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TitleFont cover
ObjectNamefont cover | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionCircular cover with central boss and open canopy of six 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.
ObjectProductionDate18th century?
ObjectHistoryNotePreviously (at least 1905-c.1916?) 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.
DimensionsH 802 mm
Diameter 807 mm
CurrentLocationNave/West End

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2125 | HEXAB3051
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 on seven iron bars [HEXAB2125] with hooks at their ends.
ObjectProductionPersonJosephus Ceulemans [wood carver] | C. C. Hodges [designer]
ObjectProductionOrganisationMessrs James and T Hedley of Hexham [joiners and cabinet makers]
ObjectProductionDate1915-1916
ObjectHistoryNoteThe canopy was constructed by Hexham craftsmen using wood carved by Ceulemans, a Flemish refugee from Gt. 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.
“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]
DimensionsH approx. 6000 mm
Diameter approx. 1000 mm
[not measured in detail]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
suspended from roof
ReferenceC.C. Hodges, Hexham and its Abbey, Gibson Hexham 1919 p63
CurrentLocationNave/West End

ObjectNumberHEXAB113
TitleCredence table east of crypt screen
ObjectNametable | furniture
Materiallight oak
BriefDescriptionLight oak, adzed; understretcher with triple plain balusters. Inscription on understretcher:
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
ANDREA BASEY
1966-2006
ObjectProductionOrganisationCartwheel Furniture, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, N. Yorkshire
ObjectProductionDate2007
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
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
CurrentLocationNave

ObjectNumberHEXAB133
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3044 | HEXAB9158.5
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 6 columns on each side divide the screen into 5 archways; the centre archway is open with access from crossing to choir. On West side, each arch has a fixed lower area of 4 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 N. is the Annunciation and on the S. 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.
ObjectProductionDateLate 15th century
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
CurrentLocationTower Crossing
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB139.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB4127 | HEXAB256 | HEXAB2078
TitlePiano at the Crossing
ObjectNamepiano | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionPolished black wood case. Grand pianoforte by Weber. Three square section legs. Inscription on brass plate on side at left-hand end near the keyboard.
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.
ObjectProductionDateLate 20th century
DimensionsH 1030 mm
W max. 1530 mm
Max. length approx. 1850 mm
ReferenceCND: NTAF11
CurrentLocationTower Crossing

ObjectNumberHEXAB146.1
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.
ObjectProductionDatec. 1920
DimensionsH 720 mm
W 2620 mm
D 520 mm
CurrentLocationNoteOn ground
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB147
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 alongn the front:
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914-1918
ObjectProductionDatec. 1920
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.
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
CurrentLocationNoteOn ground
ReferenceCND: NTAF7, NTEW7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB148
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.”
ObjectProductionPerson3rd Recce. members: Bill Anderson of Newcastle and William Liddle; badge: Joe Riley
ObjectProductionDate1930s-1960s?
ObjectProductionPeriodPost WWII
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll of Honour, altar, candlesticks and cross, standard candlesticks, were dedicated on 2nd February 1936. [Hex. Par. Mag. Mar./Apr. 1936.]
DimensionsH 910 mm
W 500 mm
D 300 mm
CurrentLocationNoteOn ground
ReferenceCND: NTAF8
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB151.1
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
ObjectProductionDatec.1920
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll 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 1630 mm
W 450 mm × 450 mm square base
CurrentLocationNoteOn ground
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB151.2
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
ObjectProductionDatec.1920
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll 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 1630 mm
W 450 mm × 450 mm square base
CurrentLocationNoteOn ground
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB152
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB153.1 | HEXAB153.2
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.46 + 3 photos
TitleCross on war memorial chapel altar, north transept
ObjectNamecross | furniture
Materialwood
Colourgold
BriefDescriptionGilded wooden cross on rectangular base with ribbed scrolled edges to four points of cross. Spiral decoration on oblong stem
Part of set with candlesticks HEXAB153
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF HEXHAM
1914 1918
ObjectProductionDate1920s
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll 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 450 mm
Base W 230 mm
Base D 210 mm
CurrentLocationNoteon display
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB153.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB152
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
ObjectProductionDatepost 1918
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll 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 275 mm
W 190 mm
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB153.2
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB152
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
ObjectProductionDatepost 1918
ObjectHistoryNoteRoll 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 275 mm
W 190 mm
ReferenceCND: NTAF7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB154.1
TitleKneeler front
ObjectNamekneeler | furniture
Materialoak
BriefDescriptionCommunion rail. Prayer slope supported on vertical plank, perforated as frieze of stylised petals. Debased Gothic revival. Inscription incised on bottom rail [no date].
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF L.H.
ObjectProductionDate1965?
ObjectHistoryNoteA gift by Miss Hawthorn in memory of her sister Miss Lilian Hawthorn, for the north side of the Lady Altar in the north transept. [Abbey Chron. Apr. 1965.]
DimensionsH 730 mm
W 2800 mm
D 520 mm
ReferenceCND: NTAF10
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB161.1
TitleKneeler front
ObjectNamekneeler front | furniture
Materialoak
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 and clouds. Inscribed in middle top of support sleeper: [No date]
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF F.A.H.
ObjectProductionDate1941?
ObjectHistoryNoteOriginally for St Christopher’s chapel; dedicated Whit Sunday 1941. [Hex. Par. Mag. Sept. 1941.]
DimensionsH 670 mm
Length 2540 mm
D 370 mm
300 mm without projecting kneeler
ReferenceCND: NTAF6
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North End

ObjectNumberHEXAB166
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.
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. Scenes: Christ before Pilate etc. 1 - 5 Christ before various justices? authority figures; 6 Scourging; 7 Crown of Thorns; 8 Mocking (?); 9 Christ carrying cross.
ObjectProductionDate15th century
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 fixed to the north wall of the chancel N aisle.
DimensionsH 1085
W full length 3510 frame size
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in climate-controlled display case at S end
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.1
TitlePassion Panel 1
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
LabelText“So the soldiers… arrested Jesus and bound him.
First they took him to Annas… who questioned him…”
[The Bible, John’s Gospel ]
ContentDescriptionmade up of 5 panels, top & bottom ones are replacements
2 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
DimensionsH 890
W 340
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.2
TitlePassion Panel 2
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
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 8 lancet? windows oval shape on top. Large leaded window Christ still held by guards + man with ermine collar. 3 bearded, 2 clean shaven men
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.3
TitlePassion Panel 3
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
LabelText“Then they took Jesus to Pilate’s headquarters…”
ContentDescription4 panels, bottom one a plain replacement (with a barely discernible figure?) Same building with doorway 5 figures. 3 male,2 female. Pontius Pilate? ermine collar, cuffs & hat. Christ still (hands tied). Pilate holding staff. Lady on right has arm on Christ’s arm
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.4
TitlePassion Panel 4
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
LabelText“Pilate sent Jesus off to see Herod… He questioned
him at some length…”
ContentDescriptionDouble leaded window in background. Canopy (over chair) 4 figures. Magistrate similar to previous one. Bottom panel replacement.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.5
TitlePassion Panel 5
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
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 hand tied with rope. Huge nosed man in green robe.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.6
TitlePassion Panel 6
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
LabelText“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged…”
ContentDescriptionSame building 2 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
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.7
TitlePassion Panel 7
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
LabelText“And soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it
on his head and they dressed him in a purple robe…”
ContentDescription3 panels - bottom one a replacement.
Same building but further back in picture 2 observers in balcony 1 male magistrate, 1 female half a figure on left hand side. Christ with robe & crown of thorns.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.8
TitlePassion Panel 8
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
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
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB166.9
TitlePassion Panel 9
ObjectNamepainted panel | flat art
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. Top & bottom panel replacements - blank. All of them thickly varnished. Outside panel (H 1070 W 3500) - replacement wood- in place - bottom of frame panel in poor condition
CurrentLocationNoteon 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 S and 4 stalls on W backing to the organ screen. In front of these 3 prayer desks with seats in front on north, attached to one to west; & in front of these 3 prayer desks facing south, the most westerly fixed into W. (E 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.
ObjectProductionDate15th century
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
DimensionsApprox. poppy head H 1440 mm stall 1230
Max. E-W 11,000
Max. N-S 3115
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB177
TitleSouth Choir-stalls
ObjectNamechoir-stall | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionArranged as ‘L’ shape on S. side of the choir facing N or E. all need individual description.
177.1 -.15 stalls misericords face N; 177.16 - 19 stalls misericords face E;
177.20 - .22 prayer desks seats in front face N; 177.23 prayer desk faces E;
177.24 -.26 prayer desks face N 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.
ObjectProductionDate15th century
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
DimensionsMax. stall head H 1230 mm
Max. E - W
W 11,000 mm
Max. N - S D 3115 mm
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

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 3 planks decorated with star shapes & 3 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
ObjectProductionPersonMr. T. Swann of Heddon
ObjectProductionDate1955
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.
CurrentLocationNoteon ground S side
ReferenceCND: STA5
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/St Etheldreda’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB187.2.1
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 3 planks decorated with star shapes & 3 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
ObjectProductionPersonMr. T. Swann of Heddon
ObjectProductionDate1955
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.
CurrentLocationNoteon ground N side
ReferenceCND: STA5
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/St Etheldreda’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB198.1
TitleChamber organ
ObjectNameorgan | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionLammermuir pipe organ. Light oak on steel castors. Inscription on top.
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.
ObjectProductionDate2009
DimensionsH 1120 mm
W 997 mm
D 537 mm
D including trestle 755 mm
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB201.2.3
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
ObjectProductionDate1965
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
CurrentLocationNoteloose
at Chancel steps
ReferenceCND: C7
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB209
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3076
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.
ObjectProductionDate1907
ObjectProductionPeriodEdwardian Gothic revival
ReferenceFaculty: 21 November. 6. Erection of a new screen behind the Altar with Hangings and two doorways. N.R.O. Faculty Book No. 1, no. 316; and N.R.O. EP.184/80.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB213
TitlePrior Leschman’s Chantry, upper screens & painted panels
ObjectNamechantry | furniture
Materialoak
Colourold dark much carved
BriefDescriptionE. side 3 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.
n. side 16 uprights - of these 7 v. 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.
S. side, facing presbytery 13 upright at some intervals - the s. screen being shorter to allow for the entrance at its W. end. Here 9 upper areas retain open tracery making up four and a half pairs above ogee arches. Only one upright (Next to last on W.) is plain. The Chantry is partly roofed over approx. its E. half. One slight beam connects W. ends of S and N. screens.
ObjectProductionDateabout 1500
ObjectHistoryNotePre-1908 in the N bay of the S transept E aisle.
DimensionsEast panels H 2140, W 1800, D approx.max.150
South Screen H 1980 Length 3250max.W 140 approx. intervals centre to centre uprights 210
North screen H 1970 length 3940
West filler: ht. 990 length 250 hollow buttress with upper blind
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB222.1
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, originally in at least three pieces all painted stone coloured for stone and grey for slate roofs.
ObjectProductionOrganisationMessrs Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
ObjectProductionDate1957
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 2014 refurbished for exhibition in new Visitor Centre, including coin-operated lights & sounds.
In about 1975 it was in the south transept aisle, behind the “Acca” Cross, under a perspex(?) cover.
DimensionsNot measured approx. H 500 mm E-W length 1500 mm across transept 1000 mm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
on central display table
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB222.4
TitleShield Label for Model of Hexham Abbey
ObjectNamelabel | furniture
Materialmetal
Colourcopper
BriefDescriptionLabel in form of a shield with Leschman 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
InscriptionDescriptionWhite capital letters
ObjectProductionDate1957
CurrentLocationNoteloose
on floor
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit A/Shelf 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB227
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
ObjectProductionPersonThe Revd. Graham B. Usher (Rector of Hexham) [designer]
ObjectProductionOrganisationCartwheel Furniture, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, N. Yorkshire [makers]
ObjectProductionDate2006
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
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
CurrentLocationChancel/Vestry

ObjectNumberHEXAB248.1
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.
ObjectProductionDatec.1780
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.]
DimensionsH 1440
W 1450
ReferenceCND: S1
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB248.2
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.
ObjectProductionDateEarly 18th century
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.]
DimensionsH 2100
W 1450
ReferenceCND: S1
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB249.1
TitleBenefactors’ board 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.
N.B. 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.
ObjectProductionDatelate 18th century
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.]
DimensionsH 1200
W 1460
ReferenceCND: S2
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB249.2
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.
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.
ObjectProductionDateearly 18th century
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.]
DimensionsH 2100
W 1460
ReferenceCND: S2
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB255
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2182
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
ObjectProductionDatec.1991
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
ReferenceCND: S13
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB256
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB139.1 | 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.
ObjectProductionDateEarly 21st. century
DimensionsMax. H 910 mm
W 1830 mm
D 630 mm
ReferenceCND: S14
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB272.1
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
ObjectProductionPersonTemple Lushington Moore [designer]
ObjectProductionDate1911
ObjectProductionPeriod1911 dedication
ObjectHistoryNote1911. 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.
DimensionsH 1140 mm
W 610 mm
D 1120 mm
ReferenceCND: CSAF6
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB277
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
ObjectProductionDate1990
DimensionsH 2200 mm
ReferenceCND: SS1
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Song School

ObjectNumberHEXAB278.1
TitleBlack grand pianoforte by Pramberger
ObjectNamepiano | furniture
Materialwood
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)
ObjectProductionDate2007
Dimensionsclosed
H 1040 mm
W 1520 mm
D 1800 mm
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Song School

ObjectNumberHEXAB310
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
ObjectProductionDate1997
DimensionsH 910
W 610
D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB311
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
ObjectProductionDate1999
DimensionsH 910
W 610
D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB312
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
ObjectProductionDate1999
DimensionsH 910
W 610
D 25
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB321
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 hatchment field with 3 bells over 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
ObjectProductionDate2003
DimensionsH 915
W 750
D 25
CurrentLocationNotefixed
centre of S wall
CurrentLocationTower Crossing/Ringing Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB360
TitleNave Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 22 roof bosses.
ObjectProductionDate1907-1908
CurrentLocationNave/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB361
TitleNorth Transept Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 15 roof bosses and 10 corbel heads
ObjectProductionDate13th cent
ObjectProductionPeriod19th & 20th century repairs
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB362
TitleSouth Transept Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 15 roof bosses
ObjectProductionDate13th cent
ObjectProductionPeriod19th century repairs
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB363
TitleChancel Roof
ObjectNameroof | furniture
Materialwood
BriefDescriptionWooden arch-braced roof with 37 roof bosses. Eastern bay’s higher-pitched roof added 1860.
ObjectProductionDate1340-1360
ObjectProductionPeriod19th century repairs & alterations
CurrentLocationChancel/Roof
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB1001
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1009
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
ObjectProductionDate1962 - present
DimensionsH 1.01 m
W 48 cm
D 5 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
On wall - foot 1.3 m from ground
ReferenceCND: STEW1 (page 30 of CND’s book predated Graham Barham Usher 2004)
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1002
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1424
TitleBronze plate re 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 CHRISOPHER 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
ObjectProductionDate1899
DimensionsH 60 cm
W 60 cm
D 1 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
On wall - foot 1.77m from ground
ReferenceCND: STEW2
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1003
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. PORTEOUSCORPORALE. 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.· ·G. 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).
ObjectProductionDate1905
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.
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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
On wall - foot 1.3 m from ground
ReferenceCND: STEW3
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1004
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
ObjectProductionPersonG Green, Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1795-1870
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Revd Joseph Fell, assistant lecturer, 24 July 1795
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Too high to measure - foot c 2.9 m from ground
ReferenceCND: STEW4; EM 207; NCH3 197
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1005
TitleWall plaque in memory of Johannes Rotheram M.D.
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLimestone oval slab, beaded border, decorative surround.
Inscription
JOHANNES ROTHERAM. M.D.
OBIIT 18VO MARTII, 1787
ÆTATIS SUŒ 68
EXIMIAS ANIMI DOTES
SCIENTIARUM STUDIO EXCULTAS
PUBLICO NON SUO
EMOLUMENTO IMPERTIVIT
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.]
ObjectProductionDate1787
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John Rotheram, medical doctor of Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 Mar 1787.
DimensionsH 0.61m
W 0.96m
D 0.10m
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1.74m from ground
N of St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STEW5; EM 212; NCH3 198
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1006
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 Earth’s 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.
ObjectProductionDate1771
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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 2.87 m fro m ground
ReferenceCND: STEW6; EM221
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/St Etheldreda’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1007
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1008 | 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
ObjectProductionOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
DimensionsBase: H 102 cm
W 82 cm
D 4 cm
Stone: H 52 cm
W 63 cm
D 8 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 2.52m from ground
ReferenceCND: STSW3; EM 219b
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower

ObjectNumberHEXAB1008
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1007 | HEXAB1403.2
TitlePlaque in memory of the Revd. W.T.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.
ObjectProductionOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjectHistoryNoteThe 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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 2.52m from ground
Marble black marble white
ReferenceCND: STSW2; EM 219a
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1001
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.
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.1721.
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 CORNEL 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
ObjectProductionPersonC. C. Hodges [designer] | Mr G. W. Milburn of York [sculptor]
ObjectProductionDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteOn April 27th the mural tablet was unveiled by the Bishop of Newcastle. [Hex. Par. Mag. May 1905.]
Modification was needed to enable Archibald Hardie’s name to be added at the bottom. Bottom line used to be “N.B. C.CURATE L.LECTURER R.RECTOR”
DimensionsH 2.14 m
W 1.27 m
D 10 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1.32m from floor
ReferenceCND: STSW1
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall lower

ObjectNumberHEXAB1010
TitlePlaque in memory of Paul Vaillant
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
BriefDescriptionWhite sepulchral slab, urn above, on grey backing. Roman caps.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
PAUL VAILLANT,
OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED JANUARY 6TH 1816,
AGED 76 YEARS.
ObjectProductionDate1816
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
DimensionsH 97 cm
W 90 cm
D 7 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1 m from floor
ReferenceCND: CSW9; EM 218; NCH3 199
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area

ObjectNumberHEXAB1011
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.
ObjectProductionDate1800
ObjectProductionPeriodGeorgian
DimensionsH 53 cm
W 68 cm
D 2.5 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 3.15 m from floor
ReferenceCND: CSW10; EM 206; NCH3 197
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/Flower+Tea-making area

