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Strubby
 
Strubby, St Oswald
Strubby, St Oswald
Strubby, St Oswald

The nave was rebuilt in 1857 by Maughan & Fowler and the chancel in 1874 by Ewan Christian.

Inside are medieval features - the four-bay south arcade, for example - and the east window of the south aisle (seen here) dates from about 1300.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1997

Strubby, St Oswald, Maughan & Fowler, Ewan Christian
Strubby, St Oswald
Strubby, St Oswald
Strubby, St Oswald

A church with a colourful exterior even on a wet day in the autumn.

Bands of brick and local greenstone are laid in alternate bands.

September 2018

Strubby, St Oswald, greenstone
Strubby, St Oswald, Bellcote
Strubby, St Oswald, Bellcote
Strubby, St Oswald, Bellcote

Over the west gable of the church is a small wooden bellcote surmounted by a spire (spirelet).

September 2018

Strubby, St Oswald, bellcote
Strubby, St Oswald, Bench End
Strubby, St Oswald, Bench End
Strubby, St Oswald, Bench End

Bench end with poppy head, a common medieval decorative feature.

September 2018

Strubby, St Oswald, bench end
Strubby, St Oswald, Memiorial Plaque
Strubby, St Oswald, Memiorial Plaque
Strubby, St Oswald, Memiorial Plaque

This plaque reads:

In Lasting Memory of
THE RT. HONBLE. THOMAS WILSON, LL.D., P.C.
born at Strubby, circ. 1525
SECRETARY OF STATE, DEAN OF DURHAM
Left England for Rome during Queen Mary’s reign, 1553-1558, where he was tortured and imprisoned for heresy.
On the death of Queen Mary, and being delivered from his prison by a fire, he returned to England during Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
Possessing nobility of character and literary talent, he did much public work from 1558-1567.
He was Ambassador to Portugal in 1567, Member of Parliament for Lincoln in 1571, Secretary of State 1577-1581.Dean of Durham in 1579.
He died in the year 1581 and was buried in St. Catherine’s near the Tower of London.
A Christian gentleman, having proved the worth of his own saying:-
‘A good name is better than all the goods in the world’

Jean Howard, October 2013

Strubby, Thomas Wilson, Secretary of State, Dean of Durham
Strubby, St Oswald, Monument
Strubby, St Oswald, Monument
Strubby, St Oswald, Monument

Monument to Wiilam Ballett who died in 1648 aged 99. Two wives face him across a prayer desk.

September 2018

Strubby, St Oswald, monument, William Ballett
Strubby, St Oswald, Stained Glass
Strubby, St Oswald, Stained Glass
Strubby, St Oswald, Stained Glass

The east window, with modern stained glass.

September 2018

Strubby, St Oswald, stained glass