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

(88) EAST HOATHLY, Parish Church

Some Perpendicular details; mostly 1856 - Nairn & Pevsner (496); fabric reported in 1724 to be fine (Ford); there is also an external tablet for Samuel Atkins (d.1742), gardener to Duke of Newcastle.

88A Ledger stone for John MITTELL, d. 1734

-  Centre of nave floor, far West end.

-  120(W) x 200(L)~Badly worn; pitted.

-  Escutcheon and M.I. (5 lines, engraved) in upper 60% of dark grey freestone slab; head to the West.

88B Mural monument for Rev. Thomas PORTER, d. 1794, his wife, d. 1792, and 5 infant children

-  Choir, South wall, near West end, at head height.

-  90(W) x 210(H)~Excellent.

-  Against a grey baseplate of obelisk shape, an urn, in high relief; below, a cornice over an unframed rectangular M.I.; below that, a base moulding and 2 corbels.

-  Rev. Thomas Porter, M.A., rector of East Hoathly and Ripe, d. 30 Sep 1794, aet 74; his wife Mary, d. 1 Aug 1792, aet 67, daughter of Christopher and Mary Coates, of Wensley, Yorkshire; their issue - five of their children died in infancy - Catherine, d. 22 Aug 1753, aet 3; Christopher, d. 18 Dec 1753, infant; Thomas, d. 8 Mar 1760, infant; Elizabeth, d. 8 Jan 1761, aet 4; Thomas, d.14 Sep 1761, infant; surviving children unnamed.