Pictures of the Past : Tomb of Sir John Manners, Bakewell

Old Postcard of Tomb of Sir John Manners (Bakewell)

The Vernon family of Haddon Hall were the providers of much of the funding for building Bakewell Church, including their own “Vernon Chapel”. This postcard shows the monument to Sir John MANNERS who died in 1611, and his wife Dorothy VERNON, of Haddon Hall, daughter of Sir George VERNON, the so called “King of the Peak”. It is sited at the north end of the Chapel; at the opposite end is a similar monument to their son Sir George MANNERS (d. 1623), and his wife Grace PIERREPOINT - “Grace, Lady Manners” who founded the Lady Manners Grammar School. The Chapel also contains the tomb of an earlier John MANNERS who died in 1477.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by an anonymous donor on 27th November 2001.
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