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

(125) HASTINGS, St. Clements

Post-1377, some walls later, no internal structural divisions - Nairn & Pevsner (519) and SNQ (XII 76) with plan; fabric reported as fine in 1686 and in 1724 (Ford), between which dates chancel was decorated under patronage of Archibald Hutcheson and for the altar painting done by Roger Mortimer; ceiling with heavenly virtues, etc., see Horsfield (Sussex I 454-5); dramatic social change must have affected the parish as the population grew: 600 communicants in 1603, see Renshaw (Ecclesiastical Returns), growing to c.300 families in 1724, to a town population in 1801 of 3,155 and in 1841 of 12,000; Horsfield (Sussex I 454-5) mentions none of the many tablets in the North-West corner; the earlier monuments tend to mark town dignitaries, the later ones, fashionable visitors.

125A Mural monument for Edward MILWARD, d. 1811, and his wife Mary, d. 1783

-  South aisle wall, above the South door.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  Fluted outer frame; darker marble inner frame; above, moulded cornice then draped urn in relief; M.I. (14 lines, engraved, centred, black).

-  Edward Milward, Esq., of Hastings, d. 25 Jul 1811, aet 87; his wife, Mary, d. 21 Jun 1783, aet 58, daughter of John Collier, Esq.

125B Mural monument for Horatio MARTELLI, d. 1817

-  Nave, West wall, above head height.

-  95(W); (H) unknown~Fine; dirty and fading; colour.

-  Prominent coloured arms on a large hood; flaming lamp in relief; below, a white rectangular tablet on a grey sarcophagal form; large base mould; below, large scrolled brackets; between them, another panel with M.I.

-  Horatio Martelli, Esq., d. 28 Dec 1817; survived by his wife and 8 children.

125C Mural monument for Catherine MARTELLI, d. 1818

-  Nave, West wall, immediately below 125B.

-  85(W) x 95(H)~Fine; dirty, some losses of detail (lamp); fading.

-  A flaming lamp in white marble relief against a rectangular black baseplate; below, an unframed M.I. on a panel with block corbels and cornice; M.I. fills panel (lines engraved, black, centred).

-  Catherine Martelli, widow of Horatio Martelli, d. 10 Jun 1818, aet 37; issue unnamed.

125D Mural monument for Samuel LICHIGARAY, d. 1812

-  Nave, West wall, North-West corner, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Very worn, weathered?.

-  M.I. (engraved, black), set portrait-wise; oval border.

125E Mural monument for James SMITH, d. 1812

-  Nave, West wall, North-West corner, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Fine; dirty.

-  A straight moulded cornice; unframed sides; scrolled apron; M.I. (7 lines, engraved, never blacked).

-  James Smith, Esq., of Kings Road, Bedford Row, London, d. 18 Jul 1812, aet 39, son of Hugh Smith, M.D.

125F Mural monument for William SATTERLEY, d. 1809

-  Nave, West wall, North-West corner, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Fine; dirty.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black); decorative pediment; meagre cornice, trapezoidal, unframed panel.

-  William Satterley, surgeon, of Hastings, d. 29 Jan 1809, aet 30; his son Samuel, d. 7 May 1809, aet 1.

125G Mural Monument for Harriot PARKER, d. 1826

-  North aisle wall, North-West corner, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Sound; very faded.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black) on an unframed grey marble tablet set portrait-wise; cornice; base moulding; above, a plinth rises to a fluted palmette; small curved apron.

-  Harriot Parker, d. 13 Jan 1826, aet 52; wife of Vice Admiral George Parker.

125H Mural Monument for Dame Arabella PARKER, d. 1850

-  North aisle wall, just East of 125G.

-  Inaccessible~Sound; very faded.

-  Description as for 125 G.

-  Dame Arabella Parker, relict of Admiral Sir George Parker, rest illegible.

125I Mural monument for Samuel Baldwin HARRISON, d. 1830

-  North aisle wall, towards West end, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Sound; blackened.

-  M.I. (8 lines, engraved, black) in upper 50% of rectangular unframed tablet set portrait-wise; pointed pediment over; cornice; base moulding.

-  Samuel Baldwin Harrison … aet 30[?] (mostly illegible).

125J Mural Monument for Mary Ann WILLIAMS, d. 1819

-  North aisle wall, towards East end of group of monuments, high.

-  Inaccessible~Sound, legible.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved, black) on a white marble tablet set portrait-wise; black border; simple grey frame; above, cornice.

-  Mary Ann Williams, spinster, of Mitcham and Hastings, d. 11 Sep 1819, aet 39; patron - Thomas Bryan, Esq., his vault.

125K Mural Monument for Dorothea HAWORTH, d. 1821

-  North aisle wall, towards East end of group, low.

-  Inaccessible~Fine.

-  M.I. (11 lines, engraved, black) on a white unframed rectangular marble tablet set portrait-wise.

-  Dorothea Haworth, died at Hastings, 9 Nov 1821, aet 54; wife of John Haworth, Esq., of Islington.

125L Mural Monument for Frances Margaret MONTRESOR, d. 1822

-  North aisle wall, above and East of 125 K.

-  Inaccessible~Good.

-  Pendant to 125P; M.I. (engraved, black) fills unframed white marble tablet with pointed base; grey marble tassels and curtains left and right; above, a grey scrolled pediment.

-  Frances Margaret Montresor, spinster, of Rose Hill, Kent, d. 11 Feb 1822, aet 49.

125M Mural Monument for Frederick Thomas JEFFERYS, d. 1824

-  North aisle wall.

-  Inaccessible (vestry ceiling)~Unknown.

125N Mural Monument for John COLLIER, d. 1760

-  Chancel, South wall.

-  157(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good, some local losses.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills white dome-topped tablet; immediate frame in column marbles with scroll-work and decorated work (foliage); above, no entablature but 2 scrolled brackets hold up a cornice with broken pointed pediment with achievement in the centre; on summit, an urn flanked by 2 flaming lamps; below, base mould, then a curved apron supporting a group of 3 cherubim in low relief, with central acanthus motif below and flanked by corbels with more acanthus decoration.

-  John Collier, Esq., lawyer, mayor of Hastings, canopy bearer at the coronation of George II, d. 9 Dec 1760, aet 75; widow and 6 daughters unnamed; his many virtues.

125O Mural Monument for Thomas and Ann DELVES, d. 1669 and 1686/7

-  South aisle wall, towards East end.

-  91(W) x 137(H)~Good, some repairs.

-  M.I. (16 + 14 lines, engraved) fills black slate tablet set portrait-wise; framed in alabaster and black panels: above, a motif of crossed ferns; a cornice and broken scrolled pediment with achievement; moulded frame around the tablet with ribbons of foliage above and shouldered profile: below, base moulding on double scrolled brackets; on the apron, cherubs head.

-  Thomas Delves, a Baron of Hastings at the coronation of Charles II, mayor, Captain of Trained Bands etc., d. 4 Sep 1669, aet 57; his brother, Nicholas Delves, Alderman of London; Ann, wife of Thomas, d. 23 Feb 1686/7, aet 63; his nephew, also Nicholas Delves, son of Nicholas, d. 4 Mar 1682, aet 34.

125P Mural Monument for Sarah BREEDS, d. 1822, and her daughter, d. 1825

-  South aisle arcade, North wall, facing South, very high.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  Pendant to 125L.

-  Sarah Breeds, d. 31 Aug 1822, aet 79, widow of Boykett Breeds; her daughter, Elizabeth-Blundell Breeds, d. 1 Sep 1825, aet 44, unmarried.