NEOCLASSICAL CHURCH MONUMENTS IN BRITAIN (1770-1840)
A study day to
be held at the IHR Conference Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E
7HU, 10th October 2015
|Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton
Bart by Francis Chantrey, Bath Abbey
This event, hosted
by the Church Monuments Society, will examine various elements
of the commemorative sculpture erected during a period of
revolution, war and rapid industrialisation. Commemorating a
rapidly expanding and thriving professional and commercial
middle class, national heroes and social elites, these memorials
drew upon increasing antiquarian interests and evoked varied
responses on the popular culture of the day.
Keynote speaker: Professor Alison Yarrington (Dean of the School
of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough). Other speakers
include: Dr Clive Easter; Paul Wooles (Conservaion Manager,
Skillington Workshops Lts); Revd Charles Card-Reynolds
(Commissary of the Diocese of the Windward Islands); Barbara
Tomlinson (Curator Emeritus, Royal Museums Greenwich); Kerry
Bristol (Leeds University); Jonathan Kewley (Durham University).
10.00am and finishing at 4.30pm, the cost is £25 for members and
£30 for non-members, including morning tea and afternoon coffee,
but not lunch.
For application form click
|Excursion to South
Saturday 24th October 2015
This excursion (led by Robin
Draper) will have a main focus on the products of alabaster
workshops in Burton-upon-Trent in the 16th /17th centuries. We
will be visiting five churches in Wolverhampton and South
Trains leave London Euston frequently for Wolverhampton (half of
them direct, otherwise with a change at Birmingham, New Street).
The journey normally takes about 2 hours. Rail journeys from
other parts of the country may require a change at Birmingham
New Street. You may refer to
for journey details and ticketing.
At about 10:15, we will walk from Wolverhampton Station to
St. Peters Church. Here will find monuments
to the Lane and Leveson families. In addition to
attributed mid-period and late work from the Royley
workshop, there is attributed work of Jasper Latham
and documented work of Hubert le Sueur. After this,
we will our board our coach to visit the following:
|Patshull, St Mary.
In the grounds of Patshull Hall. Staffordshire's only
redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust
contains the only example of attributed work of the Richard
Parker workshop on this tour. This and the large wall monument
above it are to the members of the Astley family. There are also
tablets by P F Chance to members of the Pigot family.
|Codsall, St Nicholas.
In the chancel of this church is the fine monument of
Walter Wrottesley (d 1630), suggested as work of a shop in the
|Brewood, St Mary and St
Chad. This fine church is famous for its monuments.
Four tomb monuments to the Giffard family (of Chillington Hall)
dominate the chancel. There is also an incised slab to another
Lane family member, and a mural monument to the Moreton family.
The churchyard also contains the grave of a man who shared a
tree with a prince for 14 hours!
Penkridge, St Michael.
In the middle of the town, St Michaels contains the
monuments of 6 generations of the holders of
Pillaton Hall between the late 15th and
early 17th centuries. These monuments
flow chronologically from incised slabs, through
effigial chest tombs to an impressive double-deck
standing wall monument with two pairs of effigies.
Tea/coffee will be taken at Wolverhampton and Penkridge.
There will be a break for Lunch in Codsall. Lunch
will not be included in your booking, but the
village includes two pubs, a large “Coffee Shop”, a
supermarket and several shops including a couple of
good butchers. I will include some details with your
|The cost to CMS, MBS and
Mausolea and Monuments Trust members is £30 (£35 to
for printable booking form
STOP PRESS: Due to issues relating to access to the church
at Patshull, it will now be necessay to use a smaller coach for
this tour. Seats are still available but we will have to
restrict the numbers to a maximum of 32.
