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

(123) HARTFIELD, St. Mary

North side is late Early English; South side is Decorated - Nairn & Pevsner (517); church plan SNQ (VII 189); repairs needed in 1686 and completed in 1724, see Ford (41 172); there were 300 communicants in 1603, see Renshaw (Ecclesiastical Returns); Horsfield (Sussex I 392-3) noted numbers of iron slabs and stone slabs for brasses. An unusually high percentage of signed or attributed works at Hartfield.

123A Mural monument for Thomas and Mary ELLIOTT, d. 1815 and 1817

-  Nave, South-West corner, against South wall, at head height.

-  90(W) x 112(H)~Very good; rust.

-  M.I. (14 lines, engraved, black) on an unframed trapezoidal tablet; moulded cornice; below, a black moulded base; 2 corbels with guttae decoration.

-  Thomas Elliott, of Newbridge, Hartfield, d. 21 May 1815, aet 86; his wife, Mary, d. 30 Jul 1817, aet 83; second son, Obadiah Elliott, F.S.A., coach builder, of Westminster Bridge, London.

123B Mural monument for Frederica Louisa MAITLAND, d. 1822

-  Nave, West wall, South of tower arch, high.

-  c.80(W); (H) inaccessible~Good.

-  A thin black square baseplate; in centre, unframed white marble disk with M.I. (20 lines, engraved, black); signed (lower right): 'COLES PORT.D ROAD LONDON'.

-  Frederica Louisa Maitland, 10 Mar 1805 - 24 Aug 1822, buried at Hartfield, 1 Sep 1822; daughter of Lieut. Gen. Frederick Maitland.

123C Mural monument for Ellinor Jane MAITLAND, d. 1823

-  Nave, West wall, North of tower arch, high.

-  136(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good.

-  In pale grey marble; a pointed pediment, with escutcheon, over a frieze of garlands on Doric columns on fluted, scrolled corbels; M.I. (many lines, engraved, black); below, another small panel in the same material (52W x 34H) with a raised and chamfered centre; roses in corners.

-  Ellinor Jane Maitland, d. 15 Oct 1823, aet 21, buried 23 Oct 1823; daughter of late Gilbert Ansley, Esq., and Susannah, daughter of Sir Henry Blackman, Kt., of Lewes; and wife of Captain John Madan Maitland, Esq., married 24 Oct 1822; issue, one daughter, unnamed; On a separate tablet: Ellinor Jane Maitland's sister, Harriet Maclean, 10 May 1801 - 20 Sep 1830, died at Castelamare, Italy, buried at Naples, second daughter of General Frederick Maitland and wife of Donald Maclean, Esq.

123D Mural monument for Samuel SLADE, d. 1829

-  Nave, West wall, high.

-  100(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good.

-  Against a black base plate, a trapezoidal grey marble tablet on guttae corbels; straight moulded cornice; M.I. (13 lines, engraved, black); signed (lower right): 'R. GAFFIN, / REGENT St. LONDON'.

-  Samuel Slade, D.D., rector of Hartfield, vicar of Staverton, Northamptonshire, dean of Chichester, etc., 11 Apr 1771 - 29 Dec 1829.

123E Grave marker for H. H. JACKSON, dated 1841

-  North nave aisle, towards East end.

-  31(W) x 31(H)~Sound; cracked (upper left).

-  Dark grey marble with M.I. (2 lines, engraved, white).

123F Mural monument for Christina and John KIDD, d. 1820 and d. 1831

-  Chancel, North wall, high.

-  118(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good.

-  White marble on grey, on black; a thin black baseplate with stele top; draped mourning female and altar in relief; below, a moulded tablet with cornice, quarter palmettes and flanking panels with decorated sashes; M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black); apron with crossed ferns; signed (lower right): 'J J SANDERS / NEW Rd / FITZROY SQ.r.e LONDON / '.

-  Christina Kidd, d. 1 Jan 1820, aet 60; wife of John Kidd, Esq., of New Lodge, Hartfield, d. 27 Apr 1831, aet 79; issue, an unnamed daughter.

123G Grave marker for Samuel SLADE, d. 1829

-  Nave, centre aisle, opposite 123D.

-  31(W) x 30(H)~Worn.

-  A white marble square; M.I. (4 lines, engraved, black).

123H Mural monument for Bladon SWINEY, d. 1790

-   Chancel, South wall.

-  68(W) x c.152(H)~Very good; rust.

-  Grey-veined marble tablet setting for M.I. which fills a white oval panel with a light moulded border; all set portrait-wise; cornice over, then fluted urn in relief; below, simple white marble shelf; fluted squared corbels.

-  Captain Bladon Swiney, of Colemans Hatch, d. 26 Jul 1790, aet 66.

123I Mural monument for Richard RANDES, d. 1640

-  South chapel, North wall, at head height.

-  100(W) x c.182(H)~Good; cracks (lower cherub).

-  M.I. (Latin) ambitious, on a black slate panel with an arched top, set portrait-wise within a white and brown alabaster frame; flanked by polished black Corinthian columns; decorated relief panels at edges, with scrollwork; above, straight cornice with broken pointed pediment with scrolled decoration; between, a black obelisk on a base; below the base mouldings, 2 cherubs on corbels; another M.I. on a semi-circular panel; at foot a third winged cherub.

-  Richard Randes, of York, S.T.B. from Trinity, Oxford, rector of Hartfield, d. c.1640.

123J Mural monument for Richard DAVIES, d. 1823

-  South-East chapel, South wall, high.

-  75(W); (H) inaccessible~Good; colour.

-  M.I. (13 lines, engraved, gilded) on unframed, square, black panel; mounted on grey marble frame of strong squared shapes; above, a slim white marble cornice supporting palmettes; escutcheon on a pointed black baseplate; below, chunky corbels; signed (lower left) 'REGN...'; (lower right) 'LONDON / SCULPr'.

-  Richard Davies, Esq., formerly of West Kent Regiment of Militia, d. 28 Jun 1823, aet 65, son of the late Rev. Chamberlayne Davies, rector of Ashurst and 40 years curate of Hartfield.

123K Ledger for John MILLS, d. 1702

-  South aisle floor, near South-East chapel.

-  53.5(W) x 150(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 25% of a cast iron slab; head to West.

-  John Mills, of Cotchford, Hartfield, d. 26 Oct 1702.

123L Mural monument for Elizabeth and Charles ABBOT, d. 1823 and 1866

-  South aisle, South wall, towards East end, high.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black) on an unframed white marble tablet with a shallow pointed pediment; 2 simple block corbels.

-  Elizabeth Elliott, d. 16 Sep 1814, aet 34; wife of Charles Abbot, of Bolebrook, Hartfield, d. 22 Jun 1866, aet 83.

123M Ledger for 2 anonymous sons of Rev. Daniel LE PLA, d. 1738/9 and 1741

-  Chancel floor, against East wall, partly beneath the altar.

-  60(W) x 80(L)~Very good.

-  M.I. (visible are 7 lines, engraved, black) on upper parts of a grey-veined marble slab.

-  Anonymous son, d. 19 Jan 1738/9, an infant; another son, d. 5 Oct 1741, an infant; issue of Rev. Daniel Le Pla, rector of Hartfield, and Anne, his wife.