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said for* & Mounkl standinge & making ther praiers to Roll, god wth ye holie Relicke of St Cuthbert during ye tyme of ye said battell, & after ye said battell finished & victorie atchived [there, Dav.] was erected & sett vp by ye said por & Mounkl a faire crosse of Wood* in ye same place where they standing wth ye holie Relike made ther praiers in token & Remembrance of ye said holy Relique of St Cuthb : wch they caryed to ye battell, wch being a faire crosse of wood fynely wrought & verie larg & of highte two yeardl wch there long stoode & contynued by ye remembrance of many now lyving, wher ye said P'or and Mounkl eư after, in memory of the said holy Relique after the said victorie atchived dyd (in there tymes of recreac'o as they went and came to & from Bearepke* to ye Monasterie and Abbey of Durhm) make there humble and sollemne praiers to god and holie Si Cuthb: at the foote of ye said crosse* in ppetuall prays & memory for ye said (victory)' and recoverie of the said battell. Tyll it was nowe of laite wthin thes xxxv° yeres soddenly defaced & throwne downe by some lewde disposed psonns, who dispised the antiquetie and worthynes of monumentl after the suppressió of Abbeys, and the collection of this memoriall Antiquetie was in the yeare of (our) Lord god A thowsand five hundreth Nyntie & thre.

John Fossour* was the first* Por that eư attempted to be buried wthin the abbey church out of the Centorie garth* he was buryed in the North plage [vnder the North window in ye Lanterne Alley, H. 45] before the alter of St Nicholas and St Giles, being the last of the iij Alters in the North plage toward the North, [ye furthest North of ye former before named, H. 45] over whome was laid a curyous and sumptuous rible stone [beinge coued wth a faire Marble stone, H. 45) which he had prepared in his liffe tyme ingraven in Brasse with his owne Image and Immagerie Wourke (in brasse, Cos.] upo yt, with the xij apostiles devided and bordered of either syde of him wth there pictures in Brasse.

This word is partly destroyed and not legible in the Roll, but what is left hardly looks “ victory,” which is the reading of MSS. Cos., L., C., and H. 44, and of the editions,

Roll, (26)

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c. 1600.

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(XVI.) The South Alley of ye Lantren. Johne Hemmyngbrowghe,* por of Durhm, lieth buried in ye south plage on the right hand as yow goe to ye Revestre vnder a faire nible stone, with his picture Curiouslie ingravē vpo it, (having the xij Apostles pictured, of either syde of hym vjo in brasse with other Imagerie woorke aboue his head), before the alter of our Ladye, alias Howghels Alter,* being the first of the iij alters in ye south plage (in ye walke, H. 45).

Will'm Ebchester* Prior of Durhm lyethe buryed in the south alley vnder a faire marble stone before the Ladie of Boultons alter,* wth his vercis or epetath ingraven vpon the saide stone in Brasse, which stone was taiken vp there & removed, and lyeth nowe before the queir door, the said alter being ye second of ye jij alters in that plage ou ye wch alter was a m'veylous lyvelye and bewtifull image of the picture of our Ladie socalled the Lady of boultone, whiche picture was maide to open wth gyť [2 leaves, H. 45] from her breaste [breasts, Cos.] downdward. And wth in ye said image was wrowghte and pictured the Image of our saviour,* niveylouse fynlie gilted houldinge vppe his handes, and holding betwixt his handes a fair & large crucifix of christ all of gold, the whiche Crucifix was to be taiken fourthe eưy good fridaie,* and eủy man (Moncke, H. 45) did crepe vnto it that was in yt churche as that Daye. And ther after yt was houng vpe againe within the said immage and euy principall Daie the said immage was opened that eủy man might se pictured within her, the father, the sonne, and the holy ghost, moste curiouslye and fynely gilted. And both the sides wthin her verie fynely vernyshed with grene vernishe and flowres of goulde whiche was a goodly sighte for all the behoulders therof, and vpo the stone that she did stand on in under* was drawen a faire crosse vpo a scutchon cauled the Neivelle cross the wch should signyfye that the neivells hath borne the charges of ytt.

Robert Ebchester* P'or of Durhm lyeth buriede vnder a faire nible stone with his picture and his versis frome the waiste vpe in brass before the said La: Boulton alter,

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Next to the Lady of Bowltons alter on the southe was Roll, Sacte fides alter and Sacte Thomas thapostell beinge the thirde alter in the south plage.

There ys (was, H. 45; is, L., C.) a Lybrarie* in the south angle of the Lantren whiche is nowe above the Clocke* standinge betwixt (27) the Chapter house and the Te Deum wyndowe being well Replenished* with ould written Docters and other histories and ecclesiasticall writers.