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1415
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.
InscriptionLOOKING FOR THE RESURRECTION | OF THE BODY | TILL THE DAY DAWN | WHEN THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP HER DEAD
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
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.
ObjectProductionOrganisationCox & Sons London
ObjectProductionDate1871
ObjectProductionPeriodVictorian
DimensionsH 67 cm
W 46 cm
D <1 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1.58m from ground; E. of the Queen’s door
ReferenceCND: CSW7; EM 203
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1013
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
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW9 No.7
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1014
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
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW11 No.3
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1015
TitleFoundation stone laid by John Coppin Straker
ObjectNamefoundation stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID BY JOHN COPPIN STRAKER HIGH SHERIFF
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW10 No.2
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1016
TitleFoundation stone laid by Thomas Ellis
ObjectNamefoundation stone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescription1st. stone laid
Inscription+ LAID BY THOMAS ELLIS ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND CHURCHWARDENS W ALEXANDER J A JACKSON W J BICKERS STEPHENSON J SWORD MCMVII
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW8 1st. stone laid
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1017
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
ObjectProductionDate29 June1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW7 No.8
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1018
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
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
The Revd. E. S. Savage M.A. was appointed Rector in 1898, Lecturer in 1902.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW4 No.9
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1019
TitleFoundation stone laid by Charles William Chipchase Henderson
ObjectNamefoundation stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID BY CHARLES WILL IAM CHIPCHASE HENDERSON
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW6 No.4
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1020
TitleFoundation stone laid by James, Baron Joicey
ObjectNamefoundation stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID BY JAMES FIRST BAR ON JOICEY
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 metres above floor
ReferenceCND: NWW5 No.5
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1021
TitleFoundation stone laid by Newton Ogle
ObjectNamefoundation stone | memorial
Materialstone
InscriptionLAID BY NEWTON OGLE
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjectProductionDate1907
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 medieval nave west wall, some nine feet above the present floor level. [ANV 85 Jul/Aug 2008 p.13]
ReferenceCND: NWW3 No.6
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1022
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1431
TitleWindow dedication wall tablet
ObjectNametablet | memorial
Materialbronze
BriefDescriptionBronze plaque with raised letters in memory of Charles William Chipchase Henderson of The Riding 1847 - 1914. Has a raised hatchment in top L.H. corner: shield (needing proper armorial description) and scroll with motto: ‘SOLA VIRTUS NOBILITAT’.
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”
ObjectProductionDate1918
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.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
North of W. door
ReferenceCND: NWW2
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1023
TitlePlaque of works dedicated - executed 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”
CHARLES C. HODGES ARCHITECT INV ET DIREX
ObjectProductionPersonCharles C. Hodges
ObjectProductionDate1921
ObjectHistoryNoteAt 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.]
DimensionsH 1.23 m
W 0.655 m
D 6 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 2.06m from floor
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. N.R.O. 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. N.R.O. EP.184/80.
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1024.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2
TitleTop part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & 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 ANDREWS,
WIFE OF ROBERT ANDREWES, ESQR
AND DAUGHTER OF SIR THOMAS RAWLINSON, KNIGHT,
ALDERMAN OF LONDON,
DIED JULY, 31ST 1769, AGED 75 YEARS.
ObjectProductionOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1769
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.
NotesPreviously HEXAB1024
DimensionsH 1.435 m
W 0.785 m
D 8.5 cm max
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1.2 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTWW2; EM 198.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.1 | HEXAB1058 | HEXAB1059 | HEXAB1060 | HEXAB1061 | HEXAB3059 | HEXAB3060 | HEXAB3061
TitleBottom part of wall plaque in memory of Revd Thomas Andrewes & 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
ObjectProductionOrganisationDavies of Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1824
ObjectHistoryNoteSEE HEXAB1024.1 which, from the inscription wording, 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.
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.
NotesPreviously HEXAB1026
DimensionsH 0.93 m
W 1.03 m
D 14 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
1.04m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTWW1; EM 198; NCH3 p197
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1025
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.
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.
ObjectProductionDate1856
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot c. 3.7 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTWW3
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1027
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.
ObjectProductionPersonT. Bulman, Hexham
ObjectProductionDate1840
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 m above floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW1; EM 217
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/St Christopher’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1028
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.
DEBR MIDFORD, WHO DIED 11TH FEBY 1835, AGED 74.
ANN ROCHESTER, WHO DIED 11TH MARCH 1839 AGED 46.
JOHN MIDFORD, WHO DIED 7TH FEBY 1841, AGED 77.
THOMAS MIDFORD, WHO DIED 23RD JAN. 1845 AGED 82
MARY MIDFORD, WHO DIED 6TH MARCH 1860, AGED 91.
ObjectProductionDatepost 1860
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c.5 m above floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/St Christopher’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1029
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 – A FENWYKE A FENWYKE A FENWYKE – He Loses His Life That He Might Gain It
InscriptionEDVARDVS 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 GVALTERO 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
InscriptionTranslationChi-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
ObjectProductionPersonCraggs (Sculptor), Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1839
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 m above floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW4; NCH3 p198.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/St Christopher’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1030
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.
ObjectProductionDate1855
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 6 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW5
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1031
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1009
TitleWall plaque in memory of Revd. William Fleming
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble | slate
Colourwhite on grey
BriefDescriptionMarble on slate.
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 SEPBR 4TH 1821, AGED 31 YEARS.
ALSO BARA. JOBLING DIED MAR. 7TH. 1825 AGED 33.
ObjectProductionDate1825
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Fleming was Curate of Hexham Abbey from 1799 until his death in 1809; Robert Clarke was appointed Lecturer in 1801.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c.5 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW6; See A. B. Wright p97
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1032
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 12TH 1848 AGED 58
ObjectProductionDatec.1816
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c.5 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW9; EM 258
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1033
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1401.2 | 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.
ObjectProductionOrganisationNelsons, Carlisle
ObjectProductionDatec. 1879
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c.5 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW11
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1034
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, 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 KirsoppRebecca 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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
c. 5 m from floor
ReferenceCND: NTEW13; EM 210; NCH3 198
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1035
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB5510 | HEXAB9023
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.06 + 2 photos
TitleWar memorial – hand written document in glazed frame
ObjectNamedocument | memorial
Materialpaper
BriefDescriptionFramed and glazed handwritten document: “Heroes of the Battlefield 1914-1918” 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 and with all honour before God and man these noble living & glorious dead, who went bravely forth to conquer and to die for God, King, Empire, Home and the saving of humanity.
ObjectProductionPersonWritten and given by Miss M Charlton
ObjectProductionDate02/02/1936
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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in glazed wooden frame
ReferenceCND: NTEW7
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1036
TitleWall plaque in memory of H.S.E. 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 croslets argent. Crest a stag’s head and antlers, proper.
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.
InscriptionTranslationBeneath this stone lies 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.
ObjectProductionDate1725 - 1861
ObjectHistoryNote1899 guidebook has photo showing the plaque fixed to the wall closing the arch which now leads to the nave N aisle; plaque moved when wall taken down for building of nave in 1908.
Burial register: Wm Johnson, chapman. Buried 29 May 1725; Elizabeth Douglas. Buried 13th November 1861. Elizabethh Douglas was probably the great-great-great-granddaughter of William Johnson
DimensionsH 2.25 m
W 1.15 m
D 0.16 m
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 1 m from floor
ReferenceCND: CNW1; EM 214; NCH 198
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
URLSee also: www.hexablinks.talktalk.net

ObjectNumberHEXAB1037
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3058
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.
ObjectProductionOrganisationJopling, Gateshead [inscribed at bottom right]
ObjectProductionDate1805 - 1819
DimensionsH 1.75 m
W 0.75 m
D 0.10 m
ReferenceCND: CNW3; EM 215; NCH3 199.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1038
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB4125 | HEXAB3062
TitleStall plate in memory of Percy … 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.
ObjectProductionDate1961
DimensionsH 0.115 m
W 0.24 m
D 0.005 m
CurrentLocationNotefixed
1.1 m from floor; back of stall N9 HEXAB176.9
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.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1039
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1407.5 | 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.
Inscription
XPC
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., for monogram Ch. forms a cross (X), 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 P (the Greek Rho) stands as the second letter of Christ and was symbolic of “Help.”
The letter S (the Greek Sigma) 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; th – God; U. – Son; S. – Saviour. The ‘Fish’ was the most loved Symbol and represents Christ as the Fisher of men. It symbolises 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 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”.
ObjectProductionOrganisationMessrs. James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars Glassworks, London
ObjectProductionDate1905
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.]
DimensionsH 1.26 m
W 1.70 m
D 5 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Foot 94 cm from floor
ReferenceCND: CSW5
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1040
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.
InscriptionTranslation[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.
ObjectProductionDate1796
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]
DimensionsH 0.95 m
W 1.04 m
D 5 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
foot 2.62 m from floor
ReferenceCND: CSW3; NCH3 198; EM 213
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1041
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1417
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.07
TitleWall plaque in memory of John Oswald Head, Hackwood, & Son
ObjectNameplaque | memorial
Materialmarble
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.
ObjectProductionDate1915-1918
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.]
1918. 12th day of March. To erect a tablet on the Choir wall in ever loving memory of John Oswald Head. [Faculty no. 566 granted 12.3.1918.]
DimensionsH 0.53 m
W 0.76 m
D 7 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
foot 1. 28 m from floor
ReferenceCND: CSW2
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1042
TitleEffigy of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialstone
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.
ObjectProductionDate14th century ?
ObjectHistoryNoteIt would have been placed in the Umfraville chapel, now disappeared.
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]
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
ReferenceCND: CSAF2 but effigy/tomb is now on modern stone plinth just of Sir Gilbert de Umfreville (excluding wife).; NCH3 193
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1043
TitleEffigy of Thomas of Tyndale
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialstone
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.
ObjectProductionDateApprox 14th. century
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]
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
ReferenceCND: CNAF6
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.1
TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th. century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with fluted robe, on modern stone plinth.
ObjectProductionDate14th. century
DimensionsL 1.85 m
W 0.60 m
H 0.28 m
ReferenceCND: CSAF3
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.2
TitleEffigy of unknown early 14th. century woman
ObjectNameeffigy | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionEffigy, with ‘B GE’ carved below folded arms, on modern stone plinth
Inscription[Above the clasped hands] B over P M [below them] B over G E
ObjectProductionDate14th. century
DimensionsL 1.91 m
W 0.62 m
H 0.36 m
ReferenceCND: CNAF5
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1044.3
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.
ObjectProductionDatec.2007
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]
DimensionsL 2.00 m
W 1.39 m
H 0.83 m
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1045
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
ObjectProductionDate1757
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Roberts, attorney, elder son of Nicholas R Esq of Hexham, 25 Sep 1757 (killed by fall from horse - N’cle Courant)
under-sheriff of N’cle. He was the eldest son of No. 4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No. 5 Catharine (HEXAB1047).
DimensionsH 88 cm
W 67 cm
D 9 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against N wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S9; EM254
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1046
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
InscriptionDescriptionThe cap ‘N’s are reversed.
ObjectProductionDate1761
ObjectHistoryNoteNicholas Roberts of Hexham was the son of No.2 Dame Mary Blackett (HEXAB1050) and Nicholas Roberts, merchant.
DimensionsH 90 cm
W 60 cm
D 8 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against N wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S10; EM 255
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1047
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
Esqr Died May
The 22 1764
Aged 63 years
ObjectProductionDate1764
ObjectHistoryNoteCatherine Kaye was the wife of No.4, Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and mother of No.3 Edward Roberts (HEXAB1045)
DimensionsH 90 cm
W 58 cm
D 7 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against N wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S11; EM256
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1048
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
ObjectProductionDate1781
ObjectHistoryNoteIsabella Roberts was the daughter of No.4 Nicholas (HEXAB1046) and No.5 Catharine (HEXAB1047), and sister of No.3, Edward (HEXAB1045).
DimensionsH 87 cm
W 66 cm
D 8 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against N wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S12; EM257
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1049
TitleTombstone No. 1 of Sir Edward Blackett Bart.
ObjectNametombstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionSmall slab recording vault burial
Inscription
No 1
Sr Edward
Blackett Bart
Died 1st March
1756 aged 74
ObjectProductionDate1756
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.]
DimensionsH 86 cm
W 61 cm
D 6 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against S wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S6; EM 253
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1050
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
ObjectProductionDate1756
ObjectHistoryNoteDame Mary was the second wife of Sir Edward, formerly wife of Nicholas Roberts (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.]
DimensionsH 98 cm
W 60 cm
D 9 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against S wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S7; EM253
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1051
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1418.7
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.
ObjectProductionDate1770-1771
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 – or, perhaps, when burials were no longer allowed within the walls of a church?
DimensionsH 113 cm
W 81 cm
D 14 cm
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Against S wall base on ground
ReferenceCND: S8; EM252
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype/Outer Porch

ObjectNumberHEXAB1052
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB4124
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.E., M.C.
LAY RECTOR OF HEXHAM ABBEY
LORD LIEUTENANT OF NORTHUMBERLAND
ObjectProductionDate1951
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].
CurrentLocationNotefixed
back of stall S9 HEXAB177.9
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 3
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1053
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.
Inscription
Hic jacet Robertus Ogle, fili Elene Bertam
filie Roberti Bertam militis qui obiit in
vigilia omnm. Sanc. Ao Dmi maccccaixo
cujus aie p.picietr Ds Dme.
InscriptionContent Hic jacet Robertvs Ogle, filivs Elene Bertram
filie Roberti Bertram militis, qui obiit in vigilia
omnivm sanctorvm, anno domini mccccix
cvjvs anime propicietvr Devs. Amen.
InscriptionTranslationHere lies Robert Ogle son of Elene Bertram daughter of Robert Bertram, knight, who died on the vigil of All Saints, A.D. MCCCCX. May God be merciful to his soul.
ObjectProductionDate1410s
ObjectHistoryNoteRobert Ogle … died on the vigil of All Saints, the 31st of October, 1409, 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.
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.
ReferenceCND: C1; NCH3 p.193
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB1054
TitleMatrix of a Brass
ObjectNamematrix | memorial
Materiallimestone
BriefDescriptionLarge limestone slab, from which a brass label and four shields have been torn
ObjectProductionDatec15th 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.]
ReferenceCND: C5
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1055
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.
ObjectProductionDatelate 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.
ReferenceCND: C6
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery/Leschman Chantry

ObjectNumberHEXAB1056
TitleLedger Stone of Carr family
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge dark slab with bold lower case lettering; now partly hidden under monuments, particularly the ‘Acca’ grave cover. The slab seems to have been trimmed at top and side.
Inscription
Iohn 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 day
of May, 1738, in the 27th year
of his age.
Here lyeth the body of Mr ]
James Carr Son of Mr Thoma
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
ObjectProductionDate1715
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Carr, bailiff of Hexham, 31 Oct 1715.
ReferenceCND: CNAF4; EM 200 201 202
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

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
ObjectProductionDate1733
ObjectHistoryNoteNot mentioned by Hodges, but dating in its current use from Dobson’s rebuilding of the east end
DimensionsH 0.73
W 0.7
CurrentLocationNotefixed
NE corner of clerestory
ReferenceCND: CNC1
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1058
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2
TitleHeadstone of Honour Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
HONOUR CLARKE
Died 9th March
AGED 72
Buried 12th March
1805
ObjectProductionDate1805
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.
Burial register: Mrs Honor Clarke, wf of Rev S Clarke, 12 Feb 1805. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 1
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB1059
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3061
TitleHeadstone of Martha Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
MARTHA CLARKE
Died 8th Dec
AGED 28
Buried 15th Dec
1814
ObjectProductionDate1814
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.
See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 2
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB1060
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3059
TitleHeadstone of Robert Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionInscription partly obscured
Inscription
ROBERT CLARKE
Died 20th April
Aged 52 Years
Buried 15th May
1824
ObjectProductionDate1824
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.
Burial register: Robert Clarke, 53, 5 May 1824. See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 3
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB1061
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1024.2 | HEXAB3060
TitleHeadstone of Sloughter Clarke
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
SLOUGHTER CLARKE
Died 22 April
AGED 79
Buried 29 April
1820
ObjectProductionDate1820
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.
See also memorial plaque HEXAB1024.2.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 4
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062
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.
InscriptionThe reading given in Collingwood & Wright, Roman Inscriptions in Britain for the two fragments is IMP.CAES.L.SEP.SEVERVS.PI PERTINAX.ET.IMP.CAESAR.M AVR.ANTONINVS. PIVS. AVG VSTI.ETP.SEPTIMIVS … CAESARHORREVM… VEXILLATIONE .. FECERVNT SVB…
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.’
InscriptionDescriptionThe name of Geta Cæsar has been deliberately obliterated.
ObjectProductionDatec.208
ObjectHistoryNoteThe smaller part was found in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062.1
OtherNumberRIB 1151 + 2 images
TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone larger fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionMost of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the roof of the crypt north passage.
ObjectProductionDatec.208
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in roof of north passage
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB1062.2
OtherNumberRIB 1151 + 1 image
TitleThe ‘GETA’ Stone smaller fragment
ObjectNamededication-slab | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionA smaller part of the ‘GETA’ stone is in the nave north wall near the west end.
ObjectProductionDatec.208
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in February 1907 under the SW angle of St Wilfrid’s cathedral.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in N wall of nave at W end
ReferenceCND: Crypt 5; RIB 1151
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 6 (West)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1063
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 ELIZABE…
Wife of WILLIAM WILSON W…
Died Augst 26th Aged…
ObjectProductionDate1785
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Eliza wife of William Wilson, shoemaker, 28 Aug 1785.
ReferenceCND: CSAF4
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB1064
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
ObjectProductionDate1657-1687
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in floor W side of Flower Area screen HEXAB197
ReferenceCND: CSAF5
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

