY THEIR SON JOHN OSWALD HEAD 1872
ObjProdOrganisationStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N2 [HEXAB1404.1] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of Betsey, wife of Charles HEAD, who d. 15 May 1868 aged 67 yrs. Also of Charles HEAD who d. 11 Dec. 1868 aged 74 yrs. Also of Mary, wife of J.O.HEAD, buried at Naples 14 May 1872 aged 40 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/15]
Burial Register: 1043; Head, Betsey; Wife of Charles Head, Solicitor; 67; Hackwood House; 20 May 1868; H.C.Barker; C470;
1099; Head, Charles; Solicitor; 74; Hackwood House; 16 Dec 1868; H.C.Barker; C471.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5 (E)
ReferenceCND: CNW7
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1406 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1033
OtherNumberCB-16 | E5
TitleWilliam and Margaret Kirsopp Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work is St Wilfrid, wearing a mitre and carrying a cross. Inscription on a scroll over his head: “Sanctu’[s] Wilfridu’[s] Funda= =tor noster”. [Saint Wilfrid, Our Founder]. Below him are three angels each holding a mitre. Below the angels are three ecclesiastical heraldic arms:—
On the left the arms of the See of York: on a red field two silver keys with ornate handles are crossed in saltire below a gold crown.
In the centre the arms of the See of Ripon: on a silver field a red saltire cross with two gold keys below a red band with a silver Agnus Dei. The Agnus Dei or Lamb of God, the emblem of St John the Baptist; the lamb passant with a nimbus about its head, holding in an uplifted foot and supporting on the dexter shoulder a cross-shaft from which flies a pennon argent charged with a cross gules.
On the right the arms of the See of Chichester: on a blue field in gold our Blessed Lord in judgement seated on His throne crowned with a halo about His head, His right hand held out, in His left hand an orb, out of his mouth a red two-edged sword.
The wheat-sheaf at bottom right is part of the family coat of arms adopted as the trademark of the great 19th century stained glass maker C E Kempe. [CT-S in Hexham Abbey News 06/08/2017]
InscriptionAd Dei gloriam, et in piam memoriam
Gulielmi Kirsopp q natus est A.D.
mdcccxvii, et obiit A.D. mdccclxxix,
et Margaritæ uxoris ejus, hæc
fenestra dedicata est.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationTo the glory of God, and in pious memory of
William Kirsopp who was born in AD
1817 and died in AD 1879,
and of Margaret his wife, this
window is dedicated.
ObjProdOrganisationC E Kempe & Co of London
ObjProdDate1899
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated by the Bishop of Newcastle on Friday, September 22nd, 1899, having been erected and unveiled, without notice, the previous month.
The Lord Bishop of Newcastle, after the Official Ceremony [laying the foundation stones] at the Institute, dedicated the new window erected by the members of the family of the late William Kirsopp. The dedication was observed at Choral Evensong, when a large congregation was present in the Abbey. [Hex. Parish Mag. Oct. 1899]
1996: It is presumably something of a happy accident that the chapel in which it is sited was created and dedicated to St Wilfrid nearly a century later [CT-S in Hexham Abbey News 06/08/2017]
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving remembrance of William KIRSOPP of the Leazes, Hexham who d. 11 Oct. 1879 aged 62 yrs. Also of Margaret, daughter of the above, and of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Apr. 1879 aged 24 yrs. Also of George their son who d. 2 June 1884 aged 31 yrs. Also of Margaret wife of the above William KIRSOPP who d. 8 Feb. 1897 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 28/3]
From burial register: 2342; Kirsopp, William; Solicitor; 62; High Leazes; 14 Oct 1879; H.C.Barker; B594;
4197; Kirsopp, Margaret; Widow; 69; Battle Hill House; 11 Feb 1897; H.C.Barker; B594.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-17
TitleGreat East Window – Alexander, Bell, Ellis, Hyslop Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe six large lights are divided into nine figure panels, set in a ground of quarries painted in grisaille and decorated with a foliated design of early English character. The decorative scheme consists of deep coloured pictures relieved upon a white ground to which they are united by the lines of varied greens and browns made by stems and foliage; with here and there a brilliant note of red made by clusters of berries.
The tone of colour selected is low and rich rather than bright. The figures are about life-size; a scale which is not by any means too large to suit the architectural scale of the Abbey Church.
The three upper lights are devoted to The Call of St Andrew, the great Missionary Apostle, and the patron of a church itself the result of missionary enterprise.
The three lower lights have Christ as the prominent Figure and show three episodes in the history of Hexham Abbey. These scenes, illustrative of the progress of Christianity at Hexham, lead up to three large figures of Christ.
InscriptionIn the bottom right corner of each of the three upper lights is H.T.BOSDET 1905
In the bottom right corner of the lower right light: THESE WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED & EXECUTED
BY H.T.BOSDET. OF INGLEWOOD STUDIO
GROVE PARK TERRACE CHISWICK, LONDON. 1905
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteAll six windows were dedicated on July 23rd 1905 by the Venerable Archdeacon Madden, Canon Savage’s predecessor at Barrow.
The three upper lights are in memory of William and Jane ELLIS, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
“In affectionate remembrance of William ELLIS who d. 5 Apr. 1882 aged 77 yrs. Also of Anne his wife who d. 20 Apr. 1888 aged 83 yrs. Also of their daughter Emma who d. 29 July 1920 in her 76th yr. Also of their only son Thomas who d. 13 Aug. 1920 in his 74th yr.” [Inscription at cemetery 22/4]
From burial register: 2636; Ellis, William; Painter & glazier; 77; Hall Stile Bank; 8 Apr 1882; H.C.Barker; A383;
3295; Ellis, Jane; Widow; 83; Hall Stile Bank; 23 Apr 1888; H.C.Barker; A383
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceDiocesan Faculty 18.12.1903. NRO ref.: 1875 no.236.
Faculty application 29 August 1904: To insert six stained-glass windows in the east wall. Faculty Regr. no.1, Faculty no.220, 29.8.1904. NRO EP.184/80. Hex. Parish Mag. Sep. 1904, p.66. Northumberland Record Office, Acc. NRO 3064; Ref. EP. 184/1–262.
1922. 17th day of March. … 2. To place on the East wall of the choir a tablet of brass in memory of William and Ann Ellis. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.791A. NRO EP.184/80. “No trace of the brass. The upper lights of the Great East Window are in memory of William and Jane Ellis.” [CND, 30.3.2003.]
1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: … 2. the Alexander Memorial Window, being the South light of the Great East Window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.35
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-17 | E7
TitleGreat East Window – top-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the left is the calling of S. Andrew and S. Peter. The Saviour is dressed in a brilliant white robe, His brightness contrasted with the darkness above, typifying the coming of the Light. Inscription across the foot: “Follow Me” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-17 | E6
TitleGreat East Window – top-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionIn the centre panel is S. Andrew preaching (“The Word of God”). S. Andrew is depicted as having landed in the course of his missionary wanderings upon one of the islands of the Greek Archipelago. He has gathered round him upon the beach, all sorts and conditions of men, to whom he is expounding the Message of his Master.
There is the figure of an angel at the head of the central light with the scroll: ‘Go ye (out) into all the world and preach the Gospel’ [Mark 16:15].
Inscription across the foot: “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-17 | E8
TitleGreat East Window – top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the right is the martyrdom of St Andrew. The saint kneels and blesses the Cross upon which he is to suffer. Inscription across the foot: “O Blessed Cross” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.4 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-17 | E2
TitleGreat East Window – bottom-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the left hand he is portrayed as “I am the Light of the World” [John 8:12]; below this is a group of Romans represented as taking part in heathen sacrifices at the temple of Jupiter. We have several such altars as relics of the Roman occupation at Hexham. The priest stands in front of the picture and brandishes over the victim the sacrificial knife. The worshippers kneel before him. In the background a figure of Jupiter. A thunderstorm breaks over the scene and suggests the impending cataclysm which is to sweep away Roman idolatry. The idea is Christ the Light drawing the heathen to Himself. The text “And the idols He shall | utterly abolish” [Isa. 2:18] lends further to this idea.
InscriptionTo the GLORY OF GOD & In memory of her husband JOHN HYSLOP
& her son JOHN ANDREW HYSLOP erected by ANNE HYSLOP
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteErected by Mrs Ann Hyslop in memory of her husband John HYSLOP and their son Andrew
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving memory of John HYSLOP who d. at Hexham 23 Nov. 1899 aged 75 yrs. Also Ann his wife who d. 22 Nov. 1906 aged 77 yrs. Also John Andrew their son who d. at Hexham 17 Aug. 1904 aged 34 yrs. Also James HESLOP who d. at Hexham 25 Feb. 1878 aged 51 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 29/4]
From burial register: 4505; Hyslop, John; School master; 75; Battle Hill; 26 Nov 1899; F.J.Key; B524.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.5 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1039 | HEXAB2148
OtherNumberCB-17 | E1
TitleGreat East Window – bottom-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe central window above the Holy Table [when that was against the east wall] represents the Christ as “I am The Bread of Life” [John 6:35]. Below is represented Queen Etheldreda, the Foundress of the Abbey, inspecting with St Wilfrid the plans of the Abbey she is building at Hexham. A kneeling page exhibits the plan which the architect is explaining; while, behind, Italian masons are working at the fabric on a scaffolding. The idea is, the building of the Church leading to Christ as the Living Bread and the Head of the Church. The inscription reads: Build ye the Sanctuary | of the LORD GOD [1 Chr. 22:19].
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteTo the memory of George Hogarth BELL, erected by his widow Katharine and his brother Henry
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of Henry BELL who d. 20 Mar. 1875 aged 61 yrs. Margaret his wife who d. 3 Dec. 1892 aged 65 yrs. Hannah Clara, daughter of the above, d. 29 Apr. 1860 aged 4 mos. George Hogarth BELL their son d. 5 Jan. 1905 aged 47 yrs. Henry BELL their son d. 12 Oct. 1920 aged 64 yrs. Henry Hogarth BELL, Captain 4th N.F. son of George HOGARTH and Katharine BELL, killed in action in High Wood, France, 15 Sept. 1916 aged 20 yrs. Mary Margaret, daughter of Henry and Maragret BELL, who d. 7 Mar. 1931 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 23/10: see Find-A-Grave URL]
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW2
‘Hexham Cemetery’ pp.31–32.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
See also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.6 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
OtherNumberCB-17 | E3
TitleGreat East Window – bottom-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe window on the right portrays the figure of Christ as “I am the Good Shepherd” [John 10:14]. Below, St Cuthbert, a Bishop of Hexham, is represented as confirming the young people of Northumbria; of whom a biographer writes over 1,200 years ago: “S. Cuthbert used to go round in his Diocese bountifully distributing counsels of salvation, as well as laying his hands on the newly baptized that they might receive the grace of the Holy Spirit.” A thane kneels before the Saint and his followers gather round for the Laying on of Hands. The idea is that of good Shepherding the young by the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese. The inscription reads: “Exhorted the Brethren | and confirmed them” [Acts 15:32].
InscriptionTHESE WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED & EXECUTED
BY H.T.BOSDET. OF INGLEWOOD STUDIO
GROVE PARK TERRACE CHISWICK, LONDON. 1905
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteIn memory of William and Elizabeth ALEXANDER and their daughter Dorothy, the window was erected by their sons Joseph, William, and Uttrick, and their daughter Mrs Jane Elizabeth Jameson
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“William ALEXANDER 1812–1883, Elizabeth ALEXANDER 1813–1902, William ALEXANDER 1842–1914, Annie Mary ALEXANDER 1849–1892. John Henry ALEXANDER 1856–1856, Dorothy ALEXANDER 1847–1903, William ALEXANDER 1889–1897, Lizzie Alexander SMILLIE 1869–1960” [Inscription at cemetery 25/3]
“To the dear memory of Utrick ALEXANDER, beloved husband of Elizabeth J. ALEXANDER b. at Hexham 6 Oct. 1851, d. 3 June 1912 and of Elizabeth Jackson ALEXANDER his wife b. 30 Aug. 1870, d. 13 Jan. 1955 The burial place of Utrick and Elizabeth J. ALEXANDER of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.” [Inscription at cemetery 26/1]
From burial register: 2738; Alexander, William; Watchmaker & jeweller; 71; Fore Street; 11 Feb 1883; J.M.Russell; B355
4848; Alexander, Elizabeth; Widow; 89; Temperley Place; 1 Dec 1902; E.Sidney Savage; B355
3776; Alexander, Annie Mary; Wife of William Alexander; 41; Eastburn; 12 Aug 1892; J.M.Russell; B356
4917; Alexander, Dorothy Spinster; 56; Hencotes; 6 Jun 1903; E.Sidney Savage; B355
4216; Alexander, William; Son of Wm.Alexander; 7; Doncaster; 7 Apr 1897; Geo.Robinson; B356.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
Reference1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: … 2. the Alexander Memorial Window, being the South light of the Great East Window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1413 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
OtherNumberCB-18 | E4
TitleDean Farrar Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe central figure of the window is an excellent likeness of the late Dean in a sitting posture holding a bible and wearing coronation robes, in rich colouring, surrounded with tabernacle work. Inscription in a panel below the figure: “Keep innocency and do the thing that is right | for that shall bring a man peace at the last” (Ps. 37:38 Coverdale, BCP Day 7 Evening Prayer)
InscriptionTo the Glory of God and in loving memory of
FREDERIC WILLIAM FARRAR, D.D.
Dean of Canterbury. Chaplain to the King.
Born mdcccxxxi Died mcmiii.
ObjProdPersonMr Henry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1906
ObjectHistoryNote“Rector & Mrs Savage had inspected the East End Memorial Windows at Mr Bosdet’s Studio.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Feb.1905 p.13]
Unveiled Sunday, May 6th. 1906 by Mrs Farrar, his widow. The window was erected by the Rector, the Revd Edwin Sidney Savage, and his wife Sybil, the Dean’s daughter.
The text selected was a favourite motto which the Dean, as a former great headmaster and as an ardent lover and inspirer of boys, used lovingly to impress on his boy companions and boy listeners. Frederick William Farrar, Dean of Canterbury, was the author of ‘Eric, Or Little By Little’ and ‘St Winifred’s’. He was grandfather, on the maternal side, of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Lord Montgomery of Alamein.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW3
1905. 31st day of July. 1. … To erect a stained glass window at the East end of the South Choir Aisle in memory of Farrar, by Bosdet. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.257. NRO EP.184/80.
The Faculty Application 31 July 1905 (Diocesan, no.257, 15.7.1905) says “cost born by donors”. It gives Bosdet as at Inglewood Studio, Chiswick, and has a cartoon in colour of the design.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1414 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-19 | S2
TitleMargaret Bell Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA Nativity window with Mary wearing her traditional colours: a blue cloak, symbolic of heaven and a reminder of her role as Queen of Heaven, and a red habit. Mary is always on the right of Jesus. Four scenes one above the other, from the bottom:
1. The Annunciation, with Mary and the angel, and an open book; a dove descending towards Mary’s womb represents the Annunciation; a vase of lilies, the emblem of Mary, which represent purity and virtue and indicate her perpetual virginity.
On a scroll the inscription: ☩AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA [Hail Mary full of grace].
2. The Nativity, with Jesus in the manger, Mary and Joseph, two shepherds, cattle in the stable, the guiding star, two doves which symbolize love and constancy.
3. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
4. Jesus with his parents going to Jerusalem, which is in the background.
In a panel at the top are the initials D & M each side of a larger B.
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the foot:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY JAMES DONALDSON BELL IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF HIS WIFE MAGARET–WHO DIED
17th MARCH 1842 AGED 48 YEARS ALSO OF THEIR SON JOHN DONALDSON WHO DIED 7th AVGVST 1840 AGED 24 YEARS
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjProdDatec1847
ObjectHistoryNote1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at cemetery 27/27]
From burial register: 1448; Bell, James Donaldson; Gentleman; 89; Hexham; 6 Apr 1872; H.C.Barker; B292;
3299; Scott, Jane; Widow; 74; Priestpopple House; 3 May 1888; H.C.Barker; B290.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 4
ReferenceCND: CSW8

