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

(164) LINDFIELD, All Saints

Decorated, much restored; North and South Chancel chapels are Late Perpendicular - Nairn & Pevsner (561); nearly all areas of the church that house monuments date from 13th-16th centuries; an external view from the North in Godfrey & Salzman (Pl. 102); for groundplan see SNQ (V 217); there were c.164 families in the parish in 1717, which had a population of 1077 in 1801; in 1845, the fine building was reported to be sadly dilapidated, Gomme (285) and extensive interior alterations commenced, Miss Slater, ‘Ancient Mural Painting lately discovered in Lindfield Church' (SAC 2 129); transcribed M.I.s have been checked and sometimes corrected by reference to Bax (SAC 37 151-172); for Board of Pax Hill pedigrees see M.A. Lower, ‘Memoranda relating to the family of Boord …' (SAC 6 197-214) and J. Cooper (SAC 42 245).

164A Mural monument for Mary BRETT, d. 1750 and Mary BRIDGEN, d. 1764

-  North aisle, facing West, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  A white marble tablet set portrait-wise; M.I. (12 lines, engraved, black) in upper 50%; narrow black border; Doric pilasters flanking, set forward; above, cornice then broken pointed pediment with globular urn in centre; below, a base moulding, 2 black scrolled brackets and a blank curved apron.

-  Mary Brett, widow, of Lindfield, d. 1 May 1750, aet 69; also, Mary Bridgen, d. 26 Jul 1764, aet 59, widow of Rev. William Bridgen, A.M., rector of Folkington and West Dean.

164B Mural monument for John COVERT, d. 1794

-  North-East chapel, North wall, above head height.

-  45(W) x 122(H)~Very good.

-  Backplate in pink-orange marble in form of an obelisk with a pointed top; supporting an unframed white marble oval tablet with M.I. (7 lines, engraved, black); below, base moulding, curved apron and white ball finial.

-  John Covert, Esq., late of Chichester, died Lindfield, 26 Oct 1794, aet 78.

164C Ledger for Elizabeth BOARD, 1674/5

-  South-East chapel floor, North side.

-  45(W) x 79(L)~Good.

-  M.I. (6 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Elizabeth Board, buried 10 Feb 1674/5; daughter of John Board, Gent.

164D Mural monument for Sarah and Richard BOARD, d. 1765 and d. 1782

-  South-East (Masset's) chapel, East wall, above head height.

-  75(W); at least 200(H)~Very good; heraldic colour.

-  A square white marble tablet, with a narrow border, filled with M.I. (engraved and black), on a dark grey pedestal; full cornice over; below, base moulding and curved white apron with an escutcheon; above, against a black baseplate with pointed top, an urn, draped and decorated, on a small base.

-  Sarah Board, d. 6 Oct 1765, aet 26; daughter of Francis and Ann Dalby; and wife of Richard Board, d. 25 Dec 1782, aet 50, son of John Board, Esq., of Pax Hill, Sussex, and Bridget; issue of Richard and Sarah Board - another John, Lieut. (Horse Guards), d. Bruges, Flanders, 21 Sep 1793, aet 29; another Richard.

164E Ledger for John BOARD, d. 1697/8

-  South-East (Masset's) chapel floor, South-East corner, partly obscured on East side.

-  83(W) x 192(L)~Good.

-  An escutcheon and M.I. (11 lines, engraved) fill upper (W) 80% of a black slab; head to West.

-  John Board, Esq., of Lindfield, d. 28 Jan 1697/8, aet 69; memento mori.

164F Ledger for Thomas NEWTON, d. 1688

-  South-East (Masset's) Chapel floor, south of pier.

-  42(W) x 60(L)~Sound; cracks; cut (East end).

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved + 2 lines, scratched) fills a black slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Newton, d. 8 Jun 1688, aet 2; son of George Newton; also Mary Newton (left incomplete).

164G Mural monument for William and Harriot BOARD, d. 1790 and d. 1809, and their children

-  South aisle wall, towards East end, at head height.

-  114(W) x c.200(H)~Good.

-  Black baseplate with a curved top and a pointed bottom; M.I. (engraved & black) fills white marble tablet, set portrait-wise; below, a base moulding, a finned downward-pointing apron and 2 acanthus corbels; black pilasters with hanging garlands flanking; above, a white cornice and a segmented pediment with foliage and an escutcheon flanked by decorated palmettes; trace of signature (underside of baseplate, now partly obscured by wall plaster): 'MARSHALL (?) FECIT / DEPTFORD'.

-  William Board, Esq, of Pax Hill, magistrate, etc., d. 26 Jul 1790, aet 60, elder son of John Board, Esq., of Pax Hill and Board Hill; his widow, Harriot Godolphin, d. 4 Sep 1809, aet 77, daughter of John Crawfurd, Esq., of Saint-Hill; their issue - Harriot, Countess Winterton; Louisa, d. 14 Jul 1811, aet 56, wife of Rev. William-Moreton Moreton, M.A., of Moreton Hall, Cheshire; and Fanny, d. 16 Feb 1808, aet 40, wife of Gibbs Crawfurd, Esq.; their issue William-Board-Edward-Gibbs, Harriot-Fanny and Harriot-Louisa.

164H Ledger for Dorothy and Edmund NEWTON, d. 1730 and d. 1738

-  South aisle floor, East of crossing.

-  81(W) x 200(L)~Good.

