East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(110) FRAMFIELD, St. Thomas à Becket

Mostly built after the fire of 1509 - Nairn & Pevsner (506); the East end again rebuilt in 1842, necessitating the relocation of ledgers noted by Horsfield (Sussex I 364) from the North-East or Hempstead or Smith Chapel (see 110O) and the North side of the chancel (110D-F, J and K, etc.); a Harmer terracotta in churchyard to Ann Leadner, d. 1825.

110A Mural monument for Robert DURRANT, d. 1799

-  Nave, East wall, North of chancel arch, high above pulpit.

-  102(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good; local damage (cornice).

-  M.I. on white marble tablet; tall dark grey backplate in obelisk form; above, a decorative urn on cornice; at foot, 2 corbels; signed (lower right): 'PARSONS. Sculp. LEWES'.

-  Robert Durrant, Esq., d. 13 Dec 1799, aet 84; his nephews/heirs William, Thomas, John and Henry Woodward; his virtues.

110B Mural monument for Francis WARNETT, d. 1622

-  North-East or Hempstead Chapel (now an inaccessible vestry), on East wall, above furnishings.

-  74.5(W) x 138(H)~Condition unknown.

-  (Reportedly) in alabaster; scrolled top with escutcheon; tablet flanked by pilasters; scrolled decoration under.

-  M.I. reported as:

110C Mural monument for Josias SMITH, d. 1827

-  North-East or Hempstead Chapel (now an inaccessible vestry), on South wall.

-  91.5(W) x 90(H)~Condition unknown.

-  (Reportedly) M.I. on white tablet; black marble baseplate; pointed top/pediment.

110D Ledger for Thomas STONE, d. 1811

-  Chancel floor, next to altar rail.

-  104(W) x 192(L)~Dented.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 60% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Stone, Gent., of Stone Bridge, d. 7 Jul 1811, aet 80; his widow, Martha, d. 18 Mar 1833, aet 72.

110E Ledger for William STONE, d. 1744, and others

-  Chancel floor, immediately West of 110D.

-  116(W) x 203(L)~Very good, damaged edges.

-  M.I. (engraved; sections added) in upper 75% of a black slab; head to West.

-  William Stone, Gent., of the Gatehouse, Framfield; d. 30 Jul 1744, aet 71; his wife, Mary, d. 2 Feb 1745/6, aet 66; their descendant, David Stone, Gent., of New Place, d. 23 Mar 1826, aet 82; his parents William and Frances Stone, of Stonebridge.

110F Ledger for Mary STONE, d. 1725

-  Chancel floor, immediately West of 110E.

-  99.5(W) x 201(L)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 60% of a black slab, head to West.

-  Mary Stone, d. 8 Jun 1725, aet 30; her husband, William Stone, Gent., called Jnr., of Stone Bridge, Framfield, d. 4 Sep 1757, aet 59; also his second wife and widow, Frances, d. 27 May 1786, aet 75.

110G Anonymous [perhaps Harriet STONE?], undated ledger

-  Chancel floor, South of 110D, partly obscured by altar rail.

-  49(W) x 65(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (7? lines in English + 6 lines Latin, engraved) on a freestone slab; head to West.

-  Illegible.

110H Mural monument for Rev. John THOMPSON, d. 1830

-  Sanctuary South wall, above head height.

-  115(W) x 90(H)~Excellent.

-  M.I. (15 lines, engraved) on an unframed white tablet; 2 scrolled corbels; plain moulded cornice; shallow pointed pediment; signed (lower centre): 'PARSONS. LEWES'.

-  Rev. John Thompson, vicar of Framfield, d. 29 Aug 1830, aet 75; his widow, Mary Thompson, d. 6 Dec 1835, aet 78; his charitable acts.

110I Mural monument for the GAGE family, dated 1595

-  South-East chapel (Bentley / Gage), South wall, at head height.

-  99(W) x 95(H)~Fine; faded; local damage (cornice).

-  Engraved on a brass with a decorative alabaster surround: Edward and Margaret Gage kneel opposite to each other at a table. Behind Edward kneels one son; behind Margaret kneel five daughters. Above them, engraved in the stone surround is the inscription:

110J Ledger for William STONE, d. 1717

-  Nave floor, East end of centre aisle, at chancel arch.

-  99.5(W) x 196(L)~Very good.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper part of a slab; head to West.

-  William Stone, Gent., d. 22 Dec 1717, aet 68; his wife, Margaret, d. 29 Oct 1710, aet 66.

110K Ledger for David and Martha STONE, d. 1731 and d. 1782

-  Nave floor, centre aisle, West of 110J.

