St Maurice, Ellingham

  • Description

    Parish church. 1862 by Rev. J.F. Turner. Snecked stone with graduated Lakeland slate roof. Nave with south porch, transepts, crossing tower, chancel and north vestry. Geometric style. 2-bay nave with 3-light windows. Large 5-light west window and transept north and south windows. South transept south window is a re-used lancet. 2-bay chancel in C13 style has cusped lancet 'low-side' window. East window of 3 stepped lancets. Vestry has 2 tall round C13-style chimneys with pyramidal caps. Tower has 2 one-light bell openings on each side, embattled parapet and steeply-pitched pyramidal roof with vane. Interior: Interesting glass throughout, especially nave south window of 1862 depicting dates of important buildings including the Ark in 2248 B.C. and Ellingham Church in 1862. Elaborate brasswork including oil lamps on brackets and lectern with branching candelabra. Wall monuments to Haggerston family in south transept, especially Carnaby Haggerston, 1756 with a garlanded urn and rococo detail. North transept, wall monument to Phillis wife of Edmund Craster. "She died December 20th 1813 in the 23rd year of her age leaving a daughter, who at her baptism received the name of her dear mother and soon after followed her into a better world, aged 15 days. Short was our dream of bliss! Oh that each future night Were bidden with her angel form to bless my sight, To renovate the tender accents of her tongue And lead us, as in life, from the giddy throng. Thus comforted my soul might brave the tedious days And bear with life thus chequered while it stays. In testimony of his deep affliction, the above-named Edmund Craster caused this monument to be placed here having consigned the earthly remains of these his treasures to his family vault in Embleton Church."" rel="noreferrer nofollow">
  • Owner

    Pete Reed
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 2 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2021-11-15T16:19:15
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