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

(204) PLUMPTON, St. Michael

Vestry & East end wall modern; nave Norman, chancel 13th century - Nairn & Pevsner (583-4) and plan in SNQ (XIV 15); condition reported 'fine' in 1724 (Ford 141); Plumpton had 40 families in 1724 and a population of 1710 in 1801.


204A Anonymous ledger ?1711

-  Nave floor, near chancel step.

-  71(W) x 169(L)~Stained; worn.

-  A few letters of a M.I. visible, engraved in a light brown freestone slab; head to North.


204B Mural monument for Arthur FAULCONER, d. 1822, and Anne WOOLGAR, d. 1830

-  Nave North wall, near chancel arch, above head height.

-  30(W) x 56(H)~Fine; rust; faded.

-  M.I. (14 lines, engraved, black) in upper 60% of a grey-veined marble oval plaque; lightly engraved border; small corbel.

-  Arthur Faulconer, d. 23 Dec 1822, aet 26; youngest son of William Faulconer, Esq., of Henfield Place; his sister, Anne Woolgar, d. 9 Mar 1830, aet 49, daughter of William Faulconer, and wife of Philip Woolgar.


204C Ledger for Henry WOODWARD, d. 1772

-  Chancel floor, West end.

-  98(W) x 190(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 60% of a freestone slab; head to West.


204D Ledger for Sir Walter WALKER, d. 1706

-  Chancel floor, centre.

-  85(W) x 200(L)~Pitted; cracked (West end).

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Sir Walter Walker, Bart., d. 14 Apr 1706, aet 23.


204E Floor slab for Ann GODMAN, d. 1649

-  Choir floor, North side, between choir stalls and sanctuary.

-  69(W) x 163(H)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a grey freestone slab; head to North.

-  Ann Godman, d. 8 Jun 1649; wife of Edward Godman, Gent., of Wo.. [?].


204F Mural monument for Rev. William HAMPTON, d. 1770, and his wife Mary, d. 1793

-  Sanctuary North wall, at head height.

-  81(W) x 114(H)~Very good; colour.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black) on an unframed white marble tablet; above, straight cornice in veined marble; above, an escutcheon on a diamond backplate; below, a simple base mould and 2 scrolled corbels.

-  Rev. William Hampton, A.B., patron and rector of Plumpton, d. 30 Aug 1770, aet 44; his wife, Mary, d. 16 Sep 1793, aet 73.


204G Mural monument for Samuel CLARKE, d. 1828

-  Sanctuary South wall, at head height.

-  74(W) x 47(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) on a white marble tablet on a black base plate, set landscape-wise; 2 white corbels.

-  Samuel Clarke, d. 17 Feb 1828, aet 26.


204H Floor slab for Elizabeth [T….], d. 1683

-  Choir floor, South side, between choir stalls and sanctuary.

-  74(W) x 161(L)~Worn; pitted.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a grey freestone slab; head to South.


204I Mural monument for Dorothy [?] SPRINGAT, d. 1670

-  South chancel wall, set in, above floor.

-  39(W) x 79(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (15 lines, engraved) in a light brown freestone slab, now wall-mounted.


204J Mural monument for Anthony SPRINGETT, d. 1735, and his brother William, d. 1732

-  Chancel South wall, at head height.

-  96(W) x 125(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (many lines, engraved, black) on a marble panel, set portrait-wise; simple, moulded grey marble frame.

-  Rev. Anthony Springett, clerk, of Plumpton Place, for nearly 19 years rector of Westmeston, d. 6 Oct 1735, aet 72; his younger brother, William Springett, Gent., d. 3 Aug 1732, aet 66; his ministry and virtues.