-  93(W) x 71 and 89(L)~Good.

-  In 2 parts; M.I. fills upper part; another M.I. in upper 50% of lower part; heads to West.

-  David Stone, Gent., of Blackboys, d. 21 Apr 1731, aet 55; his wife, Martha, d. 24 Aug 1782, aet 83.

110L Ledger for Rev. William WOODWARD, d. 1786

-  Nave floor, centre, West end.

-  100(W) x 200(L)~Good; some wear.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper 25% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Rev. William Woodward, B.A., rector of Plumpton, d. 26 Feb 1786, aet 43.

110M Mural monument for Rev. Thomas WHARTON, d. 1767

-  South nave arcade, facing North, high.

-  c.80(W) x c.60(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a tablet, with revetment; above, broken pediment with escutcheon.

-  Rev. Thomas Wharton, M.A., vicar of Framfield for over 40 years, family seats in Westmorland, d. 21 May 1767, aet 67; his virtues and charitable acts.

110N Mural monument for William PECKHAM, d. 1770

-  South nave arcade, facing North, West of 110M, high.

-  61(W) x 91(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. on an unframed oval slate (?) plaque; above, a decorated escutcheon.

-  William Peckham, Gent., of Arches, d. 27 Aug 1770, aet 50; his wife (from c.1741), Sarah, d. 11 Jan 1776, aet 63, daughter of William Durrant, Gent., of Streele; their issue - Sarah, wife of Rev. William Woodward, A.M., rector of Plumpton, Sussex; and Mary, wife of Rev. Henry Courthope, A.M., vicar of Brenchley, Kent.

110O Mural monument for John and Robert SMITH, d. 1718

-  South aisle, North wall, facing South, West of South-East chapel.

-  70(W) x c.90(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills upper 75% of slate tablet; grey freestone surround.

-  John Smith, of High Cross, Framfield, d. 10 Apr 1718, aet 79; his brother Robert Smith, also of High Cross, d. 5 Oct 1719, aet 78.

110P Mural monument for Thomas WOODWARD, d. 1830

-  South aisle, South wall, facing North.

-  92(W) x 133(H)~Very good.

-  White on black; M.I. (engraved) on white tablet (engraved), set portrait-wise; above, a pointed pediment; below, base mouldings and block corbels.

-  Thomas Woodward, Esq., of Highlands, Framfield, d. 19 Apr 1830, aet 52; his widow, Mary Elizabeth Woodward, d. 29 Sep 1876, aet 82; their issue - Ellen and Julia, died in infancy; eldest daughter, Mary Elizabeth, d. 3 Apr 1835, aet 20; eldest son Thomas Mason Woodward, Esq., 18 Mar 1819 - 13 Sep 1850, Ehrenbreitstein, Prussia; and youngest son, Alfred Walter Woodward, ensign (40th Regiment), died at Landour, East Indies 30 Sep 1843, aet 18.

110Q Mural monument for Sarah WOODWARD, d. 1823, and others

-  South aisle, South wall, facing North, near font.

-  83(W) x 145(H)~Very good.

-  White on dark grey; curved top; M.I. (engraved, final lines added) on a tablet; above, a fan-shaped pediment and cornice.

-  Sarah Woodward, of Arches, Framfield, d. 1 May 1823, aet 79; daughter of William and S. Peckham; and widow of Rev. W[illiam] Woodward, rector of Plumpton, d. 26 Feb 1786, aet 43; their issue - Sarah, d. 6 Jun 1804, aet 29; youngest son, Henry, d. 30 Nov 1858, aet 77.

110R Mural monument for Joseph WRIGHT, d. 1802

-  South aisle, South wall, facing North, near West end.

-  77(W) x 128(H)~Excellent.

-  White on black; M.I. (engraved) on tablet; above, a pediment; signed (lower left): 'PARSONS / LEWES'.

-  Rev. Joseph Wright, of Chorley, Lancaster, rector of Litlington, vicar of Alfriston and rector of Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, died at Fulbeck, 14 Dec 1802, aet 73; his widow, Mary Wright, died at Uckfield, 29 Jul 1831, aet 89; their daughter Mary Wright, died at Uckfield, 28 Aug 1817, aet 47.

110S Mural monument for William John DUGDELL, d. 1823

-  North nave aisle, facing South, near North door, high.

-  Inaccessible~Fine; dirty; faded.

-  White on black; M.I. (5 lines, engraved) on upper 50% of a tablet; 2 corbels; signed (lower centre): 'PARSONS. LEWES'.

-  William John Dugdell, Esq., d. 22 May 1829, aet 50.