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

(125) HASTINGS, St. Clements


125N Mural Monument for John COLLIER, d. 1760

-  Chancel, South wall.

-  157(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good, some local losses.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills white dome-topped tablet; immediate frame in column marbles with scroll-work and decorated work (foliage); above, no entablature but 2 scrolled brackets hold up a cornice with broken pointed pediment with achievement in the centre; on summit, an urn flanked by 2 flaming lamps; below, base mould, then a curved apron supporting a group of 3 cherubim in low relief, with central acanthus motif below and flanked by corbels with more acanthus decoration.

-  John Collier, Esq., lawyer, mayor of Hastings, canopy bearer at the coronation of George II, d. 9 Dec 1760, aet 75; widow and 6 daughters unnamed; his many virtues.