14 July 2012

Writers in Churches in Nottinghamshire #1: Henry Kirke White in Wilford

The poet Henry Kirke White (1785–1806) was born in Nottingham and lived in the village of Wilford at one time. This marble memorial to him is on the north wall of St Wilfred's church in Wilford, Nottinghamshire.

The window on the south wall of the chancel is a nativity scene dedicated to White.

Unrelated to literature, but of interest nevertheless is the tomb of Captain John Deane in the churchyard, whose story can be read here.

Scratch sundials on the exterior of the south wall.

And a view of the church itself.

(I visited this church because of the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham's Open Churches Weekends (Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 July and 21 and 22 July 2012). Details of participating churches and opening times are listed here.)

The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White, With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas

Henry Kirke White plaque, Nottingham

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