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.
ObjectProductionDate1826-1860
CurrentLocationNotefixed
under carpet near W wall
ReferenceCND: NF1; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1066
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
ObjectProductionDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p14 gives date August 1830
CurrentLocationNotefixed
opposite Pew 53
ReferenceCND: NF3; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1067
TitleHeadstone of Hindmarch family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionFloor stone, badly worn, in central aisle. Italic.
Inscription
In MEMORY OF
MARY HINDMARCH Wife of
Wm HINDMARCH, who died Dec
Aged 60 Years
WM HINDMARCH died
1786 Aged 65 Years
Also ANN their Daughter
died July 26th 1807 Aged
54 Years
WILLIAM HINDMARCH Died
March 27 1831 Aged Years
ObjectProductionDate1784-1851
ObjectHistoryNoteMary Hindmarsh, wife of Wm, 21 Dec 1784,
William, shoemaker, 9 July 1797,
William Hindmarch, High House, 78, 30 Mar 1834.
MS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p.14, gives Mary Hindmarch d 1781, aged 60; William d 1851 aged 78.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
opposite Pew 52
ReferenceCND: NF4; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1068
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 Feb]ruary 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]
ObjectProductionDate1780s?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John Nattrass, gent, 12 Feb 1787.
Henry, s of Mr Nicholas Ruddock, attorney-at-law, 5 Mar 1784
CurrentLocationNotefixed
beside pew 52
ReferenceCND: NF5; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1069
TitleHeadstone of Robson family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialslate
BriefDescriptionThe dates as read do not add up and may be incorrect; Lightly carved horizontals may have worn off. The two 1811s and 1816 may be 1841 or 1844 and 1846.
Inscription
IN
MEMORY
OF WILLIAM: SON OF
JAMES ROBSON
BUTCHER, HEXHAM
WHO DIED FEB. 25, 1811
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO ANN ELIZABETH HIS
DAUGHTER
WHO DIED DEC. 30 1811
AGED 3 YEARS
ROBERT, HIS SON
WHO DIED AUG. 22. 1816
AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES ROBSON
WHO DIED AUG 18 1869
AGED 65 YEARS
ObjectProductionDate1841-1869
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Wm Robson, 6, 27 Feb 1841;
Ann Elizabeth, 2, 1 Jan 1845;
Robert, 9, 24 August 1846.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
beside Pew 72
ReferenceCND: NF6; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1070
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
ObjectProductionDate19th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Nicholas Ruddock, 66, Okerlands, 26 Sept 1818,
Nicholas, 57, 4 Jan 1840.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
beside Pew 73
ReferenceCND: NF7; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1071
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’
CurrentLocationNotefixed
beside Pew 44
ReferenceCND: NF8; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

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.
ObjectProductionDate1788-1814
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mary buried 5 May 1814
CurrentLocationNotefixed
? W end of N aisle under carpet
ReferenceCND: NNAF1
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

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 [?]
ObjectProductionDate1783-1809?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Elizabeth Liddle, widow of dissenting minister, 3 May 1809.
Rev James Liddell, 24 Oct 1805
Mary, dr of Rev James, 2 Jun 1783.
Elizabeth, dr. of Rev. James, 1 Mar. 1789
CurrentLocationNotefixed
? W end of N aisle under carpet
ReferenceCND: NNAF3; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1074
TitleHeadstone of the Lyon family
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionSandstone, well preserved. Gothic, Roman caps and lc. Last five items later addition.
Inscription
S A C R E D
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
ObjectProductionDate1837-1849
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: William, 18 Jan 1837
Doro., 3 May 1825 aged 46
Ralph, 26 Mar 1849 aged 57.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
? W end of N aisle under carpet
ReferenceCND: NNAF4; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1075
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.
ObjectProductionDate19th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: the only Craft entry is Jane, widow, 72, 26 May 1814
CurrentLocationNotefixed
? W end of N aisle under carpet
ReferenceCND: NNAF5; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1076
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.
ObjectProductionDate1827?
ObjectHistoryNoteMS list “Monuments & Gravestones” 1966 p17 gives year as 1827.
Burial register: 4 April 1827 aged 67
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 53
ReferenceCND: NNAF6; 1966 p.17
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1077
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.
ObjectProductionDate1784-1836
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 53
ReferenceCND: NNAF7; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1078
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
ObjectProductionDate1776-1809
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: 1776 Nov 4 Wilkinson, Edward, Smith
Elizabeth, widow, publican, 27 Oct 1809
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 52
ReferenceCND: NNAF8; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1079
TitleHeadstone of Samuel Hudson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLarge, reddish sandstone, only upper part lettered. Deep-cut Roman caps.
Inscription
SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY OF SAMUEL,
SON OF THE REV. J. HUDSON
INCUMBENT OF HEXHAM,
WHO DIED OCT. 29. 1816
AGED 11 YEARS
ObjectProductionDate1846
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: 31 Oct 1846, aged 11
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 52
ReferenceCND: NNAF9; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1080
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.
ObjectProductionDate1841
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Isabella Charlton, Fell-side, 35, 8 Mar 1841.
Elizabeth, 9 months, 3 Jan 1839.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 48
ReferenceCND: NNAF10; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1081
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
ObjectProductionDate1805-1822
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 48
ReferenceCND: NNAF11; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1082
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
ObjectProductionDate1843
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 46
ReferenceCND: NNAF12; 1966 p.15
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1083
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
ObjectProductionDate1753-1768
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: ? Wm Nixon, chapman, 15 Feb 1763?
Ann, widow, 15 April 1768
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 46
ReferenceCND: NNAF13; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1084
TitleHeadstone of Thomas Robson
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
The Burial
place of
Thom: Robson
Tailor 1773
ObjectProductionDate1773
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 45
ReferenceCND: NNAF14; 1966 p.16
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1085
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
ObjectProductionDate1820-1832
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph Newton, 49, 21 Dec 1820.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 42
ReferenceCND: NNAF15; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1086
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 Augt 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.
ObjectProductionDate1799-1847
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mat Smith of Bellingham, 14, 28 Sept 1847.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 42
ReferenceCND: NNAF16; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1087
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.
ObjectProductionDate1834
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 40
ReferenceCND: NNAF17; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1088
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.
ObjectProductionDate1809-1851
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Ann Bell, 85, 14 Mar 1824
Halliwell Dene is said to have been built c1826 for the Archbishop of York.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 40
ReferenceCND: NNAF18; 1966 p.14
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1089
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.
ObjectProductionDate1832-1835
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Jane Gordon, 61, 26 Jul 1833
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 36
ReferenceCND: NNAF19; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1090
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.
ObjectProductionDate1851-1853
ObjectHistoryNoteWilliam Turner, of Gilligate, was organist 1826-1865.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle near Pew 36
ReferenceCND: NNAF20; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1091
TitleHeadstone of Mary Loraine
ObjectNameheadstone | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionBold large lettering, top part of slab only.
Inscription
MARY LORAINE
died JANUARY 8TH
1779
Aged 63
ObjectProductionDate1779?
CurrentLocationNotefixed
N aisle beside Pew 34
ReferenceCND: NNAF21; NCH3 p.199; 1966 p.13
CurrentLocationNave/Floor

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
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.
ObjectProductionDate1749
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.]
ReferenceCND: NTAF1; NCH3 p.197
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

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

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

ObjectNumberHEXAB1095
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
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.
ObjectProductionDate1683
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.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in floor of Lady Chapel Bay 2
ReferenceCND: NTAF4
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1096
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 ABOVENAMED KATHERINE
FENWICK DIED APRIL 11 1783
AGED 65 YEARS
KATHERINE THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED AUGUST 19 1793
AGED 55 YEARS
THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY FENWICK DIED JUNE 8 (?) [NCH3 says June 1]
1796 AGED 81 YEARS
MARY THEIR DAUGHTER WIDOW
OF JOHN PRATT DIED NOVEMBER
29TH 1829 AGED 67 YEARS
ObjectProductionDate1768-1829
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Henry Fenwick, 16 Jun 1796.
Mary, Ridley Place, Newcastle, 67, 3 Dec 1829
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in floor of War Memorial Chapel Bay 1
ReferenceCND: NTAF5; EM 209
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1097
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 28 YEARS,
IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH MILLS,
MARINER, WHO DIED AT
ACOMB FELL, MARCH 2 1854 [?]
AGED 74 YEARS
ObjectProductionDate1760-1854
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Joseph, son of George Studholm, mason, 5 Oct 1766.
Barbara Studholm, 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.]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
next to N wall
ReferenceCND: NTF1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1098
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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
next to N wall
ReferenceCND: NTF2; 1966 p.11
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1099
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’.
ReferenceCND: NTF3; 1966 p.11
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

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

ObjectNumberHEXAB1101
TitleLedger-stone of John Cook
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionPortion of slab.
Inscription
ohn Cook
[3 F]eby
1713
ObjectProductionDate1713/1714
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr John Cook, physitian, Barnard Castle, 9 Feb 1713/14
CurrentLocationNotefixed
near N wall S of HEXAB1098
ReferenceCND: NTF5; 1966 p.11
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1102
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.
ObjectProductionDate1759
CurrentLocationNotefixed
opposite Bay 1
ReferenceCND: NTF6
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1103
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 dequated
This life Aqirl 6mt 1777
Aged 79 years
InscriptionTranslation Here lies interred LYDIA DOWNES,
widow, who died on 3rd day of October,
A.D. 1717 aged 47.
ObjectProductionDate1717
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mrs Downs, 1 Nov 1717,
Shafto Downs, attorney, 10 Apr 1777
CurrentLocationNotefixed
in centre opposite Bay 2
ReferenceCND: NTF7; EM 204 205; NCH3 p.197
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1104
TitleLedger-stone of James Reed
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
Inscription
JAMES REED’S
VAULT
CurrentLocationNotefixed
at S end near W side
ReferenceCND: NTF8
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

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
ObjectProductionDate13th-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.]
ReferenceCND: CNAF1 & NTF8b
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1106
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…
ObjectProductionDate1759
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Mr Edward Welch, Halifax, Yorks, 7 Nov 1759
Dimensions1230 × 580
CurrentLocationNotefixed
near NW corner of crossing
ReferenceCND: NTF9; “A” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

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
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.]
ReferenceCND: NTF9b
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1108
TitleLedger-stone of Thomas Ramsay
ObjectNameledger | memorial
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionLedger, laid north-south
Inscription
Burial Place of
Thomas Ramsay
CurrentLocationNotefixed
near NW corner of crossing
ReferenceCND: NTF10; “B” in Ryder 1996 Reflooring of Crossing
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1109
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.
ObjectProductionDate1752
ObjectHistoryNoteAccording 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.
ReferenceCND: NTWW4; EM 211; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.17
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1110
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
ObjectProductionDate1751?
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Bay 1 of aisle E of “Acca” cross
ReferenceCND: STAF2; EM 199
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1111
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 [?]
ObjectProductionDate1656-1674?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: John, s of Edward Terry of this town, 14 Oct 1656.
Edward Terry, 24 Sep 1668.
Jane, widow, 12 Jun 1674
CurrentLocationNotefixed
S side of aisle Bay 1 under Victorian seat
ReferenceCND: STAF3
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1112
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
ObjectProductionDate1633-1693?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Thomas Fenwicke, woollen draper, 22 Feb 1633/34.
John Fenwick, tanner, 7 May 1682
Infant of Wm Fenwicke tanner, 16 Jan 1692/93
CurrentLocationNotefixed
Bay 2 of aisle partly under paintings N side
ReferenceCND: STAF4; EM 208; NCH3 p.198; 1966 p.4
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1113
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
ReferenceCND: STF1
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1114
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
ObjectProductionDatec1849?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: Robert Hogarth, 56, 24 May 1840.
Hannah Hogarth, 62, 21 May 1849
ReferenceCND: STF2
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1115
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 67[?] Years
JANE FAIRLAMB [?]their D
May 19 1835 [?] Aged [?]3 Y
1835?
ObjectProductionDate1832-1835?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register: George Fairlamb, 69, 15 Sep 1832.
Jane Fairlamb, 83, 21 May 1835
ReferenceCND: STF3; 1966 p.4
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1116
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.
ObjectProductionDate1811-1838?
CurrentLocationExterior/North Transept/Graveyard North

ObjectNumberHEXAB1117
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 …
CurrentLocationNotefixed
S end of bay 1 | fixed
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Floor

ObjectNumberHEXAB1201
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?]
ObjectProductionDate1762?
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1762, May 9 Scott Eliz wife o Mr.
DimensionsW 560
H 690 to soil level
ReferenceCND: 1 A1 15
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1202
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
ObjectProductionDate1791–1846
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
ReferenceCND: 2 A2 47
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1203
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
ObjectProductionDate1778
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: [not found]
DimensionsW 760
H 700 to soil level
ReferenceCND: 3 A3 46
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1204
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]
ObjectProductionDate1762
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
ReferenceCND: 4 A4 14; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1205
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 1, 1850, Aged 19 Years
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM GILLIES OF HEXHAM
TOBACCONIST
ObjectProductionDatec1854
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.
ReferenceCND: 5 A9 10
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1206
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
ObjectProductionDate1830
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1830, Jly 4 Leadbitter Rev Jasper, R.C. Priest, H, 81.
DimensionsW 830
H 1200
ReferenceCND: 6 A8 31; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1208
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.
ObjectProductionDate1835–1857
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1835, Jun 11 Dinning Ann, H, 9m.
DimensionsH 730
W 910
ReferenceCND: 8 B7 23
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1209
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.
ObjectProductionDate1852
ObjectHistoryNoteDeath registration index: John McAdam Q2 1852 Hexham.
DimensionsH 1280
W 870
ReferenceCND: 9 B9 30
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1210
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.
ObjectProductionDate1856
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
ReferenceCND: 10 B11
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1212
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.
ObjectProductionDate1826–1845
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
ReferenceCND: 12 B8 9
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1213
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
ObjectProductionDate1825–1856
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
ReferenceCND: 13 B5 22
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1214
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.
ObjectProductionDate1853
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.
DimensionsH 1840
W 910
ReferenceCND: 14 B2 5
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1215
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.
ObjectProductionDate1834–1851
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
ReferenceCND: 15 * 28
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1216
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.
ObjectProductionDate1853
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.”
DimensionsH 1300
W 910
ReferenceCND: 16 B10 25
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1217
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.”
ObjectProductionDate1848
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
ReferenceCND: 17 B9a 19
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1220
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.
ObjectProductionDate1824–1853
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1824 Jly 28 Dawson Danl. Hexham 62; 1846 Apr 2 Hexham 49.
DimensionsW 660
H 1000 to soil
ReferenceCND: 20 A6 8
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1221
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 [?]
ObjectProductionDate1860?
ObjectHistoryNoteEngland Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: George McKane born 07 Jan 1816, Christened 01 Mar 1816 Ebenezer Independent Hexham, father Oliphant, mother Isabella.
ReferenceCND: 21 A7
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1222
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
ObjectProductionDate1823
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1823 Nov 30 Lyon Rob Hexham 31.
DimensionsW 760
H 1170 to soil
ReferenceCND: 22 B1 7
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1223
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
ObjectProductionDate1828
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1828 Oct 29 Cole Mary Cath Hexham 58.
DimensionsW 850
H 1100 to soil
ReferenceCND: 23 B4 29
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1224
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.
ObjectProductionDate1833–1864
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
ReferenceCND: 24 B3 6
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1225
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.
ObjectProductionDate1822–1861
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial register transcript: 1822 Aug 8 Irwin Geo Hexham 78.
DimensionsW 650
H (of what remains) 530
ReferenceCND: 25 * 11
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1226
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
ObjectProductionDate1845
DimensionsW 1020
H 1360
ReferenceCND: 26 A9a 27
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1227
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
ObjectProductionDate1835
DimensionsH 1570
W 900
ReferenceCND: 27 C7 26
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1228
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.
ObjectProductionDate1817
DimensionsH 1720
W 970
ReferenceCND: 28 C6 4
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1230
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 [?]
[?]
ObjectProductionDate1843
DimensionsH 1700
W 990
ReferenceCND: 30 C4 20
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1231
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 Feby 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.
ObjectProductionDate1806–1855
DimensionsH 1130
W 730
ReferenceCND: 31 C3 3
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1232
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.
ObjectProductionDate1834
DimensionsH 1370
W 830
ReferenceCND: 32 C2 18
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1233
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
ObjectProductionDate1821–1831
DimensionsH 1480
W 920
ReferenceCND: 33 C1 2
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1236
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.
ObjectProductionDate1828–1855
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]
ReferenceCND: 36 D2 17+54; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1239
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.
ObjectProductionDate1851
ReferenceCND: 39 D1 1
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill West

ObjectNumberHEXAB1241
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.
ObjectProductionDate1825–1831
ReferenceCND: 51 G1
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1242
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.
ObjectProductionDatec1831
ReferenceCND: 52
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1243
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
ObjectProductionDate1854–1865
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Nevison, John Mason 63 Hexham 25 Jan 1865
ReferenceCND: 53 E1
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1244
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.
ReferenceCND: 54 * 32
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1245
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
ObjectProductionDate1773–1785
ReferenceCND: 55 E2 35
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1246
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
ObjectProductionDate1763
ReferenceCND: 56 * 33
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1247
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, 1812
AGED 49 YEARS.
ObjectProductionDate1780–1818
ReferenceCND: 57
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1248
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
ObjectProductionDate1774
ReferenceCND: 58
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1249
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
ObjectProductionDate1784
ReferenceCND: 59 E3
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1250
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.
ObjectProductionDate1783–1822
ReferenceCND: 60 * 39
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1253
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.
ObjectProductionDate1813–1850
ReferenceCND: 63 * 36
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1255
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
ObjectProductionDatend
ReferenceCND: 65 E7
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1256
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.
ObjectProductionDate1797–1819
ReferenceCND: 66 * 37
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1258
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.
ObjectProductionDate1805-1820
ReferenceCND: 68 * 38
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1259
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
ObjectProductionDate1818–1850
ReferenceCND: 69 E8 12
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1260
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
ObjectProductionDate1830–1858
ReferenceCND: 70 * 40
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1261
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
ReferenceCND: 71 * 41
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1262
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.
ObjectProductionDate1810–1830
ObjectHistoryNotebur. 1810 7.10. John Errington, Common carrier
ReferenceCND: 72 * 42
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1263
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
ObjectProductionDate1765
ReferenceCND: 73 * 43
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1264
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.
ObjectProductionDate1826–1858
ReferenceCND: 74 * 44
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1265
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
ObjectProductionDate1851–1885
ObjectHistoryNoteBurial Register: Wilson, Isabella Widow 79 Hexham 7 Oct 1885
ReferenceCND: 75 E9 45
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

ObjectNumberHEXAB1266
TitleWilson 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 27 1822
Aged 42 Years
ObjectProductionDate1782–1822
ReferenceCND: 76 E10 13
CurrentLocationExterior/Nave/North/Campy Hill East

