Monday, 6 December 2010

St Edmund, Newbiggin

St Edmund

Above. St Edmunds with Newbiggin hall in the background.

Above. The West end of the church.

Above. Looking down the nave towards the East end of the church.

Above. Surviving box pews.

Above. Recess in the wall, for a tomb or effigy.

Above. Contemporary glass.

Above. Some of small stained glass here at St Edmunds.

Above. Some 14th and 15th century glass survives in this window.

1 comment:

Bev Rowe said...

Thank you for the wonderful photos of the inside of St Edmund's Church.
My g.g.g.g grandparents Thomas GOWLING and wife Ann were married in the church “Thomas GOWLING, mason, 21 yrs & Ann THOMPSON spinster 23 yrs b o t p were married by Banns 02/08/1773. Both signed Ann with X her mark i t p o John Bird & Matthew Mounsey.”
Their 10 children were christened in the church and Thomas & Ann along with 3 of their children Hannah, William and Joseph are buried in Tomb #2 in the churchyard.
When we moved homes several years ago I lost the photo of this tomb sent to me by a friend in UK.
I am writing a Family History and I have a direct descendant line from Thomas and Ann Gowling nee Thompson. I cannot find a christening for Thomas Gowling born circa 1751 with certainty and would really like to solve this problem. Prior to him I have recorded many Gowling/Goulding names which could fit but none christened in 1751.
I would be very appreciative of some kind person to take another photo of Tomb # 2 and one for Hannah Thompson if there is one - she was Ann's mother.
Many thanks for reading my enquiry and look forward to a reply when convenient.
Warmest regards
Beverley Rowe nee Gowling
South Australia