History of Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill

Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill is in Thornhill.

1482. Monument at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill. Some discussion as to whose monument it is. Some say it is John Savile of Thornhill 1407-1482 (75) and his wife Alice Gascoigne 1415-1482 (66). Others say Thomas Savile 1381-1449 and Margaret Pilkington 1390-1442 (92) which appears to early but monuments sometimes erected long after the death of its subjects.

Alabaster chest tomb. Possibly York School of Carving. Similarities with the monuments at All Saints Church Harewood which are also Gascoigne, Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross Sheriff Hutton and Church of St Oswald Methley. Suns and Roses Collar. Lion of March Pendant. Maidens Head Crest from Thornhill family; the Savile family obtained Thorhill through marriage.

1529. Oak tomb chest, formerly under a four-poster canopy, with effigies to John Savile of Thornhill 1464-1508 (65) and his two wives, Alice Vernon 1465-1499 (64) and Elizabeth Paston 1466-1542 (63) at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

After 1614 monument to George Savile 1583-1614 and his wife Anne Wentworth 1591-1633 at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

After 1622. Monument to George Savile 1st Baronet Thornhill 1550-1622 at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill. Possibly sculpted by Maximilian Colt Sculptor 1575-1641.

In 1611 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636. Portrait of George Savile 1st Baronet Thornhill 1550-1622.

After 1743. Monument to either George Savile 7th Baronet Thornhill 1678-1743 or George Savile 8th Baronet Thornhill 1726-1784 at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill by Fisher of York Sculptor.

After 16 Sep 1743. Monument to George Savile 7th Baronet Thornhill 1678-1743 by William Barlow at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

On 09 Jan 1784 George Savile 8th Baronet Thornhill 1726-1784 (57) died. He was buried at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

After 09 Jan 1784. Grave slab to George Savile 8th Baronet Thornhill 1726-1784 at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

After 17 Jul 1818. Grave slab and monument by Fisher of York Sculptor to Richard Vernon 1726-1800 at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

On 17 Jul 1818 Richard Henry Liulphus Savile 1800-1818 (17) died. He was buried at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

1931. Monument to John Savile Lumley-Savile 2nd Baron Savile 1853-1931 (77). Originally a christening font. At Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill.

Early Medieval Period monument to Sir John de Thornhill c.1260-1322. The face appears to have been replaced at sometime. Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill

Assorted monuments, interior and exterior of Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill

Fluted Period. Armour characterised by the Sallet with a Bevor (these aren't usually included in effgies) and a breastplate in two pieces. Male effigies of this period are characterised by having no facial hair, and short haircuts not dis-similar to a "Bob" haircut.

The photos are of a harness based on the effigy at Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill commissioned by Mark Dowling from armourer Fred Ryall. Photos by permission of Mark Dowling.