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.
ObjectProductionDate1757
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 48; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1831–1833
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 49; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1831–1833
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 50; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1270
TitleMissing Loraine gravestone
ObjectNamegravestone | memorial
InscriptionMary Loraine, died January 8, 1779, aged 63.
ObjectProductionDate1779
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 51; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1839
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 52; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.]
ObjectProductionDate1790–1797
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 53; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1787
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 55; NCH3 p.199
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1818–1857
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.
ReferenceCND: * * 56; NCH3 p.199–200
CurrentLocationUnknown

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.
ObjectProductionDate1751–1844
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”.
ReferenceCND: * * 57; NCH3 p.200
CurrentLocationUnknown

ObjectNumberHEXAB1401.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1416
OtherNumberN5
TitleAnn Kirsopp Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Ascension.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjectProductionPersonJean Baptiste Capronnier of Brussels
ObjectProductionDate1870-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled between 1870 and 1879.
As 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.
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
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1401.2
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1033
TitleWindow Strap
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
ObjectProductionDatec.1870
Notespreviously HEXAB2106
DimensionsH 100 mm
W 762
CurrentLocationNotefixed
below west window (Ascension)
ReferenceCND: CNW2
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1402 Click on
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OtherNumberN4
TitleGeorge Scott & J.D.Bell Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAn Epiphany window, 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 v 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
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by G. J. Baguley (1834-1915) of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1879
ReferenceCND: CNW4
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB1403.1 Click on
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OtherNumberN3
TitleW.J.D. and Elizabeth Waddilove Memorial Window.
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescription3 medallions and above them, in a panel, a dove bearing an olive branch in its beak, which symbolises peace and reconciliation.
Bottom: Two ships, on the left in a storm; on the right safe in harbour.
Inscription, [from Psalm 107 v 29,30]:
+ 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. 10 v 38]:
+ 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 v 28 & 26]:
+ HER CHILDREN ARISE VP AND CALL HER BLESSED
+ IN HER TONGVE IS THE LAW OF KINDNESS
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes (1808-1881) of Gateshead.
ObjectProductionDate1874-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled between 1874 and 1879.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1403.2
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1008 | 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 and HEXAB1007 both have death of Caroline Gertrude Waddilove in 1854 not 1856 as inscribed here.
InscriptionDescriptionCaps, varying size throughout.
ObjectProductionDatec.1874
Notespreviously HEXAB2107
DimensionsH 200? W 900?
CurrentLocationNotefixed
middle west window
ReferenceCND: CNW5; EM 219; NCH3 199
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1404.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1405
OtherNumberN2
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 v 42].
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjectProductionDate1872-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N1 [HEXAB1405] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
Unveiled between 1872 and 1879.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1404.2
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 § § § § § § § § § § § § §
ObjectProductionDate1872-1879
Notespreviously HEXAB2108
DimensionsH 100?
W 900?
CurrentLocationNotefixed
middle east window
ReferenceCND: CNW6
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB1405
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1404.1
OtherNumberN1
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 xvi 18-19). One gold and one silver key symbolise 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
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjectProductionDate1872-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N2 [HEXAB1404.1] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
Unveiled between 1872 and 1879.
ReferenceCND: CNW7
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5 (E)

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1033
OtherNumberE5
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.
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.
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.
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.
ObjectProductionOrganisationC. E. Kempe & Co. of London
ObjectProductionDate1899
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.]
ReferenceCND: CEW1
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1407
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
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteThe three upper lights are in memory of William and Jane ELLIS, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs. Ann McComb.
All six windows were dedicated on July 23rd. 1905 by the Venerable Archdeacon Madden, Canon Savage’s predecessor at Barrow.
ReferenceDiocesan Faculty 18.12.1903. N.R.O. 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. N.R.O. EP.184/80. Hex. Parish Mag. Sep. 1904, p.66. Northumberland Record Office, Acc. NRO 3064; Ref. EP. 184/1-262.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.1
OtherNumberE7
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”.
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.2
OtherNumberE6
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 v 15].
Inscription across the foot: “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.3
OtherNumberE8
TitleGreat East Window – top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the right is the martyrdom of S. 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”.
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.4
OtherNumberE2
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 v 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” [Isaiah 2 v 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
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteErected by Mrs. Ann Hyslop in memory of her husband John HYSLOP and their son Andrew
ReferenceCND: CEW2
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.5
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1039 | HEXAB2148
OtherNumberE1
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 v 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 Chron 22 v 19].
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteTo the memory of George Hogarth BELL, erected by his widow Katharine and his brother Henry
ReferenceCND: CEW2
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1407.6
OtherNumberE3
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 v 14]. Below S. Cuthbert, a Bishop of Hexham, is represented as confirming the young people of Northumbria; of whom a biographer writes 1218 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 baptised 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 v 32].
InscriptionTHESE WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED & EXECUTED BY H.T.BOSDET. OF INGLEWOOD STUDIO GROVE PARK TERRACE CHISWICK, LONDON. 1905
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteIn memory of William and Elizabeth ALEXANDER and their daughter Dorothy, was erected by their sons Joseph, William and Uttrick, and their daughter Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Jameson
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB1413
OtherNumberE4
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.
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.
ObjectProductionPersonMr. H. T. Bosdet of Chiswick
ObjectProductionDate1906
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 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.
ReferenceCND: CEW3
NRO 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.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/East Wall

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OtherNumberS2
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. 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. Birth, with Jesus in the manger, Mary and Joseph, two shepherds, cattle in the stable, the guiding star, two doves which symbolise love and constancy.
3. 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 B M.
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
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjectProductionDate1842-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled between 1842 and 1879.
ReferenceCND: CSW8
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 4

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1012
OtherNumberS3
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 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.
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjectProductionDate1864-1871
ObjectHistoryNote? Unveiled between 1871 and 1879.
ReferenceCND: CSW6
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1416
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1401.1
OtherNumberS4
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 v 30].
There are a stylised 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 + + + + + + + +
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by G. J. Baguley of Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1855-1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled between 1855 and 1879.
The 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].
ReferenceCND: CSW4
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2

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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1041
OtherNumberS5
TitleJohn Oswald Head Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSt. Andrew carrying a saltire cross. 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 (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.
ObjectProductionPersonMessrs. Atkinson Brothers, 49 New Bridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
ObjectProductionDate1820
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1920
ReferenceCND: CSW1
Faculty. 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, 10 Nov 1919, Diocesan Ref 184/80.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418
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.
ObjectProductionPersonDesigned by William Bell Scott; Made by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1873.
ReferenceCND: NTNW1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.1
OtherNumberNC13
TitleGreat North Window. top-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionWest (left-hand), from the bottom upwards: ‘Andrew brings Peter to Jesus’ (John i 41, 42). ‘Call of Andrew and Peter’ (Matt iv 19). ‘Feeding the multitude’ (John vi 7). At the top is an angel with a harp.
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.2
OtherNumberNC12
TitleGreat North Window. top-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: ‘The Transfiguration’ (Matt xxii 5) [sic, in fact: Matt xvii 2] [on the left ‘+ ELIAS’, on the right the ten commandments]. ‘Incredulity of Thomas’ (John xx 28). ‘Commission to the Apostles’ (Matt xxviii 16). ‘Pentecost’ (Acts ii 2, 3). [The dove hovering at the top, radiating beams of light to each of the Apostles, represents the Descent of the Holy Ghost.]
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.3
OtherNumberNC11
TitleGreat North Window. top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEast (right-hand) , from the bottom upwards: ‘The Martyrdom of St. James’ (Acts xii 2). ‘Peter delivered from Prison’ (Acts xii 7). ‘The Vision of St. John’ (Rev i 13). At the top, as in the western lancet, is an angel with a harp.
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.4
OtherNumberN12
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 (Major)’ [a pilgrim’s staff and bag].
Inscription across the bottom:
Inscription+TO THE GLORY OF GOD+
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.5
OtherNumberN11
TitleGreat North Window. bottom-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: + SANC ….DÆVS ‘St. Jude’ [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 in Hexham Church’ [in the dominant central position – a saltire cross].
Inscription across the bottom:
InscriptionAND IN MEMORY OF BENTHAM HALL
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
ReferenceCND: NTNW1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.6
OtherNumberN10
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’ [a fuller’s club]; + S: BART..LOMÆVS ‘St. Bartholemew’ [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
ObjectProductionPersonMade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjectProductionDate1873
ReferenceCND: NTNW1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1418.7
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1051 | 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
ObjectProductionDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteBentham Hall carved Queen Victoria’s seat [HEXAB188] now in the S Transept
ReferenceCND: NTNW1
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1420
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1423.1
OtherNumberN9
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.
ObjectProductionPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead.
ObjectProductionDate1840s
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled almost certainly late 1840s. The window is the oldest stained glass in the Abbey
ReferenceCND: NTNW2
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/North Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1421.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberN8
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:
ObjectProductionPersonJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/St Christopher’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1421.2
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Thomas Kerr)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for north window. Thomas Kerr Fairless d. 1853 aged 27
InscriptionTHOMAS KERR FAIRLESS died AD 1853, aged 27.
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteN.B. Windows may be dated or more datable than the brasses
Notespreviously HEXAB2103.4
DimensionsH 50
W 460 approx.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
E wall, at foot of N window
ReferenceCND: NTEW3
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/St Christopher’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1422.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberN7
TitleJoseph Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwo figures: That above is CHRIST, ‘Alpha’ and ‘Omega’, holding a chalice and loaves. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” [Rev. 21 v 6]
Below is ‘MARY’, the Blessed Virgin, mother of Jesus, dressed in blue, holding lilies.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjectProductionPersonJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1422.2
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Joseph)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for middle window Joseph Fairless d. 1873 aged 84
InscriptionJOSEPH FAIRLESS, died A.D. 1873, aged 84
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteN.B. Windows may be dated or more datable than the brasses
Notespreviously HEXAB2103.3
DimensionsH 50
W 460 approx.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
E wall, at base of middle window
ReferenceCND: NTEW8
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1423.1
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1420 | HEXAB2103
OtherNumberN6
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:
ObjectProductionPersonJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1423.2
TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Elizabeth)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for south window Elizabeth Fairless d. 1847 aged 48
InscriptionELIZABETH FAIRLESS died AD 1847 aged 48
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectProductionPeriodWindow unveiled January 1880
Notespreviously HEXAB2103.2
DimensionsH 50
W 460 approx.
CurrentLocationNotefixed
E wall, below S window
ReferenceCND: NTEW12
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/War Memorial Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1424
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1002
OtherNumberS6
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 v 16:
[FOR] OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Memorial Inscription: On a bronze plaque mounted on the wall below [HEXAB1002]
ObjectProductionPersonHenry Holiday (1837-1927).
ObjectProductionDate1903
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated 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.
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.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB1425
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2110
OtherNumberS7
TitleJohn Nicholson Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSet inside tabernacle work. 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 v 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
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF JOHN NICHOLSON BORN 1st OCT 1819. DIED 3rd JVNE 1887
ObjectProductionPersonMayer & Co of Munich and London
ObjectProductionDate1887?
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled in or after 1887. He was Abbey organist 1865-1881 (see stall plate [HEXAB2110] S side of choir)
ReferenceCND: STEW7, Stall-plate 2 [HEXAB2110]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/St Etheldreda’s Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9028 | HEXAB9085 | HEXAB5120
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.
ObjectProductionPersonAlan Davies of Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjectProductionDate2012
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].
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.1
OtherNumberSC11
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.
ObjectProductionPersonAlan Davies
ObjectProductionDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3428
W 804
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.2
OtherNumberSC12
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 symbolising 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 (Matthew 13.31-32).
The final image in this central section towards the apex is a bird form (dove) above seven tongues of flame symbolising 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.
ObjectProductionPersonAlan Davies
ObjectProductionDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 4544
W 806
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1426.3
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1433
OtherNumberSC13
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’ (Hebrews 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 Rector’s daughter 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).
ObjectProductionPersonAlan Davies
ObjectProductionDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3794
W 924
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427
OtherNumberN16
TitleCanon Savage Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe 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.
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
ObjectProductionPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjectProductionOrganisationDavidson and Walker of Newcastle
ObjectProductionDate1909
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)
Unveiled Christmas Sunday, 26th December 1909 by the Bishop of Newcastle.
Smashed during a break-in discovered 7th August 1971. The window N16 (was no. W.28), was protected with Lexan 6mm polycarbonate in July 1996.
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.
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. N.R.O. Faculty Book No. 1, no. 356 and N.R.O. EP.184/80 and 184/128.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.1
OtherNumberN16
TitleCanon Savage Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSeven angels, four of them are playing musical instruments.
ObjectProductionPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjectProductionDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.2
OtherNumberN16
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
ObjectProductionPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjectProductionDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.3
OtherNumberN16
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
ObjectProductionPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjectProductionDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1427.4
OtherNumberN16
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
ObjectProductionPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjectProductionDate1909
ReferenceCND: NNW3
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428
OtherNumberN18
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 symbolises 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 R.A.F. (with the R.F.C.), the R.A.F. Association, and the citizens of Hexham.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott (d. 1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle. Made by Hartley Wood
ObjectProductionDate1965
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.
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
The window N18 (was no. W.30), was protected with Lexan 6mm polycarbonate in July 1996.
ReferenceFaculty application, Faculty Regr. no.3; Faculty no. 2390, 6 January 1965, Northumberland Record Office 3064; Ref. EP. 184/80 and 184/142.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.1
OtherNumberN18
TitleRAF Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionShining stars
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
ObjectProductionDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.2
OtherNumberN18
TitleRAF Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA). RAF roundel at head of light.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
ObjectProductionDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.3
OtherNumberN18
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
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
ObjectProductionDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1428.4
OtherNumberN18
TitleRAF Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe arms of Hexham. RAF roundel at head of light.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
ObjectProductionDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429
OtherNumberN20
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 saddlebars and is in three sections with gothic-shaped head. This and the adjacent R.A.F. window were both affected by two basic design requirements: (1) there should be as little sacrifice of daylight as possibe, 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 organisation 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.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott (d. 1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle.
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 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.
The window N20 (was no. W.32), was protected with Lexan 6mm polycarbonate in July 1996.
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.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.1
OtherNumberN20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe crosses of St. George [top], St. Patrick [left] and St. Andrew [right]
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.2
OtherNumberN20
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 left.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.3
OtherNumberN20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAt the top, the Arms of Northumberland County Council - paly of eight or and gules, crest - on a castle a lion passant tail extended, supporters - two lions rampant with supporters; in the middle, the new heraldic badge of The Royal British Legion incorporating the crown of St. Edward (the Confessor); at the bottom, the civic arms granted to Hexham Urban District Council on 31st. August 1953.
Memorial Inscription in a panel at the bottom:
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
TO COMMEMORATE THE
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1429.4
OtherNumberN20
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 right.
ObjectProductionPersonStanley Murray Scott
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430
OtherNumberW2
TitleJames And Sarah Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA 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.
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of Chiswick.
ObjectProductionDate1908
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated Saturday, August 8th 1908 by the Bishop of Bristol at the consecration and dedication of the nave.
ReferenceCND: NWW1
Faculty Application 21.11.1907, now at N.R.O., Diocesan ref. no. 316, Parish ref. no. 184/80. The Application for a Faculty is accompanied by a cartoon of the design.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.1
OtherNumberW2
TitleBaptistery Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe 13 tracery panels are filled with Cherubim and Seraphim in praise.
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of Chiswick.
ObjectProductionDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.2
OtherNumberW2
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 baptises 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
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of Chiswick.
ObjectProductionDate1908
ReferenceCND: NWW1
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.3
OtherNumberW2
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 evangelisation 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
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of Chiswick.
ObjectProductionDate1908
ReferenceCND: NWW1
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1430.4
OtherNumberW2
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.
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of Chiswick.
ObjectProductionDate1908
ReferenceCND: NWW1
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431 Click on
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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1022
OtherNumberW1
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 symbolises 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 evangelisation of Northumbria:
Top, from the left: S.Paulinus, S.Aidan, S.Edwin K.M., S.Acca, V.Bede;
Centre: S.Oswald, S.Wilfrid, 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].
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
ObjectHistoryNoteThe 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.
Dedicated 3rd November 1918 by the Rector.
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.1
OtherNumberW1
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 symbolises the Resurrection.
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.2
OtherNumberW1
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 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 baptised 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.”
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.3
OtherNumberW1
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.Wilfrid with a model of his Church of Hexham by his foot as an emblem, arguing his case against the 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”.
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.4
OtherNumberW1
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 crozier of an abbess and a model of Hexham Abbey 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].
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.5
OtherNumberW1
TitleGreat West Window right-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: S.Acca, known as a great chanter, with an 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].
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1431.6
OtherNumberW1
TitleGreat West Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTop: V. Bede, our great authority for the history of this period carrying 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 above].
ObjectProductionPersonH. T. Bosdet of London
ObjectProductionDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB1432
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9005
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 v 20] below the figure: “Behold I stand at the Door & Knock”
Memorial inscription originally in the bottom corners:
Inscription[left:] TO THE GLORYOF GOD & IN MEMORYOF SARAH [right:] THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED BY WILLIAM BRIDDICK HER HUSBAND 1894
ObjectProductionPersonGateshead Stained Glass Company
ObjectHistoryNoteThe church of S. 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.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery

ObjectNumberHEXAB1433
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1426.3
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 light of the finished Tyrrell Window [HEXAB1426.3].
ObjectProductionPersonAlan Davies of Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjectProductionDate2011
ObjectHistoryNotePart of Alan Davies’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

ObjectNumberHEXAB2078
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB256 | HEXAB139.1
TitleAlms-dish/collection-plate
ObjectNamecollection-plate | metalwork
Materialstainless steel
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
ObjectProductionOrganisationKeswick
ObjectProductionDatec1995?
Dimensionsdiam. 500
depth 28
CurrentLocationChancel/Vestry/West Cupboards/10