ObjectNumberHEXAB1415 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1012
OtherNumberCB-20 | S3
TitleJane Jefferson & Isabella Carr Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionFour medallions set one above the other on a foliated grisaille ground. From the bottom:
1. The raising of Lazarus.
2. The Crucifixion, with the inscription INRI, [Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews]; the sun and the moon represent the darkness that fell over the land from midday until three in the afternoon.
3. The Resurrection.
4. Two angels with very colourful wings playing harps.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription☩IN MEMORIAM OF JANE – WIDOW OF THE LATE PHILIP JEFFERSON
AND ISABELLA – DAVGHTERS OF THE LATE MARK WILLIAM CARR☩
InscriptionInterpretationMark William Carr (1762–1833) father of Jane (1797–1861) and Isabella (1795–1864), was the grandfather of Mark William Carr (1833–1871) commemorated in the nearby brass plaque [HEXAB1012].
InscriptionDescriptionThe style of the lettering in the inscription at the foot is identical to that in the adjacent Margaret Bell Memorial Window.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjProdDatec1864
ObjectHistoryNote1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“Sacred to the memory of Jane, widow of Philip JEFFERSON surgeon, Hexham, and daughter of the late Mark William CARR, d. 22 June 1861 aged 70 yrs. Also Isabella CARR, 3rd. daughter of Mark William CARR, who d. 3 July 1864 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 30/55]
From burial register: 238; Jefferson, Jane; Widow; 70; Hexham; 26 Jun 1861; R.Towers; C579;
604; Carr, Isabella; Spinster; 69; Hexham; 6 Jul 1864; J.Hudson; C578.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CSW6

ObjectNumberHEXAB1416 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1401.1
OtherNumberCB-21 | S4
TitleJohn Taylor Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Good Samaritan. A man fell among thieves, which wounded him leaving him half dead. A certain priest saw him and passed by on the other side, and likewise a Levite, but a certain Samaritan had compassion on him and took care of him. [Luke 10:30].
There are a stylized tree above and flowers below; a building is on the right in the distant background.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF JOHN TAYLOR OF HEXHAM SOLICITOR WHO DIED 27th DEC:1855 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS SISTERS MARGARET & HARRIET TAYLOR OF CARTMEL LANCASHIRE☩☩☩☩☩☩☩☩☩
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by George Joseph Baguley (1834–1915) of Newcastle
ObjProdDatec1855
ObjectHistoryNoteThe blue sky of streaky hand-made glass inserted by Elders Walker about 1960 was manufactured by Hartley Wood & Co, Monkwearmouth; see also no. N5 [HEXAB1401.1].
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
Inscripion on gravestone “removed from” Abbey graveyard: “131. John Taylor 27.12.1855 age 58”.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1417 Click on
Thumbnail
for
8 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1041
OtherNumberCB-22 | S5
TitleJohn Oswald Head Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSt Andrew carrying a saltire cross, in the 15th-century style. Three letters ‘A’ above his head are crowned and set on a background of blue thistles. He is surrounded by tabernacle work in which are six of the seven canonized Saxon bishops of Hexham all standing on brackets under gothic canopies: (clockwise) St John of Beverley, St Acca, St Fredbert, St Wilfred [sic], St Eata, St Alcmund.
Inscription in the bottom right corner: ATKINSON BROS NEWCASTLE
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the foot:
InscriptionTo the Memory of John Oswald Head, who died
28th July, 1914, aged 85 years. This window is
erected by his loving wife Dorothy Head.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Atkinson Brothers, 49 New Bridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
ObjProdDate1920
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1920
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving memory of John Oswald HEAD of Hackwood who d. 28 July 1914 aged 85 yrs. Also Dorothy his wife who d. 20 Apr. 1925 aged 80 yrs. Also of Reginald, son of John Oswald and Dorothy HEAD, Captain 1st Border Regt. killed in action at the Dardanelles 30 Apr 1915 aged 29 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 30/14]
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CSW1
1919. 10th day of November. To fill with stained glass the window in South aisle of Choir nearest to the South Transept in memory of the late John Oswald Head. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.640. NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
OtherNumberCB-6
TitleGreat North Window – Bentham and Eleanor Hall Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe three lower lancets are devoted to the twelve Apostles; each figure of the saints is represented as bearing something characteristic of his character, history or martyrdom, each in a geometrical shape, the spandrels and spaces between being filled with Early English ornamental work on a ruby ground, and a surrounding border in harmony with the window above. The subjects were chosen by Canon Barker (the Rector).
Memorial Inscriptions: Across the bottom of the lower lights:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD☩ | AND IN MEMORY OF BENTHAM HALL | AND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE A:D 1873.
ObjProdPersondesigned by William Bell Scott. | drawn by Francis Oliphant
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1873.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | NC13
TitleGreat North Window, top-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionWest (left-hand), from the bottom upwards: ‘Andrew brings Peter to Jesus’ (John 1:41–42); ‘Call of Andrew and Peter’ (Matt. 4:18–19); ‘Feeding the multitude’ (John 6:5–13). At the top is an angel with a harp.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | NC12
TitleGreat North Window, top-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: ‘The Transfiguration’ (Matt. 17:1–5) [on the left ‘☩ELIAS☩’, on the right the ten commandments]; ‘Incredulity of Thomas’ (John 20:24–28); ‘Commission to the Apostles’ (Matt. 28:16–20); ‘Pentecost’ (Acts 2:1–3). The dove hovering at the top, radiating beams of light to each of the Apostles, represents the Descent of the Holy Ghost.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.3 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | NC11
TitleGreat North Window, top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEast (right-hand), from the bottom upwards: ‘The Martyrdom of St James’ (Acts 12:1–2); ‘Peter delivered from Prison’ (Acts 12:3–11); ‘The Vision of St John’ (Rev. 1:12–16). At the top, as in the western lancet, is an angel with a harp.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.4 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | N12
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionWest (left-hand), from the bottom upwards: ☩S: MAT….S ‘St Matthias’ [a halberd]; ☩SANC SIMON ‘St Simon’ [a saw]; ☩SANCT …..PPVS ‘St Philip’ [a long cross]; ☩S. JACOBVS Maj ‘St James the Great’ [a pilgrim’s staff and bag].
Inscription across the bottom:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD☩
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.5 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | N11
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: ☩SANC ….DÆVS ‘St Jude’ [alias St Thaddeus – an axe]; ☩SANC .HO.AS ‘St Thomas’ [a spear]; ☩SANCT PETRVS ‘St Peter’ [a fishing boat]; and at the top ☩SANC ANDREAS ‘St Andrew, the patron saint of Hexham Abbey’ [in the dominant central position – a saltire cross].
Inscription across the bottom:
InscriptionAND IN MEMORY OF BENTHAM HALL
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.6 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
OtherNumberCB-6 | N10
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEast (right-hand), from the bottom upwards: ☩SANCT ..TTHÆVS ‘St Matthew’ [a sword]; ☩S: JAC…. MINOR ‘St James the Less’ [a fuller’s club]; ☩S: BART..LOMÆVS ‘St Bartholomew’ [a curved flaying-knife]; and ☩SANC IOANNES ‘St John’ [a quill pen and an eagle].
Inscription across the bottom:
InscriptionAND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE A:D 1873
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.7Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1051 | HEXAB188
TitleBrass for Great North Window
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionInscription on a brass plate, fixed on the plinth of the arcade, immediately beneath the central light of the Great North Window
Inscription
☩THESE SIX WINDOWS WERE PRESENTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR PARENTS
BY THE CHILDREN OF BENTHAM HALL AND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE – A:D:1873
BENTHAM HALL BORN 7TH AVGVST 1775 DIED 8TH OCTOBER 1859
ELEANOR ANN – DAVGHTER OF THE LATE IOHN COOKE OF THIS TOWN –
BORN 10TH OCTOBER 1792 DIED 8TH FEBRVARY 1868
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteBentham Hall carved Queen Victoria’s seat [HEXAB188] now in the S Transept
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1420 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1423.1 | HEXAB1422.1
OtherNumberCB-7 | N9
TitleElizabeth Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA Resurrection scene in a vesica-shaped medallion is set on a geometrized grisaille. Jesus is rising from the tomb, with an angel and an onlooker (Mary of Magdala?) at the entrance, and a guard lying on the ground.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription
☩ IN HONOR OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH DEAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH FAIRLESS WHO DIED SEPt.23.1847
☩ & OF JOSEPH & MARY THEIR CHILDREN, WHO DIED IN YOVTH.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead.
ObjProdDatec1847
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled almost certainly late 1840s. The oldest stained-glass window in the Abbey.
Originally installed in the east wall of the north transept, and moved to the north wall in 1879 to allow the installation of three new windows in the east wall.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1421.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-8 | N8
TitleThomas Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThis window shows two figures: That above is ‘SAINT PAUL’ (the names are written on scrolls behind the heads), with a sword and a book.
Below, dressed in gold, is ‘MARY MAGDALENE’ with a pot of ointment.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1421.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Thomas Kerr)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall north window. Thomas Kerr Fairless d. 1853 aged 27
InscriptionTHOMAS KERR FAIRLESS died AD 1853, aged 27.
ObjProdDatec1879
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, at foot of N window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1422.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-9 | N7
TitleJoseph Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwo figures: That above is CHRIST, ‘Alpha – Α’ and ‘Omega – Ω’, holding a chalice and loaves. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” [Rev. 21:6]
Below is ‘MARY’, the Blessed Virgin, mother of Jesus, dressed in blue, holding lilies.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1422.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Joseph)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall middle window Joseph Fairless d. 1873 aged 84
InscriptionJOSEPH FAIRLESS, died A.D. 1873, aged 84
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNote“Peace perfect peace”. Joseph FAIRLESS b. 5 Dec. 1789, d. 15 Apr. 1873. [Inscription at Cemetery 30/24: see URL]
From burial register: 1543; Fairless, Joseph; Gentleman; 84; Hexham; 18 Apr 1873; H.C.Barker; C520.
“Joseph Fairless (1789–1873): a painter and decorator, a guardian of the town’s poor house, governor of Hexham Grammar School, etc. His real claim to fame was as a numismatist; he played a major role in dating and deciphering the inscriptions on the 8,000 Saxon stycas, copper coins that were the currency of 9th century Northumbria, found by a gravedigger in 1832.” [Every headstone has a story to tell HEXAB9471.1]
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, at base of middle window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW8
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.35.
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1423.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1420 | HEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-10 | N6
TitleElizabeth Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwo figures: That above is ‘S PETER’, he is holding one key in his right hand and a book in his left.
Below is ‘AN..’ (Saint Anne). A female figure in a green garment with the palm of martyrdom.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1423.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Elizabeth)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall south window Elizabeth Fairless d. 1847 aged 48
InscriptionELIZABETH FAIRLESS died AD 1847 aged 48
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectProductionPeriodWindow unveiled January 1880
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, below S window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW12

