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East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn
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(16) BARCOMBE, St. Mary

16A Mural monument for Anne RAYNES, d. 1632

-  Chancel, North wall, West end, above head height.

-  61(W) x 30(H)  —  Good.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved) of Latin fills an unframed slate panel.

16B Mural monument for Robert CRAYFORD, d. 1683

-  Chancel, North wall, East end, above head height.

-  51(W) x 74(H)  —  Very good.

-  A cartouche; drapes falling from a cherub reveal M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black) of Latin on a convex oval panel; below, a death's head.


16C Mural monument for John RAYNES, d. 1687

-  Chancel, South wall, East end, above head height.

-  82(W) x 149(H)  —  Good; faded; worn.

-  A cartouche; two putti hold back drapes to reveal M.I. (9 lines, shallow engraved) on more drapery; below, swags; beneath a cherub and a central fluted corbel; above, scrollwork around an escutcheon.


16D Ledger for John MEDLEY, d. 1682

-  South aisle floor, East end, alongside 16E.

-  55(W) x 143(L)  —  Good; worn.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved) in upper parts of a light brown freestone slab; head to West.


16E Ledger for Edward RAYNES, d. 1677

-  South aisle floor, East end, alongside 16D.

-  95(W) x 95(L)  —  Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a light brown freestone slab; hardly legible; head to West.


16F Mural monument for Susanna MEDLEY, d. 1704

-  South aisle, South wall, East end, at head height.

-  180(W) x 365(H)  —  Excellent.

-  Magnificent in white and grey marble; elegant draped caryatids, standing on ornamental bases, flank M.I. (engraved black) in upper 50% of a panel set portrait-wise, with cherub over; caryatids support an entablature and a heavy scrolled and broken pediment; urn in the centre; below, ornamental apron, moulded, with escutcheon in Baroque frame.

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16G Ledger for Elizabeth LUCAS, d. 1769 and her uncle Edward, d. 1776

-  Nave floor, West end, East of tower chapel.

-  110(W) x 198(L)  —  Fine: worn (arms).

-  Escutcheon, then M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a black (slate?) slab; head to West.