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
ObjectProductionPersonTemple Moore, designer.
ObjectProductionOrganisationArtificers’ Guild, Conduit Place, London.
ObjectProductionDate1915
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated 24th October 1915 by Canon Sidney Savage.
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. diam. 580
height of ‘candle’ & collar 960
ReferenceCND: C2
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB2084.1
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.
ObjectProductionPersonDesigned by Temple Moore
ObjectProductionOrganisationmade by the Artificers’ Guild at Conduit Street, London
ObjectProductionDatec.1915
DimensionsH 1760
base max. diam. 580
height of ‘candle’ & collar 960
CurrentLocationNoteloose
north
ReferenceCND: C2
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB2084.2
OtherNumberNEWMP H51.29 + 3 photos + cutting
TitleHuge candlestick
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
Materialmixed metals
BriefDescriptionRing inscribed
InscriptionDULCE ET DECORVM EST PRO PATRIA MORI 1914-1915
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.
ObjectProductionPersonDesigned by Temple Moore
ObjectProductionOrganisationmade by the Artificers’ Guild at Conduit Street, London
ObjectProductionDatec.1915
DimensionsH 1760
base max. diam. 580
height of ‘candle’ & collar 960
ReferenceCND: C2
CurrentLocationChancel

ObjectNumberHEXAB2086.1
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
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
ObjectProductionDatec.1905
DimensionsH 640
base w 230
CurrentLocationNoteloose
secured on high altar
ReferenceCND: C3
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2086.2
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.
Inscription1AD GLORIAM DEI ET IN MEMORIAM HENRICI ROBERTI HARRISON QUI OBIT ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCCV SUAE AETATIS XXIV
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 vertrical faces of the square base
ObjectProductionDatec.1905
DimensionsH 640
base w 230
CurrentLocationNoteloose
secured on high altar
ReferenceCND: C3
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2087
TitleSet of Four Candlesticks
ObjectNamecandlestick | metalwork
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
InscriptionDescriptionOn vertical face of base at the back.
ObjectProductionDatec.1994
DimensionsH 640
W 230
CurrentLocationNoteloose
secured on high altar
ReferenceCND: C4
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2089
TitleLectern set on Pulpitum
ObjectNamelectern | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass lectern set on top of the pulpitum (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
Inscription
Newcastle Regiment
Church Lads’ Brigade
Bivouac Service 31st. May 1909.
ObjectProductionDatec1909
DimensionsH including fixing staff 880
W 394
D 280
CurrentLocationNotefixed
North side of Chancel.
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB2098
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.
ObjectProductionDateearly 21st century?
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]
Dimensionsapprox. H 115
W 95
CurrentLocationNoteon display
west side
ReferenceOriginal in British Museum: M&ME 1858,8-14,1; Kirby Pl.XXVIIb,c
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop
URLSee also: www.britishmuseum.org

ObjectNumberHEXAB2099
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB2059 | 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 excavatioons 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 repluca is HEXAB2030.5
Dimensionsapprox. H 60
diameter 50
CurrentLocationNoteon display
in new central display case
ReferenceKirby 1974 Pl.XXIXa
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB2103
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1421.1 | 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, 1853,aged 27 years.
ObjectProductionDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteAll three windows were unveiled in January 1880.
DimensionsH 300
W 900 approx.
CurrentLocationNoteon ledge below southernmost 2 windows
ReferenceCND: NTEW10
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB2109
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.
ObjectProductionDate1966
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
CurrentLocationNotefixed
back of E stall S1 HEXAB177.1
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 4
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB2110
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1425
TitleNicholson memorial plate
ObjectNamestall-plate | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionSmall brass plate. Simple incised white-painted margin line diverging at corners to embrace four fixing screws.
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.
ObjectProductionDate1908?
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]
DimensionsH 114
W 228
CurrentLocationNotefixed
back of 2nd W stall S14 HEXAB177.14
ReferenceCND: Stall-Plate 2
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB2129
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
ObjectProductionDate2002
DimensionsH brass 230
H block 255
W brass 299
W block 330
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit D/Shelf 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB2147
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.
ObjectProductionDatec.1870
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
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit D/Shelf 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB2148
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1039 | 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
ObjectProductionOrganisationT. Thompson and Co. Birmingham
ObjectProductionDatec.1887
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
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit D/Shelf 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB2182
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB255
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
ObjectProductionDatec1991
ObjectHistoryNoteOriginally fixed to the Bamber Seat [HEXAB255] but replaced by new plate after Betty Bamber’s death in 2004.
DimensionsH 48
W 114
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet A/Drawer 1

ObjectNumberHEXAB3051 Click on
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AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB103
TitleFont Canopy Design
ObjectNamewatercolour | flat art
Materialpaper
LabelTextHexham Abbey, Restoration of the Ancient Tabernacle Font Cover
HEXAB 3051
pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing, fully rendered, by Charles C Hodges Architect, Newcastle upon Tyne 29th September 1915. 'The old canopy which had been broken up, but had fortunately escaped destruction, was put together, restored and completed from designs by C.C.Hodges in 1916 and erected on new steps to give it sufficient elevation. Advantage was taken of the presence of a Flemish carver named Ceulemans, who was a refugee residing in the town, and the carving was done by him, the construction being done by Hexham craftsmen’ from Hodges and Gibson, Hexham and Its Abbey, 1919, p63
Scale 1 inch - 1 foot. Framed [560 × 370]
ContentDescriptionWatercolour fully rendered. Restoration of the Ancient Tabernacle Font cover. Includes view of whole font and steps. Design and dimensions differ considerably from actual font canopy [HEXAB103]
PhysicalDescriptiongilt frame 1920s
scale 1" = 1'
Pen & ink fully rendered.
Inscription
HEXHAM ABBEY CHURCH
RESTORATION OF THE ANCIENT
TABERNACLE FONT COVER
SCALE 1 INCH TO 1 FOOT
Charles C. Hodges
Architect
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
September 29th. 1915.
ObjectProductionPersonC. C. Hodges
ObjectProductionDate29th Sep 1915
ObjectHistoryNote1980 Mrs Audrey Beckingham (1901-1992) a daughter of Canon Savage, kindly donated [Abbey Chronicle June 7th]. Label on back: ‘This picture is the Property of E.B. Savage Dec 192?’ [obscured – E.B. = Elfleda Bride (1906-1984) the younger sister of Audrey].
pre-2015 in Parish Centre Rector’s office.
DimensionsH 560
W 370
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB3058
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1037
TitleHatchment of Isaac Sparke d.1816
ObjectNamehatchment | flat art
ContentDescriptionIsaac Sparke esq. (d.1816 aged 23), of Summerrods, Hexham. His memorial tablet is on the wall of the north choir aisle. The white background on the right-hand side shows that his wife survived him. His wife Elizabeth Mary, a grand-daughter of Charles Shaftoe of Carrycoats, died in 1819 aged 22. He was a distant relation by marriage to Martha, wife of Robert Clarke.
PhysicalDescriptionUnframed
ObjectProductionDate1816
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 1 (East)

ObjectNumberHEXAB3059
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1060 | HEXAB1024.2
TitleHatchment: The Revd Robert Clarke MA Lecturer 1801 d. 1824
ObjectNamehatchment | flat art
Materialoil on canvas
ContentDescriptionRevd Robert Clarke, M.A. (d.1824 aged 52), lecturer of Hexham Abbey 1801-1824. The swans were the emblems of the Clarke family, the five-pointed molets, or spur rowels, were added after his marriage to Martha, heiress of the Shafto of Carrycoats family; her arms are carried “in pretence”. The entirely black background shows that he was a widower.
PhysicalDescriptionFramed
ObjectProductionDate1824
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB3060
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1061 | HEXAB1024.2
TitleHatchment of The Revd Sloughter Clarke AB d. 1820
ObjectNamehatchment | flat art
Materialoil on canvas
ContentDescriptionRevd. Sloughter Clarke, A.B., (d.1820 aged 79), father of Robert Clarke above. Lecturer of Hexham Abbey 1766-1801. The saltire cross was from the arms of his wife Honour, (d.1805 aged 72), heiress of Robert Andrews, Esq.; her arms are carried “in pretence”. Her memorial tablet on the west wall of the north transept bears the same arms. The swans and the three pellets, or black roundels, were the heraldic charges of the Clarke family.
PhysicalDescriptionUnframed
ObjectProductionDate1820
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB3061
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1059 | HEXAB1024.2
TitleHatchment of Martha Clarke d. 1814
ObjectNamehatchment | flat art
Materialoil on canvas
ContentDescriptionMartha Clarke, (d.1814 aged 28), wife of Robert Clarke above and daughter of Charles Shaftoe of Carrycoats by his second wife. Her memorial tablet on the west wall of the north transept bears the same arms. The white background on the left-hand side shows that her husband survived her. Her arms were identical to her husband’s but, because she was a woman, the crest was omitted and three cherubs were placed above the shield.
PhysicalDescriptionUnframed
ObjectProductionDate1814
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB3062
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1038 | HEXAB4125
TitleHatchment of Sir Percy Loraine Bt. PC GCMG 1880-1961
ObjectNamehatchment | flat art
Materialoil on canvas
ContentDescriptionSir Percy Loraine, Bt., P.C., G.C.M.G., (b.1880, d.1961 aged 80), succeeded in 1917 as twelfth Baronet of Kirkharle. All baronets bear as an augmentation to their arms the Badge of Ulster, the “Red Hand”, on a silver field. He was appointed Ambassador in Turkey in 1933 and in 1939 he was transferred to Rome, where he warned Churchill of the Fascist threat. He owned Styford Manor and Staward Hall and, because he retained his love for the countryside round Hexham, he asked for his banner as a Knight Grand Cross, St. Michael and St. George to be hung in the Abbey. It hangs in the nave aisle, and the hatchment which was commissioned by his family hangs in the nave. It is unusual to find 20th. century hatchments as the custom is virtually extinct. Of some 4,500 recorded about 1990 only 120 were of the twentieth century.
ObjectProductionDate1961
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB4116
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB328 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleFramed British Legion flag
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + gold
BriefDescriptionBritish Legion Hexham Branch. Blue background, Union flag in canton. Gold fringe on 3 sides. Mounted in oak frame. Channel to top edge; reverse side on show.
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
HEXHAM-BRANCH
ObjectProductionDate1920s
ObjectHistoryNoteThe standard in the case on the east side of the wind porch to the north-west door of the nave, was laid up in the Abbey at a ceremony after Evensong on Wednesday 14th January 1996. It had been kept in St. Wilfrid’s War Memorial Hospital in Eastgate until the hospital was closed on 1st April 1995. It is believed to have been in the hospital since the Hexham Branch was formed in the early 1920s.
DimensionsH 1270
W 1010
CurrentLocationNoteon display
E. side
Reference1995. Faculty: To lay up the original Hexham Branch British Legion Standard, 44" × 34" with 1" fringe on three sides, near the existing standards and British Legion Memorial window, mounted in a glass-fronted case of timber to match the existing timber of the porch, c. 48" × 40" × 4". Faculty Regr. no. 4. Faculty no. 4710, 14.8.1995.
CurrentLocationNave/West End/NW Porch
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4117
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB327
TitleBritish Legion flag (women’s)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourgold+ blue + yellow
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton.
Inscription
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
WOMEN’s SECTION
HEXHAM BRANCH
ObjectProductionDate1970s
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up when the Section (formed in September 1936) was disbanded about 1989
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NW
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)

ObjectNumberHEXAB4118
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB327 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleBritish Legion flag (Hexham)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + yellow + gold
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton. Reverse side shown.
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
HEXHAM BRANCH
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up in 2000 when failing membership closed the branch. A service, The Laying Up of the Branch Standard, was conducted on Thursday, 23rd March 2000 by the Rector, Revd Canon Michael Nelson.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing N
ReferenceFaculty: To lay up the Royal British Legion Colour, Hexham Branch, with the two others already on the second pillar from the West end in the North West corner of the Nave. Faculty Regr. no. 5. Faculty no. 5512, 29.7.1999.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4119
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB327 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleBritish Legion flag (northern area)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + yellow + gold
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
NORTHERN AREA
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up in 1975 when a new standard was dedicated. A service in the Abbey at a County Rally was conducted at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 8th June 1975. Royal British Legion, Northumberland County, Laying Up of the Old Standard and Dedication of the New Standard. Preacher: Canon Stephen Pritchard. Pre-1987 on southernmost pier of E wall of N transept.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NE
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4120
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB327 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleThe King’s Colour of the Scots Guards
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
BriefDescriptionRegimental flag in red, battle honours Waterloo, Inkerman etc. Union flag in top left hand corner, centre crown, rose & thistles. On a pole with Crown & lion on end.
The King’s Colour shows the Union Badge (rose, thistle and shamrock) above UNITA FORTIOR (Stronger in unity), EGYPT, then a sphinx, all surmounted by the Imperial Crown, with a small Union Flag in the dexter canton.
The “Honours” shown on these Colours are: 1743 Dettingen; 1793 Lincelles; 1809 Talavera; 1811 Barossa; 1809-14 Peninsular; 1815 Waterloo; 1854 Alma; 1854 Inkerman; 1854 Sevastopol; 1882 Egypt; 1882 Tel-El-Kebir; 1885 Suakim.
Reverse side shown.
InscriptionUNITA FORTIOR
InscriptionTranslationStronger in Unity
ObjectProductionDatec.1903
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Scots Guards Colours were presented to the 2nd Battalion by King Edward VII on 3rd December 1903. Col. Gerald Cuthbert of Beaufront, as colonel of the regiment, chose Hexham Abbey as their resting piece, ‘where he had worshipped as boy and his father before him’. For the reception of the colours, 20th October 1912, more than 2,000 people were present. Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 4
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4121
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB327 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleRegimental Colour of the Scots Guards
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourgold + red
BriefDescriptionRegimental flag in union flag style - gold, red. Battle honours. On a pole with crown & lion on end.
The Regimental Colour bears the Union Flag, the crest (a chevalier) and motto SI JE PUIS (If I can), of Lord Linlithgow, who raised the battalion, above SI POSSIM (If I could), XVIII, EGYPT and a sphinx.
The “Honours” shown on these Colours are: 1743 Dettingen; 1793 Lincelles; 1809 Talavera; 1811 Barossa; 1809-14 Peninsular; 1815 Waterloo; 1854 Alma; 1854 Inkerman; 1854 Sevastopol; 1882 Egypt; 1882 Tel-El-Kebir; 1885 Suakim.
InscriptionSI JE PUIS SI POSSIM XVIII
InscriptionTranslationIf I can
If I could
18
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Scots Guards Colours were presented to the 2nd Battalion by Edward VII on 3rd December 1903. Col. Gerald Cuthbert of Beaufront, as colonel of the regiment, chose Hexham Abbey as their resting place, ‘where he had worshipped as boy and his father before him’. For the reception of the colours, 20th October 1912, more than 2,000 people were present. Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 4
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4122
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.10
TitleRegimental Colour of the Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionCrown, ring of white flowers, clover, thistles embroidered. Names of battles. Corners of crown, white rose, lion and leaves embroidered. Centre motif horse or rider? in circle with writing around.
the central panel, below a crown, shows THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS round St George, the regiment’s patron saint, in a wreath of roses, shamrock and thistles. Below is a garland of red and white ribbon; this is the only regiment allowed red tips to their plumes Crown, rose and lion statant guardant appear in each corner.
The Regiment’s ‘Honours’ shown on the Colours are their principal campaigns and battles: Wilhelmstahl, St Lucia.1778, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Lucknow, Afghanistan.1878-80, Khartoum, Modder River, South.Africa.1899-1902
InscriptionTHE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
ObjectProductionDatec.1920
ObjectHistoryNoteThe colours were presented to the 4th Battalion Fifh Fusiliers (TA) by Major General Sir Percval Wilkinson KCMG CB at Newburn on 15th July 1920. They were lodged in the Abbey on 18th November 1979.
Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel. They were moved to the Nave N Aisle after June 1986.
A brass plate 290 × 200 mm was made in 1985 to be placed adjacent to the Colours. Because of reservations by the Chancellor and the Diocesan Advisory Committee it was never erected.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NW
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 3
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4123
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.10
TitleKing’s Colour of the Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionUnion flag with crown and central motif with IV [4th N. F.] embroidered. Battle honours on horizontal arm of union. Fringe on 3 sides. Crown with lion mounted to top of pole.
The King’s Colour has the Union Flag with the regiment’s name round IV in the centre.
The Regiment’s ‘Honours’ shown on the Colours are their principal campaigns and battles: Wilhelmstahl, St Lucia.1778, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Lucknow, Afghanistan.1878-80, Khartoum, Modder River, South.Africa.1899-1902
InscriptionTHE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS IV
ObjectProductionDatec.1920
ObjectHistoryNoteThe colours were presented on 15th July 1920 and laid up in the Abbey on Sunday 18th November 1979. Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel.
A brass plate 290 × 200 mm was made in 1985 to be placed adjacent to the Colours. Because of reservations by the Chancellor and the Diocesan Advisory Committee it was never erected.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NE
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 3
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4124
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1052 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleGarter Standard of Viscount Allendale
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionThe Garter Standard of Viscount Allendale (1890-1956): on a red field, a white lion rampant, with a gold spur-rowel and eight white crescents, all within the red-[and-white] fringe of the Order of the Garter. Hung by side tube.
ObjectHistoryNoteLike his ancestors, Allendale was Lord of the Manor of Hexham, though the family has long lived at Bywell Hall. His grandfather (1829-1907), created Baron 1906, rebuilt the east end of the Abbey in 1858; co-operated in the making of Beaumont Street and the Town Halt in 1865; and gave Tyne Green to the town, 1887. His father (1860-1923), 2nd Baron, created Viscount in 1911, presented the Sele to the town in 1908 and sold the Abbey Grounds to Hexham in 1912. The 2nd Viscount was a Lord-in-Waiting and Steward of the Jockey Club. His standard was brought from St George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1959 and laid up in the Abbey on 11th December 1961.
Pre-1987 hung in SW corner of Chancel above the choir stall bearing his Stall-plate [HEXAB1052].
Following the disintegration of the original, a replica banner was installed 13/10/2016; this lacks the red-and-white fringe of the original and the new images lack the apparent depth of the original.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NW
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 2
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4125
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB1038 | HEXAB3062 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleBanner of Sir Percy Loraine
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionBaronet’s Flag of black/navy & cream/gold. Diagonally opposite of black & cream, embroidered with some colour thread. Broken cross in same colours & stitching. Hand or glove on left side in shield shape outline on both sides. Fringe on 3 sides same colours. Pole band is a red colour.
The banner of Sir Percy Loraine Bt. PC, GCMG (1860-1961) has a black-and-white cross. The red hand, the badge of Ulster, is borne as an augmentation by all baronets.
ObjectHistoryNoteSir Percy succeeded as 12th Baronet of Kirkharle in 1917, was appointed Ambassador to Turkey, and transferred to Rome in 1939. Though not usually living in the North, he owned and often visited properties near Hexham, including Styford Manor and Staward Hall. He asked that his GCMG banner be hung in Hexham Abbey when it was removed after his death from the chapel of the Order in St Paul’s Cathedral. His hatchment, placed in the nave in 1963, also bears his arms.
Pre-1987 hung in NW corner of Chancel above the choir stall bearing his Stall-plate [HEXAB1038]
CurrentLocationNoteon display
pointing NE
ReferenceTo 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.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 2
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4126
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.10
TitleThe Hawick Banner
ObjectNamebanner | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionScottish cross with date 1514 and letters H. C. embroidered - Same colour dense fringe or ropework
ObjectProductionDatec.1972
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1514, the year after Flodden, Lord Dacre (Bailiff of Hexham and March Warden) led a band of raiders that included Hexham men into Scotland. The Priory flag was captured by the Hawick Callants, the youths who alone were left to defend the town. It was appropriated as the Hawick Flag, with the initials H C and the vertical line. The banner, carried annually in the 'Common Riding of the Marches', and a statue of a horseman in Hawick High Street, are permanent reminders of the skirmish.
At the consecration of the nave in 1908 Hawick lent a copy of the banner to be carried in procession and afterwards presented the Abbey with a replica. June 4th 1914 was the 400th anniversary of its capture. On Sunday 26th November 1972 the Provost of Hawick gave a new flag to the people of Hexham as a token of the friendship established between the two communities. The Rector then returned the 1908 flag to replace the original banner which had long since disintegrated.
CurrentLocationNoteon display
ReferenceFaculty: Remove one banneret of Hawick Callants from its present position in the Choir where it will be replaced by the Loraine Banner, to a position on the North-Eastern-most pillar of the Nave so as to extend northwards into the Side Aisle. Faculty Regr. no. 3. Faculty no. 2287. 14.2.1963. Northumberland Record Office, EP.184/80. P.C.C. Minutes 19.11.1962. Abbey Chronicle, March 1963.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 1 (East)
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ObjectNumberHEXAB4135
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB160
TitleMother’s Union banner
ObjectNamebanner | textile
Materialdamask
BriefDescriptionBanner on gold & cream damask backed with printed backing. Fringed on bottom red & gold. Edged ribbon in black & white diamonds on side. Centre motif is Mother & Child on deep blue background, applied shapes. Cross of St. Andrew bottom left, shield of 3 towers & cross to right corner. Writing in green edged with silver. Red loops suspended from pole. Two long tassels of blue & gold.
InscriptionHexham Abbey Mother’s Union
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Lady Chapel

