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

(173) MAYFIELD, St. Dunstan


173T Mural monument for Thomas AYNSCOMBE, d. 1620, and Katherine his wife, d. 1633

-  South aisle, West wall.

-  160(W) x 310(H)~Fair; colour.

-  In different coloured stones/marbles; surface pigment; 2 kneeling effigies in civil dress, male to left at a prayer desk; skulls in roundels behind both their heads; escutcheon on back wall; round arch supporting a pedestal with achievement; beyond, a broken scrolled pediment with allegorical figures (attributes lost) - Justice and Hope?; arch on plain pilasters with escutcheons; below, in the predella, 5 issue kneeling (2 boys to the left); a base moulding on brackets with mask decorated; below, slate tablet with white M.I. in ornamental frame.

-  Thomas Aynscombe, Esq., lawyer (Inner Temple), d. 2 Dec 1620; his wife, Katherine, d. 20 Apr 1633, daughter of Thomas Eversfield, Gent.; issue: 2 sons and 3 daughters living, 2 died as infants.