John Hough was Bishop of Worcester from 1713 to 1743.

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house,

As it is surrounded by secular buildings it is very difficult to photograph.
John Hough was Bishop of Worcester from 1713 to 1743.
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Richard Edes, Dean of the Cathedral 1597-1604.

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house,

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Richard Edes, Dean of the Cathedral 1597-1604.
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John Gauden (1605 – 23 May 1662) was an English Bishop and the reputed author of the important Royalist work Eikon Basilike.

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house,

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John Gauden (1605 – 23 May 1662) was an English Bishop of Exeter then Bishop of Worcester and writer and the reputed author of the important Royalist work Eikon Basilike.
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The memorial to John Moore and his wife Ann plus their son Thomas and his wife Mary.

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house,

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The memorial to John Moore and his wife Ann plus their son Thomas and his wife Mary. The text is somewhat ambiquous and the exact meaninng of the final section of text - "Also John Moore and Margaret their sister" - is unclear.

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Abigail, the wife of Godfrey Goldisburgh the Bishop of Gloucester, died in 1613.

Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house,

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Abigail, the wife of Godfrey Goldisburgh the Bishop of Gloucester, died in 1613.

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A modern grave that includes a large model of a truck.

 Waterside Cemetery, Evesham, Worcestershire
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A modern grave that includes a large model of a truck.
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Francis died "on board ship in the Indian Ocean" aged 16.

 St Giles, Bredon, Worcestershire
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The Normans began the present church, around 1180, and work continued until the middle of the 13th century. It seems possible that stonemasons who were at that time working on the great Abbey of Tewkesbury were called in to lend a hand in the construction of Bredon Church. Certainly the two external turrets at the west end and those at Tewkesbury Abbey have a marked resemblance.

Francis died "on board ship in the Indian Ocean" aged 16.
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An unusual design for a war memorial with rather more information about the deceased than is normal.

 St Giles, Bredon, Worcestershire
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The Normans began the present church, around 1180, and work continued until the middle of the 13th century. It seems possible that stonemasons who were at that time working on the great Abbey of Tewkesbury were called in to lend a hand in the construction of Bredon Church. Certainly the two external turrets at the west end and those at Tewkesbury Abbey have a marked resemblance.
An unusual design for a war memorial with rather more information about the deceased than is normal.
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The monumental mason had a problem with the alignment of some the inscription - one paragraph has rather sloping text

 St Mary the Virgin, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire
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The church of St. Mary dates from the end of the 11th century, the chancel shows herringbone pattern stonework in the external walls, the font has a 15th-century octagonal bowl on a 13th-century square base decorated with stonecarved serpents and dragons and the church was much added to in succeeding centuries. It contains grand monuments to Thomas, 1st Earl of Coventry and 17th century effigies of members of the Savage family.
The monumental mason had a problem with the alignment of some the inscription - one paragraph has rather sloping text.
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According to her memorial Eleanor died aged 6 months and 8 days.

 St Michael, Cropthorne, Worcestershire
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Parts of the Chancel date from 1100, and the tower is 12th century. A spire was planned, but never built. The rest of the church is 14th century. The church is most famous for the two fine tombs to the Dingley family.
According to her memorial Eleanor
died aged 6 months and 8 days.
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Hannah Perret died after "many years of suffering borne with Christian fortitude".

St Eadburgha, Broadway, Worcestershire 
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St Eadburgha's Church has been a Christian place of worship since Saxon times. The dedication is rare and denotes a strong link with Alfred the Great's grand-daughter who as a child was offered jewels or a Bible as a gift, she chose the latter and dedicated her life to the service of God. The present cruciform church dates back to the XII century and contains some fine medieval and Jacobean woodwork.

Hannah Perret died after "many years of
suffering borne with Christian fortitude".
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A husband and wife died 2 weeks apart.

 Pershore Cemetery, Pershore, Worcestershire
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A husband and wife died 2 weeks apart.
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The memorial to Thomas Woodyatt located at the rear of St Anne's chapel.

Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael,
Great Malvern, Worcestershire
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Great Malvern Priory was a Benedictine monastery from1075-1540 and is now an Anglican parish church. It has the largest display of 15th century stained glass in England, as well as carved miserichords from the 15th and 16th century and the largest collection of medieval floor and wall tiles.
The memorial to Thomas Woodyatt located at the rear of St Anne's chapel, in the south-east corner of the church. He was a naval officer who died in 1841 in his 50th year. His widow died on the 31st January 1863 in her 88th year and was buried in the same vault.
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In the Vernon Chapel there is a large monument to Thomas Vernon who died in 1721.

St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury, Worcestershire
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Once the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort and later the home of monks, the present building dates from 1210. It has evolved under the patronage of two important local families, the Bearcrofts of Mere Hall and the Vernons of Hanbury Hall.
In the Vernon Chapel there is a large monument to Thomas Vernon who died in 1721. It comprises a semi-reclining effigy flanked by figures of Justice and Learning and, behind, Corinthian columns support an open pediment.
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One of the first politicians I remember!

 Broadway Churchyard, Broadway, Worcestershire
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 Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro (29 June 1913 – 18 November 1973) was a British businessman and latterly Conservative Party politician of the 1950s to 1970s.
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John Wesley was the founder of Methodism.

 St Peter, Pebworth, Worcestershire
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This ancient Church building stands on a mound above the village and has been enlarged and restored since it was built in the 13th century. It is entered by the North door which is a fine example of medieval work, possibly hanging on its original hinges with 15th century iron work. St Peter's Church has large ring of ten bells which is unusual for a small rural church. A closed-circuit television camera in the belfry, enables the movement of the bells to be seen in real time view on a monitor in the ringing chamber.
John Wesley was the founder of Methodism.
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Robert Fisher Tomes "died very young".

 St James the Great, Long Marston, Warwickshire
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The Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great has a 14th-century Decorated Gothic nave and chancel, but was rebuilt in the 19th century.
Robert Fisher Tomes "died very young".
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"She died after a very long illness ..."

 St James the Great, Long Marston, Warwickshire
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The Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great has a 14th-century Decorated Gothic nave and chancel, but was rebuilt in the 19th century.
"She died after a very long illness ..."



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William Davey died as a Prisoner of War in Germany in 1918.

 St Mary, West Horsley, Surrey
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The foundations of the present church were laid in 1030 by a Saxon thane called Thored. Built of chalk clunch and flint, it was the same size as the present nave, with an apse at the east end and a narrow chancel arch. There still remains some Saxon work in the east and west walls of the nave. After the Battle of Hastings, West Horsley was one of the villages burnt down by William the Conqueror, but he did not destroy any churches, so the church remained.
William Davey died as a Prisoner of War in Germany in 1918.
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Russell died in a mountaineering accident.

 St Nicolas, Great Bookham, Surrey
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The church is mentioned in Domesday, and it is not improbable that the present nave is of the same size as that of the 11th-century building, and may have some of the original stones incorporated in its walling. 

Russell died in a mountaineering accident.


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An amazing statue for such a small churchyard!

 Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Effingham, Surrey
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Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic in Effingham was opened in 1913.

An amazing statue for such a small churchyard!

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The memorial to a very brave man

St Lawrence, Effingham, Surrey 
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Lawrence was the principal deacon to Sixtus II, the pope martyred by the Romans in 258. Within days, Lawrence was also put to death and his symbol is a grid iron to show that he was roasted over a fire. He became the patron saint of almoners (distributors of money to the needy) because, when he was ordered to relinquish Church property and valuables, he pointed to a crowd of poor people and said: “Here are the treasures of the Church. They convert our alms to imperishable treasures for us”.


Andrew Cathcart Bogle VC (20 January 1829 – 11 December 1890) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Date of Act of Bravery, 29th July, 1857. For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th July, 1857, in the attack at Oonao, in leading the way into a loop-holed house, strongly occupied by the enemy, from which a heavy fire harassed the advance of his regiment. Captain Bogle was severely wounded in this important service.
The urn on the top of the tomb is unusually ornate.
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We admired this unusual design incorporating silhouettes.

 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Cemetery, Leicestershire
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We admired this unusual design incorporating silhouettes.
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William Abbott "died after a few hours illness".

St Nicholas, Twywell, Northamptonshire
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The church contains 12th to 14th century elements then nothing until the 19th century.
William Abbott "died after a few hours illness".
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William Brown was sexton of this cemetery for 48 years.

 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Cemetery, Leicestershire
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William Brown was sexton of this cemetery for 48 years.
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