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

(47) BUXTED, St. Margaret the Queen

Church now isolated within the confines of the house which was noted by Milles as under construction (by Mr Medley) in 1743 (Farrant 98); originally 13th century; chancel of c.1300, with ceiling c.1600; generally much restored, probably pre-19th century - Nairn & Pevsner (465-6); views of church, etc. by Grimm, Lambert (BL Add. MS 5671 f.100); Turner (SAC 23 144) mentions 'late alterations' impacting on brasses; Gosset was supplying Buxted Park with portrait sculpture in 1779 but not, it seems, monuments for the church (Gunnis Dict. vid. Gosset 176).

47A Ledger for Edward CLARKE, d. 1786, and Anne his wife d. 1802

-  Choir floor, North side, partly obscured by furniture.

-  92(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (Latin) fills a black slab; head to the West.

47B Ledger for William WOTTON, d. 1726/7

-  Choir floor, centre, partly obscured by furniture.

-  93(W) x 160(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved) on upper 75% of a black slab; head to the West.

-  William Wotton, S.T.P., d. 13 Feb 1726/7, aet 61.

47C Anonymous Ledger, with a date 1719

-  Choir floor, South side.

-  93(W) x 160(L)~Sound; worn.

-  Hardly anything is now legible on a freestone slab.

47D Anonymous ledger, with a date of 1711

-  Sanctuary floor, South side.

-  Visible area: 89(W) x 114(L)~Sound; very worn.

-  Hardly anything visible engraved in a freestone slab.

47E Mural cartouche for Anthony SAUNDERS, d. 1719

-  Sanctuary, South wall, high.

-  c.95(W)~Very good.

-  Gilded white marble; 4 cherubs, top and bottom, support looping drapery with gilded fringes and tassels; displays M.I. (21 lines, engraved, Latin) above, an achievement, gilded trumpets and foliage.

-  Rev. Anthony Saunders, S.T.P., rector of Buxted and Acton in Middlesex and chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, d. 7 Jan 1719, aet 76; his learning, virtues, charitable works.

47F Mural monument for Catherine, Countess of LIVERPOOL, d. 1827

-  South chapel, South wall, East end, above head height.

-  106(W) x 97(H)~Excellent.

-  Pendant to 47H; M.I. (13 lines, engraved) on a white marble tablet; on polished brown base; below, decorated apron with scrolls and foliage; above, decorated moulding, shallow pointed pediment; Countess' coronet.

-  Catherine, Countess of Liverpool, d. 1 Oct 1827, aet 83; youngest daughter of Sir Cecil Bisshop, Bart., of Parham; her first husband, Sir Charles Cope, Bart., of Orton Longueville, Huntingdonshire; her second husband, Charles, 1st Earl of Liverpool – issue Cecil, Earl of Liverpool.

47G Mural monument for George MEDLEY, d. 1796, and his widow's parents

-  South chapel, South wall, centre, above head height.

-  127(W) x 175(H)~Very good; colour.

-  Above, in semi-relief against a brown marble base, a draped female mourns at an urn; below, M.I. (18 lines), including rhyming verse, on a panel with cornice and base mouldings; decorated panels to sides; below, brackets decorative with acanthus; on apron, heraldry, foliage and swags of looping material; signed (on left bracket): 'C.Regnart Fecit Cleavland St' and (right) 'Fitzroy Square London'.

-  George Medley, Esq., d. 1 Jun 1796, aet 77; his widow, Jane Medley and her parents, Sir Timothy and Catherine Waldo, the latter d. 19 Apr 1806, aet 95; rhyming epitaph.

47H Mural monument for Jane MEDLEY, d. 1829

-  South chapel, South wall, West end.

-  106(W) x 97(H)~Excellent.

-  Pendant with 47F; M.I. (13 lines, engraved).

-  Jane Medley, d. 14 Dec 1829, aet 91; daughter of Sir Timothy Waldo; and widow of George Medley.

47I Mural monument for Rev. Matthias D'OYLY, d. 1815, and his daughter Henrietta, d. 1804

-  South aisle, South wall, near East end, at head height.

-  73(W) x 117(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (11 lines) on a white marble tablet; grey marble base; foliage in flanking panels; signed (lower right): 'RICHARD WESTMACOTT'.

-  Rev. Matthias D'Oyly, rector of Buxted for 26 years, vicar of Pevensey, prebendary of Ely and archdeacon of Lewes, d. 13 Nov 1815, aet 71; eldest son of Rev. Thomas D'Oyly, LLD, archdeacon of Lewes and chancellor of Chichester; Matthias' widow Mary; issue – Thomas, John, George, Henry and their only daughter, Henrietta Maria, d. 29 Oct 1804, aet 21.

47J Mural monument for Sir Francis D'Oyly, d. 1815, and others

-  South aisle, South wall, centre, at head height.

-  74(W) x 102(H)~Very good.

-  Very similar to 47I ; M.I. (final 5 lines added); also signed.

-  Lieut. Col. Sir Francis d'Oyly, K.C.B., 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, service in Holland, Peninsula War, etc., died at Waterloo, 18 Jun 1815, aet 38; third son of Matthias d'Oyly; also his mother, Mary d. 13 Aug 1827, aet 76; also his brother, second son of Matthias d'Oyly, Sir John d'Oyly, Bart., died at Kandy, Ceylon, 25 May 1824, aet 49.

47K Painting commemorating William CLARKE, d. 1771

-  South aisle, South wall, near West end.

-  62(W) x 130(H)~Good.

-  Painted lines fill surface of a painted, framed wooden panel.

-  William Clarke, A.M., fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge; chaplain to bishop Simon Otley and Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle; rector of Buxted; born 1696, Shropshire, and died Chichester, 21 Oct 1771, aet 75; also reports a marble tomb at Chichester for William Clarke, d. unknown, his wife Anne, daughter of William Wotton and Anne Hammond; their issue, 2, unnamed.

47L Brass commemorating Thomas SMITH, d. 1558

-  South aisle, South wall, West end, in a glazed case.

-  42(W) x 11(H)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) in Latin on a brass plate.

-  Thomas Smith, d. 27 Oct 1558; his wife, Anne.