ObjectNumberHEXAB1424 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1002
OtherNumberCB-23 | S6
TitleCanon Barker Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextthe Barker memorial window of 1903 is by Henry Holiday
BriefDescriptionFive Mothers bringing eight children to be blessed by Jesus. Above them an angel bears a scroll with the inscription: “SUFFER [THE] LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME & FORBID THEM NOT”.
The inscription across the foot of the window completes the text from Luke 18:16 “[FOR] OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”
Memorial Inscription: On a bronze plaque mounted on the wall below [HEXAB1002]
ObjProdPersonHenry Holiday (1837–1927).
ObjProdDate1903
ObjectHistoryNote“Mr T Ellis proposed that permission be given to the placing of proposed memorials window & brass tablet to the late Canon Barker in the Aisle of the South Transept of the Church which was unanimously agreed to.” [Churchwardens Minutes 09/11/1903]
This window was placed in position by Mr T Ellis, painter. [Hex. Herald, 10.1.1904] Ellis was one of the churchwardens who signed the Facuty Petition 5th December 1903.
Dedicated Sunday, January 10th 1904 by the Bishop of Newcastle
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceFaculty. To fill the north window of the Aisle of the South Transept with painted glass and to affix to the Wall near the same Window a brass or bronze tablet or plate referring thereto and bearing the following inscription … Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.236, 31.12.1903. Diocesan ref. 220, 18.12.2003. Northumberland Record Office 3064 EP 184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1425 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-24 | S7
TitleLt.-Col. John Nicholson Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSet inside tabernacle work in the Decorated style. On the left a man in front of a well offers someone a drink from a pitcher; to the right another man holds a bowl in readiness; lilies of the valley below the left figure represent purity. Is it Jacob’s Well, or based on the text in John 4:13 (Jesus left Judæa and set out once more for Galilee. He had to pass through Samaria, and on his way came to a Samaritan town called Sychar near […] the spring called Jacob’s well. […] Meanwhile a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ The Samaritan woman said, ‘What! You, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a Samaritan woman?’ Jesus answered her, ‘If only you knew what God gives, […] you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’ ‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘you have no bucket and this well is deep. How can you give me “living water”?’ […] Jesus said, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I shall give him will never suffer thirst anymore.’ […] ‘Sir,’ said the woman, ‘give me that water, and then I shall not be thirsty, nor have to come all this way to draw.)
Inscription in the bottom right corner: MAYER & CO | MUNICH | LONDON
Unlike the other windows in the abbey the subject matter has long been a matter of speculation. It now seems the most likely interpretation is that it represents one of the Seven Corporal Acts of Mercy—
giving water to the thirsty (Matt. 25:35). There is a very similar window in St James’ Cathedral, Toronto by the same maker and made at the same time.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF JOHN NICHOLSON
BORN 1st OCT 1819. DIED 3rd JVNE 1887
ObjProdOrganisationMayer & Co of Munich and London
ObjProdDate1887?
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled in or after 1887.
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of William Soulsby, son of John and Hannah NICHOLSON of Halliwell Dene, who d. 8 Sept. 1862 aged 2 days. Also of Henry Soulsby b.17 Apr. d. 9 Sept. 1865. Also of the above John NICHOLSON b. 1 Oct. 1819 d. 3 June 1887. Hugh, fourth son of the above, b. 11 Jan 1870, d. 16 Dec. 1889 and of the above Hannah NICHOLSON who d. at 3 Woodside, Hexham, 24 Oct. 1929 aged 94 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery 28/5]
From burial register: 389; Nicholson, William Soulsby; Son of John Nicholson, Surgeon; 2dy; Halliwell Dene; 8 Sep 1862; J.Hudson; B547;
739; Nicholson, Henry Soulsby; Son of John Nicholson, Surgeon; 5mo; Halliwell Dene; 11 Sep 1865; J.Hudson; B547;
3195; Nicholson, John; Gentleman; 67; Halliwell Dene; 7 Jun 1887; H.C.Barker; B548;
3472; Nicholson, Hugh; Engineer; 19; Halliwell Dene; 19 Dec 1889; B.Binks; B549.
NotesNo known relationship to John Nicholson (organist & choirmaster from 1865 to 1881) commemorated in brass plate HEXAB2110.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STEW7, Stall-plate 2 [HEXAB2110]
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.44.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9028 | HEXAB9085 | HEXAB5120
OtherNumberCB-25
TitleNew Tyrrell Bequest Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe window reflects upon the theme of hospitality, at the centre of which is the chalice and bread of communion. When viewing the design as a whole, the separate lancets are relative to one another, mainly by the continuation of colour across the three openings. There are also three circle shapes that run through all three windows at roughly the same height. This is a play on the idea of unity and the drawing together in hospitality of the Trinity.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis of Lythe, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjProdDate2012
ObjectHistoryNoteFunded by the generous bequest of Geoffrey and Marjorie Tyrrell (died 2010).
Installed October 2012 [HEXAB9028]. Dedicated by Bishop Frank White during 10am service on Sunday 2nd December 2012 [HEXAB9085].
“A new £60,000 stained glass window has been dedicated at Hexham Abbey in Northumberland. The window is the legacy of a couple – Geoffrey and Marjorie Tyrrell – who lived in the town and who died in 2010. It’s the first new stained glass at the Abbey since 1972 and is the work of North Yorkshire artist Alan Davis.” [ITV REPORT, 2 December 2012 at 5:42pm]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper
URLSee also: www.thejournal.co.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-25 | SC11
TitleTyrrell Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe theme of the left hand lancet is spiritual help. God’s helping hand reaches down from the cosmos to engage with hands reaching up. This imagery is interwoven with other aspects of Christian symbolism: a tree, the cross and the river of life. The tree of life is echoed in the tree of the cross and the hand of God reaching down to touch the cross also representing the death of Jesus. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46) – the ultimate act of hospitality is seen in the uniting of the Father and the Son in God’s house.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3428 | W 804
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-25 | SC12
TitleTyrrell Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe central lancet is themed around hospitality and the early Church. The breaking of bread and sharing of wine was and is at the heart of Christian identity. The central section of the design contains imagery of a chalice and wheat. The triquetra symbol, formed from three interwoven circles representing eternity, unity and the Trinity, is an ancient symbol seen on the Frith Stool in the Abbey. A smaller chalice just below the large one is a reference to the Hexham pre-conquest chalice used by our forebears on their missionary travels. In the lower section is a seed symbolizing birth, new life and growth. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed…the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it becomes a tree (Matt. 13:31–32). The final image in this central section towards the apex is a bird form (dove) above seven tongues of flame symbolizing the coming of the Holy Spirit. This is relating to Pentecost, the spirit empowering the disciples to preach to and unite people from different nations.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 4544 | W 806
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1433
OtherNumberCB-25 | SC13
TitleTyrrell Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionLinking the second and third lancets is a welcoming light, or light at a window, represented by the white rectangular shape. The love of the stranger is a particular attribute of Christian thinking: ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it’ (Heb. 13:1–2). This theme is portrayed with vague semi-abstract figures in various poses of welcome or receptivity seen to be slowly changing as they rise to the upper section of the window into a winged form (angel). The (2012) Rector’s daughter Olivia was the model for one figure, thus continuing a tradition started over 100 years ago in the Baptistry window of the then Rector’s daughter being included. Symbolically the angel figure is suspended in the ‘light’ or the ‘window’; a door shape is seen at the base of the lancet which has many symbolic interpretations: ‘I am the door. Whoever enters by me will be saved’ (John 10:9).
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3794 | W 924
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3202
OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionPerhaps the least satisfactory window in the Abbey, having that dark, greenish tinge all too common in Victorian glass. Some of the colours seem rather odd as well, a pinkish halo and the very blue armour.
The window commemorates the rebuilding of the nave. The three-light window represents incidents connected with the life of St Etheldreda. Each light has tabernacle work above in the 15th-century style.
1. Her marriage to Ecgfrid. It incorporates three small pieces of Roman glass from Corbridge: the largest is a white buckle on the the shoulder of King Ecgfrid, the second is a small yellow piece on the belt holding the scabbard, near the King’s forearm, the smallest piece resembles a brooch on the breast of the Queen.
2. Renouncing her crown and taking the veil and habit from Bishop Wilfrid to become a nun at Coldingham under her aunt Ebbe.
3. Her miraculous appearance to one of her followers in prison after her death.
Memorial Inscription across the bottom of the three lights:
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL | RECOGNITION OF HIS CHURCH AT HEXHAM | FROM 674 TO 1909 E.SIDNEY SAVAGE RECTOR
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdOrganisationDavidson and Walker of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1909
ObjectHistoryNoteCanon Edwin Sidney Savage pioneered the rebuilding of the Abbey’s Nave in 1908. He was Rector here during the Great War which was to have a huge impact on his life.
Alex. Walker (fl. 1896–1929) was a freelance Art-Nouveau designer based in Glasgow. The Davidson and Walker is unique in being fully signed by Alex Walker, of Glasgow (but the window was made in Newcastle). A sketch [HEXAB3202], presumably by Alex Walker, shows more figures and more detail than the finished version.
Unveiled Christmas Sunday, 26th December 1909 by the Bishop of Newcastle.
Smashed during a break-in discovered 7th August 1971. “c) Building Committee Report (i) The Rector reported the ‘Savage’ window was now repaired. Mr Mason … suggested we consider fitting wire guards. – Mr Knell commented that guards case damage to the stonework but nevertheless have much to commend them. The recent window cost over £200 to repair. Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
The window is one of five at Hexham of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995. The grounds of selection were artistic and technical, including, in some cases, the materials themselves.
1996: The window N16 (was no. W.28), was protected with Lexan 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)
ReferenceCND: NNW3
1909, 21 July. 2) To fill the three light window in the East end of the Nave Aisle with stained glass. Faculty application. NRO Faculty Book No. 1, no.356 and NRO EP.184/80.
EP 184/128 (1940) Notes and photocopy of drawing of the Savage Window. Also notes re Window, 1968.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSeven angels, four of them are playing musical instruments.
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda’s marriage in 660 to Ecgfrid, the 15-year-old King of Northumbria. It incorporates 3 small pieces of Roman glass : The largest is a white buckle on the the shoulder of King Ecgfrid; the second is a small yellow piece on the belt holding the scabbard, near the King’s forearm; the smallest piece resembles a brooch on the breast of the Queen.
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda renouncing her crown and taking the veil and habit from Bishop Wilfrid in 672 to become a nun at Coldingham under her aunt Ebbe.
InscriptionRECOGNITION OF HIS CHURCH AT HEXHAM
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda’s miraculous appearance to one of her followers in prison after her death.
Inscriptions at the bottom:
in the left corner: DESIGNED AND DRAWN BY ALEX WALKER
EXECUTED BY THOS DAVIDSON 1909
in the right corner: DAVIDSON & WALKER OF NEWCASTLE ON TYNE 1909
InscriptionFROM 674 TO 1909, E.SIDNEY SAVAGE RECTOR
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)
ReferenceCND: NNW3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRoyal Air Force Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA three-light window filled with flowing tracery. The motto of the Royal Air Force, Per Ardua ad Astra, meaning “through difficulties to the stars” supplied the basis for the design. It resulted in long rising lines leading to the stars which form the image of a sword, which symbolizes the military aspect of the Service; the vapour trail sweeping across the sky; the sweeping lines of movement blending with the shape of an aeroplane; the familiar circular symbols on the wings; superimposed are the three heraldic devices of the RAF (with the RFC), the RAF Association, and the citizens of Hexham.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott (d.1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1965
ObjectHistoryNoteCommissioned by The Royal Air Forces Association as a War Memorial for 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 to commemorate the contribution of local people to the achievement of the Flying Services in the defence of this country in two great wars, and the maintenance of peace. Frederick Ord signed the cheques; he and his wife Norah had helped to raise money.
Unveiled by Lord Allendale and dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle at the Battle of Britain Service, 11 a.m. 19th September 1965.
“Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762, granted 26 Jan 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceFaculty application, Faculty Regr. no.3; Faculty no.2390, 6 January 1965, Northumberland Record Office 3064; Ref. EP. 184/80.
EP 184/142 (1965) Correspondence and photographs re the R.A.F. window.
Abbey Chronicle no.250 Jul.1979 p.1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRAF Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionShining stars
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRAF Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA). RAF roundel at head of light.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.3 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRAF Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Air Force which is blazoned: “In front of a circle inscribed with the motto Per Ardua Ad Astra and ensigned by the Imperial Crown an eagle volant and affronty Head lowered and to the sinister.”
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE OF HEXHAM
AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED WITH THE
ROYAL FLYING CORPS
AND ROYAL AIR FORCE
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRAF Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe arms of Hexham. RAF roundel at head of light.
Arms: Vert a saltire argent between in chief an ancient crown in base a mitre and in fesse two garbs or a chief wavy barry wavy of six azure and of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a fleshing knife and a beam knife in saltire proper the upper handles joined by chain or pendant therefrom a fleece gold banded vert.
The crest is set on an esquire’s helm; mantling is of green and silver, a torse or wreath is of green and silver alternately.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429 Click on
Thumbnail
for
11 photos
OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA three-light window, each lancet 595 × 2600 mm, and nine pieces of flowing tracery above. Each lancet is supported by seven 9 mm saddle bars and is in three sections with gothic-shaped head. This and the adjacent RAF window were both affected by two basic design requirements: (1) there should be as little sacrifice of daylight as possible, which meant that a large proportion of colourless or pale glass (mostly fairly transparent) had to be used; and (2) because of this transparency, the iron bars on the outside, (which had to be retained) would be clearly visible, and the design of the window had to be so arranged that it was enhanced rather than marred by the bars. It commemorates the granting of the title “Royal” to the former British Legion. The patriotic sentiment which is the basis of that organization provides the theme of the design. Viewed from a distance the pattern of the Union Flag may be discerned, covering the three main lights, but so loosely constructed that it is hardly noticed at close range. The whole window has an abstract background design of the red crosses on white background and white cross against a blue background.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott (d. 1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1972
ObjectHistoryNote“British Legion. The Rector reported that Squadron Ldr Price had asked that a British Legion window be fitted in the Abbey, as a memorial representing all Services. On the understanding that the window be placed in the North Aisle, of the same type of glass as the RAF window which resulted in no loss of light, Mr Thompson moved & Mr Dotchin seconded that we accept the proposal in principle, subject to approval of design and associated matters. – Agreed. – Mr Dotchin commented that payment of the Fees for the Faculty, to be met by the British Legion.” [PCC Min. 11/8/1970 pp.9–10]
Unveiled at a Remembrance Day Service on Sunday November 12th 1972 at 11.15 a.m. by Viscount Allendale and dedicated by the Rt. Revd J A Ramsbotham, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle.
Broken twice in 1991. Desecrated by vandals twice in 1993. Broken again in 1995.
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5
ReferenceThe Faculty Application of 4 February 1972, Faculty Regr. no.3; Faculty no.3562, at Newcastle Record Office, ref. 184/80, is accompanied by a cartoon of the design.
1996, 21 May. To repair the Royal British Legion window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4799.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe crosses of St George [top], St Patrick [left] and St Andrew [right]
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Navy, on a blue field in a wreath a silver anchor erect cabled ensigned by a royal crown; below it that of the Royal Air Force, a volant eagle within a circlet ensigned by a royal crown.
The date 1921 is in a panel at the bottom right.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.3 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAt the top, the Arms of Northumberland County Council – paly [vertical lines] of eight or and gules [for Bernicia]; crest – on a castle a lion passant tail extended (for Percy, Duke of Northumberland); supporters – two lions rampant (for Deira); in the middle, the new heraldic badge of The Royal British Legion: On a red field a lion’s face affronté incorporating the crown of St Edward (the Confessor); at the bottom, the civic arms granted to Hexham Urban District Council on 31st. August 1953.
Hexham UDC Arms: Vert a saltire argent between in chief an ancient crown in base a mitre and in fesse two garbs or a chief wavy barry wavy of six azure and of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a fleshing knife and a beam knife in saltire proper the upper handles joined by chain or pendant therefrom a fleece gold banded vert.
The crest is set on an esquire’s helm; mantling is of green and silver, a torse or wreath is of green and silver alternately.
Memorial Inscription in a panel at the bottom:
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
TO COMMEMORATE THE
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
InscriptionDescriptionThe dates 1921 and 1971 are in panels at the bottom of the left and right lights respectively.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Armed Forces, a lion statant guardant above a royal crown with crossed swords behind; below it that of the Royal Merchant Navy, on a red field in a wreath a silver anchor ensigned by a naval crown.
The date 1971 is in a panel at the bottom left.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleJames and Sarah Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Baptistery Window. The subjects refer to the influence of childhood upon the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon Britains to the Christian Faith.
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the bottom of all three lights:
InscriptionThis Baptistery window is dedicated by Sarah Alice | Fairless TO THE GLORY OF GOD and in loving | Memory of her Parents James Liddle Fairless
of Hexham who died 27th March A.D. 1891 aged | 61 years. And his Wife Sarah Mainwaring Phyllis | Furnivall who died 27th June A.D. 1905 aged 76 years.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated Saturday, August 8th 1908 by the Bishop of Bristol at the consecration and dedication of the nave.
“Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1
Faculty Application 21.11.1907, now at NRO, Diocesan ref. no.316, Parish ref. no.184/80. The Application for a Faculty is accompanied by a cartoon of the design.
1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: 1. the Fairless Memorial Window facing West in the Nave North Aisle; … Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleBaptistery Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe 13 tracery panels are filled with Cherubim and Seraphim in praise. It is believed that images of Canon Savage’s children were used.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleBaptistery Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionShows the triumph of Gregory’s enterprise and St Augustine’s efforts in the baptism of Ethelbert by St Augustine in the presence of Queen Bertha and the whole Saxon Court [the king stands in the font whilst Augustine baptizes him by affusion – pouring water over his head three times]. The background represents a view outside the main gate of the Saxon town of Canterbury.
Inscription: The Baptism of King Ethelbert by S. Augustine.
InscriptionThis Baptistery window is dedicated by Sarah Alice
of Hexham who died 27th March A.D. 1891 aged
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleBaptistery Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionGregory the Great, whose attention is attracted by the beauty of a group of Northumbrian (Deiran) children in the slave-market at Rome. He questions the slave dealer, their owner, as to the country of their origin, and is thus led to determine upon the evangelization of England. In the background is a view of Rome.
Inscription: Gregory the Great and the Northumbrian Children in the Slave market at Rome. [The face of the child in green facing outwards is a likeness of the Rector’s daughter Awdrey Victoria Savage (later Mrs Beckingham), born March 1901]
InscriptionFairless TO THE GLORY OF GOD and in loving
61 years. And his Wife Sarah Mainwaring Phyllis
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleBaptistery Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSaint Augustine, the Missionary sent by Gregory to the Court of Ethelbert, the pagan king of Kent. He is assisting at the prayers of Bertha, Ethelbert’s Queen and a Christian Princess; for the Conversion of her husband. The background represents the interior of St Martin’s Church, Canterbury.
Inscription: Queen Bertha praying for the Conversion of King Ethelbert.
Inscription in the bottom right corner: H.T.BOSDET
GROVE PK TERRACE
CHISWICK
LONDON
InscriptionMemory of her Parents James Liddle Fairless
Furnivall who died 27th June A.D. 1905 aged 76 years.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1022
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window. Charles Henderson Memorial Window.
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelText‘A tender memorial to our beloved’
The creation of the impressive West Window took place amid the turbulent years of the
Great War.
It was planned as a memorial to Charles Henderson, from St John Lee, who died just after
the outbreak of World War 1, ‘as a result of a chill caught while doing war work’.
BriefDescriptionA five-light window of great size, with bold mullions and tracery. The five lights each have three tiers of panels, the two upper being filled with large single figures of the Saints of Northern England, and the third with subjects illustrating episodes in their history.
In the TRACERY are twelve angels adoring Christ in Majesty who is at the top; two below Christ bear scrolls with the words: “O ye servants of the LORD” and “Praise ye The Lord”. The stonework of the tracery has been likened to the outline of a butterfly, which symbolizes the Resurrection.
The two UPPER TIERS are filled with large single figures of the Saints of Northern England who had been most closely associated with the evangelization of Northumbria:
Top, from the left: S.Paulinus, S.Aidan, S.Edwin K.M., S.Acca, V.Bede;
Centre: S.Oswald, S.Wilfrid [misspelt Wilfred], S.Etheldreda Q, S.Cuthbert, S.John of Beverley.
The LOWEST TIER has subjects illustrating episodes in the history of the figures in the central tier, with a two-line text at the foot of each light:
Here St Oswald at the battle of the Heavenfield | raiseth the Cross of God.
Here St Wilfrid doth instruct the Master Builder | concerning the plans of his Great Church.
Here St Etheldreda doth convey certain lands | to St Wilfrid for the erection of his Cathedral Church, [with her steward Ouini taking part in the transfer].
Here St Cuthbert liveth on the island of Farne in constant con | templation of Our Blessed Saviour and cherished God’s creatures; [a Crucifixion scene, birds, an otter, a seal are shown].
Here St John of Beverley is received by the priest of Lee | where it was his custom frequently to enter into retreat [the church is shown above].
Memorial Inscription. A bronze tablet [HEXAB1022] below the window bears a heraldic shield and the Henderson motto SOLA VIRTUS NOBILITAT [Virtue alone ennobles].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
ObjectHistoryNoteMrs Henderson and the members of her family have decided to erect a memorial to her husband and their father, Charles William Chipchase Henderson, who died on December 3rd, 1914, and was laid to rest on December 5th in the Hexham Cemetery. The subject of the window had been chosen by Mr Henderson before his death, “he used to think that he might be able to put it in himself”. His plan was carried out by his widow and family. “Mr Bosdet, in consultation with the Rector, Mr Temple Moore, and the family interested, have already given much thought to the proposed memorial.” [Hex. Par. Mag. Apr. 1916]
“Mr Bosdet thinks he will have the great west window ready for Unveiling and Dedication on September 30th.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Sep.1917 p.2]
Dedicated 3rd November 1918 by the Rector (delayed because Mrs Hendeson was ill).
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwelve angels adoring Christ in Majesty who is at the top; two below Christ bear scrolls with the words: “O ye servants of the LORD” and “Praise ye The Lord”. The stonework of the tracery has been likened to the outline of a butterfly, which symbolizes the Resurrection.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Paulinus’ holding in his right hand a parchment “In the Name of the | Holy and undivided | Trinity … … in | Obey … … to | Authority to preach the | Christian Doctrine | within the Kingdom | of Northumberland | Edwinus | Rex”; S.Paulinus, the first Bishop of York, was the first to obtain the royal licence to preach the gospel of Christianity in Northumbria; he is a melancholy figure, saddened by the death of King Edwin who was baptized by Paulinus in York in 627.
Middle: ‘S.Oswald.K.’ holding the cross of Heavenfield, who gave the dishes from the royal table to feed the poor collected outside his hall and who defeated the king of North Wales;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Oswald at the battle of the Heavenfield | raiseth the Cross of GOD”
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.3 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window left-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Aidan’ carrying a book, who was a monk at Hy in Scotland and then took up the work of teaching the doctrines of Christianity among the Northumbrians when others appointed found the task too rough and unpromising, became Bishop of Lindisfarne and notable for his acts of charity and mercy among the poor.
Middle: ‘S.Wilfred.’ [sic] with image of his Church of Hexham (as in 1870–1907) by his foot as an emblem, arguing his case against Royal Authority in Church matters at the Council of Austerfield [near Bawtry] in 703.
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Wilfrid doth instruct the Master Builder | concerning the plans of his Great Church.”
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.4 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Edwin.K.M.’ with the sceptre in one hand and the palm of martyrdom in the other.
Middle: ‘S.Etheldreda.Q’ with the crosier of an abbess and a model of Hexham Abbey (as in 1870–1907) as her symbols, she wears royal robes over the black Benedictine gown and is decorated with the jewels which were the glory of her youth but sacrificed later to works of piety and chastity;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Etheldreda doth convey certain lands | to St Wilfrid for the erection of his Cathedral Church”
[with her steward Ouini taking part in the transfer].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.5 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window right-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Acca’, known as a great chanter, with a portative organ as a reference to his having introduced instrumental music into the service of the Church.
Middle: ‘S.Cuthbert’ holding the head of S.Oswald which was placed for safety in Cuthbert’s tomb, where it was found in 1104;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Cuthbert liveth on the island of Farne in constant con | templation of Our Blessed Saviour and cherished God’s creatures”
[a Crucifixion scene, birds, an otter, a seal are shown].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.6 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
OtherNumberCB-1 | W1
TitleGreat West Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: ‘V.Bede.’, our great authority for the history of this period with his book “HISTORIA | ECCLESIASTICA | GENTIS ANGLOR | UM” [The Ecclesiatical History of The Race of The Angles].
Middle: ‘S.John.’ of Beverley, one-time Bishop of Hexham who ordained Bede as deacon then priest at Jarrow, and the object of greater reverence than any Northern saint except Cuthbert.
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St John of Beverley is received by the priest of Lee | where it was his custom frequently to enter into retreat” [the church is shown in the background above].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet of London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1432 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9005
OtherNumberCB-26
TitleSarah Briddick Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextThe Light of the World
This stained glass window was rescued when a nearby chapel closed. Created by the Gateshead Glass company and installed in 1894, it is a copy of a famous painting by William Holman Hunt called The Light of the World (1853). The picture illustrates a verse from the Bible: ‘Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.’
[The Bible, the book of Revelation]
BriefDescriptionAn adaptation of Holman Hunt’s “Light of the World”. Inscription [from Rev. 3:20] below the figure: “Behold I stand at the Door & Knock”
Memorial inscription originally in the bottom corners:
Inscription[left:] TO THE GLORY OF GOD
& IN MEMORY OF SARAH
[right:] THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY WILLIAM BRIDDICK HER HUSBAND
1894
ObjProdOrganisationGateshead Stained Glass Company
ObjProdDate1894
ObjectHistoryNoteThe church of St Mary, Lowgate was opened on 6th December 1894 and closed 25th May 2003. The stained-glass was originally in a border of plain cathedral glass; a stained-glass roundel [HEXAB9005] was previously installed above it. Obituary of William Briddick (who died aged 59 Sunday 18/06/1899) in Parish Magazine July 1899 p.60.
2005. West window removed from St Mary’s on 2nd June by Kymes Studios Ltd. M’bro.
2011. The window was stored in the Rector’s room in the Parish Centre until it was installed in the new visitor centre in 2014. The faculty to install it in the Abbey Shop was not implemented.
“Sarah, dearly beloved wife of William BRIDDICK, who d. at Low Gate 23 Nov. 1892 aged 51 yrs. Also the above William BRIDDICK who d. 18 June 1899 aged 59 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 11/29: see URL]
From burial register: 3801; Birddick [sic], Sarah; Wife of William Birddick; 51; Low Gate; 26 Nov 1892; S.F.Waterhouse; A288 (unconsecrated);
4459; Biddick [sic], William; Gardener; 59; Low Gate; 21 Jun 1899; H.R.Moule; A288 (unconsecrated).
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery
ReferenceFaculty: 2006, 9 February. … 3. ADDENDUM. To install the “Light of the World” window from the closed church of St Mary’s Lowgate in the Abbey Shop within a light-box installed behind the shop counter and facing the main entrance of the Shop. Completion due by 8 Feb 2011 [but overtaken by Hexham Abbey Project to create new exhibition].
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB1433Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1426.3
TitleSample for Tyrrell Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextThe Tyrrell Window
This is a sample panel from the most recent windows to have been installed, at the top of the Night Stair. Created in 2012 by Alan Davis of Whitby, the windows are a meditation on the theme of ‘hospitality’ – God’s welcoming love for us which we are called to share with each other and the world around us.
BriefDescriptionHalf-size square sample of the design near the top of the right-hand (west) light of the finished Tyrrell Window [HEXAB1426.3].
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis of Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjProdDate2011
ObjectHistoryNotePart of Alan Davis’s winning entry in the competition to select the new window design and maker. Full-size window installed in October 2012. This sample installed in exhibition which opened October 2014.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2012 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleBell from Lowgate
ObjectNamebell | metalwork
Materialiron
BriefDescription5 pieces – ringing arm (+S rope) ring pivot, bell, clanger. No obvious markings.
The bell was hung from a rudimentary headstock with a hole in it through which the bar that is cast in to the crown of the bell passes. The top of the clapper is hook-shaped and is fastened to what appears to be a cast-in crown staple in the form of a loop. The clapper is make-shift and sharp edges have damaged the bell – but it would not be needed if the bell is to be chimed. [Neville Parkin, Hexham Abbey Steeple Keeper, 15/2/2007].
ObjProdOrganisationLlewellin and James of Bristol
ObjProdDatec1897
ObjectHistoryNoteBrought from St Mary Lowgate church – after it closed (25/05/2003). Probably original to Victorian church.
DimensionsH overall 480 | H bow to crown 300 | Dia 460 | W across support pivot 530
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB2042 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2044 | HEXAB2048
TitleMedal set into part of a former wafer box lid
ObjectNamemedal | metalwork
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionMedal with view of Hexham Church from SW (from cloister before nave rebuilt) surrounded by inscription. Set in oak.
See also:— HEXAB2044 and HEXAB2048
Inscription
HEXHAM CHURCH BUILT BY WILFRID, 674.
E.Griffith
1830
ObjProdDate1830?
DimensionsDiameter 78 mm

