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

(263) TWINEHAM, St. Peter

Early Tudor brick - Nairn & Pevsner (614); repaired and some pews rebuilt in 1721, see Turner (SAC 18 154); reportedly in very good condition in 1724 (Ford 155) when there were 26 families; a population of 238 in 1801; Horsfield (Sussex I 248) makes a general reference to the Stapley slabs here; the Stapleys, long established at Twineham, included amongst their number Anthony, one of five Sussex MPs to vote in favour of the execution of Charles I in 1648/90; the will of one Richard Stapley of 1546 included the words: 'I will yt the greater stone to be laid upon me and the lesser stone upon my wiff', see Rice & Godfrey (4 261).

263A Mural monument for Richard STAPLEY, d. 1762, and his wife Martha, d. 1793

-  South chancel-arch buttress, facing West, above head height.

-  100(W) x 198(H)~Good; local losses (top decoration); fading.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) on a cream, oval tablet; black obelisk as backplate; above, arms; below, base mouldings.

-  Richard Stapley, of Hickstead, d. 30 Jan 1762, aet 48; his wife, Martha, d. 3 Feb 1793, aet 86.

263B Mural monument for Barbara WOOD, d. 1803

-  Nave, South wall, just West of chancel arch, very high.

-  30(W) x 72(H)~Good; faded.

-  M.I. on an unframed cream marble panel; 2 block corbels; above, straight moulding supports arms.

-  Barbara Wood, d. 25 Apr 1803, aet 30; wife of James Wood, of Hickstead.

263C Ledger for Anthony STAPLEY, d. 1733

-  Nave floor, centre, at chancel arch, near Stapley pew.

-  83(W) x 188(L)~Worn.

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

263D Ledger for members of the STAPLEY family, date unknown (18th c.)

-  Nave floor, West of 263C.

-  99(W) x 208(L)~Very pitted and worn.

-  M.I. in upper 50% of a grey freestone slab.

-  Illegible.

263E Ledger for Jane STREATFEILD, d. 1720 and her son Richard

-  Nave floor, West end.

-  99(W) x 199(L)~Worn.

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