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

(294) WESTMESTON, St. Martin

14th-century, over-restored; East wall modern, rest mediaeval, 17th-century porch - Nairn & Pevsner (628); SNQ (XIV 238) - with plan; there were 204 communicants in 1603 when the patron was Mrs Ann Goring of Lewes, widow, see Renshaw (Ecclesiastical Returns); 56 families in the parish (with East Chiltington) in 1724 and a population of 368 in 1801.

294A Ledger for Richard CHALONER, d. 1661 [1664?]

-  Choir floor, North side, partly obscured by choir-stalls.

-  71(W) x 159(L)~Very pitted.

-  M.I. (16 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a plain grey freestone slab; head to West.

294B Ledger for Jane CHALONER, d. 1723

-  Choir floor, South side, partly obscured by choir stalls.

-  62(W) x 135(L)~Fair.

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

294C Mural monument for Frances RIDEOUT, d. 1785

-  South aisle, South wall.

-  83(W) x 147(H)~Very good; fading.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills unframed white marble rectangular tablet; above, a grey-veined marble broken pointed pediment, corbels; curved apron.

-  Frances Rideout, d. 5 Jan 1785, aet 27; daughter of Rev. Francis Woodgate, vicar of Mountfield, Sussex; and wife of Rev. Richard Rideout, rector of Westmeston.

294D Mural monument for William Henry CAMPION, d. 1821

-  South aisle, South wall to West of 294C.

-  106(W) x 172(H)~Excellent.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills a white marble tablet; plain black border; flanking, highly polished white marble Doric half columns; moulded entablature with floral patterns left and right; above, in low relief, a white marble urn against a slate base with a curved top; below, corbels with concentric decoration.

-  Rev. William Henry Campion, rector of Westmeston and Streat, died at Milan, 7 Apr 1821, aet 36.

294E Ledger for Elizabeth PACKHAM, d. 1720

-  South aisle floor, East end, adjacent to 294G.

-  93(W) x 171(L)~Fair.

-  M.I. (11 lines, engraved) on the upper parts of a freestone slab; head to West.

294F Ledger for Mary HAMPTON, d. 1729, and her son

-  South aisle floor, East end.

-  60(W) x 76(L)~Fair.

-  M.I. (13 lines, engraved) on a freestone slab; head to West.

294G Ledger probably for Henry PECKHAM, d. 1725, and his wife Jane, d. 1751

-  South aisle floor, East end, adjacent to 294E.

-  98(W) x 171(L)~Pitted; crumbling.

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

-  Almost illegible.