The Brass

[Brass] 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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