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

(161) LEWES, St. Thomas a Becket, Cliffe

A 14th-century building - Nairn & Pevsner (553-4); the porch - a rare modern addition - was probably designed by Joseph Daw late in his life c.1752, see S. Berry (SAC 142 109); for a plan see SNQ (XIII 156); for a view of 1793 see Godfrey & Salzman (Pl. 100, from BL Add. MS 5676 f.88); the parish had c.101 families in 1717 and a population of 1113 in 1801; no monuments at Cliffe noted in Horsfield.

161A Mural monument for Robert BALDY, d. 1774

-  West porch, North wall, above head height.

-  80(W) x 210(H)~Very good.

-  In grey-veined marble; M.I. (engraved, centred, black) on a rectangular tablet; cornice and base mouldings; above, a broken scrolled pediment; urn in relief; below, floral decorated and another urn between brackets.

-  Robert Baldy, Esq., of Northumberland Street, London, d. 11 Jan 1774, aet 54; his niece, Elizabeth Lee, patron.

161B Mural monument for Susannah BULL, d. 1794

-  North aisle, East wall, at head height.

-  68(W) x 95(H)~Very good, faded.

-  M.I. (engraved, centred) on unframed pale cream marble panel; above, a straight entablature and a flute-patterned frieze; below, a brown base moulding in alabaster; curved apron with relief decoration of crossed ferns; signed (on scroll): 'W.ROGERSON. FECIT. LONDON'.

-  Susannah Bull, d. Lewes, d. 17 Mar 1794, aet 20, only daughter of John Thompson Bull, Esq., of Stockwell Hall, Essex, and Susannah, daughter of John Woodgate, late of Lewes.

161C Ledger for Ann STONE, d. 1727

-  Nave floor, centre, towards West end.

-  94(W) x 189(L)~Fine; some wear.

-  M.I. (engraved) on upper parts of a pale freestone slab; head to West.

-  Ann Stone, d. 5 Sep 1727, aet 66; wife of Nicholas Stone, Gent.