Thursday 20 May 2021

The Harpur Monument Busts

 Sir John and Lady Catherine Harpur

St Giles Church, Calke, Derbyshire.

By Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781).

The monument cost £200

With the distinctive use of coloured marble favoured by Cheere

The curved brackets are another frequent Cheere motif.





This church is the nave of the medieval church that until its first restoration in the 1570s had a chancel, tower and spire. It was rebuilt in 1827-29 by Sir George Crewe who restored the church adding new windows, building a tower and casing the entire exterior in stone.

 St Giles was the parish church of Calke from 1160 until 1834. It is now a private manorial chapel, owned by the National Trust. It sits inside the park of Calke Abbey.


Monument to Bishop Robert Butts

Ely Cathedral 


Henry Cheere


Monument to Jane Molesworth 

Egloshayle Church, Wadebridge, Cornwall.

Henry Cheere

Images above from

See Around Britain website

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