Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.

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Humphrey Hopper

Hopper was the son of Humprey and Margaret Hopper and was baptised on 22 March 1765 at Wolsingham, Durham. Not much is known of his private life, but he seems to have remained single all his life. It is said that he first trained as a mason, but changed to sculpture later on and only started at the Royal Academy Schools in 1801. His contribution to the Royal Academy ranged from busts to chimney pieces and from classical figures to monuments. Hopper died on 27 May 1844 and was buried at Kensal Green on 3 June.

 One Church with features by Humphrey Hopper - Sculptor

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St Mary the Virgin Addington †1798: Monument - Anne Busby & Jane Busby (sisters). They died in 1798 and 1800, and were the daughters of Rev Thomas and Ann Busby. Sculptor was Humphrey Hopper.
The monument shows a woman kneeling beside 2 urns, reflecting the 2 sisters.

St Mary the Virgin Addington Closer view of Woman and Urns.
St Mary the Virgin Addington Arms and Inscription, which tells us that Anne had been married, but Jane had not. They had become co-heiresses of the Lordship and Manor of Addington.
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Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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