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  • Memorial Photos

    General repository for photos used in Preserving Our Past
  • Residents

    General Repository for photos and other data relatiing to Hampsthwaite Residents
  • PLOT No. ## Felliscliffe Chapel-of-Ease

    Approximate location of Plot at the Felliscliffe Chapel of Ease, Kettlesing, HG3 2LB
  • Hampsthwaite Village Room and COVID-19

    The Village Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Village Room Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the Village Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Hampsthwaite Community Room and COVID-19

    The Community Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Community Room Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the  Community Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Preserving Our Past

    The churchyard of St Thomas a'Beckett, and its Chapel-of-Ease at Felliscliffe hold within them a wealth of local heritage via their Memorial Inscriptions and Burial Records. Why so many infant deaths, what was happening in society at the time of burial, was there a war or an illness affecting the population? How many local families are represented there and are there any well known names - or not so well known but with an interesting story attached? Is the design of the Memorial interesting in terms of its art work or the language used?This section of our website aims to list photographs of all Memorials, together with their Inscriptions and Church Records so that such questions may be answered by browsing or searching both now and in the foreseeable future - even long after some inscriptions may have faded beyond readability.
  • Bell

    Plot No. 3043 John Bell 1764 -1833 Plot No. 3148 William Bell 1811-1879Elizabeth Bell 1811 - 1860 Plot No. 3148 Maria Bell 1845 -1845Hannah Bell 1846 - 1860 Click on images to enlarge  Inscription  Inscription  Inscription Herelieth the body of JohnBell of Birstwith who de-parted this life the 1st of September 1833 aged69 years INLOVING MEMORYOFWILLIAM BELLBORN 3RD JUNE 1811,DIED 4TH JULY 1879ALSOELIZABETH,WIFE OF THE ABOVE,BORN 14TH JANY 1811,DIED 10TH MARCH 1860 IN LOVING MEMORYOF MARIA BELLBORN 3RD FEBY 1845DIED 11TH FEBY 1845ALSOHANNAH BELL BORN 18TH AUG 1846DIED 16TH JANY 1860
  • Lupton

    Plot No. 109 Ann Lupton  1784 - 1858 Plot No. 110 William Lupton 1775  - 1859 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN MEMORY OFANN LUPTONof Hampsthwaitewho Died December 3rd 1858Aged 74 Years. In Memory ofWILLIAM LUPTON OF HAMPSTHWAITEWHO DIED JULY 18TH 1859AGED 84 YEARSLo! the prisoner is releasedLightened of his fleshly loadWhere the weary are at restHe is gather’d in to God!Lo! the pain of life is past,All his warfare now is o’er.Death and hell behind are cast,Grief and suffering are no more.
  • Watson

    Plot No. 61 Mary Hannah Watson 1863 -1931George Watson 1763 - 1846Henry Watson 1892 -1963Charles Watson 1893 -1918William Watson 1890 - 1891 Plot No. 81 Thomas Watson 1825 -1909Sarah Watson 1824 - 1899 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OFMARY HANNAH WATSONDIED 1931 AGE 68ALSO HER HUSBANDGEORGEDIED 1946 AGE 83AND THEIR SONSHENRYDIED 27TH JAN.1963 AGE 71CHARLESDIED 23RD OCT. 1918 AGE 25WILLIAMDIED 14TH APR. 1891 AGE 1 In Loving Memory oTHOMAS WATSONOF FELLISCLIFFEWHO DIED MARCH 10TH 1909IN HIS 78TH YEARALSO OF SARAH WIFE OFTHE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 4TH 1899IN HER 75TH YEAR"SWEET REST AT LAST"
  • Smith

    Plot No. 3001 Edward Smith 1769 -1869Sarah Smith 1782 -1868Sarah Smith 1824 -1844 Click on images to enlarge Inscription  Thy will be doneSACREDTO THE MEMORY OFEDWARD SMITH,OF FELLISCLIFFE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1869AGED 100 YEARSALSO 6 FEET TO THE WEST SIDE OF THIS STONELIETH SARAH, THE WIFEOF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1868AGED 86 YEARSALSO SARAH, DAUGHTEROF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 24th 1844AGED 20 YEARS
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DT Forge

Link to http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/740

DT Forge exists to promote good craftsmanship in a rich variety of materials, using traditional hand crafting techniques, supplemented by modern tooling and processes. Products range from original designs in high quality materials to artefacts made by sensitive recycling of iconic objects with the aim of extending their lifespan.

