(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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nave floor, West of 263C.
- 99(W) x 208(L)~Very pitted and worn.
- M.I. in upper 50% of a grey freestone slab.
- Nave floor, West end.
- 99(W) x 199(L)~Worn.
- M.I. (engraved) on a black slab; head to West.