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

(93) EASTBOURNE, St. Mary


93Q Mural monument for Katherine GILDREDGE, d. 1629

-  North-East chapel, North wall, North-East corner, at head height.

-  150(W) x 290(H)~Very good; local losses; colour.

-  M.I. (53 lines, engraved) on a large composite slate panel, set portrait-wise; flanking, attached Corinthian columns with gilded capitals; on their tall pedestals, escutcheons and masks on the outer returns, with scrolled corbels at foot; main M.I. within a moulded alabaster setting; above, a cherub, then, open broken segmented pediment with 2 angels reclining on upper cornice; achievement on very top with blank black panel below; below the main M.I., another M.I. (11 lines) in part dedicated to the patron 'Nicholas Gildredge'; at the very foot, another cherub, as corbel supporting a bulging black panel with additional M.I. (3 lines, gilded).

-  Katherine Gildredge, d. 2 Oct 1629, buried 4 Oct; one of four daughter of Edward Burton, of Eastbourne, Knt, and his wife, Mary; Katherine's husband (since 15 Aug 1627), Nicholas Gildredge, of Eastbourne; issue - Thomas, died in infancy; Katherine, d. 18 Mar 1635.