ObjectNumberHEXAB2044 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2048 | HEXAB2042
TitleCircular [wafer?] Box with medal inlaid in lid
ObjectNamebox | metalwork
Materialbronze | oak
LabelTextWOODEN BOX WITH MEDAL IN TOP
Set into the top of this box of turned oak is a medal with a view of the Abbey Church from the south west (before the nave was rebuilt). It is inscribed at the top ‘HEXHAM CHURCH BUILT BY WILFRID, AD 674.’ and below ‘M. Smith HEXHAM 1830’. This is one of three similar boxes in the Abbey collection all with different names, the latest dating from 1842. It is not known whether these were made as prizes or as special presentation items but others are known to exist elsewhere. The boxes are well made and the medals neatly inserted; it would be good to know more about them.
HEXAB2044
BriefDescriptionTurned oak box and lid, circular, with medal set into it, inscribed below view of church from SW (from cloister before nave rebuilt): ‘M. Smith Hexham 1830’ with ‘Hexham Church built by Wilfrid 674’ around top of medal.
See also:– HEXAB2042 and HEXAB2048
Inscription
HEXHAM CHURCH BUILT BY WILFRID, AD 674.
M. Smith
HEXHAM
1830
ObjProdDate1830?
DimensionsDiameter 110

ObjectNumberHEXAB2048 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2042 | HEXAB2044
TitleMedal set into top of circular wooden box
ObjectNamebox | metalwork
Materialbronze?
BriefDescriptionMedal has view of Hexham Church from NW (before rebuilding of nave) with tower buttresses and Eastern chapels. Above picture: ‘Hexham Church built AD 674’; and below picture ‘E Pruddah [followed by flourish] 1842’.
See also:— HEXAB2042 and HEXAB2044
Inscription
HEXHAM CHURCH BUILT AD 674.
E Pruddah
1842
ObjProdDateabout 1842
ObjectHistoryNoteThere were Pruddahs (or Prudhoes) in the area from at least the 17th century — N.L. ex informatio.
Dimensionsdiameter 73
ReferenceHAR: fn.6 p.49

ObjectNumberHEXAB2058.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1021
TitleSmall Gold Cross in box
ObjectNamecross | metalwork
Materialgold
BriefDescriptionSmall gold cross inscribed “St Peter’s Day.|1907.”. The box has an explanatory note on George Hotel note paper (undated): Foundation stone ceremony – Miss Kathleen Saunders, Oaktree Cottage, Goatsland, when 11.
HallmarkB WMJS into a shield; hallmark – 9.375 M=1907
Inscription ST. PETER’S DAY. | 1907.
ObjProdOrganisationWalter, Michael, John, and Stanley Barnard, London
ObjProdDate1907
ObjectHistoryNoteBefore the procession moved off, the Rector presented each of the children who were to present the ceremonial gifts to the layers of stones with a small gold cross bearing the inscriptions – “ST. PETER’S DAY” & “1907”. [Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1907, pp.51–54]
1976. Last month [November] there came to the Abbey two sisters. One of them, Miss Kathleen Saunders, aged eighty, brought a small gold cross which she gave to the Rector. It had been given to her by Canon Savage and bears the inscription St Peter’s Day, 1907. She was one of the children who presented caskets made from the wood of the Abbey to those who laid the foundation stones of the new nave. She remembers wearing white muslin for the great occasion. Miss Saunders was very interested that we still have two stalwarts worshipping regularly at the Abbey who remember serving tea on that great occasion. The little gold cross will go into the Abbey archives. [Abbey Chronicle, Dec. 1976, p.4.]
Dimensionslength 25 | across arms 20
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

ObjectNumberHEXAB2059Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2030.5 | HEXAB2099
TitleReplica of Hexham Chalice
ObjectNamechalice | metalwork
Materialgilt metal (silver?brass?)
LabelTextThis is a replica of our original Anglo-Saxon Chalice.
Please visit the Big Story Exhibition to see the ‘real thing’!
You can find the exhibition by going through the glass doors beside the font, then turning right into the ‘Big Story’.
BriefDescriptionGilt replica of the Hexham chalice [HEXAB2099], hammered finish. Its blue box has maker’s or seller’s name in the lid. ‘THE HEXHAM CHALICE REPLICA’ in gilt letters on top of the lid.
ObjProdPersonLeslie Durbin, London, England
DimensionsH 65 | dia. 60
CurrentLocNoteon display | in display case in niche
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceFaculty: 2009. 1 August. To provide new display arrangements for the Anglo-Saxon Chalice in accordance with the letters of Mr. C.N. Dallison of 20th April 2009 (as amended 28th April 2009) and 1st June 2009 and with the “Case specification for Anglo-Saxon Chalice Hexham Abbey” of Karen Barker, in accordance also with the quotation of Click Netherfield of 21st May 2009. [This display case was originally for The Hexham Chalice HEXAB2099]

ObjectNumberHEXAB2078 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB256 | HEXAB139.1.2
TitleAlms-dish/collection-plate
ObjectNamecollection-plate | metalwork
Materialstainless steel
LabelTextALMS DISH or COLLECTION DISH
Inscribed:—
Donated to Hexham Abbey by Constance Wallace in loving memory of her beloved husband Leslie who died 12th July 1995.
Made of ‘hammered’ metal (stainless steel?) in the arts-and-crafts tradition by K|MC of Keswick.
The design of three circling fish is at once a reminder of the miracle of Christ’s feeding of the five thousand with barley loaves and ‘a few small fishes’ and also of persecuted early Christians who used the fish as a symbol of Christ because the two initial letters of fish in Greek were ‘IC’ stood for Jesus Christ.
HEXAB2078
BriefDescriptionStamped ‘K
MC’
and ‘Keswick’.
Dish of hammered craftwork, with three fish at the centre.
Inscription in small letters on the underside of the large dish
Inscription
DONATED TO HEXHAM ABBEY
BY CONSTANCE WALLACE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND LESLIE
WHO DIED 12th JULY 1995
ObjProdOrganisationKeswick
ObjProdDatec1995?
Dimensionsdiam. 500 | depth 28
CurrentLocationVestry

ObjectNumberHEXAB2080 Click on
Thumbnail
for
12 photos
TitleLarge jug
ObjectNamejug | metalwork
Materialsilver plate | copper | brass
LabelTextEWER for Font Water 1916
This Arts-and-Crafts Ewer, or big jug, was used for bringing baptismal water to the Font.
It is inscribed ‘ESS MCMXVI’ – ESS are the initials of the Revd E Sydney Savage, Rector at time of nave rebuilding and reordering of the church. The ewer was presented in 1916 to mark the return of the font to the west end of the church.
The ewer is made of silver-plated brass. It is flask-shaped on three legs. The handle is attached by wide plates with formalized floral design; the neck and waist are elaborated with bands of enamels and polished stone ‘jewels’. The cover is attached with a barrel hinge and has a bronze knop. Silver plate has been damaged by over-enthusiastic polishing but could be restored.
For many years the ewer was shown on the steps of the font (see adjacent Guides of 1960s and 1970s). It is not hard to imagine Canon Savage at the font wielding this triumph of revived mediæval craftsmanship.
HEXAB 2080
BriefDescriptionLarge flask-shaped jug on three feet of brass, sliver-plated; handles attached by wide plates with formalized floral design; neck and waist elaborated with bands (attached with brass studs) of enamels and polished stone ‘jewels’. Top attached with a barrel hinge, has a brass (?) knop. Incorporated into the design “ESS” [for the Revd E Sydney Savage, Rector] and “MCMXVI” for 1916.
ObjProdDatec1916
DimensionsH with cover 620 | diameter 290
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.39 fn.31 p.57