-  M.I. (11 lines, engraved) in upper 75% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Dorothy Newton, d. 5 Oct 1730, aet 39; Edmund Newton, Gent., d. 5 Dec 1738, aet 40.

164I Mural monument for Thomas Gibbs CRAWFURD, d. 1830

-  South aisle wall, just East of crossing, above head height.

-  100(W) x c.80(H)~Fine; rust patches.

-  Black baseplate with pointed top; a white marble sarcophagus on 2 block corbels; a cornice; flattened, pointed pediment with palmettes flanking and low relief of dove within a wreath; signed (lower centre): 'MARTIN / LEWES'.

-  Thomas Gibbs Crawfurd, Esq., of Pax Hill Park, 11 Oct 1769 - 19 Jul 1830.

164J Wall-mounted brasses for Stephen and Parnell BOARD, both d. 1567

-  On South-East crossing pier, facing East, at head height and above.

-  Slab is 72(W) x 187(H)~Fragmented brasses; signs of repair and infill on slab and brasses.

-  An oolitic slab now wall-mounted; supports 4 brasses and also indents from others, now lost; below, a rectangular panel, set landscape-wise (restorations to the right), with M.I. (5 lines, engraved); at the top, a skull, flanked by 2 small M.I. panels (fragment only on right).

-  Stephen Board, d. 22 Aug 1567; Parnell Board, d. [28] Jun in the same year.

164K Ledger for Judeth SPENCE, d. 1659

-  Crossing floor, South side, West of 164L, partly obscured by piano.

-  56(W) x 61(L)~Badly scaled.

-  M.I. (6 lines, engraved) on upper 60% of a black slab; head to the West.

-  Judeth Spence, d. 26 Sep 1659, daughter of John Spence, Esq.

164L Ledger for Thomas SPENCE, d. 1662

-  Crossing floor, South side, East of 164K.

-  65(W) x 60(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (3 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a fine black slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Spence, buried 2 Sep 1662; son of John Spence, Esq.

164M Painted Arms of Richard and Sarah BOARD, d. 1782 and 1765, and of Charles and Sarah Jollands, d. 1866 and 1838

-  Nave screen, West end, South side, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  An octagonal wooden panel; on each side, a painted achievement-of-arms with M.I. round each perimeter.

164N Painted Arms of William and Harriot BOARD, d. 1790 and d. 1809, and Dorothy Newton, d. 1730

-  Nave screen, West end, North side, high up.

-  Inaccessible~Very good.

-  Description see 164M.

164O Ledger for Joanna WYATT, d. 1743

-  Nave floor, centre, near West end.

-  82(W) x 200(L)~Worn; local losses (South side); slightly cut (sides).

-  M.I. (8 + 4 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Joanna Wyatt, d. 18 Jun 1743, aet 76; 4th and last daughter of Francis Wyatt, Esq., late of Treemans, Sussex, and Awdry, his late wife; Joanna Wyatt's nephew, Richard Wyatt, Esq., of Tremans.

164P Ledger for members of the COMPTON family, 1762-1805

-  Chancel floor, centre, East of crossing.

-  96(W) x 184(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills the surface of a pale freestone slab; head to West.

164Q Ledger for Timothy and Elizabeth BURRELL, d. 1784 and 1755

-  Chancel floor, centre, West end of choir.

-  100(W) x 200(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (13 lines, engraved) in upper 80% of a black slab; within a linear border; fleurs-de-lys in corners; head to West.

-  Rev. Timothy Burrell, rector of Lindfield and Liddiard Millicent, Wiltshire, d. 30 Apr 1784, aet 87; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 18 Oct 1755, daughter of Ezekiel Bristed, and widow of Joseph Wildber, M.D.; no issue .

164R Floor-mounted brass for Isaac ALLEN, d. 1656

-  Chancel floor, South of centre, towards East end.

-  56(W) x 37(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (13 lines, engraved) on a brass plate.

-  Isaac Allen, died in prison, in London, 24 Jul 1656, aet 63; only son of Abraham Allen, Esq. and Joane

164S Floor-mounted brass for Joan NEWTON d, 1655

-  Chancel floor, towards East end, North of centre.

-  56(W) x 37(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (11 lines, engraved) on a brass plate with a skull (left) and crossed bones below.

-  Joan Newton, d. 9 Sep 1655, aet 81; daughter of John Love, Esq., of Bishop's Basing, Hampshire; her first husband, Abraham Allen, Esq., of London, serjeant-surgeon to King James; her second husband, late William Newton, Gent., of Lindfield, 'Impropriator' of Lindfield church.

164T Ledger for Isaack ALLEN, d. 1672

-  Chancel floor, at sanctuary step.

-  82(W) x 151(L)~Worn.

-  Achievement-of-arms, 2 escutcheons and M.I. (8 lines, shallow engraved) fill the surface of a black slab; head to West and perhaps cut at East end.

-  Isaack Allen, citizen and mercer of London, d. 25 Jul 1672, aet 52; third son of Isaack Allen, of Lindfield.

164U Ledger for Jane BATCHELOR, d. 1761, and Philadelphia

-  South porch floor, at church door.

-  100(W) x 200(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (5 lines, engraved), in upper 30% of a black slab; head to West, an engraved linear border and with fleurs-de-lys at corners.

-  Jane Batchelor, d. 15 Jan 1761[?], aet 81[?]; wife of William Batchelor, Gent.; their daughter Philadelphia, d. 31[?] Aug ????, aet 30.