(82) EAST BLATCHINGTON, St. Peter
With an Early English chancel - Nairn & Pevsner (482-3) and for plan see SNQ (XV 232); floor paving is reported missing in 1686, see Ford (54); condition described as generally fine in 1724, Ford (164); for Lambert's view from South-East of 1770 and one of a ruined chapel, see BL Add. MS 5766 f.76 & 5677 f.28; Horsfield (Sussex I 274-5) cites no monuments here.
- Chancel North wall, above head height.
- 107(W) x 177(H)~Excellent.
- Dark grey baseplate with shouldered, domed top; M.I. (10 + 6 + 3 + 3 + 4 lines, engraved) on a grey unframed marble tablet; flanked by Doric half-columns; over the capitals, an entablature with foliate decoration; base mouldings and corbels with roundel motifs; above the cornice, an escutcheon.
- Mary King, d. 13 May 1822, aet 34, second daughter of Thomas Rogers, of Kingston near Lewes, Sussex; her husband, John King, Esq., of East Blatchington, d. 5 Jul 1853, aet 78; their issue - Henry, d. 22 Nov 1818, infant; John, d. 30 Jul 1821, aet 4; Mary, wife of Lieutenant George Watson, R.M., d. 12 Jan 1836, aet 25, at Stonehouse, Devon; and Elizabeth, d. 12 Feb 1908, aet 94, at Paignton, Devon, wife of Rev. Robert Nathaniel Dennis d. 17 Feb 1892, rector of East Blatchington.
- Sanctuary North wall, above head height.
- 87(W) x 180(H)~Very good; fading.
- A black obelisk, unadorned, rises above & behind an altar topped by a course of fluted decoration; volutes left and right; on the altar, the initials 'WC'; below, base moulding & apron with M.I. (7 lines, engraved); signed (lower left): 'L & C PARSONS / LEWES'.