ObjectNumberHEXAB4147
TitleSt. Wilfrid’s throne kneeler
ObjectNamekneeler | textile
Materialcanvas
BriefDescriptionKneeler in blue, red & gold canvas work. “Saint Wilfrid” embroidered to front & on rear “674 - 1974”. Figure of St. Wilfrid to top.
Inscription
Saint Wilfrid
674 – 1974
ObjectProductionDate1974
DimensionsH 80
W 350
D 240
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir

ObjectNumberHEXAB4197
TitleHigh altar pelmet
ObjectNamepelmet | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionVelvet blue/green with gold embroidery for lettering. Blue & gold fringe.
InscriptionEcce tabernaculum Dei cum hominibus et habitabit cum eis
InscriptionTranslationBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them
InscriptionDescriptionfrom Revelation 21.3
DimensionsH 180
W 3420
CurrentLocationNoteon display
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery

ObjectNumberHEXAB5507.2
TitleHistory of his own time. Vol. 2
ObjectNamebook | publication
ContentDescriptionInscribed ‘Robt Green 1741’, ‘William Scott’, ‘Walter Scott’.
Contains alphabetical list of subscribers.
InscriptionThe original manuscript of both volumes of this history will be deposited in the Cotton library by J. Burnett
InscriptionDescriptionOn reverse of title page there is a hand-written inscription double outlined in red
NotesGilbert Burnet (1643-1715) was Bishop of Salisbury.
He was consecrated 31/03/1689 by a commission of bishops to whom Archbishop Sancroft had delegated his authority, declining personally to perform the office.
Dimensions360 × 250 × 65
PubDate1734
PublisherDowning and Woodfall
PubPlaceLondon
BindingNoteLeather bound, tooled spine & cover.
AuthorBishop Burnet
CurrentLocationChancel/Vestry/West Cupboards/1

ObjectNumberHEXAB6101
TitleGrave slab, PVER JVR DANVS letters, chamfered edges
ObjectNamegrave-slab | stonework
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionOn the upper face of a semi-octagonal or ridged stone, that may have covered the grave of a Norman child, is inscribed PVER IVRDAN’. Each sloping side bears a cross of patee form, accompanied on one face with an incisedpattern of vertical and diagonal lines like the letters I and X united; on the iother by an object which has been supposed to represent a sword. [Raine]
Broad chamfered edges with various incised motifs; on the upper a diaper pattern, a tree(?) and two small crosses, on the lower a dagger, a cross, and another motif difficult to interpret.[Ryder]
InscriptionPVER IVRDANVS
ObjectProductionDateLate 11th - early 12th century
ObjectProductionPeriodPost Anglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNoteFound 1790 - 1808 in the cloister. In N Transept in 1888.
DimensionsH 740
W 260
D 220
CurrentLocationNoteloose
Recess 3.
ReferenceDrawings : Raine p.lxxxviii. Hodges, 1888, H Plate35. Ryder, p.123, no.29.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB6104
TitlePortable altar
ObjectNamealtar | stonework
Materialstone
LabelTextStone 1
A portable altar used in the worship of Romano-British gods. Wilfrid used recycled stone from the Roman bridges at nearby Corbridge and Chesters and from a pagan shrine at Shorden Brae near Corbridge.
BriefDescriptionMiniature portable altar/pedestal
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in Recess 3 of nave N wall
DimensionsH. 0.29m × W. 0.18m at top and bottom, 0.135m in centre × D. 0.18m at top and bottom, 0.165m in centre. CND
CurrentLocationNotefixed
first (top) row
Referencecf Corbridge (Phillips 1997 no. 65)
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6105
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 12 + 5 photos
TitleCross base, spiral decoration on two faces
ObjectNamebase | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 8
A base of an Anglo-Saxon cross showing vine and scroll carvings symbolic of Christ and his Church.
This stone dates to the late 8th or early 9th century.
BriefDescriptionDecorated on three faces.
Fragmentary cross base decorated with vinescroll ornament
ObjectProductionDatelate 8th - early 9th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNoteIt was found in 1864 in the garden of Abbey Gate House (at the north side of the Priory) by the late Dr. Stokoe, and was deposited in the church in 1907 by Dr. C. R. Kendal.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 3 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 31.1 cm Width: 30.7 cm Depth: 15.2 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.172 no.4]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
second row
ReferenceCramp No. 12, p181 calls it a cross base; Kirby 1974 Pl.XXIa,b,c
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6107
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 18 + 1 photo
TitleHogback grave cover
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionDecorated on upper part. Three strand plait on upper ridge lower part rough because buried.
ObjectProductionDateLate 10th century
ObjectHistoryNoteIt was found by the writer on April 18th, 1907. It lay on its side on the upper surface of the S. wall, it having been used as a filling stone in the core of the wall. It is the second example of this rare class of grave cover which Hexham has produced. [Savage & Hodges, 1907, p.44-45] The most northerly example in England but Scandinavian
DimensionsHeight: 38.7 cm Width: 96.2 cm Depth: 23 cm [Kirby p.175 no.32]
CurrentLocationNoteloose
Recess 5.
ReferenceCRAMP no. 18 p 183. Photos : Savage Plate XXXIX. Kirby Plate XVe. Cramp Pl. 180, 969.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4

ObjectNumberHEXAB6108
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 20 + 2 photos
TitleIncised fish with gaping jaws decoration
ObjectNamefragment | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextA 7th century carving of a fish
This stone from Wilfrid’s church resembles work from Poitiers, France, which in the 7th century was part of Gaul. Wilfrid was heavily influenced by the church decoration he saw in Gaul and Italy.
BriefDescriptionThe head and part of thebody of a fish with a broad slightly chamfered upper border. The jaws of the fish are gaping, the eye rounded. Its body is conveyed by a herring-bone effect on either side ofa broad central rib. The surface is covered by a white undercoat, presumably for paint. [Cramp]
ObjectProductionDateLate 7th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst noticed by R Cramp in 1972.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 5 of nave N wall
DimensionsH: 19 cm W: 23.5 cm D: 11.5 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.175 no.21]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
at right
ReferenceCramp no. 20 p184-5; Kirby 1974 pl.Xc
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/East Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6109
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3043.8
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 45 + 3 photos
TitleHogback type grave cover
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionStylised heads at either end, decorated with arcading. Shows continuity of pre-conquest grave cover forms with arcading decoration.
ObjectProductionDate11th -12th century
ObjectProductionPeriodRomanesque
ObjectHistoryNote“It was found in 1831, when the grave of George Fenwick was dug in the north transept and has since been preserved in the church.” [Hodges 1888 p.50]
DimensionsL. 125.8 cm W. 19 cm D. 51 cm
CurrentLocationNoteloose
Recess 7.
ReferenceCramp no. 45, p 242. Drawings : Raine 1865 p.lxxxviii. Hodges 1888, I Plate 42. Collingwood Fig. 19, p.91. Graham 1973 p.9, 1978 p.198. Cramp Pls. 239; 240, 1356.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB6110
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6120
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 34 + 4 photos
TitleAnimal Impost
ObjectNameimpost | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextSaxon Animal Carvings
[one of] Two important animal carvings from a decorative frieze in Wilfrid’s church, which are unique in England. There are traces of plaster on the stones which indicates they were once coloured. They tell an important story of Wilfrid’s continental tastes and his belief that the church in Northumbria should be part of the universal, ‘catholic’ church.
BriefDescriptionImpost, possibly for the column of an arch. Inset a single figure of a running animal possibly a boar, hound or wolf. The end has a lozenge in a circle.
Plaster adhering & goes with no. HEXAB6120
ObjectProductionDateLate 7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned in 1919.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 7 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 17.8 cm Width: 31.4 cm Depth: 14.2 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.177 no.32]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
bottom left
ReferenceCramp no. 34, p190. Drawing : Collingwood Fig. 4 e,fp.69. Photo : Kirby Plate IXb,c. Cramp Pl. 185, 1012-15; Br Mus 110a,b.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/East Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6111
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 13 + 2 photos
TitleMaltesi cross scribed within circular grave marker ‘TV’ ‘ND’ ‘VI’ ‘NI’ incised
ObjectNamegrave-marker | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 6
An Anglo-Saxon grave marker for a person called Tundwini, inscribed TV ND VI NI. This dates to the late 8th or 9th century.
BriefDescriptionRound-headed grave marker.
Inscription with TV ND VI NI. Related grave markers known from Lindisfarne & Hartlepool
InscriptionTV ND VI NI
ObjectProductionDate8th - 9th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNoteMr. J. P. Gibson, F.S.A., has kindly presented to the Abbey a fragment of a Saxon cross which he was able to purchase for the expresspurpose of restoring it to the Abbey. It is an act thoroughly characteristic of the donor, and we much appreciate the spirit and the gift, and the more so that Mr. Gibson can give thought inthis way when he is so seriously ill. Hexham Parish Magazine, April 1912, p.14.
Last year the late Mr. J. P. Gibson, F.S.A., kindly presented a stone to the Abbey which was unearthed during the building operations [excavations in Beaumont Street] at the Unionist Club. Hexham Parish Magazine, July 1912 p.8.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 7 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 22.2 cm Width: 31.6 cm Depth: 11.5 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.176 no.13]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
second row
ReferenceCramp No. 13 p181. Drawing : Hodges 1921, p.35. Photo : Kirby Plate XVd. Cramp Pl. 178, 952-3.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6113
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 31 + 2 photos
TitleFrieze fragment
ObjectNamefrieze | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionCable & dentil decoration
Like HEXAB6103
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
DimensionsH. 21 cm W. 19 cm D. 12 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.176 no.29]
CurrentLocationNoteloose
Recess 7.
ReferenceDrawing : Collingwood Fig. 4b, p.69. Photo : Kirby Plate Xd. Cramp Pl. 184, 1001-2.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

ObjectNumberHEXAB6114
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3043.2
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 21 + 9 photos
TitlePanel with spiral decoration legs - arm - vine - grapes
ObjectNamepanel | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 2
A Romano-British stone showing men gathering vines, reused in Wilfrid’s church.
BriefDescriptionArchitectural panel decorated with vine scrolls with lower half of human figure & cockerel
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman or 7th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteThis is fragment a; fragments b and c are in the Monks’ Dormitory, Durham cathedral, catalogue nos. VIII and IX; (both bought by the Chapter Library from Joseph Fairless).
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 8 of nave N wall
DimensionsH. 30.5 cm W. 40.6 cm D. 16.5 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.175 no.22a]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
first (top) row
ReferenceCramp no. 21a, page 185. Phillips no. 180 page 55
Drawings : Hodges, 1888, C Plate 42. Hodges, 1921,p.111. Collingwood Fig. 2, p.67. Photo : Kirby Plate VIIb. Cramp Pl. 179,960-2, 180, 963-8.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6115
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 47 (no image)
TitleStone with incised zig-zag
ObjectNamemoulding | stonework
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionArchitectural zig-zag and cable decoration
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman?
DimensionsL.33 cm W. 14 cm D. 15 cm - CND
CurrentLocationNoteloose
Recess 9.
ReferenceCramp no. 47 page 251. Drawing : Collingwood Fig. 4a, p.69.
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 2