ObjectNumberHEXAB2083 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleEagle lectern
ObjectNamelectern | metalwork
Materialbrass
CreditLinePresented by J Oswald Head 1881
BriefDescriptionA brass eagle with spread wings forms the lectern which has a perforated book rest. The eagle clasps a great orb with a moulded ‘equator’ set on a round shaft with deeply moulded shaft ring and even more heavily moulded and spreading base supported on four spherical feet. The plate with the inscription is screwed on below the book-rest.
Inscription
PRESENTED·TO·HEXHAM·ABBEY·CHURCH
BY·J·OSWALD·HEAD·1881.
ObjProdDatec1881
ObjectHistoryNoteThis is probably an item from a church furnishings catalogue for a trade which flourished in late 19th century and until the Great War. The date is interesting in pre-dating the main re-ordering of the church about 1907–08.
Appears in late Victorian photos at old aisle crossing just to the west of present chancel steps. Ref: e.g. Gibson photo NRO 01876/C/6/66
Pre-1907 in front of altar when altar was against east wall of Chancel.
Dimensionsmax H 1785 | W across lectern 620 | base dia 490
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB2084
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.29 + 3 photos + cutting
TitlePair of huge candlesticks
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
Materialmixed metals | pewter
Colourenamelled
LabelTextThe Sanctuary Floor-Standing Candlesticks
‘Dulce et decorum est…’
Almost exactly 100 years ago, on October 24th 1915, a vast congregation of soldiers and
civilians gathered for ‘one of the most impressive and solemn’ services to be held in the
Abbey.
At this service, a pair of imposing candlesticks, which now stand near the High Altar, was
dedicated to the memory of those who had fallen in the war.
The Rector read out the names of the men who had made ‘the Great Sacrifice’ and at the
end of the recital of names the Last Post was sounded by the buglers of the 4th
Northumberland Fusiliers.
BriefDescriptionTriumphant pair of late ecclesiological – gothic revival – huge free-standing candlesticks. Rather sadly they are a memorial to those who died serving their country in the Great War 1914–1915 – as if those who made/commissioned the candlesticks thought the war would be concluded in 1915.
Candlesticks have ‘candle’ above with ornamental collar holding actual candle.
ObjProdPersonTemple Moore, designer.
ObjProdOrganisationArtificers’ Guild, Conduit Place, London.
ObjProdDate1915
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Rector has instructed Mr. Temple Moore to proceed with a design for two standard candlesticks in pewter and blue and gold enamel for the Sanctuary. The design is a very fine one, and will be carried out by the Artificers’ Guild. They will give much needed light to the Sanctuary, and they will be an appropriate memorial which all will appreciate. Payment will be made through visitors’ charges. On the one candlestick will be the inscription “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. 1914–1915;” and on the other “To the Glory of God, and in grateful and perpetual memory of our young valiant knights, who, having fought the fight, have entered into rest.” They will be a worthy addition, for apart from their symbolism and memorial they are in that spirit of humble and reverent approval of beauty without worldliness or self-assertion, which should mark the Holy House of God. [Par. Mag. Mar 1915 p.6]
Mr Temple Moore writes:—“I saw the Standard Candlesticks at the Artificers’ Guilds place in Conduit Street this morning. They look extremely well, and have been carried out in a thoroughly artistic way, and I think you will be pleased with them. The contrast of the dull pewter and the gilding on enamel is very fine. They ought to be very careful not to try and clean the pewter with any of those brass cleaning stuffs. All that it requires is rubbing gently with a soft cloth pretty frequently.” [Par.Mag. Oct 1915 p.8]
Dedicated 24th October 1915 by Canon Sidney Savage: A memorable service, and one of the most impressive and solemn ever observed in the venerable Abbey, was held on October 24th, when a vast congregation of soldiers and civilians assembled to do honour to those who have fallen in the War, and with special tribute of thankfulness, respect, and love to those who went forth from Hexham and laid down their lives. Attended by the Churchwardens, the Rector solemnly dedicated the Sanctuary Standard Lights in perpetual memory of the fallen. He recited the names of those who had made the Great Sacrifice. At the end of the recital the Last Post was sounded by the buglers of the 4th Northumberland Fusiliers. The candlesticks are for beauty and utility. They are symbolical, and they are a tender and touching memorial. They are to the design of Mr Temple Moore, and were executed by the Artificers Guild, and are in every way worthy and excellent. The metal is pewter, which is beautifully enamelled. On the one is inscribed “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”, and on the other “To the Glory of God and in memory of our valiant knights, who, having fought the fight, have entered into rest. 1914–1915”. I understand that some have the feeling that a Faculty ought to have been applied for in order to place the Standard Lights in the Sanctuary. I was under the impression that no Faculty was necessary. It was no intention on my part to evade the law in any way. I do not even now know whether or no a Faculty ought to have been obtained. One thing is quite certain, that all publicity was given, and the fact that I have dedicated these memorials in the most public, solemn, and touching way, is evidence that I should have sought a Faculty had I thought that it was right to do so. Now that they have been dedicated, I trust that I may receive the generous pardon of any who may think that I have acted ultra vires. It is quite certain that a Faculty would have been granted had application been made, for there could have been no reason for its refusal. No question of doctrine is involved, and the memorial is seemly and tender, and fitting in every way for the holy place, and for the most tender and touching association of those who have passed through the veil and have arrived on the other shore—those we mourn, honour, and love. In any case, if there has been any inadvertence on my part in the way of technicalities, I regret it. [Par.Mag Nov 1915 p.2&5]
Sermon by the Rector. He had placed the candlesticks in the sanctuary for utility, for light. … For utility and beauty these standards were preferable to electroliers and more so because electricity could not be relied on in the early mornings. [Hex. Cour. 30.10.1915]
DimensionsH 1760 | base max. dia. 580 | ‘candle’ & collar H 960
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C2

ObjectNumberHEXAB2084.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
10 photos
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.29 + 3 photos + cutting
TitleHuge candlestick
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
Materialmixed metals
BriefDescriptionRing inscribed. The reference to ‘knights’ – and ‘valiant’ too – underlines the gothical mediæval revivalism.
InscriptionTo the glory of God and in grateful memory of our valiant knights who having fought the fight have entered into rest
ObjProdPersonDesigned by Temple Moore
ObjProdOrganisationmade by the Artificers’ Guild at Conduit Street, London
ObjProdDatec1915
ObjectHistoryNoteProposed inscription had been longer: “To the Glory of God, and in grateful and perpetual memory of our young valiant knights, who, having fought the fight, have entered into rest.” [Par. Mag. Mar 1915 p.6]
DimensionsH 1760 | base max. dia. 580 | ‘candle’ & collar H 960
CurrentLocNoteloose | north
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C2

ObjectNumberHEXAB2084.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
9 photos
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.29 + 3 photos + cutting
TitleHuge candlestick
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
Materialmixed metals
BriefDescriptionRing inscribed
InscriptionDulce et decorum est pro patria mori 1914–1915
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationIt is a sweet and noble [or seemly] thing to die for one’s country
InscriptionDescriptionThe Latin tag is from Horace, a court poet: Odes, III.ii.13.
ObjProdPersonDesigned by Temple Moore
ObjProdOrganisationmade by the Artificers’ Guild at Conduit Street, London
ObjProdDatec1915
DimensionsH 1760 | base max. dia. 580 | ‘candle’ & collar H 960
CurrentLocationChancel
ReferenceCND: C2

ObjectNumberHEXAB2085 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB154.1
TitleHigh Altar Cross
ObjectNamecross | metalwork
Materialsilver
BriefDescriptionCross with incarnadined Boss, encircled by 7 crystals, interlaced ornament of the Knot on Shaft and arms.
‘The cross is indeed a work of art, and no trouble has been spared to make it in design and workmanship worthy of its sacred symbolism and the noble Abbey which now homes it. May it be a means of kindling out faith by its picture lessons. Its design is that of some of the early Saxon crosses, such as that of S. Cuthbert. The incarnadined Boss typifies “the Lamb that was slain from the Foundation of the World.” The seven crystals encircling the Boss represent the Messages to the Seven Churches, and the Sevenfold Gift of the Holy Spirit, one jewel each for the seven canonized Bishops of Hexham. The interlaced ornament of the Knot on Shaft and arms is symbolical of life and Eternity.’ [Parish Mag, Apr 1902 p.27]
ObjProdPersonMr Herbert J Maryon, designer (Director of KSIA)
ObjProdOrganisationKeswick School of Industrial Arts
ObjProdDatec1902
ObjectHistoryNote1902: “… 44. Altar Cross. Hexham Abbey, designed by Herbert Maryon. Delicately restrained it draws upon Norse motifs and evokes the drumhead cross. Exhibited at the Home Arts and Industries Exhibition, 1902.” [The Loving Eye and Skilful Hand.]
Placed in the Abbey on Good Friday: Gift by Mrs J Oswald Head of a Cross designed by Mr H J Maryon, of the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. [Parish Mag, Apr 1902 p.27]
1964. “Miss Lillian Hawthorn. [...] It was she who, as an Art student, made the enamel centre piece for the cross on the High Altar. [...] When in 1939 she came to live in Hexham, she took a very active part in the life of the Abbey.” [Abbey Chronicle, Apr. 1964.] See her memorial [HEXAB154.1].
DimensionsHt. 870 | W 460 | across cross arms 390
CurrentLocNotefixed | secured on high altar
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2086.1 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleOne of a Pair of Candlesticks
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
BriefDescriptionSquare candle holder above square stem on square base; stem and upper curved surfaces of base with interlaced pattern on all four sides.
InscriptionAD GLORIAM DEI ET IN MEMORIAM
HENRICI ROBERTI HARRISON
QUI OBIT ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCCV
SUAE AETATIS XXIV
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationTo the Glory of God and in memory of
Henry Robert Harrison
Who Died in the year 1905
Aged 24
InscriptionDescriptionThe four lines are around the four vertical faces of the square base
InscriptionPositionBase
ObjProdDatec1905
DimensionsH 640 | base w 230
CurrentLocNoteloose | secured on high altar
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceCND: C3

ObjectNumberHEXAB2086.2 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleOne of a Pair of Candlesticks
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
BriefDescriptionSquare candle holder above square stem on square base; stem and upper curved surfaces of base with interlaced pattern on all four sides.
InscriptionAD GLORIAM DEI ET IN MEMORIAM
HENRICI ROBERTI HARRISON
QUI OBIT ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCCV
SUAE AETATIS XXIV
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationTo the Glory of God and in memory of
Henry Robert Harrison
Who Died in the year 1905
Aged 24
InscriptionDescriptionThe four lines are around the four vertical faces of the square base
InscriptionPositionBase
ObjProdDatec1905
DimensionsH 640 | base w 230
CurrentLocNoteloose | secured on high altar
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceCND: C3

ObjectNumberHEXAB2087 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2086.1
TitleSet of Four Candlesticks
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
Materialbrass | pewter
BriefDescriptionSquare candle holder above square stem on square base; stem and upper curved surfaces of base with interlaced pattern on only the front; otherwise similar to HEXAB2086.
Inscription
A.D.G.M. IN MEMORY OF
TERENCE ATKINSON M.B.E. OBIT 18-11-1994
InscriptionInterpretationA.D.G.M. = Ad Deo Gloriam Majorem – To the Greater Glory of God
InscriptionDescriptionOn vertical face of base at the back.
InscriptionPositionBase
ObjProdDatec1996
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated by Bishop of Newcastle on Sunday 27 Oct 1996. Terence Atkinson was Director of Music 1965–85.
Four new candlesticks have been given for the High Altar by Marilyn Atkinson in memory of her husband Terry who was for twenty years the Director of Music here. These candlesticks are copies of the original two [HEXAB2086] which have stood on the altar for many years and alongside which they now stand. Abbey Chronicle, Dec. 1996, p.1.
DimensionsH 640 | W 230
CurrentLocNoteloose | secured on high altar
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceCND: C4
1996, 19 Mar. … 3. To introduce four new candlesticks for the high altar, to match the two permanently in place there, the candlesticks to be inscribed around the base in plain block capitals, “A.D.G.M. IN MEMORY OF TERENCE ATKINSON M.B.E. OBIIT 18.11.1994” Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4781.

ObjectNumberHEXAB2089 Click on
Thumbnail
for
5 photos
TitleLectern set on old Pulpit
ObjectNamelectern | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass lectern set on top of the old pulpit (in front of main screen with ‘Dance of Death’ panels). The height can be adjusted in a brass cylinder fixed to the pulpit with two brackets. Lectern slope inscribed with monogram ‘IHS’ and gothic inscription. [IHS = the first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), often used as a Christian emblem.]
Inscription
Newcastle Regiment
Church Lads’ Brigade
Bivouac Service 31st. May 1909.
ObjProdDatec1909
DimensionsH including fixing staff 880 | W 394 | D 280
CurrentLocNotefixed | North side of Chancel.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2098Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleReplica of The Hexham Plaque
ObjectNameplaque | metalwork
Materialsilver
LabelTextThe Hexham Plaque
This is a replica of a seventh-century silver plaque, now in the British Museum. Believed to have come from Hexham, it shows a haloed figure dressed in a robe, holding a book, and could represent St Wilfrid. It may have been attached to a reliquary or to the front cover of a book.
BriefDescriptionReplica of original silver plaque relief in British Museum – with raised head and shoulders of saint within broad margin with angled raised decoration. The plaque may have been a simple devotional image or formed part of a book-cover or reliquary.
ObjProdDateearly 21st cent?
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in display case in niche in S wall of Chancel S aisle, with the Hexham Chalice.
The original is now in the British Museum; it came from Hexham, where it may have been dug up in 1832. Perhaps it was once on the reliquary in the crypt, representing either St Andrew or St Wilfrid. [ANV 68, Oct.2006 p.9]
Silver Plaque [original]. Found in Hexham church, or possibly in the ruins of an old house in Hexham. 7th century? Could have been from a portable altar, part of a shrine or a book cover, or acted as an altar mount. Presented to the British Museum by the Revd. Frederick Lee who had exhibited it in London in 1858.
Dimensionsapprox. H 115 | W 95
CurrentLocNoteon display | west side
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop
ReferenceOriginal in British Museum: M&ME 1858,8–14,1; Kirby Pl.XXVIIb,c
HAR: Fig.3 fn.8 p.7
URLSee also: www.britishmuseum.org

ObjectNumberHEXAB2099 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB2059 | HEXAB2030.5
TitleThe Hexham Chalice
ObjectNamechalice | metalwork
Materialmetal
LabelTextThe Saxon chalice
This ancient and beautiful chalice is a symbol of the faith that has inspired people to worship here for over 1300 years. In the bread and wine of Holy Communion, God’s love for the world, shown in the life of Jesus, is remembered and celebrated.
The copper-gilt chalice was discovered in 1860 during excavations inside the Abbey and is about a thousand years old. It was designed to be portable so that the priests could travel away from the church to lead services.
BriefDescriptionSmall chalice with hemispherical bowl, part hemispherical base and bulging stem with bead ring at upper end.
ObjectProductionPeriodpre-conquest
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in display case in niche in S wall of chancel S aisle; substituted in niche by replica HEXAB2059; another replica is HEXAB2030.5.
1957: The British Museum has recently had for examination and cleaning the gilt-bronze portable chalice (about 3in. high) found at Hexham, Northumberland, in the second half of the last century. It was given to Hexham Abbey some 50 years ago. and until lately was kept in a safe there. It was formerly thought to be Romanesque, but is now seen to be Anglo-Saxon, of any date between the seventh and tenth centuries. It has been returned to Hexham. where it is now to be on view. [The Times 07/03/1957]
May 2008: Chalice, Anglo-Saxon: conservation [Barker]
“In I860 a Small copper-gilt burial chalice was found beneath the floor of the transept. It was preserved by the late Dr Charlton of Newcastle, but is now in the possession of the Rev. Walker Featherstonehaugh, Rector of Edmundbyers. It is noticed in ‘Archæologia Æliana,’ vol.v, p.170.” [C C Hodges 1888 Monograph p.62]
“During the restoration of the church an ancient miniature chalice was found on the breast of a skeleton in a stone coffin lying in the north transept of the church. It was of copper, and had been strongly gilt. It was 2½ inches high, with 2½ inches diameter. The bowl was hemispherical, with a beaded ring round the base. It had a short stem ⅝ of an inch high, and stood upon an inverted segment of a sphere ¾ of an inch high. It was bought at the time by Mr Featherstonhaugh.” [A B Hinds, History of Northumberland, vol.III, p.175–176]
Dimensionsapprox. H 65 | dia. 60
CurrentLocNoteon display | in new central display case
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop
ReferenceKirby 1974 Pl.XXIXa
EP 184/162 (16 Feb. 1957) Letter from British Museum re Saxon Chalice. With subsequent letter, 13 December 1965 and typescript note re Chalice, n.d.
1967. Loan of Saxon chalice and other items to the Arts Council for exhibition. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2510, 6.9.1967. NRO EP.184/80.
Faculty: 2008, 17 April. 1. To loan the Anglo-Saxon chalice for the exhibition “Sacred Silver from the English Church” summer 2008; to undertake work on the green deposit on the chalice; all in accordance with the letter of Mr Colin Dallison of 23rd November 2007, the associated Statement of Needs, the letter and attachment of The Goldsmiths’ Company of 3rd September 2007 describing the exhibition, and the letter of The Institute of Conservation of 8th November 2007, photograph of chalice also supplied. PROVIDED THAT:— (a) the display case in Hexham Abbey is improved to museum-standard for the return of the chalice. (b) the use of Incralac should be replaced with micro-crystalline as referred to in a letter of 31st March 2008 from the Council of the Care of Churches to Mr C. Dallison. … Completion due by 16 Apr 2009. Completed August 2008.

