St Cuthbert’s window at Bolton Abbey

A tiny window at Bolton Abbey’s Priory Church   depicts the northern saint Cuthbert to whom, with St Mary, Mother of Jesus, the Priory is dedicated.  The window was a gift from a nineteenth century steward of the Duke of Devonshire and shows Cuthbert as Bishop of Lindisfarne, cradling in his arms the severed head of his fellow saint, Oswald, a Christian King whose skull is possibly the one found during excavation of Cuthbert’s grave in Durham Cathedral.

Collier grave slab is earliest in churchyard of St Mary Prestwich

The flat grave slab  to the Collier children is the earliest to be found in St Mary’s churchyard. Grade II listed, it records the children of Thomas Collier who died and were buried between Dec 1 and Dec 12, 1641. The inscription reads:

HEAR LYETH THE BODIES OF THE CHILDREN OF THOMAS COLLIER – RICHARD, MARY, JOHN AND MARTHA WHO BURIED BE TWIXT THE FIRST AND TWELFTH OF DECEMBER AO DMI 1641