Sheffield Parish Church

The Shrewsbury Monument in the Parish Church. Signed with initials “H.W.B.” lower left. Source: The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520. Click on image to enlarge it.

“The Shrewsbury Chapel shown in our sketch, occupies the south-east corner of the church. Hunter, the historian of Hallamshire, thus writes of Shrewsbury Chapel:—“I regard the monuments in this chapel as among the finest in the kingdom.”. The chapel seems to have been intended as the family vault of the House of Talbot. It was built by the fourth Earl of Shrewsbury during the reign of Henry VIII., and is about 25 feet long by 17 wide. Recumbent figures in marble of the Earl and his two wives, Ann and Elizabeth, adorn the top of the altar tomb on the north side. Another unfinished monument exists in the centre of the chapel, regarding the construction of which there are various conjectures. Placed against the south wall is the effigy of the sixth Earl encased in plate armour” (523).

Related Material on Pre-Victorian Buildings in or around Sheffield

[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Hathi Trust and the New York Public Library Library and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. —  George P. Landow]


“Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520-22. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021

Last modified 2 July 2021