In the centre of the Chancel floor there is a small brass, 25 inches by
7½ inches, let into a marble slab. It commemorates
the death of Robert Wellyngton, prebendary of the prebend
of Ullerskelf, Rector of Bolton Percy, and
Rector of Gilling. He was instituted Rector of Gilling
in 1438AD. By his will he was to be buried in the Church
of the Holy Cross, Gilling. In addition to inserting
the middle window and the doorway in the south wall of
the Chancel, he built the Tower and provided for the
supply of a bell when the Tower should be finished.
That bell does not now exist. The brass is considered to
be a good example of York workmanship.
Photo © Adrian Smith 2000
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