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

(148) KEYMER, St. Cosmas & St. Damian

Apse Norman, remainder 1866-90 - Nairn & Pevsner (546-7); tower rebuilt 1864; for a South-East view see Godfrey & Salzman (Pl. 89); condition reported as fine in 1724 (Ford 126); in part, an estate church for nearby Ockley park, held by the Luxfords in the late 17th century, although the lords of Ockley also buried at Clayton; 148 A-B are in the bell-tower, adjacent to the Ockley Vault.

148A Wall monument for members of the WOOD family, d. 1757 etc.

-  Bell-tower, South wall, high.

-  c.215(W) x c.155(H)~Locally poor (frame).

-  A large freestone frame; straight cornice and base mouldings; M.I. on grey rectangular marble tablet (engraved, black) in 2 columns, left filled, right 50%.

-  James Wood, called Jnr, buried 25 Jul 1757; James Wood, buried 17 Oct 1759; Mary Wood, buried 6 Aug 1826, aet 19; and further members of the Wood and Packham family.

148B Wall monument for John WOOD, d. 1818

-  Bell-tower, North wall, very high.

-  76(W) x 59(H)~Fine; faded.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black) on unframed rectangular grey marble tablet; on a black rectangular baseplate; unsigned.

-  John Wood, Esq., of Ockley Manor, Keymer, d. 29 Sep 1818, aet 46; his widow, Catherine, d. 2 May 1855, aet 82.