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

(180) NEWHAVEN, St. Michael

Norman (12th-century) tower & apse, remade from 1854 - Nairn & Pevsner (570-1), VCH (VII, 65) and see plan in SNQ (III 157); floors reported as in bad condition in 1724 (Ford); a view of 1787, see Godfrey & Salzman (Pl.115), seen from North, shows churchyard largely empty, prior to construction of important monuments to Captain James Hanson (d. 1800) and the brewer Thomas Tipper (d. 1785); Horsfield (Sussex I 191-5) found nothing inside Newhaven worth noting, somewhat puzzling considering Newhaven's (or Meeching as it was known) importance as a port.

180A Wall mounted ledger for Edward BURTENSHAW, d. 1704, and his daughter Mary, d. 1717

-  Sanctuary (tower chapel), South wall, at head height.

-  52(W) x 56(H)~Worn.

-  M.I. (6 + 5 lines) filling most of an unframed grey-veined marble panel, now plastered into the wall.

-  Edward Burtenshaw, Gent., d. 30 Dec 1704, aet 46; his wife, Elizabeth; their eldest daughter Mary, d. 20 Nov 1711, aet 23.

180B Mural monument for Henry HUMPHERY, d. 1792

-  Sanctuary (tower chapel), South wall, at head height.

-  78(W) x 100(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (12 lines, engraved, black, centred) on a white rectangular panel; thin black baseplate; signed (below, centred): 'PARSONS. LEWES'.

-  Henry Humphery, Esq., of Lewes, barrister, magistrate, d. 17 Feb 1792, aet 80.

180C Several Anonymous ledgers, dates unknown

-  Entrance porch floor, to South of sanctuary, largely covered by furnishings.

-  (1) in black slate, 97(W) x 199(L); (2) 97(W) x 199(L)~Very worn.

-  (2) 18th century?, possibly shows a family name: Burtenshaw, see 180A.