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

(214) RODMELL, St. Peter

Norman, South aisle pre-c.1200; Victorian restorations and additions - Nairn & Pevsner (590); in 1686, the floors were reportedly decayed (Ford 40); by 1724, the South chancel, belonging to William Bachellor of Lindfield (see 164U) was reported as in very poor state (Ford 144); the parish had c.30 families in 1724 and a population of 256 in 1801; some of the series of ledgers relocated in the sanctuary are partly obscured by an altar step.

214A Ledger for Henry MONTAGU, d. 1668

-  Sanctuary floor, close to the North door.

-  76(W) x 122(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a brown freestone slab; head to West.

214B Ledger for John MONTAGUE, d. 1716

-  Sanctuary floor, North of centre, partly obscured by a step.

-  89(W) x 122(L)~Fine.

-  Arms then M.I. (6 lines, engraved) on a black slab; head to West.

-  John Montague, Gent., of St. Thomas Cliffe, Lewes, d. 3 May 1716, aet 66.

214C Ledger for Arthur JONES, d. 1746/7

-  Sanctuary floor, centre.

-  78(W) x 122(L)~Fine; cracked (diagonal).

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

-  Arthur Jones, d. 13 Mar 1746/7, aet 4; son of Owen Jones, clerk, and Mary.

214D Grave marker for Charles SKOTTOWE, d. 1767

-  Sanctuary floor, North of centre, before the altar.

-  78(W) x 53(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (3 lines, engraved) in a brown freestone slab.

-  Rev. Charles Skottowe, 1767.

214E Ledger for Rev. William GABBITAS, d. 1825

-  Sanctuary floor, immediately before the altar.

-  91(W) x 69(L)~Good.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) in freestone slab; head to West.

-  Rev. William Gabbitas, M.A., vicar of Oving and rector of Rodmell for 24 years, d. 26 Nov 1825, aet 50.

214F Ledger for Thomas? GRUNDY, d. 16..

-  Sanctuary floor, South of the centre.

-  59(W) x 122(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved 2 blocks) on a brown freestone slab; head to West.

214G Ledger for Thomas? ALCHORNE?, d. 16??

-  Sanctuary floor, at South end of set.

-  67(W) x 122(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 50% of freestone slab; head to West.

214H Anonymous Ledger, date unknown

-  Sanctuary floor, South of 214A-E.

-  78(W) x 178(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (now illegible) on a brown freestone slab.

214I Mural monument for Rev. Charles SKOTTOWE, d. 1767

-  Chancel, South wall.

-  73(W) x 131(H)~Good.

-  M.I. (engraved, black, centred) on a thin marble oval panel; unframed; alabaster corbel with an unusual mask relief decoration.

-  Rev. Charles Skottowe, B.D., prebendary of Chichester, rector of Rodmell and Slinfold, and master of Warwick Hospital, d. 20 Mar 1767, aet 63; youngest son of Thomas Skottowe, Esq., of Norfolk; his virtues - charity, piety, learning, integrity, etc.