ObjectNumberHEXAB2103Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1421.1 | HEXAB1422.1 | HEXAB1423.1
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (for 3 windows)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass relating to all three windows, dedicated by William Dean Fairless and John Liddle Fairless in memory of their parents and brother.
Inscription
☩ The Three Eastern Windows of this Aisle are dedicated by
WILLIAM DEAN FAIRLESS and JAMES LIDDLE FAIRLESS
TO ∶ THE ∶ GLORY ∶ OF ∶ GOD ∶ and in Loving Memory of their PARENTS
JOSEPH·FAIRLESS of HEXHAM, who died 15th April A·D·1873, aged 84 years, and his WIFE
ELIZABETH, daughter of WILLIAM DEAN, who died 23rd September A·D·1847, aged 48 years
and of their BROTHER, THOMAS·KERR·FAIRLESS, who died 14th July A·D·1853, aged 27 years.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteAll three windows were unveiled in January 1880. This brass was originally fixed to the N wall of the N Transept aisle, below the N window to Elizabeth Fairless [HEXAB1420].
“Peace perfect peace”. Joseph FAIRLESS b 5 Dec 1789, d 15 Apr 1873. [Inscription at Cemetery 30/24: see URL]
From burial register: 1543; Fairless, Joseph; Gentleman; 84; Hexham; 18 Apr 1873; H.C.Barker; C520.
DimensionsH 300 | W 900 approx.
CurrentLocNoteon ledge below southernmost 2 windows
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle
ReferenceCND: NTEW10
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.35.
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

ObjectNumberHEXAB2109Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB177.1
TitleWomersley memorial plate
ObjectNamestall-plate | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionSmall brass memorial plate in memory of Ronald William Womersley, BA Director of Music 1960 – 1965, died Easter Monday 19th April 1965 aged 31.
Fixed with four brass screws at corner
Inscription
In Memory of
RONALD WILLIAM WOMERSLEY.
B.A.
Director of the Abbey Music
1960 – 1965
who died on Easter Monday
19th. April 1965 aged 31 years
R.I.P.
InscriptionDescriptionRecessed letters painted white below recessed cross, also white. Mixed case, centred.
ObjProdDate1966
ObjectHistoryNote1966. The Faculty for the Womersley Memorial has now been received and the work on the Plaque has been put in hand. [Abbey Chronicle, June & July 1966]
P.C.C. Report. … the Womersley Memorial, the Plaque for which is now ready, and which will be dedicated as soon as Mr. Womersley’s father is able to be present. [Abbey Chronicle, Sep. 1966]
At the P.C.C. meeting on 6th Sept. it was reported that the Womersley Memorial Tablet would be dedicated at Mattins on Sunday 25th Sept. [Abbey Chronicle, Oct. 1966]
DimensionsH 333 | W 303
CurrentLocNotefixed | back of E stall S1 [HEXAB177.1]
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 4
EP 184/144 (1960–1965, 1965–1966) Correspondence re preparation of a memorial plaque to Ronald Womersley, Director of the Abbey Music.
1966. Erection of memorial plaque. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2463, 4.5.1966. NRO EP.184/80.

ObjectNumberHEXAB2110Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNicholson memorial plate
ObjectNamestall-plate | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionSmall brass plate. Simple incised white-painted margin line diverging at corners to embrace four fixing screws. Maker’s name bottom right.
Inscription
THIS STALL RESTORED BY OLD CHORISTERS
IN MEMORY OF THE LATE
JOHN NICHOLSON
ORGANIST AND
CHOIRMASTER OF THIS CHURCH
1865–1881
InscriptionDescriptionLetters recessed and painted white. Large & small capitals, centred.
ObjProdOrganisationJ Wirrell & Co Ltd, Exeter & London
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectHistoryNote08/08/1908: “At the afternoon service there was the dedication of the vestries, the stalls for the clergy and choir, the Leschman and Ogle Chantries, the choir pulpit. The Bishop of Durham preached the sermon, after which the Archbishop pronounced an ancient benediction. The Rector dedicated a choir stall presented on behalf of Old Choristors in memory of John Nicholson, organist and choirmaster.” [ANV No.85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.16]
John Nicholson was appointed organist of St Thomas’s Church, Newcastle. [Hexham Courant 18/10/1879] He died in March 1893 in his 49th year.
“The inscription on plate to be affixed to Choir Stall erected by old members of Choir in memory of the late John Nicholson, Organist & Choirmaster in the Abbey 18[blank] to 18[blank] was approved.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 19/10/1908]
NotesNo known relationship to the John Nicholson commemorated in window HEXAB1425.
DimensionsH 114 | W 228
CurrentLocNotefixed | back of 2nd W stall S14 HEXAB177.14
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB2124Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB9019.49 | HEXAB4111
TitleIron Bracket above Millennium Banner
ObjectNamebracket | metalwork
Materialiron
BriefDescriptionThe bracket is secured to the fragment of S nave wall extending W from the SW pier of the tower so it could pre-date the rebuilding of the nave. Horizontal bar supports upright with spiked disc finial on which a helmet was placed. Bar is supported by angled bracket, both being screwed into stones of the South Nave Wall.
ObjProdDatepre 20th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThe bracket originally (pre-1908 in the Chancel, and post-1908 in the Nave) supported the helmet of the Duke of Somerset (executed after the Battle of Hexham Levels 1464). Helmet now kept in Old Gaol Museum.
Hodges (1888) plate 3 shows the same bracket fixed to the north wall of the chancel towards the E end. See lantern-slide HEXAB9019.49 for photo of helmet.
Used to suspend the Millennium Banner [HEXAB4111]
Dimensionsbar length approx.600 | upright approx. 300 | bracket approx. 600
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 1 (East)
ReferenceFaculty: 2015. 7 May. The extension of the loan of the skull and helmet of Sir John Fenwick to the Woodhorn Trust for five years.

ObjectNumberHEXAB2125Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB103
TitleFont Canopy Suspension System
ObjectNamesuspension | metalwork
Materialmetal
BriefDescriptionA series of iron rods joined to each other by their terminal hooks, secured through roof truss over the font. The canopy was made, using old woodwork found in the Abbey by Josephus Ceulemans, a Flemish refugee from Gt. War then living in Hexham. The design was by C C Hodges who put together, restored and completed the old canopy, which had been broken up but had fortunately escaped destruction! All Hodge’s description refers to the woodwork, but the woodwork, simple as it is, would have been installed at the same time.
[Hexham and its Abbey, Hodges & Gibson 1919 p63]
ObjProdDate1916
Dimensionsdifficult to assess from ground level; rods could be over 2m long; end rods look shorter
CurrentLocationNave/West End
ReferenceC C Hodges, Hexham and its Abbey, Gibson Hexham 1919 p63

ObjectNumberHEXAB2126Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBrooch with Engraved View of Abbey from NW
ObjectNamebrooch | metalwork
Materialsilver
CreditLineKindly donated by Jenny Marshall of Adelaide Exchange Jewellers
BriefDescriptionOval engraved view of Hexham Abbey from NW, including title HEXHAM ABBEY CHURCH, in sub-baroque curly frame, all silver; with simple fastening pin on the back. Engraved view is not accurate – for example, it shows low windows in W. wall of N. Transept where there have never been windows. This might suggest the engraver was working from a sketch or a [Gibson?] photo. View from Abbey House with features obscured by trees.
HallmarkGT(?) maker | Anchor: Birmingham | lion passant | Gothic ‘p’ =1889.
ObjProdDatec1889
ObjectHistoryNoteGift in 2013 from Jenny Marshall of Adelaide Exchange Jewellers who had bought it herself in Tasmania
DimensionsH 25 | W 45 | weight 5.4 grams
ReferenceHAR: fn.9 p.8 Fig.5 p.9

ObjectNumberHEXAB2129Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCourt House Brass
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass | wood
BriefDescriptionRectangular brass plate on wooden block.
Inscription
THIS COURTHOUSE
WAS REOPENED BY
SIR MICHAEL BLAKE BT.
HIGH SHERIFF OF
NORTHUMBERLAND
ON 1ST MAY 2002
ObjProdDate2002
ObjectHistoryNote2002: Tynedale Magistrates’ Court re-opened its doors on Wednesday 1st May, after a £189,000 refit.
2011: “Almost 400 years of judicial history came to an end when the doors were closed for the final time on Tynedale Magistrates’ Court [31/03/2011]. The court, which has operated since 1614, is a victim of Government spending cuts, with cases being transferred to Newcastle from today.” [The Journal 01/04/2018]
DimensionsH brass 230 | H block 255 | W brass 299 | W block 330
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB2137Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFacsimile Seal of Archbishop Waldby 1397–1398
ObjectNameseal | metalwork
Materialmetal | resin
LabelTextSEAL OF ARCHBISHOP WALDBY
This impression is from a double seal matrix of Robert, Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Lord of Hexham 1397–1398
S Robert Eboracensis Archiepiscopi Angliæ Primatis et Domini de Hextildeham
from the estate of the late Revd Joe Linton
BriefDescriptionResin facsimile of seal on chain in original presentation card box.
InscriptionS ROBERT EBORACENSIS ARCHIEPISCOPI ANGLIÆ PRIMATIS ET DOMINI DE HEXTILDEHAM
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationSt Robert, Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Lord of Hexham
ObjProdDate1950s?
ObjectProductionPeriodoriginal 1397–1398
ObjectHistoryNoteRetired priest gave this to the Revd Joe Linton who could not remember when or by whom. He passed it for Abbey collection to Roger Milton, Reader Emeritus, who passed it on to CND.
DimensionsDiam. 60 | Depth 4 mm | chain length 660 mm
CurrentLocNoteloose in box with lid
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Case 2 (North)

ObjectNumberHEXAB2138 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleRussian Brass and Enamel Icon
ObjectNameicon | metalwork
Materialbrass
LabelTextRUSSIAN BRASS AND ENAMEL ICON
This icon was probably made for the ‘Old Believers’, a group that broke away from the Russian Orthodox Church around 1666 because they disagreed with reforms introduced by Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. It seems these icons were made for personal devotion and were semi-mass produced. Examples can be found plain, or with one enamel colour as in this example, or up to three different enamel colours. It is not certain how this came into the Abbey’s possession, but was recently brought to light again, wrapped in a duster in the bottom of a safe!
BriefDescriptionRussian Orthodox icon of enamelled brass, the blue enamel providing the background to the many images depicting scenes from the Bible.
The central image is of the Crucifixion: On Christ’s left is the spear with which he was pierced and on the right the sponge on a reed with which he was given a drink. At the base of the cross is a skull – the Crucifixion took place at Golgotha – ‘The Place of the Skull’ outside the walls of Jerusalem, which can be seen to the left of Christ’s feet.
ObjProdDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNotec1980s in display case in the Abbey Museum in the N Chancel aisle
ReferenceHAR: fn.5 p.4, Fig.2 p.5

ObjectNumberHEXAB2147Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCommemorative wall brass
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionCommemorative wall brass; inscribed letters black, with top line and initial drop-capitals red, all inside black border.
InscriptionHEXHAM·ABBEY·CHURCH.
THE·CHOIR·OF·THIS·CHURCH·WAS·RESTORED
BY·SUBSCRIPTION·A·D·1858–60. THE
EASTERN·END·BEING·REBUILT·BY·THE·PATRON.
WENTWORTH·BLACKETT·BEAUMONT·ESq.·M·P.
Joseph·Hudson·M·A·Incumbent.
E. Pruddah.
W.W. Gibson.
W. Wear.
W. Pattinson.
W. Pearson. } Churchwardens.
John·Dobson·Architect.

THE·TRANSEPTS·WERE·RESTORED
BY·SUBSCRIPTION·A·D·1869–70.
Henry·Christopher·Barker·M·A·Incumbent.
W. Taylor.
W. Cooke.
J. Nicholson.
T. Dobson. B.A.
W. Alexander. } Churchwardens.
Robert·J·Johnson·Architect.
ObjProdDatec1870
ObjectHistoryNoteAt one time (possibly 1907–1916) affixed to E wall of S bay of S transept, now St Etheldreda’s chapel. Possibly originally affixed to E wall of chancel.
DimensionsH 450 | W 305
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB2148Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1039 | HEXAB1407.5
TitleCommemorative wall brass
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionCommemorative wall brass; inscribed letters black, with top line and initial drop-capital red, all inside black border.
InscriptionA·D·1885–7
THE·ROOFS·OF·CHOIR·AND·TRANSEPTS
WERE·RENEWED·THE·TOWER·REPAIRED
THE·CLOCK·AND·CHIMES·RECONSTRUCTED
THE·THIRD·FIFTH·AND·SEVENTH·BELLS·WERE
RECAST·AND·THE·WHOLE·PEAL·REHUNG
BY·SUBSCRIPTION.
Canon·Barker·M·A·Rector
William·Jasper·Capper
Lewis·Chalmers·Lockhart
Thomas·Ellis
Isaac·Baty
George·Hogarth·Bell } Church-wardens
Robert·James·Johnson
Architect.
ObjProdOrganisationT. Thomason and Co. Birmingham
ObjProdDatec1887
ObjectHistoryNoteAt one time (possibly 1907–1916) affixed to E wall of S bay of S transept, now St Etheldreda’s chapel. Possibly originally affixed to E wall of chancel.
DimensionsH 460 | W 305
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB2168Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB4122 | HEXAB4123
TitleBrass Plate for Fusiliers Colours
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionRectangular brass plate with relevant correspondence.
Inscription
THESE COLOURS
were presented to the
4th BATTALION FIFTH FUSILIERS (TA)
by
Major General Sir Percival Wilkinson K.C.M.G. C..B.
at Newburn on 15th July 1920
They were lodged in this Abbey
on
18th NOVEMBER 1979
ObjProdDate1985
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Diocese refused permission for the brass plate to be installed in the Abbey.
Dimensions290 × 200
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB2170 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1123
TitleRing and Padlock (barrel-type)
ObjectNamepadlock | metalwork
Materialiron
BriefDescriptionfixed ring, padlock possibly removable
Ring fixed in the wall with lime or mortar mix (old) with Barrel lock – five ridges – one end open – hexagonal aperture [for socket set release] Metal on barrel not the same as metal on ring. Location next to and probably after, ‘AW’ (HEXAB1123.4.1) incised into wall to right and ‘WR’ (HEXAB1123.3.2) to its left (south).
Purpose unknown; possibly for securing alms box (in N. Transept which for centuries was the main ‘porch’ of the church)
ObjectProductionPeriod19th century? guess
Dimensionsring diameter 46 | bore 13 | hole diameter 20 | lock ring diameter 52 | L 60 | barrel dia 24
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB2182
AssocObjNumberHEXAB255
TitleBrass plate memorial: Douglas Bamber 1921–1991
ObjectNamememorial | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass plate with screw holes in corners for fixing inscribed in black letters:
Inscription
In loving memory of
DOUGLAS BAMBER
1921 – 1991
ObjProdDatec1991
ObjectHistoryNoteOriginally fixed to the Bamber Seat [HEXAB255] but replaced by new plate after Betty Bamber’s death in 2004.
DimensionsH 48 | W 114
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3001Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey: The South Transept and Chancel from the South East
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextHexham Abbey from SSE
HEXAB3001
Pen and ink drawing by Charles Clement Hodges 1886
ContentDescriptionPen and ink/pencil drawing shows Abbey from garden at north end of Beaumont Street with figures – a man and a girl wearing hats (of course). “This drawing has been made from a photograph taken before any of the recent alterations and mutilations of the building had been effected. The wall of the south transept shews the weather moulding of the dormitory roof, and the doorway leading to the night stairs. The garden in the foreground is now a street, in the making of which many early foundations were found.” Signed at an angle bottom r.h. corner: “Charles C. Hodges | 1886”.
PhysicalDescriptionCream card mount; plain black frame
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges | W H Knowles
ObjProdOrganisationGeo. Waterston & Sons. Photo Lith
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNoteUsed as Plate 1 in Hodges 1888 Monograph which has “Charles Clement Hodges direx. W.H. Knowles del. from a photograph by J.P. Gibson taken 1858.”
Dimensionsvis. picture 395 × 580 | frame 605 × 785
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3002 Click on
Thumbnail
for
6 photos
TitleHexham Abbey from SE
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
LabelTextHEXAB3002
Hexham Abbey from the south east with proposals for gardening
by F R Davidson, July 1946
Verso: Signatures of German Prisoners of War who worked on the project
Hexham Abbey from the south-east 1946
Painted by F R Davison in July 1946, the picture shows proposals for flower beds around the Abbey before these were then made by Prisoners of War.
In 1946 W T Taylor, Verger and Clerk, asked Jack McKeown, Gardening and Science Master at Hexham Secondary Modern School, to design a small garden layout to the east end of the Abbey. Jack McKeown asked Fred Davidson, a shipyard draughtsman, to produce this impression of his designs so the scheme could be approved.
1947. Work on laying out the Abbey Surrounds by Germans is well under way. Hex. Parish Mag. Nov. 1947, p.3.
Hello, I’m writing from Australia. I went to school in Hexham in the 40’s and seem to recall a group of German prisoners of was rebuilding part of the Abbey nearest Beaumont St. [A Letter received from Edith A Ward (née Dixon), 1 March 2003.]
Three of the POWs signed the reverse when the work was completed:—
Alfred Flamme, Oberst (Lt Colonel) POW No.560301 (senior officer)
Lt Karl H Koqurink (?) POW No.105564
Lt Erich Rensmeyer POW No.A845437 HEXAB3002
ContentDescriptionView of Abbey from SE with boy scout, cleric, a lady walking by, and a couple at market place corner; also a sightseer admiring E end, and a man walking west along the Abbey flags. All very tidy, especially the gardening. The view has ‘Railway Poster’ clarity of the time.
Important as a view of gardens around the Abbey designed by Mr W.T.Taylor, Verger, to be laid out by prisoners of war.
Verso: Signatures of German Prisoners of War who worked on the project [?obscured by current backing?] Copy of extract from Colin Dallison’s file on Hexham Abbey Floorscape — German P.O.W.s; and LabelText/2.
PhysicalDescriptionmounted; gilt framed; glazed
ObjProdPersonF R Davidson
ObjProdDateJuly 1946
ObjectHistoryNotepreviously Abbey office 1st floor west
Dimensionsvisible picture 545 × 400 | frame 825 × 594
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3003 Click on
Thumbnail
for
4 photos
TitleHexham Abbey from Market Place
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextHexham Abbey from Market Place
HEXAB 3003
Watercolour painting by Paul Braddon
No date; the scene depicted must be pre-1860 because it shows the eastern chapels soon to be removed and the east front soon to be replaced by a ‘restoration’ in imitation of Whitby Abbey under the supervision of John Dobson, Architect.
The picture is not a brilliant work of art but it is a valuable record of the appearance of the Abbey at a time when great changes were about to be made.
BUT it is necessary to be careful: Paul Braddon (1864–1938) was too young to make such a picture unless he was copying another or recreating a scene (which he sometimes did).
ContentDescriptionNot sophisticated, but a clear view. Pant and W end of Shambles, and stalls with striped awning. Some of hoses have been removed exposing three northerly of five chapels (removed by Dobson in c1860). Old East Window still in place (also rebuilt by Dobson). Women selling vegetables from baskets. Houses at SW corner still in place therefore prior to making of Beaumont St. Thirteen figures.
Scene depicted is pre-1860. Now that we know more about Paul Braddon (who was born too late to have painted this c1860) it is clear that this must be an historic reconstruction painted by Braddon much later in the 19thC.
PhysicalDescriptiongold card mount; backing three boards in poor shape; gilt frame simple rococo mould Framing label torn in two – large part detached.
ObjProdPersonPaul Braddon
ObjProdOrganisationFramed by J. Glasstone, 55 New Bridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Telephone No.92
ObjProdDatelate 19th cent
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 on S wall in Rector’s office.
“The Abbey has recently been given a painting, by Mr Tony Johnson of Scarborough in memory of his uncle Revd C.H.B. Barker, sometime Rector of Yarm-on-Tees, and grandson of The Revd Canon Henry Christopher Barker, Rector and Lecturer of Hexham Abbey 1862–1898.” [Abbey News & Views October 2007 Issue No 77 page 14 & November 2007 Issue No 78 page 13]
DimensionsPicture H 270 | W 380
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceHAR: cover & p.ii

