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

(121) HANGLETON, St. Helen

The latest extant part of the mediaeval church is the 14th-century chancel - Nairn & Pevsner (457-8); the oldest building in the City of Brighton and Hove is now surrounded by a post-WW2 estate, c.f. the view in Clayton (SAC 34 167); the 1724 report was that the fabric was fine but the chancel needed roof repairs, see Ford (132), perhaps relevant for the condition of 121B.

121A Grave marker for Ann NORTON, d. 1749

-  Nave floor, centre aisle.

-  53(W) x 69(H)~Worn; cracked (lower right).

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a freestone grave marker; head to East.

121B Mural monument probably for Richard BELLINGHAM, d. 1592

-  Sanctuary, South wall, South-West corner.

-  174(W) x 143(H)~Worn; water damage; local losses (columns).

-  In soft freestone; above, straight entablature; triglyphs in frieze; in centre, moulded panels; flanking columns now lost; kneelers (male to right), he armoured; captions lost; prayer desk; 5 sons (right); 4 daughters (left); below, flowers, vase, 5 dead infants in chrisoms; at foot, base mouldings, in the antique manner, relief masks on pedestals.

-  No M.I.