ObjectNumberHEXAB6116
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3043.5
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 38 + 4 photos
TitleImpost with raised interlace
ObjectNameimpost | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 9
A Viking-age cross shaft decorated with interlace, dating from 10th or 11th century.
BriefDescriptionHeavy interlace
Doorway?
ObjectProductionDateLate 8th - 9th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound on Campy hill burial ground, north of chancel. First mentioned in 1888.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 9 of nave N wall
DimensionsH. 20.3 cm W. 31.1 cm D. 15.5 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.177 no.36]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
second row
ReferenceDrawings: Hodges 1888, F Plate 42. Collingwood Fig. 4 j, k, p.69. Kirby Plate XIa. Cramp Pl. 185, 1018-21.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6117
OtherNumberCASSS: Hexham 05 + 4 photos
TitlePart of cross shaft
ObjectNamecross-shaft | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 7
A Viking-age cross shaft with delicate interlace, dating from 10th or 11th century.
BriefDescriptionPart of cross shaft & cross head
ObjectProductionDate10th century
ObjectHistoryNoteIt was found in the foundation of the apse of the Norman choir by the late J. P. Gibson, F.S.A., on the 7th of May, 1908.
Pre October 2014 in Recess 9 of nave north wall on a purpose built wooden stand.
DimensionsHeight: 37.1 cm Width: 26 cm Depth: 14 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.173 no.6]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
2nd row
ReferenceCramp no. 5 page 178. Photos : Gibson, 1908. Kirby Plate XXIV d,e,f. Cramp Pl. 173, 918-21 Drawing : Collingwood Fig. 15,p.86.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6118
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB3043.3
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 11 + 4 photos
TitlePart of cross head – prominent central boss
ObjectNamecross-head | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 11
Part of a cross head dating to the 11th century, decorated with a simple interlacing pattern.
BriefDescriptionCross head with part of shaft.
Crude interlace - Stafford knot.
ObjectProductionDateEarly 11th century
ObjectHistoryNotePossibly referred to in 1861; first clear reference in 1865.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 9 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 58.4 cm Width: 30.8 cm Depth: 16.5 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.173-4 no.12]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
third row
ReferenceCramp no. 11 page 180. Drawings : Raine, 1865, No. 3 p.xxxii. Hodges 1888, D Plate 42. Hodges, 1889, p.98 Collingwood Fig.17, p.88. Kirby Plate XXIV a,b. Cramp Pl. 178, 948-51.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6119
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 10 + 2 photos
TitleCross arm curved sides with raised edges
ObjectNamecross-arm | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 4
Part of the arm of an Anglo-Saxon cross. Similar crosses with incised outlines are found at Whitby and belong to the late 7th century.
BriefDescriptionCrosshead fragment with raised moulding edge
ObjectProductionDatelate 7th - early 8th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned in 1925.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 9 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 19.8 cm Width: 27.6 cm Depth: 14 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.173 no.11]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
first (top) row
ReferenceCramp no. 10 page 180. Drawings : Collingwood Fig. 18, p.89. Photos: Kirby Plate XXIII d. Cramp Pl. 178, 946-7.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6120
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6110
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 33 + 4 photos
TitleFrieze with running cow
ObjectNamefrieze | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextSaxon Animal Carvings
[one of] Two important animal carvings from a decorative frieze in Wilfrid’s church, which are unique in England. There are traces of plaster on the stones which indicates they were once coloured. They tell an important story of Wilfrid’s continental tastes and his belief that the church in Northumbria should be part of the universal, ‘catholic’ church.
BriefDescriptionFrieze fragment with animal plaster adhering; see HEXAB6110
ObjectProductionDateLate 7th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteFound during restoration of the tower in 1966.
Pre-October 2014 in Recess 9 of nave N wall
DimensionsHeight: 18 cm Width: 35.5 cm Depth: 29 cm [Kirby, 1974, p.177 no.31]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
top left
ReferenceCramp no. 33 page 189. Photo : Kirby Plate IXa. Cramp Pl. 184, 1011. Points photo 133 p.128.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/East Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6122
TitleJelly mould - from PISCINA LAVITORIUM fluted tapering base five-petal basin with central drain
ObjectNamebasin | stonework
Materialstone
LabelTextStone 12
A piscina, a bowl for washing communion vessels, from the 12th century.
BriefDescriptionPillar piscina. Multi scalloped on outside. Leaf shaped basin, five foiled with drain hole. Liturgical item from Romanesque church from which very little survives
ObjectProductionDatemid 12th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in 1907 in the foundation of the wall close to where it was placed (in Recess 11 of nave north wall) before its move to the Visitor Centre in 2014.
DimensionsH. 20.5 cm × Diam. 32 > 17 cm - CND
CurrentLocationNotefixed
3rd row
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6132
TitleGrave cover: + Robert de Kirkebride +
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialsandstone
Colourbuff
BriefDescriptionGrave slab from the Canons’ Cemetery, with a chamfered margin all round. Medium-grained buff sandstone. Incised inscription in a central panel preceded and followed by a cross: + ROBERT : DE : KIRKEBRIDE +
Inscription+ ROBERT : DE : KIRKEBRIDE +
ObjectProductionDate13th - 15th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound 1830. Moved from SW corner of nave to slype in 2014 to allow construction of new access ramp.
Dimensions1.87m long, tapering from 0.43m to 0.35m; 0.15m thick
CurrentLocationNoteon gound
centre of S wall
ReferenceCND: NF2; Ryder no. 5 1995 pp 115-116. Drawings: Hodges 1888, Plate 35; Ryder 1995, 5 p.116.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB6133
OtherNumberRIB 1120 + 2 images
TitleRoman altar - Appolline Mapono
ObjectNamealtar | stonework
Materialstone
LabelTextA Roman Altar
The Romans often worshipped local gods alongside their own. This altar was dedicated to Maponos, a Celtic god of youth and love, who was often linked with Apollo, the Roman god of the sun, light and music.
BriefDescriptionDedicated to Appolline Mapono. The sides and the back have a smooth, polished feel to the stone whereas the face bearing the inscription is slightly rough. The back retains moulding at t op and bottom, it has been removed from the sides and front.
Inscription
APOLLINI
MAPONO
Q TERENTIVS
Q F OVF
FIRMVS . SAEN
PRAEF CASTR
LEG VI V. P. F.
D D
InscriptionTranslationTo Apollo Maponus - Terentius Firmus Senianus the son of ---- of the Oufentine tribe, prefect of the camp of the sixth legion, styled the victorious, pious and faithful, dedicates this altar
To Apollo Maponus, Quintus Terentius Firmus, son of Quintus, of the Aufentine voting tribe from Saena,¹ Præfectus Castrorum² of Legio Sextae Victrix Pia Fidelis, donated out of devotion
InscriptionInterpretationV. P. F. = Victrix Pia Fidelis
¹ Saena = An inland town of Etruria, now known as Siena.
² Præfectus Castrorum = Prefect of the Camp, the most senior position for a centurion, after which came promotion to the order of knights, perhaps with a further career as a military tribune in command of an auxiliary infantry unit.
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
ObjectHistoryNoteDug up on the site of the Old Church in levelling the ground for Beaumont Street in 1864. Its capital and base have been cut down so as to make them flush with the face of the altar, and thus adapting the whole slab for use as a building stone.
Celtic God Maponus (Divine Youth) was worshipped in North Britain and Gaul. Had skills in poetry, music and hunting. The centre of his cult may have been at Lochmaben, Dumfries. [CND]
Pre-October 2014 at W end of nave. Previously (at least 1905-c.1916?) in SW corner of S bay of S transept aisle, now St Etheldreda’s chapel.
DimensionsH. 1.28m × W. 0.52m × D. 0.47m. CND.
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
NW corner
ReferenceCND: NNAF2; RIB 1120
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB6134
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB326
TitleFragment of Roman statue of Jupiter
ObjectNamestatue | stonework
Materialstone
LabelTextRoman Sculpture
A third-century, Romano-British sculpture showing a figure draped in a toga, which might have been part of a tombstone or a decorative frieze.
BriefDescriptionRomano-British sculpture showing a figure draped in a toga
ObjectProductionDate2nd - 3rd century
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
ObjectHistoryNoteFound 1907. A statue of a Roman god, vested in a toga, and holding in the right hand some object, was found laid in the foundation of the N. wall of Wilfrid’s Church, near the west end. The portion remaining is 2ft. 8ins. high. Savage & Hodges 1907, p.46. Mounted on a wooden backing HEXAB326 fixed to wall. Pre-October 2014 fixed to W wall of Nave N aisle.
DimensionsH 820
W 540
D 170
CurrentLocationNoteFixed
NW corner N wall above HEXAB6133.
Reference181Phillips no. 12 p6. Drawing: Arch. Ael. 1965 p.320. Photo: Savage & Hodges 1907 Plate XXXVI.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB6135
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6136 | HEXAB110 | HEXAB9047
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 19 + 2 photos
TitleFragments of figural panel
ObjectNamepanel | stonework
Materialdolomite
BriefDescriptionWrongly reconstituted - both cases (HEXAB6135 & HEXAB6136) should go together.
Fragments of figural panel. Made of Hartlepool or Monkwearmouth dolomite. Only pieces in Northumberland made of this material
ObjectProductionDateLate 7th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound March 1907 in hole, c.4ft. across, about centre of nave and near west end. Built in ... plaster base. Hartlepool and Roker dolomite. Broken and cut away. ... However, the surface is untouched at the edges and here a gesso base for the paint survives in the grooves and on part of the lower right surface. ... On the whole these pieces seem to be best reconstructed into a single panel of a Crucifixion scene. ... deep and elegant style of carving with a smooth finish which was then painted ... The choice of a Hartlepool and Roker dolomite ... is also paralleled at Monkwearmouth ... The feet are markedly polished by wear and it seems likely that at some stage the figure was venerated. This is the only known example of the occurrence of a carving in Hartlepool and Roker dolomite outside the area where it occurs naturally.
Dimensions
ReferenceCramp no. 19 page 183-184; Kirby 1974 Pl.XIIIc & p.180-183.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit A/Shelf 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB6136
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6135 | HEXAB111 | HEXAB9047
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 19 + 2 photos
TitleFragments of figural panel
ObjectNamepanel | stonework
Materialdolomite
BriefDescriptionWrongly reconstituted - both cases (should go together 6135 & 6136)
Fragments of figural panel. Made of Hartlepool or Monkwearmouth dolomite. Only pieces in Northumberland made of this material
ObjectProductionDateLate 7th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound March 1907 in hole, c.4ft. across, about centre of nave and near west end. Built in ... plaster base. Hartlepool and Roker dolomite. Broken and cut away. ... However, the surface is untouched at the edges and here a gesso base for the paint survives in the grooves and on part of the lower right surface. ... On the whole these pieces seem to be best reconstructed into a single panel of a Crucifixion scene. ... deep and elegant style of carving with a smooth finish which was then painted ... The choice of a Hartlepool and Roker dolomite ... is also paralleled at Monkwearmouth ... The feet are markedly polished by wear and it seems likely that at some stage the figure was venerated. This is the only known example of the occurrence of a carving in Hartlepool and Roker dolomite outside the area where it occurs naturally.
ReferenceCramp no. 19 page 183-184; Kirby 1974 Pl.XIIId & p.180-183.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Unit A/Shelf 5

ObjectNumberHEXAB6138
TitleMatilda’s Grave covering
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionGrave cover with shears decoration and inscription
Inscription+ HIC : IACET : MATILDA : VXOR : [P]HILIPPI : MERCERARII :
ObjectProductionDate13th - ? early 14th century
ObjectHistoryNoteDiscovery of Matilda’s Tomb. 1841, January 1. - While the sexton was digging a grave a little to the west of the north transept of the church of Hexham, within a few feet of the spot where the Saxon stycas were found, he discovered imbedded beneath the excavation, a remarkably perfect incised monumental slab, in length about 5 ft. 4 in.; breadth at the head and foot, respectively 1 foot 9in. and 1 ft. 3 in., and 6 inches in thickness. The stone, which is beautifully perfect, and may have been buried almost immediately after being laid, is inscribed “HIC JACET MATILDA UXOR HILLIPI MERCERARII.” A drawing of this beautiful relic, by Mr. Joseph Fairless, was engraved for the Table Book. The Clergymen of Hexham, at this date are, Revd. William Airey, Incumbent; and Revd. Charles Lee, Lecturer. The Thirty-nine Articles, Joseph Ridley, 1862, p.58.
Dimensionsslab 1.75 m long by 0.55 m wide tapering to 0.38 m, and 0.15 m thick
ReferenceCND: CSAF1; Ryder 1995 no. 25 page 120 & 123. Drawing: Hodges 1888 Plate 35; Hodges 1919 p.76
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6160
TitleGrave cover - John of Dalton
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialstone
BriefDescriptionIntact tapering slab, one long side rougher than other.
Incised inscription set centrally preceded by a cross and bordered by a line on either side
Inscription+ IOHES: DE:DALTONA:
InscriptionTranslationJohn of Dalton
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in 1830. From the Canons’ Cemetery. In the Slype in 1888.
Dimensions1.76 m long and tapering from 0.41 m to 0.36 m, 0.20 m thick
ReferenceCND: CNAF3; Drawing: Hodges 1888, Plate 35; Ryder 1995 no. 4 pp 115-116
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6166
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9016.15
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 17 + 1 photo
TitleGrave slab with full length incised cross
ObjectNamegrave-slab | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionThe slab is basically rectangular in form with outward curving long sides. The vertical faces are uncarved. Incised with a long stemmed cross, set on an extended stem and tall rectangular base.
ObjectProductionDate11th century
ObjectProductionPeriodObject date 8th-9th century - ref Bailey/Cambridge
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned 1888 as in the Slype. Found near Apse of original eastern chapel. Previously [as in CASSS] “standing against north wall of nave of abbey, at east end”.
DimensionsL 154 cm W 48.6 cm D 13.4 cm
ReferenceCramp no. 17 p 183; Drawing: Hodges 1888, D Plate 35; Savage 1907, Pl. XLI D; Cramp 1984, Pl. 181, 971
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6167
TitleCanon’s grave slab: Rad de Talkan Canon
ObjectNamegrave-slab | stonework
Materialsandstone
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionIntact tapering slab with a roll moulded edge. Fine-grained brown sandstone. Incised inscription running in single line down the centre of the slab, without any border.
Inscription :hIC IACET: RAD’:DE:TALKAN:CANOIC’:
InscriptionInterpretationThe inscription presumably refers to a Ralph of Talkin. There is a contraction mark above the “OI” of the final word.
ObjectProductionDate13th-14th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in 1830. In the Slype in 1888.
DimensionsL 1930
W 580 > 490
D 180
ReferenceCND: CNAF2; Ryder 1995 no. 3 115-116; Hodges 1888, Plate 35
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6168
TitleCorbel - bearded human head.
ObjectNamecorbel | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 14
An 18th century carving of a man’s head.
BriefDescriptionCorbel with carving of a bearded human head
ObjectProductionDate18th century
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsH 295
W 330
D 240
CurrentLocationNotefixed
fourth (bottom) row
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6170
TitleFoliated capital
ObjectNamecapital | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 10
An elaborately-decorated stone from the 13th and 14th century Priory church.
BriefDescriptionElaborately carved, foliated, capital.
ObjectProductionDate13 – 14 century
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
CurrentLocationNotefixed
third row
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6191
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 40 + 4 photos
TitleElaborately carved stone.
ObjectNamepilaster-base | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 3
An elaborately carved Romano-British stone.
BriefDescriptionElaborately carved stone pilaster base (or impost?) with ball & rope decoration
Coarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone. Unworn. The piece seems to be trapezoidal. The ornamental zones run round all four vertical faces., and this seems to be a complete section of ornament. At the top and bottom are rows of heavy pellets, and at the centre a single cable. ... Despite the fact that these mouldings may be individually found in Roman sculpture ... the pellets and cables can also be found on other undoubtedly Saxon pieces. ... reasonable to assume that it is a form of free-standing base. Date, last quarter of seventh to last quarter of eighth century. Cramp 1984, p.192.
ObjectProductionDatelate 7 – late 8 century
ObjectProductionPeriodRomano-British
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in the garden of Hexham House; moved into the church in 1888.
Pre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsH 335
W 425
D 195 [Kirby, 1974, p.178 no.40]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
first (top) row
ReferenceDrawing: Collingwood Fig. 5 s, p.71. Photo: Kirby Plate XII.b,e; Cramp Pl. 185, 1022-5.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6196
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 49 (Appendix B item)
TitleRomanesque grave-cover fragment
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFragment of a Romanesque coped tegulated grave-cover with fragmentary, and possibly secondary, inscriptions on ridge. “..SENT” and “+EMI”.
ObjectProductionDate11 – 12 century
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsH 270
W 410
L 390
ReferenceLongstaffe 1861, 153; Raine 1865, lxxxvii and fig.; Collingwood 1925, 90; Okasha 1971, 80, pl. 53A-B
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6202
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 23 + 5 photos
TitlePart of a carved stone lintel
ObjectNamelintel | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 5
This stone is decorated with a pattern based on elaborately carved railing, and probably came from a lintel over a door in Wilfrid’s church. Similar work can be found at the contemporary monastery at Jarrow and is also copied at nearby Simonburn.
BriefDescriptionCoarse-grained, massive yellow sandstone. Broken but unworn. The only carved face is surrounded by a flat-band moulding. Within the moulding is a row of balusters which are bellying in shape, splayed, and with a single moulding at the top and bottom. Roughly dressed. Or “baluster impost” [Kirby]
ObjectProductionDate7th cent?
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned in 1925.
Pre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsH 140
W 229
D 101 [Kirby, 1974, p.176 no.24]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
first (top) row
ReferenceKirby 1974 Pl.XIVd
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6211
TitleCorbel – animal head
ObjectNamecorbel | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextStone 13
An 18th century carving of a monster.
BriefDescriptionCarved head of an animal – probably a lion
ObjectProductionDate18th century
ObjectHistoryNotePre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsH 280
W 335
D 280
CurrentLocationNotefixed
fourth (bottom) row
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6217
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 16 + 1 photo
TitleGrave cover (part)
ObjectNamegrave-cover | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionThe stone tapers slightly towards each end and the top and bottom are rounded. The vertical faces are uncarved.
The top is carved with a long stemmed cross, and there is a section of roll moulding curving over the cross-head. The stem of the cross continuing up to the horizontal arm is roughly rounded, but towards the foot flattens and expands, with an incised outline. Sometimes refered to as Acca’s.
ObjectProductionDateearly 10th – mid 11th cent
ObjectHistoryNoteFound in May 1908 close to large stone coffin which was almost touching wall south-east of apse of Saxon church.
Pre-October 2014 in N chancel aisle S side
DimensionsL 1570
W 588 > 370
D 115 [Kirby, 1974, p.174 no.17]
ReferenceKirby 1974 Pl.XVb
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle

ObjectNumberHEXAB6219
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB334
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 02 + 4 photos
TitleThe Spital Cross.
ObjectNamecross-shaft | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextThe Spital Cross
This carved stone is part of a decorated, eighth-century cross showing one of the earliest crucifixion scenes in Anglo-Saxon sculpture. The vine motif comes from John’s Gospel in The Bible, where Jesus speaks of being the vine and his disciples the branches.
BriefDescriptionCentral part of a cross-shaft. Crucifixion scene on one face, interlace and volutes on others. The verticals are edged with roll mouldings, with a light central groove. Decoration comparable with Italian work.
ObjectProductionDatemid 8th century
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned in the grounds of the Spital (St Giles’ Hospital) near Hexham, in 1861 [see photos for postcards showing it at the Spital in two different orientations]; may previously have come from Warden.
Pre-October 2014 in S transept 1st (N) bay to S of “Acca” cross in wooden support HEXAB334
“The portion of a cross shaft of the same period [as Acca’s cross] preserved at the Spital near Hexham, which is on the site of the hospital of St. Giles, and now the property of Mr. James J. Kirsopp, J.P., is the finest specimen of the work of St. Wilfrid’s school of artificers next to Acca’s great cross, and in size, beauty and importance must have rivalled the great crosses of Bewcastle, Ruthwell, Gosforth and Sandbach.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.74]
In about 1975 was photographed for CASSS [see link] while in the north chancel aisle, together with part of the old 1908 organ.
DimensionsH 1042
W 330>270
D 255>210 [Kirby, 1974, p.172 no.2]
CurrentLocationNotefixed
west side
ReferencePoints photo 101 p.96; Kirby Pl.XIX
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Monastic Workshop

ObjectNumberHEXAB6220
TitleHenry of Walton’s grave slab
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionBroken sandstone grave slab bearing an incised inscription within a rectangular panel, preceded and followed by a cross:
Inscription+ HENRICUS DE WALTONA +
ObjectProductionDate13th/14th century
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
ObjectHistoryNoteRemoved from cloister to slype in October 1992. Discovered S of Chancel September 1830, in the slype before 1888, moved to E side of cloister c1983, hence Peter Ryder’s letter of 14/04/1987.
DimensionsH 1.68
W 0.45 > 0.31
D 0.19
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
E end of S wall
ReferenceCND: S3; Ryder 1995 item 6; Hodges 1888 Plate 35
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB6221
TitleRobert of Giseburn’s grave slab
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
Colourfawn
BriefDescriptionSandstone grave slab with an incised inscription within a rectangular panel, preceded and followed by a cross:
Inscription+ ROBERT DEGISEBURNE+
ObjectProductionDate13th/14th century
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
ObjectHistoryNoteRemoved from cloister to slype in October 1992. Discovered S of Chancel September 1830, in the slype before 1888, moved to E side of cloister c1983, hence Peter Ryder’s letter of 14/04/1987.
DimensionsH 1.67
W 0.38 > 0.31
D 0.19
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
W end of S wall
ReferenceCND: S5; Ryder 1995 item 7; Hodges 1888 Plate 35
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB6222
TitleWilliam Bedet’s grave slab
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
Colourbrown
BriefDescriptionSandstone grave slab possibly truncated, bearing an incised inscription between incised lines, preceded by a cross:
Inscription+ VILLEMUSBEDET
ObjectProductionDate12th/13th century
ObjectProductionPeriodmediæval
ObjectHistoryNoteRemoved from cloister to slype in October 1992. Discovered S of Chancel September 1830, in the slype before 1888, moved to E side of cloister c1983, hence Peter Ryder’s letter of 14/04/1987.
DimensionsH 1.44
W 0.53 > 0.40
D 0.15
CurrentLocationNoteon ground
W end of N wall
ReferenceCND: S4; Ryder 1995 item 8; Hodges 1888 Plate 35
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/Slype