"Making something out of the ordinary, out of the ordinary”


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Desk Lamp from Upcycled Demi-John
Desk Lamp from Upcycled Demi-John

Table Lamp Base

An unusual vintage brown glass Demi-John upcycled to create a lamp base which would complement both modern and traditional home interiors. The Demi-John base is 330mm high approximately and 170mm diameter. The lamp is fitted with all new 3-core black electric cable with in-line switch connecting to an Edison Screw (ES) lamp fitting secured via a 10mm diameter threaded brass bung. The cable enters the Demi-John at its base via a grommet filled hole drilled for this purpose and secured with cable restraint.

The lamp is supplied complete with a 3 in 1 LED warm white 95mm diameter globe shaped bulb: i.e. switch on for full brightness; switch off and quickly on again for 30% dimming; then switch off.

Also supplied with a 200mm fabric covered burgundy drum shade to complement the brown Demi-John base resulting in an overall height of approximately 500mm.


Dimmable Desk Lamp from Vintage Blowlamp
Dimmable Desk Lamp from Vintage Blowlamp

Dimmable Desk Lamp

Vintage Blowlamps upcycled into a unique dimmable Desk, Table or Accent lights supplied complete with a flame tip bulb.

The inline dimmer switch enables the amount of light to vary from full brightness down to a gentle glow - excellent for 'mood' lighting.

Each blowlamp is stripped down to its separate parts before being cleaned, washed, buffed and polished. Parts are machined as required to accommodate fittings (e.g. boring out the Flame Tube to receive the light fitting and maintain good proportions) then reassembled to create the body of the lamp and fitted with all new 3-core electrics. The brass lamp fitting is fully earthed and the whole lamp earth continuity PAT tested.


Dimmable Plane 'n Simple Desk Lamp
Dimmable Plane 'n Simple Desk Lamp

Plane 'n Simple Dimmable Desk Lamp

These lamps are upcycled from a vintage wooden smoothing plane and fitted with a Dimmer Switch to control their brightness in different situations - excellent for 'mood' lighting.

A glass vial is recessed into the front of the plane, which can accept pens and pencils to complement its function as a Desk Lamp - or a dried flower perhaps to add a little cheer!

Each plane is stripped down to its separate parts before being cleaned, linseed oiled, waxed and polished - but still retaining the patina, bumps and bruises reflecting years of honest toil! Parts are machined as required to accommodate fittings (e.g. wedge drilled through) then reassembled to create the body of the lamp.


Pitch Pine Candle Trays
Pitch Pine Candle Trays
Pitch Pine Candle Trays

Hand made stylish trays made from reclaimed Pitch Pine which has been chosen for its striking and contrasting grain. Each tray is hand finished to a lustrous wax sheen and recesses are machined to receive either: battery operated LED Tea Light Candle, Votive Candles in Glass, or Pillar Candles as required. The trays are made using 25mm thick wonderfully scented Pitch Pine. Standard trays are 360mm or 600mm long and accept 3 or 5 candles but can be made to order.

The completed Candle Trays will grace any dining table or mantlepiece. Alternatively enjoy late summer and autumn evenings using them to bring an ethereal soft glow to any garden setting or barbecue.

Supplied complete with Candles.

The trays are hand made in-house and so please ask for any variations required in terms of number and type of Lights, their spacing, overall dimensions and wood finishes.


Vintage photography contact printing frame upcycled to make a unique Photo Frame
Vintage photography contact printing frame upcycled to make a unique Photo Frame
Vintage photography contact printing frames upcycled to make unique Photo Frames

Vintage contact printing frames which have been cleaned, oiled and waxed to result in a self-standing photo frame - ideal for displaying either portrait or landscape photographs, prints, artwork or pressed flowers etc.

The frames are complete with all original clips in full working order and they have been used to secure a new support strut without the need for any modification of the original structure.

DT Forge

DT Forge exists to promote good craftsmanship in a rich variety of materials, using traditional hand crafting techniques, supplemented by modern tooling and processes. Products range from original designs in high quality materials to artefacts made by sensitive recycling of iconic objects with the aim of extending their lifespan.

"Making something out of the ordinary, out of the ordinary”


Link to http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/740