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Pair of Table Tombs Approximately 15 Metres West of Church of All Saints, Ripley

Description: Pair of Table Tombs Approximately 15 Metres West of Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331604

OS Grid Reference: SE2829560503
OS Grid Coordinates: 428295, 460503
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0397, -1.5694

Location: Hollybank Lane, Ripley, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY

Locality: Ripley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3AY

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Listing Text

SE 2860-2960 (south side, off)
8/98 Pair of table tombs
approximately 15 metres
west of Church of All


Two table tombs. Dated 1723, 1781 and 1800. For Ralph Sanby (d1723), and
Ralph Robinson (dl800) and his wife Judith (d1781). Stone. The earlier
tomb (left) is composed of a large slab with hollow-moulded edges standing
on 6 pillars. Each pillar has cavetto-moulded base and cap and a moulded
central band; the central pillars are set diagonally. The inscription is
deeply cut: "Here lyes the body of / Ralph Sanby born at / Gouldsbrough who
/ was servant to Sir / William Ingilby and / Sir John Tngilby Bart / 57
years he died ye / 22 of May / Anno Dom 1723 Aetat 77". Ralph must have
become Sir Williams servant in 1666, 14 years after he succeeded to the
title; and could have been servant to Sir John from 1682; the period was one
of recovery from the civil wars and subsequent disturbances at the
succession of William III in 1689 when Sir John fled to the continent as a
supporter of James II; the period was also one of development of the Ripley
estates and it is significant that this loyal servant should have been
buried in a fine tomb on the south side of the path between the castle
gateway and the church. The tomb is very similar in style to that in
Hampsthwaite churchyard, dated 1711 (qv). The later tomb (right) has a
single slab with hollow and roll mouldings to the edge, standing on 6
Tuscan-style columns. The inscription is most informative: "Here lyeth the
Body (of) / Judith Wife of Mr Ral(ph) / Robinson of Ripley buried / December
the --- 1781 Aged 77 / At the Side of this Stone are / deposited the Remains
of Mr / Ralph Robinson of this town / departed this Life on the 18th Day /
of Dec 1800 in the 88 Year of his (age) / He lived in the Ingilby Family
(in) / different Capacities 70 Years / the last 40 of which he was / Steward
/ HERE / Also lyeth William Son of the / above Ralph and Judith Robinson /
buried Nov the 20 1760 Aged 21". Ralph Robinson was a servant to Sir John
Ingilby (d1741) and became steward in 1760 to his illegitimate son John who
took the family name and arms by act of Parliament c1772. As steward he
must have had considerable responsibility during the rebuilding of Ripley
Castle from 1784 and during the absence of Sir John who had to flee his
creditors in 1794. The tomb stone also has a significant position next to
the pathway between the church and the castle.

Listing NGR: SE2829560503

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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