of them bear, each, the following inscription:—John
Hodson made me 1685. John Owen and Henry Richardson, Churchwardens.
The fifth bell is inscribed:—Joseph
Hatch fecit me 1620.
The sixth bell is older; it bears this prayer:—Sancte
Nicholas ora pro nobis.
All the existing Registers are contained in one book, and
commence at the same date, viz. 1700, though there appears to have been
an earlier one dating from 1600 which is now lost. The following is a
copy from the first leaf of the present register book:—
The following particulars relating to the church are copied
verbatim et literatim from a page in the Register book for 1600.
In the east window of the great Chancell there is a person
painted on the glass in a religious habit, on his knees; out of his
mouth comes a labell wherof the inscription (remaining this June 9,
1700) here follows viz.: —Newnam (?
animam) miserere Johannis Prideux; Dovorensis algz (? aliquando)
Prioris (this was taken away or lost in 1704); and underneath, Priore'
And on the second window on the north side of the
church, there are several persons painted, praying to
the B. Virgin, every one with this labell, Sta Maria ora pro nobis.
The B. Virgin is painted, as the Queen of Heaven, in
a very small pannell of glass on the top of this window.
In the 3rd north window, the name of John Wolbald is
legible; and over the said name a man and woman on their knees.
The Scotts arms, being three Katherine wheels (but without
a Bordure), are in the south side window.
And there seems likewise in the uppermost window of the
south isle to be some remains of the Emperor Maximine, in hell, fastened
to such a wheel as he had put St. Katherine to death upon, and that
Saint (in all probability) stands above Maximine, in the same window.
In the east window of the South Chancell are some
remains of the Crucifixion, and the women standing at a distance.
In the very highest pannel of glass on the top of the
uppermost window, low in the north Isle, is a little picture of the
fictitious St. Christopher.
Philipot, in his Church Notes (now in the British