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Committee was given by Canon Camidge, and acknowledged A.D. 1885. by Mr. Jefferson. Mr. Stead proposed the health of the Architect, mentioning also Mr. Carse, the Clerk of the Works, and Mr. Grange, the contractor. Mr. Fowler, who has taken a deep and loving interest in the old Church, and has attended personally to every detail of the Restoration, replied in kind and courteous words. The Vicar proposed the health of the Churchwardens, thanking them for their services, and acknowledging Mr. Emmerson's liberal gift of the Church Clock. Mr. Emmerson acknowledged the toast in suitable terms. Mr. Jefferson gave the health of the Visitors, which was responded to by the Ven. Archdeacon Yeoman.

At the evening service the Rev. George Body, canon of Durham, (at whose suggestion the work of restoration was commenced) was the preacher. The service was chanted by the Rev. F. Fielding, curate of Helmsley; the lessons were read by the Rev. H. O. Crow, vicar of High Worsall, and the Rev. H. Jones, vicar of Osmotherley. The worthy Canon delivered an eloquent and impassioned sermon from Haggai ii, 9, "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former; and in this house will I give peace, saith the Lord of Hosts." Throughout the day the Union Jack and several banners were floated from the church tower, and the bells ever and anon ringing out merry peals of festivity and gladness. The amounts collected during the day were as follows:-Eight o'clock, £8 5s.; Morning Service, £48 12s. 5d.; Evening Service, £19 4s. 51d.


The many touching gifts which have been showered upon Gift of the church by loving donors, have been crowned by one of singular beauty and costliness in the shape of a burnished brass eagle lectern, of exquisite workmanship and design. It is a splendid offering, and sheds an additional lustre upon the orthodox appearance of Northallerton's miniature cathedral. It is placed beneath the centre of the tower, and stands upon a S. Andrew's Cross of solid oak, carved with medieval faces at the extremities of the arms, which project beyond the lectern itself. The base of the lectern is quadrilateral, the angles resting upon the arms of the cross; each expanding side is in two divisions, the lower consisting of an elaborately pierced circle, with solid centre, and beautifully engraved pelican upon the medallion, the upper division containing a sharply cut Greek Cross with expanding ends, and jewelled in the centre. The shaft is circular, richly engraved with quatre-foils between three equidistant clustered mouldings, the abacus being square, foliated at the angles, and also jewelled between the foliations. Upon the abacus lies a solid globe of brass, at the base of which is a circle of small Greek Crosses, the whole surmounted by a very handsome

A.D. 1885. and well proportioned eagle. The approach to the lectern consists of two steps, supported by a case of oak with trefoil ornamentations, and balusters of solid brass upon the footpace. This magnificent piece of furniture is the gift of Mr. John Hodgson, of the Lodge, Northallerton.


As a fitting conclusion to the present work, let me remind its readers, and the people of Northallerton in particular, that with them rests the honour, reputation, and well-being of the town. As with the public and private characters of an individual, so with the interests of a community. Salus urbis est divitiæ populi. The people only can make or mar. So far no blot has disfigured the historic page of this ancient borough. If its illustrious past is to be crowned with an equally illustrious future, let the words of the poet, who being dead yet speaketh, impregnate every burning thought, every eloquent word, and every heroic action

"Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
If our destined end or way;
But to act that each to-morrow
Finds us farther than to-day.

Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us,
Footprints on the sands of time.”

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It must be remembered that Northallerton Church has undergone extensive alteration, so that the monuments and brasses are not now in their original places.



In the Cottonian Library some interesting and valuable lists are preserved respecting the dissolution of Monasteries by Henry VIII.

(Cott. Libr. Cleop. E. 4), sec. III.

List of Abbies above the value of two hundred pounds, the Abbots of which were prevailed upon to surrender their houses to the King. These Abbies are not within the Statute for suppressing the lesser Abbies.

(Regni. 30, inter cl alia.)

"Northallerton, Carmel. Yorks., the Prior and 9 Frat." 17 Oct.
List of enrolled Resignations, the originals of which are lost.
(Int. xiii alia).

"Northallerton, Carmel. Yorks., the Prior." 20 Dec.

There is no mention of the Carthusian Monastery of Mount Grace, or of the Augustinian Monastery at Northallerton.

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