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

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0397 / 54°2'23"N

Longitude: -1.5694 / 1°34'9"W

OS Eastings: 428295

OS Northings: 460503

OS Grid: SE282605

Mapcode National: GBR KPHQ.0M

Mapcode Global: WHC86.VQVF

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

Listing Date: 18 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331604

Location: Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Ripley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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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

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