ObjectNumberHEXAB3004 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHexham Abbey from the west
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionView from Abbey grounds showing west side of North Transept, Tower and Nave; workman raking leaves between trees in foreground.
PhysicalDescriptionmounted, frame black-stained wood, glazed; verso: label ‘Geoff Cowell (t/a T.Ellis) | Picture Framing and | Artists Supplies’ and handwritten note on Old Gaol paper from Janet [Goodridge] to Graham [Usher].
ObjProdPersonFred J Girling
ObjProdOrganisationGeoff Cowell (t/a T.Ellis)
Dimensionsframe 383 × 417 | picture 208 × 174
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3005 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleHexham interior: N transept from Night Stairs
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextCelebrating Forty Years
A view of the interior of Hexham Abbey crossing, from the gallery in the South Transept, by Birtley Aris, 1992, during a special service to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty The Queen.
HEXAB3005
ContentDescriptionIncludes Pulpit, lion table, and organ loft. Written at bottom: “Sermon by Bishop of Newcastle | Service to celebrate the 40th. | Anniversary of accession of | Queen Elizabeth | 12 noon 15 March 92 | Birtley Aris 1992”
Handwritten label on reverse: “Hexham Abbey: Service to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth: 12 noon 15th March 1992 |BIRTLEY ARIS | Watercolour/Ink | 1992” Sermon by Bishop of Newcastle.
PhysicalDescriptionFramed Signed/dated/titled
ObjProdPersonBirtley Aris
ObjProdDate1992
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre Rector’s office.
DimensionsPicture H 575 | W 380 | Frame H 768 | W 565
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3006 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleThe North Proſpect of ye Conuentual Church of Hextildenham
ObjectNameengraving | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelText‘North Prospect of Ye Conventual Church of Hextildenham’
HEXAB3006
This view of Hexham Abbey Church was drawn by Stephen Anderton and engraved by Daniel King for William Dugdale’s Monasticon Anglicanum 1655. Frame 410 × 450mm
This is the earliest view of the Abbey in which architectural details can be seen.
Although much has been altered and the perspective is a bit awkward, there are many features which have not changed.
How many can you see?
ContentDescriptionHAGVSTALDENSIS ECCLESIÆ CONVENTVALIS FACIES AQVILONARIS. Drawn by Stephen Anderton, engraved by Daniel King, reproduced as part of Plate 7 in Hodges’ 1888 Monograph.
PhysicalDescriptionMounted in white card with inset inscription below, in a simple giltwood frame.
Inscription
Rare etching by Daniel King (fl. 1656–72)
The North Prospect of Hexham Abbey
from William Dugdale’s ‘Monasticon Anglicanum’, 1655.
 
A gift to Hexham Abbey
from the directors of Dean Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
June, 1981.
ObjProdPersonStephen Anderton | Daniel King
ObjProdDate1655–1981
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Case 1 (South)
ReferenceHAR: fn.3 p.49

ObjectNumberHEXAB3007Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey: crossing from north Transept
ObjectNamephotograph | flat art
ContentDescriptionGibson (?) photograph. From N Transept looking S; bright light from W
PhysicalDescriptionoak framed; good wooden
ObjProdDatec1900?
DimensionsH 720 | W 620
CurrentLocNotehung on south wall
CurrentLocationParish Centre/First Floor/West

ObjectNumberHEXAB3009Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Market Place with Soldiers Shifting their Baggage
ObjectNameoil-painting | flat art
ContentDescriptionView with carts, people, soldiers (with distinct helmets – dragoons?)
“The grouping is good and the principal part of it thrown into a pleasing clearness of cheerful daylight. The effect of the opposite side of the street on the right hand in shadow is powerful. The spectator almost imagines he could turn the bright corner of the house near which the children are standing and walk along the street itself. The pigeon flying about add considerably to this breadth. That part of the street which is in bright sunlight is effective, but perhaps slightly too slatey. This however is no doubt done with a view of throwing out the figures and baggage waggons. The church is credibly painted.” [Tyne Mercury Oct 7th 1834]
PhysicalDescriptionFramed
ObjProdPersonattributed to Henry Perlee Parker
ObjProdDatec1834
ObjectHistoryNote(Offered for sale £21) [Tyne Mercury Oct 7th 1834]
The Queen’s Dragoon Guards were based in Cardiff, stationed in Newcastle, and travelled to Carlisle in 1834. In Cardiff Regimental Museum is another painting by Henry Perlee Parker of almost the same group of people but outside St Nicholas’s Cathedral in Newcastle, which was bought by Lord Lonsdale. [ex inf. Mrs Jean Scott, chairman of Friends of Laing Art Gallery]
NotesPreviously attributed to Luke Clennell
Henry Perlee Parker HRSA (1795–1873) a Devon man who lived in Newcastle 1815–1841. This picture probably dates from 1830s. It was not included in a major exhibition of his work at the Laing Art Gallery in 1969–70 but the catalogue for this exhibition might help to refine the date. [HD]
Dimensionsvis picture 790 × 610 | Frame W 1000 H 910
CurrentLocNotefixed to east wall
CurrentLocationParish Centre/First Floor/West

ObjectNumberHEXAB3010 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHexham Abbey from Market Place
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
ContentDescriptionDecent rather clinical professional watercolour. Impersonal architectural figures. No traffic. Shows Gibson fountain/cross in Mkt Place. Building at end of Abbey flags extended
on piers over right-of way passage. No song school. Flat roofed Abbey shop in front of Chapter Ho. vestibule – chapel clock stands at 10.10 hrs. Signed Ronald Maddox.
Typed label on back: “HEXHAM ABBEY NORTHUMBERLAND | Water Colour Painting by RONALD MADDOX RI SGA FSIA | Commissioned by JOHN GLANFIELD January 1975”
PhysicalDescriptionPlain gilt frame with three corner joints unstuck. Repaired with masking tape which is damaging the gilding NEEDS REPAIR .
Grey mount in good condition
ObjProdPersonRonald Maddox
ObjProdDate1975
ObjectHistoryNote(PCC 4/3/1975) “A water colour of the Abbey commissioned and presented by Mr Glanfield was also shown to the P.C.C.”
DimensionsH 200 | W 270 | Frame approx. 400 × 370
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3014 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleThe Last Supper
ObjectNameprint | flat art
ContentDescription“SK” at bottom right. In black felt-tip on reverse: “To all at Hexham Abbey with much love & thanks from Julia Myles June 2013.”
PhysicalDescription‘Goya-esque’ block mounted print, one of set of 15 – 5 in Parish Office, 10 in vestry
ObjProdPersonSieger Köder
ObjProdOrganisationSt Paul MultiMedia Productions. Middle Green, Slough SL3 6BS
ObjProdDate1989–1999
ObjectHistoryNotepreviously Abbey office GF west
Dimensions990 × 539
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3019Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleLast Supper after Leonardo da Vinci
ObjectNameneedlework | flat art
ContentDescriptionGold coloured framed appliqué work by Mrs A W Wilkinson, her name stitched bottom right, depicting the Last Supper after Leonardo da Vinci with Latin names of saints below.
PhysicalDescriptionFramed; glazed. Brown paper backing
ObjProdPersonMrs A W Wilkinson
ObjProdDatelate 20th cent?
Dimensionspanel 1005 × 472 | frame 1045 × 515
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3020 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleLast Supper after Leonardo da Vinci
ObjectNameprint | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionColour print good quality and better image now of the original has deteriorated badly during 20th century.
PhysicalDescriptioncolour print in elaborate Renaissance-style frame, some damage.
ObjProdOrganisationFramed by Mawson Son & Morgan, Grey Street, Newcastle 22nd. April 1912
ObjProdDatepre 1912
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre GF cupboard
“Presentation of Picture: Dr Routledge said he had been bequeathed a picture, which was a copy of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, and he believed it appropriate for display in the Abbey. It was agreed to accept the picture with thanks, and to decide later where it should be placed.” [PCC Min. 04/05/1971 p.57]
DimensionsPicture H 480 | W 795 | Frame H 572 | W 971
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3022 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleHexham Abbey: Restoration of East Front
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextHexham Abbey Church restoration of east front
Mr Thomas Austin’s design
HEXAB3022
No date. 562 × 403mm
Thomas Austin was a Newcastle architect in partnership with R J Johnson and must have prepared this drawing when the two were in charge of repairs at the Abbey. The precise date of this drawing remains to be discovered.
ContentDescriptionMr Thomas Austin’s design for restoration of East Front of Hexham Abbey.
PhysicalDescriptionMounted; framed oak – faux bolection outer
ObjProdPersonThomas Austin (1822–24/3/1867)
ObjProdDatec1860
ObjectHistoryNote“The thanks of the meeting were accorded to Mr J Gibson for having had mounted and framed a drawing (by [T] Austin, Architect) of the East End (Exterior) of the Choir of the Abbey.” [Churchwardens’ Minutes 04/07/1921]
DimensionsH 562 | W 403
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3024Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey interior High Altar & E. Wall from Organ Loft S.E.
ObjectNamephotograph | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionCut from magazine with title
PhysicalDescriptionOak frame
ObjProdPersonWalter Scott
DimensionsH 263 | W 189
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3025Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleA Cleric
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionChalk/charcoal drawing of unidentified Cleric
Interior needs proper cleaning which might reveal sitter’s or artist’s identity and other information
PhysicalDescriptionOak frame; Gilt slip; Spacer beneath glass
ObjProdDatemid 19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteExterior cleaned by H.D. prior to Abbey Fair 2013/2014
DimensionsH 495 | W 422
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3026 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1426
TitleTyrrell Window impression of window in situ
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionPhoto-shopped view/photo of Window installed October 2012
PhysicalDescriptionmounted, frame light wood; verso: artist’s name.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDatec2010–2012
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre Rector’s office.
Dimensionspicture H 257 W 186 | mount H 555 W 446
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3027 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
AssocObjNumberHEXAB1426
TitleHexham Abbey: South Transept Tyrrell Window Design
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionThe three lights of the Tyrrell window, spaced as when installed in south transept. Label verso: ‘The Tyrrell Window, Hexham Abbey | Drawing by Alan Davis BA. FMGP. | Scale 1:10’
PhysicalDescriptionMounted, framed, glazed
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDatec2010–2012
Dimensions884 × 724 overall
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3028Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6502
TitleFrith Stool Hexham in 1884
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextFrith Stool Hexham Abbey
HEXAB 3028
A record drawing by Charles Clement Hodges of 1884 during the early years after he came to Hexham and started working at the Abbey
Pen and ink 304 × 212mm
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing; signed ‘Charles C. Hodges’.
PhysicalDescriptionFramed plain black by T. Wood & Sons Fine Art Gallery, Darlington
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1884
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 216 | W 286 | frame H 300 | W 379
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3029Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleMercers’ door
ObjectNameprint | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextMercers’ (Old North) Door. Removed 1869
HEXAB 3029.
Moulded oak frame, gilt fillet beneath glass 404 × 300.This drawing is a reconstruction by Charles Hodges who relied on early images, discarded fragments of the doorway, and the memory of parishioners.
ContentDescription‘Hexham Abbey | The Old North Door | erected by the Mercers’ Company | removed 1869.’
‘Drawn from the remains | by Charles C Hodges’
A simpler version on p.13 of his 1888 monograph has “… Drawn from the Fragments Re- | maining and Photographs ...”
PhysicalDescriptionMounted; Frame moulded wood gilt fillet; Spacer gilt beneath glass
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatec1900
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 330 | W 220 | Frame H 403 | W 300
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceHAR: fn.8 p.49, Fig.34 p.50