ObjectNumberHEXAB6255
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 28 + 2 photos (upside-down)
TitlePortion of string cornice (Roman)
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“portion of the string courses which had occupied both external and internal positions in St Wilfrid’s church”
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
DimensionsH 140
W 470
D 213
CurrentLocationNotefixed
south reveal of west door
ReferenceHodges 1888, pl.42-G; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6256
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 29 + 2 photos (upside-down)
TitlePortion of string cornice (Roman)
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“portion of the string courses which had occupied both external and internal positions in St Wilfrid’s church”
ObjectProductionPeriodRoman
DimensionsH 140
W 750
D 540
CurrentLocationNotefixed
north reveal of west door
ReferenceHodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6257
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9016.15
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 44 + 1 photo
TitleFragment of grave cover
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionFragment of a grave cover with part of an inscription.
ObjectProductionDate13th.– 14th century
DimensionsH 350
W 260
ReferenceSavage & Hodges 1907 pl.XLI-B; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6258
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9016.15
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 14 + 1 photo
TitleFragment of grave cover (Pre-conquest)
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… most interesting, as it is of pre-Conquest date, and bears an irregularly sculptured cross in relief.”
ObjectProductionDate10th century?
ObjectProductionPeriodPre conquest
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned by Stuart (1867)
DimensionsH 350
W 422
ReferenceHodges 1888, pl. 35-I; Savage & Hodges 1907 Pl.XL-B & XLI-C; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6261
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 43 + 1 photo (rotated 90° clockwise)
TitlePre conquest window head
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… possibly from one of the heads of an upper window of St Wilfrid’s church.”
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNote“… taken out near the top of the gable of the north transept in 1905 and is possibly from one of the heads of an upper window of St Wilfrid’s church”. [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65]
DimensionsH 220
W 160
ReferenceHodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6262
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 35 + 1 photo
TitleAnglo Saxon carved capital fragment
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionRelief carving of lion.
‘The Hexham lion is of a higher order of sculpture [than the Monkwearmouth lions] and has the lines of the ribs indicated. The legs and tail, the latter thrown over the back, are well drawn. It is clearly one of those “carved decorations in relief upon the stones” mentioned by Richard.’
“… part of a capital from St Wilfrid’s church, and appears to represent a lion, but the head is gone.”
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
DimensionsH 215
w 290
ReferenceSavage and Hodges 1907 p.41; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6263
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 37
TitleAnglo Saxon carved cornice fragment (String course)
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… part of a string course of the same date [Anglo-Saxon] with an interlaced band.”
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
DimensionsH 140
W 400
ReferenceSavage and Hodges 1907 p.41; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6266
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 39 + 1 photo
TitleAnglo Saxon carved stone
ObjectNamesculptural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… depicts a serpent in combat with some other beast, of which only a small portion remains.”
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo Saxon
ObjectHistoryNote“… from St Wilfrid’s church of St Andrew.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65]
DimensionsH 202
W 223
ReferenceSavage and Hodges 1907 p.41 pl.XL-E; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6267
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 36 + 1 photo
TitleString course
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… string-course … with interlaced work …”.
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo Saxon
ObjectHistoryNote“… from St Wilfrid’s church of St Andrew.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65]
DimensionsH 130
W 430
ReferenceSavage and Hodges 1907 p.41, pl.XL-D; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6268
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 27 + 1 photo
TitleString course
ObjectNamearchitectural | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescription“… string-course … with diminutive balusters in groups, alternately placed vertically and horizontally.”
ObjectProductionDate7th century
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo Saxon
ObjectHistoryNote“… from St Wilfrid’s church of St Andrew.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65]
DimensionsH 140
W 337
ReferenceSavage and Hodges 1907 p.41, pl.XL-A; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.65
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

ObjectNumberHEXAB6500
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.4
OtherNumberRIB 1172 + 2 images
TitleFlavinus
ObjectNamestele | memorial
Materialsandstone
LabelTextMemorial to a Roman Standard Bearer
1st Century
Inscription
DIS MANIBUS FLAVINUS EQ[ues] ALAE PETR[ianiae] SIGNIFER
TVR[ma] CANDIDI AN[norum] XXV STIP[endiorum] VII H[ic]
S[itus est]
Translation
To the Venerated Departed: Here Lies Flavinus, a Horse
Soldier of the Cavalry Regiment of Petriana, Standard
Bearer of the Troop of Candidus, Aged 25, of 7 Years’
Service.
BriefDescriptionThe Flavinus memorial slab … the large Roman funeral slab in the blocked doorway of the south transept.
… The slab is the largest of its class that has been found in England. It is a stock design used largely all over the Roman Empire, and represents a mounted soldier riding over a prostrate barbarian. … The soldier is well armed, he wears a helmet with high crest and plume, and round his neck is a torque, which indicates his high rank. In his right hand he carries the standard, which displays the sun god in a circle. The long sword is sheathed, and no other weapon is seen. The horse is amply harnessed, furnished with martingales, covered with a square-cut saddle-cloth, and shod. The barbarian is naked, and carries a large oval shield by a strap with his left arm, while his right hand grasps a short leaf-shaped sword of strikingly different form to that worn by his conqueror. [Hexham and Its Abbey, Hodges and Gibson, 1919, p.72.]
Inscription
DIS MANIBVS FLAVINVS
EQ ALAE PETR SIGNIFER
TVR CANDIDI AN XXV
STIP VII H S
InscriptionContent DIS MANIBUS FLAVINUS
EQ[ues] ALAE PETR[ianiae] SIGNIFER
TVR[ma] CANDIDI AN[norum] XXV
STIP[endiorum] VII H[ic] S[itus]
InscriptionTranslation To the Venerated Departed: Here Lies Flavinus
A Horse Rider of the Cavalry Regiment of Petriana
Standard Bearer of the Troop of Candidus
Aged 25, of 7 Years’ Service
InscriptionInterpretationEques = Horseman. Ala = Cavalry Regiment. Signifer = Standard Bearer. Turma = Cavalry Unit of 30 horsemen.
“The general style of the sculpture, together with the fact that the inscription contains a single ligature (IN in Plavinus), lead us to suppose that the slab belongs to the second century.” [Dr Bruce in Archæologia Æliana, vol. ix., pp. 164–166.]
ObjectProductionDate1st cent AD – 2nd cent AD
ObjectHistoryNoteThis was found beneath the floor of the slype in September 1881, in one of the remaining foundation walls of St. Wilfrid’s Church. It was raised and fixed at the expense of the churchwardens.
In 1881 the author [CC Hodges] obtained permission to explore beneath the floor at the south end of the south transept with a view to verifying a story, which had gained some credence, that a large hollow vault existed there. On Monday, September 19, operations were begun, and the same night, while digging in company with Mr Robert Robson, the parish clerk, he came upon a foundation of ancient date running across the slype. Laid in this foundation was the large slab, shown in the position in which it lay on Plate 8, and in detail on Plate 42. [E, Plate 8 shows it face upwards on a foundation wall aligned n. to s., with its base under the south wall of the slype]. It was raised at the expense of the Rector and Churchwardens, and is now placed in an upright position in the south transept. It was thus described by Dr Bruce in a paper [Archæologia Æliana, vol. ix., pp. 164–166.], read before the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, October 26, 1881:—
“The slab was lying with its face upwards, and covered with mortar, about two feet below the floor. It had been used in laying the foundation of a wall three feet five inches thick, which crossed the chamber at a distance of seven feet from the west wall of the transept. The larger portion of the stone projected beyond the wall, and being insufficiently supported, had snapped across at the point of junction. The slab is about nine feet long and three feet and a half wide; it averages one foot in thickness, and is supposed to weigh about two tons. The local masons say the stone is that of a neighbouring quarry—that of Birkey Burn. On lifting the stone, an operation which was not effected without difficulty, it was found to be elaborately carved on the upper side. The carving represents a cavalry officer riding rough-shod over a fallen foe. The officer has his side face towards the spectator. On his head is a helmet which is adorned with two flowing plumes; there has doubtless been a third, which is hid from view by the larger of the two that are represented. There is a torque round his neck. He holds a shield in his left hand; in his right he carries a standard, at the head of which is a radiated figure exhibiting, on close inspection, something like the appearance of a human head. It may be a mere ornament; or if it be a head it may be that of the Emperor or Apollo. The horseman has on a coat of mail, and by his right side hangs his sword. The horse as usual is small in comparison with the size of the man, the bridle and trappings are shown, but no stirrups are seen. The prostrate foe is crouching on the ground; his face fronts the spectator, and is well seen; he wears a beard, which the rider does not; his sword is in his right hand and is uplifted, but that part of the carving which should represent the end of it is broken off. On each side of the slab has been an ornamented column terminating in an elaborate capital, considerable portions of which remain. The upper part has been carefully decorated, but the efforts of the Roman artist have been to a great extent obliterated by the pickaxes of more recent workmen. The carving on the whole is well designed, and is very effective; it has not however been so well finished as some other Roman works of art which have been found in the north. The stone bears an inscription, which shows that it has been a tombstone erected to the memory of a deceased soldier. The lower part of the stone is untouched with the chisel, inducing the belief that this part had been let into the ground; the back and sides of it, too, are rough, rendering it probable that it has been inserted into a wall. It may have formed the front of a cippus in which were deposited the ashes of the young man.”
DimensionsH 2642
W 940
ReferenceCND: STWW1; Hodges 1888 p.4 pl.42-A
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/West Wall
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ObjectNumberHEXAB6501
OtherNumberRIB 1122 + 2 images
TitlePart of Altar to Maponus Apollo
ObjectNamealtar | stonework
Materialsandstone
BriefDescriptionAltar cut to form a rounded arch-head at west end of roof of northern passage.
Inscription speculatively reconstructed …
Inscription... APO ... ... APO ... .. P . AE ... ... VS ... .........
InscriptionContent[Deo]
[M]apo[no]
Apo[llini]
P(ublius) Ae[lius]
lus c(enturio) [leg(ionis) VI]
[V]ic(tricis) u(otum) [s(oluit) l(ibens) m(erito)]
InscriptionTranslationTo the god Maponus Apollo, Publius Aelius . . ., centurion of the Sixth Legion Victrix, willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow
InscriptionDescriptionFragments of five lines, which have been so injured by insertion in its present position as to be unintelligible. [Raine II 1865 p.xxxvii.]
ObjectProductionDatec.208
ObjectHistoryNoteFirst mentioned 1732. “The only other inscription now visible in the crypt is on a slab which has been used as a doorhead in the north passage; only a few letters are exposed, from which it appears to be a dedication to Apollo Maponus.” [Hodges 1888 p.3]
Celtic God Maponus (Divine Youth) was worshipped in North Britain and Gaul. Had skills in poetry, music and hunting. The centre of his cult may have been at Lochmaben, Dumfries. [CND]
DimensionsH 965
W 533
CurrentLocationNotefixed
west end of roof of northern passage
ReferenceHodges 1888 Pl.39-B
CurrentLocationNave/Central Aisle/Crypt

ObjectNumberHEXAB6502
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.2
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 41 + 5 photos
TitleThe Frith Stool
ObjectNameliturgical | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelTextOn the floor you see the 7th-century Frith Stool or bishop’s throne, its back towards you.
Underneath this is the apse of the east end of a Saxon building.
This may have been a small chapel built in line with the larger church.
BriefDescriptionOf the furniture of St Wilfrid’s church, the only portion which has survived to our own time is the stone chair known as the “frith stool.” In all probability this is the veritable bishop’s stool, the cathedra of the Saxon
church. As Hexham was not made a See until some years after the church had been built, the “frith stool” is probably an introduction of the time when Wilfrid sat as Bishop of Hexham. On the other hand it may be argued, that as St Wilfrid obtained for his church the privilege of sanctuary, in connection with which the “frith stool” was used, it was made for that purpose. It was so used during the Middle Ages, and probably from the time when Hexham ceased to be the seat of a bishopric. The stool is cut from a single block of stone, and was mounted on another stone. At a later period a moulding was added beneath the block forming the seat; this moulding has now been destroyed and the seat is mounted on a base built up of several stones. The drawings on Plate 35 sufficiently illustrate this curious relic. The distinctly classical feeling of the design will be observed, and this favours the opinion held by the Reverend G. P. Browne that it was modelled after some similar chair in Rome, which St Wilfrid had seen. It is worthy of remark that the triquetra knots in the ornamentation of the arms are not joined to the twisted bands, but are quite independent of them. The appearance of the back, and of one side, is such as to lead us to suppose that the stool was originally placed in an angle, and that these two faces were against adjacent walls.
ObjectProductionDate7th cent?
ObjectProductionPeriodAnglo-Saxon
ObjectHistoryNoteThe “frith stool” has had a chequered history, and has been frequetly moved. At the close of the last century it was placed in front of the first column from the east on the north side of the choir. It is shown in this position on the plate, and there can be little doubt that this was the place it occupied during the Middle Ages, for we are told by Prior Richard that it stood “against the altar”. When the choir was repewed in 1830 the “frith stool” was moved and placed in the north aisle behind Prior Leschman’s chantry. It remained there till 1859, when all the ancient arrangements of the choir were destroyed. It was then moved and placed in the aisle of the south transept. On this occasion the moulding under the seat was destroyed, and the seat was broken into two pieces. Carelessness and total indifference to the value of the ancient remains, was one of the most conspicuous features of that terribly destructive movement. In 1872 the “frith stool” was restored to its ancient position in the choir, but was not long allowed to remain in peace, for in 1885 it was again moved, and placed on the south side of the communion table, with its back against the east wall, a position to which it is quite unsuited, and where it is not seen to advantage. It is greatly to be desired that this valuable and unique relic of past days be once more placed in its ancient position, and be there allowed to remain. [Hodges 1888 p.21]
DimensionsH 590
W 800
D 545
ReferenceHodges 1888 pl.35; Savage and Hodges 1907 pp.54–5 + fig. on p.vii
CurrentLocationChancel/Choir
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ObjectNumberHEXAB6503
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB9158.8
OtherNumberCASSS Hexham 01 + 14 photos
TitleBishop Acca’s Cross
ObjectNamefunerary | stonework
Materialsandstone
LabelText[pre-2014]
SAINT ACCA’S CROSS
Bishop of Hexham 709–732
The larger cross is thought to have stood at the head and the
smaller, which bears a crucifixion scene, at the foot of the
grave of St Acca.
[post-2014]
SAINT ACCA’S CROSS
Bishop of Hexham 709 – 732
The tall highly decorated stone was thought to have stood at the foot
of St Acca’s grave. A smaller stone, often also associated with the
grave, is now in the Exhibition Centre in the former Priory building.
BriefDescriptionBishop Acca’s Cross re-assembled from fragments. It stands on a stepped plinth; the west face of the top step has an inscription.
Inscription
THE CROSS
WHICH STOOD AT THE HEAD OF THE GRAVE OF
ACCA
BISHOP OF HEXHAM
A.D. 709 – 732. WHO DIED A.D. 740.
ObjectProductionDate8th century
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1936 returned to the Abbey from the Cathedral Library, Durham.
“The greater part of the cross from the head of Acca’s grave in four pieces, and many other relics of the same period have been taken from Hexham, and are now preserved in the Cathedral Library, Durham. These are all fully described and illustrated in a valuable work by Professor Haverfield and the late Canon Greenwell. A replica of Acca’s cross was erected, by public subscription, and placed in the cemetery at Hexham, to the memory of the late Isaac Baty, in 1894. It was designed by C. C. Hodges.” [Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.73]
“… the portions of one of the crosses which have been found. The first of these was brought to light in 1858, when the eastern chapels were removed. Another, the largest piece, did duty as the lintel of a doorway at Dilston, and was given by the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to the Cathedral Library at Durham. The collection of early carved stones made by Mr Fairless passed into the possession of the Dean and Chapter of Durham about 1870. In 1874 two more fragments of the same cross, which fitted to one another, were found in an old building adjoining St Mary’s Chare. These were purchased by the Rev. Canon Greenwell, and deposited along with the other pieces in the Cathedral Library, Durham. Recent investigations have shewn that these four stones are all portions of the same cross, on one side of which was a long inscription. Only a few words can be read with certainty, but there can be little doubt that the initial word is ACCA.” [Hodges 1888 p.50]
DimensionsH 3580
ReferenceHodges 1888 p.50; Hodges & Gibson 1919 p.73 + plate facing p.72;
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9025
TitleHexham Abbey 674-1974
ObjectNamecertificate | ephemera
Materialpaper
BriefDescriptionCertificate. 1300th Anniversary of the foundation Wednesday, 22nd May, 1974, Blanchland School. Some decoration on parts of the certificate; red seal bottom right.
A number of these certificates must have been printed with the school name added later.
InscriptionThis signifies that Blanchland School was present at the Church Day Schools Pilgrimage on Wednesday, 22nd May, 1974 to celebrate the 1300th Anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey by St. Wilfrid
ObjectProductionDateMay 1974
Dimensions300 × 190
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room

ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.1
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 1 The Crypt
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe Illus. Tom Corfe, Sheila Corfe
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.2
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6502
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 2 The Frith stool. Saint Wilfrid’s Throne
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe Illus. Birtley Aris
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.3
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 3 The Night Stair
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe illus. R.W. Paul in The Builder 1899; Birtley Aris 1999
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.4
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6500
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 4 Flavinus, Roman standard-bearer
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext by Tom Corfe (Written on back page July 1999)
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.5
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB133
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 5 Prior Smythson’s screen
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext by Tom Corfe, illus. Sheila Corfe
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.6
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 6 Saint Wilfrid and his church
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe illus. C.C. Hodges 1888, Peter Ryder 2000
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.7
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 7 Anglo-Saxon sculpture
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe , after Rosemary Cramp 1984 illus. Sheila Corfe
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTom Corfe after Rosemary Cramp
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.8
AssociatedObjectNumberHEXAB6503
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 8 Acca and Acca’s Cross; the Cross which stood at the head of the grave of Acca Bishop of Hexham AD 709–732 who died AD 740
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext Tom Corfe illus. Sheila Corfe
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorTome Corfe
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.9
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 9 Windows
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext and photograph Colin Dallison, drawings from photographs by Colin Dallison, Stan Beckensall. Capronnier and some other makers’ names supplied by J. & R. Cooke of Ilkley
Dimensions210 × 150
Authortext & photos. Colin Dallison
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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ObjectNumberHEXAB9158.10
TitleAbbey Leaflet No. 10 The Banners in the North Aisle
ObjectNameleaflet | publication
ContentDescriptiontext & photos. Colin Dallison
Dimensions210 × 150
AuthorColin Dallison
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Archive Room/Cabinet B/Drawer 1
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