THE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
is hereby given that the 2015 Annual General Meeting of
the Church Monuments Society will be held at 2.00pm on
Saturday 26th September 2015 at the St Albans
Conference Centre, 18 Brooke Street, London EC1N 7RD.
will be tea at 3.30pm, followed by a short talk and a tour of
the adjoining church– St Alban the Martyr.
is an opportunity for all members to have a say in how Council
are running the Society, so do come along.
centre is a short walk from Chancery Lane underground station
and is conveniently situated for members to visit St Pauls
Cathedral in the morning or shop in Oxford Street or Covent
Garden. St Albans Church itself is a concealed gem designed by
Adrian Gilbert Scott. Rebuilt following blitz damage sustained
in 1941, it incorporates surviving parts of the original
building by Thomas Butterworth, widows by Charles Eamer Kempe
and an impressive memorial to the Reverend Alexander Heriot
of the minutes of the 2014 AGM is available of the
Society’s website. A hard copy may be requested from Dr John
Bromilow, Hon. Publicity Officer (address on back cover).
Apologies for absence.
Approval of the minutes of the 2014
Annual General Meeting.
4. Presidential report
by Dr Jean Lesley Wilson)
6. Thanks to the
independent examiner; appointment of independent examiner
7. Hon. Membership
8. Hon. Publicity
10. Hon. Events Co-ordinator’s report
11. Report on the Society’s publications
12. Report of the Hon. Conservation Cases recorder.
13. Election of the officers and two
14. Announcement of the date and venue of the 2016 Annual
Election of Officers and Ordinary Members for the Council.
Nominations are sought for the positions of Hon. Secretary,
Hon. Publicity Officer and two Ordinary Members of
Council, each one elected for a three year term.
nomination should be made in writing, proposed and seconded by
two members of the Society, and should confirm willingness of
the nominee to stand for election. Nominations for the above
posts should reach Miss Barbara Tomlinson, Hon Secretary, no
later than Monday 10th August 2015.
JOINT CMS AND COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART POP-UP EVENT
MONUMENTS TO THE WINGFIELD AND
DE LA POLE FAMILIES
Wingfield (Suffolk), 10.30 am to 3.00pm 27th November 2015
joint event, organised by Sally Badham and Jessica
Barker, will look at the monuments to the Wingfield and
de la Pole families in the context of the collegiate
church established by Sir John de Wingfield (d. 1361).
The programme will be as follows:
Assemble at 10.30am at Wingfield College, the building
with a deceptive Georgian facade 150 yards to the left
of the church, which is the home of Peter and Jane
Short illustrated lectures will take place in the Great
Hall built in 1362:
Peter Bloore on the collegiate church and the digital
reconstruction of the college and castle.
Sally Badham on the monuments at Wingfield.
John Goodall on the monument in the collegiate
foundation at Ewleme to Alice Chaucer, Duchess of
Suffolk, the one major de la Pole monument not at
Wingfield. He will also compare the two colleges and
their relationship to the monuments.
Peter Bloorewill run historical digital reconstruction
of Wingfield College and will have for sale copies of a
book to be published this autumn Wingfield
College and its patrons. Piety and prestige in medieval
Suffolk, edited by Peter Bloore and Edward Martin.
Reconvene at the church at about 12.30am. The rest of
the day (until 3pm) will be devoted to examining the
monuments in the church at close quarters. Copies, for
consultation only, will be available of the extensive
antiquarian notes relating to the monuments at
Parking will be available in the Wingfield barns car
). In view of the season and
consequent risk of wet leaves as well as uneven church
paths, in the interests of health and safety, do wear
sensible footwear and watch out for slip
hazards.Participants should bring their own flasks of
hot drinks as no refreshments will be available. Lunch
can be taken (at your own expense) at the pub opposite
the church, the De la Pole arms, which has a good menu
both for snacks and for main meals (http://delapolearms.co.uk/Index.html
There will be no charge for the day, but participants
are encouraged to make generous donations to church
funds. Please would CMS members let Sally Badham (Sally.firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01993 878471) know by 20 November if they will be
coming so that we can plan for the numbers attending and
alert the de la Pole Arms as to possible numbers
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