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

(38) BREDE, St. George

Norman & later, Perpendicular chancel and South chapel (1537) - Nairn & Pevsner (422-3); views by Lambert (BL Add. MS 5670 f.18 & 5676 f.14); plan in SNQ (XI 124); in 1686, the rector's chancel had bad pavements, which still needed repair in 1724; Mr Horne's West chancel had by then been repaired (Ford); Brede estate purchased by Sir Edward Frewen, of Brickwall, Northiam in 1708 and remained in that family until 1936 (Farrant); but the Frewens were buried at Northiam (see 186).

38A Mural monument for Mary Anne DAVIES, d. 1792

-  North nave pillar, near East end, at head height.

-  75(W) x 45(H)~Excellent.

-  M.I. (6 lines, gilded, Latin) on a dark grey unframed marble plaque.

-  Mary Anne Davies, 18 Aug - 2 Oct 1792.

38B Mural monument for Felicia Elizabetha Selby HELE, d. 1829

-  Chancel, North wall, at head height.

-  97(W) x 185(H)~Excellent; fading; colour.

-  Curved backplate; reclining, draped figure mourns over a gilded urn; moulded cornice; below, a framed M.I. (many lines, engraved and black) in pedestal form against a square base; on apron, extravagantly gilded rosettes on square corbels; between, escutcheon and motto; signed (under lower edge): 'M. W. JOHNSON, NEW RD, LONDON'.

-  Felicia Hele, d. 10 Oct 1829, aet 59; one of three daughters of Rt. Rev. George Horne, bishop of Norwich, etc and Felicia Elizabetha, daughter of Philip Burton of Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, Hatton Garden, London and Eltham, Kent; and wife of Robert Selby Hele, rector, etc., nephew of John Hele of St. Pancras and Devon; issue of Robert and Felicia Hele - 15 (8 survive).

38C Wall monument for Sir Goddard OXENBRIDGE, d. 1531, erected 1537

-  Lady Chapel (Oxenbridge Chantry), against South wall.

-  194(W) x 188(H)~Fine; restoration; discolouration and staining (lower).

-  In Caen stone; against wall; a recumbent armoured figure on tomb-chest, faces East, hands clasped in prayer, heraldic supporter at feet, head on helmet on pillow; on tomb-chest, escutcheons and dentil mouldings; behind and above, panels with cornice and frieze with triglyphs; flanking pilasters with grotesques and other decorative; in centre, the date 1537; no other M.I.; below, on floor, base mouldings.

38D Ledger for Thomas ADES, d. 1813

-  South-East chapel floor, North side.

-  78(W) x 161(L)~Very worn.

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

38E Ledger for ... ADES, no date

-  South-East chapel floor, centre, South of 38D, largely carpeted.

-  c.73(W) x c.161(L)~Very worn.

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

38F Ledger for Thomas ADES, d. 1811

-  South-East chapel floor, South side, entirely carpeted.

-  77(W) x 165(L)~Fine?

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 25% of freestone slab, with a double border.

38G Ledger for [John TILDEN] who d. 1730 and his wife Alice

-  South-East chapel floor, South side, West end, entirely carpeted.

-  78(W) x 170(L)~Fine?

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper parts of black slab (slate?).