ObjectNumberHEXAB3030Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Rev Canon E.S. Savage. M.A. Rector and Lecturer. 1898–1919.
ObjectNamephotograph | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextThe Revd Canon E S Savage MA Rector and Lecturer 1898–1919
HEXAB3030
Photo of painting. Stepped glitter-gilt frame 304 × 212mm.
Canon Savage was the Rector when the choir and chancel were re-ordered and the nave rebuilt. Though still Rector he served overseas during the Great War, and later became Rector of St Bartholomew’s in London, the great Romanesque church much used for mediæval interiors for films from Beckett to Wolf Hall.
The Revd Canon E S Savage MA Rector and Lecturer 1898-1919
Canon Savage was the driving force at the Abbey when the choir and chancel were re-ordered and the nave rebuilt. Though Rector throughout the Great War, he was frequently abroad serving with the YMCA in France and later on behalf of the Serbian Red Cross. His final, hurried departure from Hexham just after the Armistice was to take up an appointment as British Representative on a Serbian Government war reparations commission. He later became Rector of St Bartholomew’s in London.
Photograph of unlocated painting. HEXAB3030
ContentDescriptionPhoto of a painted portrait of ESS in gloomy ecclesiastical interior holding Bible and academic hat. Decorations plus. Characterful.
PhysicalDescriptionframed gilt poor – scraped. Mounted and framed after 1919, presumably could be 1920s frame 1960?
ObjProdDateearly 20th cent
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre Rector’s office E wall.
PCC Min. 1/12/1970 p.30: “The Rector said that Mrs Beckingham had written to him, offering a portrait of her father [Canon Savage], to be displayed in the Abbey, as her sister was moving house. The portrait, which was framed, was 5' 6" high and 3' 8" wide. – The Chairman said he would wait a day or two for suggestions, otherwise he would write to Mrs Beckingham offering to store it for her.”
PCC Min. 5/1/1971: “Portrait – Canon Savage – The Rector reported that a nephew of Mrs Beckingham had expressed his wish to have the portrait.”
Dimensionspicture H 198 | W 120 | frame H 304 | W 211
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3031Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHartlepool – in Newcastle
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionSigned Charles C Hodges 1890. Scale: full size. ‘Carpet page’ design with Cross in rectangle mark
PhysicalDescriptionCard backing. Not framed, damaged badly at LH side.
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1890
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre Rector’s office.
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 264 | W 206 | Card H 360 | W 284
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3032Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleJarrow. West end of S side of the Chancel
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionSigned: C.C.H. delt. 1893
Verso: 3A to in Nest
935 opening
(phone message?)
PhysicalDescriptionMount dirty unprotected should be filed. Not framed
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1893
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 217 | W 157 | mount H 310 | W 247
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3033Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB3050
TitleChapter House Vestibule Ruin
ObjectNameoil-painting | flat art
Materialcanvas
LabelTextHexham Abbey chapter house lobby ruins looking towards Market Place
HEXAB 3033
Oil painting on stretcher, unframed. Ns nd. But ‘Heather Bell’ in pencil on stretcher. Canvas loose, very dirty 458 × 247.
A record of the ruin before its restoration first as a chapel and later as the Abbey Shop.
What the Abbey Shop looked like about 1950!
A view from the Chapter House ruins toward the Market Place with the Moot Hall in the distance. The view is now from the Abbey Shop. The Chapter House lobby was restored in the 1950s and used for a while as a chapel [St Cuthbert’s].
Oil painting on stretcher, unframed. Neither signed nor dated the picture was probably painted by ‘Heather Bell’ whose name is in pencil on the stretcher. HEXAB3033.
ContentDescriptionView from SW through doorway toward Market Place and Moot Hall distant.
Piles of stone – Removed from works in Beaumont St & St Mary’s Chare [MRG]
See HEXAB3050
PhysicalDescriptionOn stretcher 2 pegs missing. Not framed. Dirty, damaged Needs frame. Verso: name of artist? donor?
ObjProdPersonHeather Bell
ObjProdDateearly 20th cent
ObjectHistoryNotepre-2015 in Parish Centre
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
c1980s displayed on N wall in the Abbey Museum in the N Chancel aisle
DimensionsH 455 | W 611
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3034Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleFour drawings of Saxon fragments framed together
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextFour antiquarian drawings by Charles Clement Hodges
HEXAB 3034
Framed together, gummed to backboard, plain dark frame 605 × 698:—
3034.1 Corbridge: three views of a capital fragment taken out of tower 1908. Half real size. CCH mens. et delt
3034.2 Birtley on Tyne: cross stone found and drawn at real size 1884. O, R, P and E around cross
3034.3 Whittingham tower arch bead decoration. Sketch and elevation not dated
3034.4 Simondburn [sic] in the porch: three carved fragments; one impost stone and two apparently loose pieces. Scale shows they barely reach a foot in any direction. Signed and dated 1904
ContentDescriptionVerso ‘Fireplace Bolton’
PhysicalDescriptionFrame dark brown stain; back paper torn glazed very dirty
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1884–1908
ObjectHistoryNote“Five framed Hodges prints dated about 1890 have been left to the Abbey by Emily Hope. The P.C.C. will gratefully acknowledge all these gifts.” [Abbey Chronicle, June 1982, p.3]
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsFrame H 603 | W 698
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3034.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleCorbridge [stone] taken out of tower in 1908
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionPencil and pen & ink drawing; “mens et del” yet no scale but “half real size”
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other three drawings
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 240 | W 343
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3034.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBirtley, N.Tyne Cross on stone found in 1884
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionStone engraved with cross and four letters: O R P E; scale 1:1 real size
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other three drawings
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1884
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 280 | W 214
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3034.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleWhittingham Tower arch
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionElevation, section, sketch
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other three drawings
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatend
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 265 | W 346
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3034.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSimondburn in the porch
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionThree stones. String with wavy pattern; string criss-cross pattern; heraldic device; + scale
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other three drawings
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1904
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 212 | W 251
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3035 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleJohn Knox administering the first Protestant Sacrament
ObjectNameprint | flat art
Materialpaper
ContentDescriptionEngraved print after history painting. Epic composition with over fifty figures with Mary, Queen of Scots, attended by her “four Maries”, poised to taste the wine, while J.K, on raised dais makes a suitably dramatic gesture. Surrounding figures offer a range of feelings — determination, resolution, despair, boredom. Much detailed still life of vessel, textiles, furniture, weapons.
[from The Spectator, 27/03/1841]:– The picture represents Knox in the act of addressing the Protestant congregation in the crypt-like chapel of St Andrew’s Castle, to whom the elders are distributing the sacred elements at several tables, according to the Scottish usage: behind him stands his colleague, John Rough, chaplain to the garrison; and among the communicants are the stern Lord Ruthven, the good Earl of Glencairn, fierce Sir James Balfour, the poet Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, Norman Leslie, (one of the assassins of Cardinal Beatoun), the sensitive and aspiring young Earl of Arran, the venerable Sir James Sandilands, and others of less note, with some female relatives. Such an assemblage of remarkable personages, clad in armour or in the sumptuous costumes of peace, and engaged in the celebration of a solemn ordinance administered by the great Scottish Reformer under circumstances calculated to render the sacred rite more than ordinarily impressive, ought to excite deep and lively interest.
Caption below engraving (as illustrated by copy in Library of Congress):
[left, small caps] Painted By William Bonnar esq. Royal Scottish Academician.
[right, small caps] Engraved by H T Ryall, Engraver in Ordinary to her Majesty Queen Victoria. May 1, 1849.
JOHN KNOX ADMINISTERING THE FIRST SCOTTISH SACRAMENT,
During the Siege of the Castle of St Andrews, 1547.
“His labours were so successful during the time that he preached at St Andrews, that besides the garrison in the castle, a great number of the inhabitants of the town renounced Popery,
and made profession of the Protestant faith, by participating of the Lord’s Supper – This was the first time that the Sacrament of the Lord’s was dispensed according to the reformed faith in Scotland.”
[v small caps] London: Published May 1, 1848, by Henry Graves & Compy. Printsellers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, & HRH Prince Albert. 6, Pall Mall.
PhysicalDescriptionElaborate faux “Jacobean” armorial carved and stucco brown frame (damaged with loose pieces) Originally glazed (glass gone) but gilt fillet intact. Paper has some foxing, scratches, but generally stable. Paper mount has been stuck to front of print and crudely titled with letters outlined in pencil. This obscures any info. about artist or engraver.
ObjProdPersonPainted By William Bonnar RSA | Engraved by H.T. Ryall
ObjProdOrganisationHenry Graves & Compy
ObjProdDate1840s
ObjectHistoryNote[from The Spectator, 27/03/1841]:– MESSRS. HODGSON and GRAVES are exhibiting a picture of John Knox Administering the first Protestant Sacrament in Scotland; painted by Mr WILLIAM BONNAR, R.S.A., for the purpose of being engraved. … Mr RYALL, who is to engrave the plate, will have his execution in the “mixed style” of stipple, chalk, and line, put against one of the chefs-d’œuvre of line-engraving.
DimensionsH 680 | W 860
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3036Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleThe Abbey of S. Andrew Hexham. Ground plan of the church and Chapter House
ObjectNameprint | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextHexham Abbey ground plan of the church and chapter house
HEXAB3036
Surveyed and drawn by Charles Clement Hodges no date.
Photolithograph by Geo Waterston and Sons 518 × 670mm
ContentDescriptionPhotolithograph by ‘Geo. Waterston & Sons. Photo Lith’; includes John Carter’s plan of 1780. Signed “Surveyed and drawn by Charles C. Hodges.”; n.d.; scale; key to periods. Used as Plate 8 in 1888 monograph:
“The church is shewn complete as far possible. As the mediæval nave was probably never finished, no attempt at a conjectural restoration has been made; all that is shewn on the plan either exists, or did exist, within recent years. The plan was lithographed, and all the copies printed, before the author became aware of the existence of John Carter’s drawings; consequently it was only possible to add a small facsimile of his plan as a supplement. It will be seen that the mediæval arrangements of the choir had been allowed to continue till comparatively recent times. They were first disturbed in 1830, and finally effaced in 1858. The church is generally shewn as it was before 1858. This remark applies to all the drawings.”
PhysicalDescriptionframed moulded with gilt inner edge. No spacer beneath glass
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdOrganisationGeo. Waterston & Sons. Photo Lith
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 433 | W 584 | Frame H 519 | W 670
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleFive drawings in single frame
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionFive pen-and-ink drawings in single frame; no date
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote“Five framed Hodges prints dated about 1890 have been left to the Abbey by Emily Hope. The P.C.C. will gratefully acknowledge all these gifts.” [Abbey Chronicle, June 1982, p.3]
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 688 | W 882
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen-and-ink drawing; half real size, signed
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHart
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen-and-ink drawing; half real size, signed
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleChester-le-Street
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen-and-ink drawing, half real size, signed
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBamburgh
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen-and-ink drawing, half real size, signed
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3037.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSimondburn
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen-and-ink drawing, half real size, signed
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3038Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleTwo perspective views of Hexham Abbey
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextTwo perspective drawings of Hexham Abbey
HEXAB3038
Pen and ink ‘by the late R J Johnson who restored the transepts’ presented to Abbey by C C Hodges in 1905. Framed together with double-window mount, oak frame, fillet outside glass, 535 × 1170:—
HEXAB3038.1 Abbey from the SW
HEXAB3038.2 Abbey from NNE
Robert James Johnson (1832–1892) was an architect and antiquarian. Born near Darlington, he was apprenticed there to John Middleton before moving to Newcastle. He completed his studies in the office of George Gilbert Scott (one of the powerhouses of the Gothic Revival) in London but moved back to Newcastle and went into partnership with Thomas Austin. They took over the practice of John Dobson when he retired, and this may be the reason why both Johnson and Austin became involved at Hexham Abbey. They may have been associated with C C Hodges, the resident architect-antiquarian. A good draughtsman, and a keen student of gothic architecture, Johnson brought a new, scholarly approach to the restoration work. It was only after Johnson’s death that the Abbey called in another of Scott’s pupils, the great gothic revival architect, Temple Moore, to direct restorations and design the new nave.
ContentDescription2 pen & ink drawings framed together. Frame inscribed at bottom: “These original drawings by the late Mr R.J. Johnson, Architect, who restored the transepts, are presented to Hexham Abbey Church by Mr C C Hodges. 1905”. The left-hand image is a view from the south-west before the vestry annex was built in 1870.
PhysicalDescriptionMount – two windows. Oak frame; fillet outside glass
ObjProdPersonR.J. Johnson
ObjProdDate1860s?
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 535 | W 1170
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3038.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey from SW 17 Aug 1858
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionSouth Transept with crack above doorway, Tower with western buttresses, lower part of south wall of Nave with carrel.
PhysicalDescriptionPen & ink drawing by R J Johnson
ObjProdPersonR J Johnson
ObjProdDate17 Aug 1858
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
Dimensions465 × 303
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3038.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey from NNE 18 Aug 1858
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionEastern chapels have been removed
PhysicalDescriptionPen & ink drawing by R.J. Johnson
ObjProdPersonR.J. Johnson
ObjProdDate18 Aug 1858
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
Dimensions445 × 305
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3039 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleFour drawings in single frame
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionFour pen & ink drawings in single frame; signed C C Hodges
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1896–1900
ObjectHistoryNote“Five framed Hodges prints dated about 1890 have been left to the Abbey by Emily Hope. The P.C.C. will gratefully acknowledge all these gifts.” [Abbey Chronicle, June 1982, p.3]
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 695 | W 630
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3039.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleSketch Plan and Section of Crypt Ripon Cathedral
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges. Scale ½ in. to 1 ft. “shewing (in red) stones recently unearthed”.
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1900
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3039.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBywell St Andrew
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges – carved stone set into wall of tower; scale of ins.; signed Charles C. Hodges 1889
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1889
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3039.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHurworth now in Durham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1899
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3039.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitlePonteland
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges – Two drawings of carved stone(s?) “half real size” but no scale. Signed Charles C. Hodges.
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDate1896
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040 Click on
Thumbnail
for
2 photos
TitleFive drawings in one frame
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionFive pen & ink drawings by C C Hodges in one frame
PhysicalDescriptionframed
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote“Five framed Hodges prints dated about 1890 have been left to the Abbey by Emily Hope. The P.C.C. will gratefully acknowledge all these gifts.” [Abbey Chronicle, June 1982, p.3]
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 688 | W 882
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing signed by C C Hodges, half real size
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040.3Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040.4Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleNorham
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3040.5Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleBolam, Northumberland
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionPen & ink drawing by C C Hodges
PhysicalDescriptionframed together with other four
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3041Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleHexham Abbey: Section of the Choir and Elevation of East Side of Transepts
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextHexham Abbey: Section through Choir, East side of Transepts
HEXAB 3041
Mounted on strainer but unframed and unglazed. No signature [Charles Clement Hodges] n.d. [late 19thC.] 878 × 1384mm.
Hodges made detailed drawings of Hexham Abbey which are some of the best records of mediæval architecture of their time.
ContentDescriptionNo signature, no date. Used as Plate 11 in Hodges 1888 Monograph
PhysicalDescriptionmounted on strainer but unframed and unglazed; evidence of mirror-plate fixing
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 878 | W 1384
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3042 Click on
Thumbnail
for
3 photos
TitleHexham Abbey: Upper part of the West Side of the Rood Screen
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextHexham Abbey: Upper part of Smithson screen (c1500)
HEXAB3042
A record drawing by Charles Clement Hodges
No signature; no date; late 19th Century. 1384 × 828mm
ContentDescriptionPen & ink. Twelve of the thirteen pateræ are illustrated up the left-hand side; note that the “Q” (for “Qui”) is here drawn the right way up, whereas on the screen itself it is upside-down.
The inscription: “Orate Pro Anima Domini Thomæ Smithson Prioris Hujus Ecclesiæ Qui Fecit Hoc Opus”. The [ninth] patera carrying the word “Ecclesiæ” is modern and unlike the rest in character [so not drawn here by Hodges, but only much smaller on Plate 43]; it was missing when screen drawn by Carter 1795.
Used as Plate 45 in Hodges 1888 Monograph
PhysicalDescriptionframed and glazed; label: framed by Morrison Swan & Morgan 17/05/1917
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 1384 | W 828
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3043Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
TitleRoman and Saxon Sculpture
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
LabelTextEight drawings of Roman and Saxon sculpture by C C Hodges
HEXAB3043
Drawings lettered B to K (there is no A) with dates of findings; mounted on back board: 545 × 972mm. No frame.
Hodges studied Roman and early Christian remains to give himself a better understanding of features at Hexham Abbey
ContentDescriptionEight pen & ink drawings of Roman and Saxon sculpture, lettered ‘B’ to ‘K’ (no ‘A’ or ‘J’) with dimensions and some dates of findings. All used in Plate 42 of 1888 monograph which also has ‘A’ – Flavinus:
“A, The Flavinus slab is described on page 4. B, The carved stone in the floor of the triforium in the south transept, shewn in position on Plate 28; C, F, G, and K are mentioned on pages 20 and 21; E, H, and the ‘hog-backed’ stone on page 50.”
PhysicalDescriptionUnframed board
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 545 | W 972
CurrentLocationIn storage

ObjectNumberHEXAB3043.1Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6276
TitleB: Probably Roman, in the Triforium of South Transept
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionRosette stone. See plates 28 & 42 of 1888 monograph
PhysicalDescriptionmounted on board with others
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote“B. The carved stone in the floor of the triforium in the south transept, shewn in position on Plate 28;” [Hodges 1888 Pl.42]
2005: in the Treasury 13th April.
DimensionsH 136 | W 173
CurrentLocationIn storage
ReferenceHodges 1888 Pl.28 & 42

ObjectNumberHEXAB3043.2Hover on
Thumbnail
to
enlarge
AssocObjNumberHEXAB6114
TitleC: Saxon, in the garden Hexham House
ObjectNamedrawing | flat art
ContentDescriptionSee HEXAB6114 – Architectural panel decorated with vine scrolls with lower half of human figure & cockerel; used in Plate 42 of 1888 monograph
PhysicalDescriptionmounted on board with others
ObjProdPersonC C Hodges
ObjProdDatepre 1888
ObjectHistoryNote2005: in the Treasury 13th Apri