Recumbent Effigy on a Tomb Chest, for Dean Hook. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and executed by Walsh (either of Walsh & Lee, or Walsh & Dunbar, or possibly Dennis, Lee and Welsh of Leeds (all perhaps connected, see "Biographical Dictionary"). Webster's entry in Pevsner also says "figures by Keyworth Jr. of Hull" (401). The sculptor of the effigy therefore was William Day Keyworth Junior (1843-1902), who was also responsible for the lions outside Leeds Town Hall. It is not clear why "figures" should be plural here. The monument is in the north chancel chapel at St Peter, Kirkgate, in Leeds. Photographs and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the images for larger pictures.]

Detail of effigy. Note that although Dean Hook had been the motive force behind the rebuilding of the church, almost single-handedly restoring the Church of England's position in Leeds and in the process having a wide influence in the northern industrial towns in general, his relationship with the Tractarians had become increasingly fraught, and after his appointment as Dean of Chichester in 1859, he occupied himself largely with scholarly works, especially his mammoth project, The Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury. He is not buried in St Peter, but next to his wife in Mid Lavant, a village in Sussex just north of Chichester.

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"A Biograsphical Dictionary of Sculpture in Britain, 1660-1851." The Henry Moore Foundation. Web. 9 March 2012.

Herring, George, "Hook, Walter Farquhar (1798-1875)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Web. 9 March 2012.

Webster, Christopher. "St Peter, Kirkgate." Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North.. Eds. Peter Leach and Nikolaus Pevsner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 398-402. Print.

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