In the north end of ye allei of the Lantrene ther is a goodlie faire larg & lightsum glass wyndowe havinge in it xij faire long pleasant & most bewtifull lights being maid & buylte wth fyne stone & glas wch in the ould tyme was gone to decaie, and ye por at that tyme called por castell, dide Renewe it, & did buylt yt all vp enowgh againe called the Wyndowe of the iiij Docters* of ye churche wch hath vj long fair lightl of glas in ye upp pte of ye said wyndowe (of the upper parts in the same window, Cos.]. And therin is pictured or blessed Ladie with ye picture of or savio” christ in her armes, and the picture of holie Sacte Cuthb: of ye weste syde of her both wch pictures standing in ye myds of ye said wyndowe in most fyne coulored glass, and of ye east syde of or Ladie is ij of ye Docters of ye church pictured, & other ij of ye Docters pictured on the west syde of Sacte Cuth: all being larg pictures & verie fynely & curiouslie sett furth in fyne coulored glas. And ye picture of por castell who did make ye hole coste of ye buylding of ye said windowe both of stone and glasse as is aforesaid, sytting on his kneis in fyne blewe glas in his habitt, & holding vp his handes to or Ladie vnder ye feete of ye said blessed virgin marie whose Immage standing abovee (?) his heade savinge (sayinge, Cos. ; saying, L., C., H. 44, and edd.] Virgo mater dei miserere mei. And other vi faire leightl in the foresaid wyndowe vnder or Ladie, Sacte Cuthb: & ye foresaid Docters beneth theme being verie fynly glaised wth i all ye instrumentl of Christl death sett in rownde fredd coulered, H. 45 ; round, L., C.) glasse & wrowghte in fyne coulours in the said glasse wyndowe, being all but one wyndowe

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(which has a Stone Gallery the breadth of the thickness of the Wall at the division of the superiour Lights from the inferiour, affording a Passage into the Roof of th Sacrists Exchequer, and is supported by the Partitions of the Lights made strong, and equally broad with the

Gallrey. Hunter's and Sanderson's editions). Roll, Also in ye southe end of the allei of ye Lantren aboue c. 1600. ye clocke there is a faire large glasse wyndowe Caulede

the Te deum wyndowe* veri fair glased accordinge as euy verse of Te deu is song or saide, so is it pictured in ye wyndowe verie fynly and curiouslie wrowghte in fyne colored glass wth all ye nyne order of Angells, * vizt Thrones, Dominations, Cherubins, etc. (vizt Thrones Dominac'ons Cherubims Seraphi Angells Archangells, H. 45) wth ye pictur of Christ as he was vpon ye cross crucified, & ye blessed Virgin Marie wth crist in her armes as he was borne. (28)

till yowe

(XVII.) Thes Monnumentes followinge weer placede
from ye Lantrene in ye mydest of ye churche

in there Seừall places
come to ye west ende of ye churche

ioyninge vpo ye Galleleie.
In the body of ye churche betwixt two of ye hiest pillors
supportinge & holding vp ye west syde of ye Lanterne
ou against ye quere dore, ther was an alter called Jesus
alter where Jh'us mess" was song elly fridaie thorowe out
ye whole yere. And of ye backsyde of ye saide alter there
was a faire high stone wall* and at either end of ye wall
there was a dore wch was lockt eưy night called ye two
Roode Dores* for ye psessió to goe furth and come in at,
& betwixt those ij dores was Jh'us alter placed as is affore-
saide, & at either ende of ye alter was closed vp wth fyne
wainscott like vnto a porch* adioyni’ge to eyther roode
dore verie fynely Vnished wth fyne Read Vnishe and in
ye wainscott at ye south end of ye alter ther was iiij faire
almeries, for to locke ye chalices & sylver crewettl wth two
or thre sewtl of vestm'p* & other ornamtf belonging to ye

Roll, c. 1600.

said alter for ye holie daies & Pncipall daies, & in ye north end of thalter in ye wainscott there was a dore to come in to ye said porch and a locke on yt to be lockt both daie and nighte: Also yer was standing on ye alter against ye wall aforesaid a moste curiouse & fine table* wth ij leues to open & clos againe all of ye hole Passio of or Lord Jesus christ most richlye & curiously sett furth in most lyvelie coulors all like ye burni'ge gold, as he was tormented & as he honge on ye cross wch was a most lamentable sighte to beholde. The wch table was alwaies lockt

but onely on pncipall daies. Also ye fore pte of ye said porch fro ye vtmoste cornr of ye porch to ye other, ther was a dore wth two brode leves* to opē fro syde to syde, all of fyne ioined & through carved worke. The hight of y' was sumthinge aboue a mans brest & in the highte of ye said dore, yt was all strickē full of Irone pik* yi no mā shold clyme ou wch dore did hing all in gymrl & claspl in ye insyde to claspe theme. And on ye Pncipall daies when any of ye mounkl said mess at that alter, then ye table was opened wch did stand on ye alter, and ye dore wth two leves weh stoode in ye fore pte of ye said closett or porch was sett open also that eưly mā might come in & se ye said table in manr and forme as (29) is aforesaid. Also there was in ye hight of ye said wall fro piller to piller ye whole storie & passió of or Lord wrowghte in stone most curiously & most fynely gilte, and also aboue ye said storie & passio was all ye whole storie & pictures of ye xij apostles verie artificiallye sett furth & verie fynelie gilte contening frome ye one piller to thother, wrowght verie curiouslie & artificially in ye said stone, and on ye hight aboue all thes foresaide storyes frome piller to piller was sett vp a border very artificially wrowght in stone wth mrvelous fyne coulers verie curiouslie & excellent fynly gilt wth branches & flowres ye more that a mă did looke on it ye more [desires he had, and the greater, Dav.] was his affectio to behold yt, ye worke was so fynely & curiously wroughte in ye said stone yt it cold not be fynelyer wrowght in any kynde of other mettell, and also aboue ye hight of all vpo ye waule did stande ye most goodly & famous Roode yt was in all this land, wth ye

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