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Chichester Cathedral
A very friendly cathedral. Open during normal hours: there is neither entrance fee nor charge for photography. However, donations are very welcome, the suggested amount being unusually  modest. No parking at the cathedral and the nearby city parking is rather expensive.
Chichester Cathedral  is Cathedral of the Old Foundation. The see was founded at Selsey circa 709 and moved to Chichester in 1075
These photographs were taken during a very brief visit to the Cathedral and I apologize if there is anything that I have omitted or for any errors made. Please let me know any corrections or additions that might almost certainly be needed. I have arranged the entries as the monuments would be seen following a clockwise perambulation around the church starting at the west door. There are two good articles on the monuments in Chichester Cathedral, both by Dr Harry Tummers, founder-member of the Church Monuments Society: a chapter in Chichester Cathedral A Historical Survey (Ed Mary Hobbs) and the article on the medieval effigial tombs in  Church Monuments Volume III 1988. However be careful reading the map and inventory in the book as some monuments have been moved, often several times, since and before this was compiled; Chichester seems particularly prone to this!
West Porch  North West Tower (St Michael's Chapel)  North Aisle & Outer Aisle  North Transept & North East Chapel  North Choir Aisle Retrochoir: North Aisle & North-East Chapel  Choir  Retrochoir Lady Chapel  Retrochoir - South Aisle & SE Chapel  Choir - South Aisle  South Transept  South Aisle  South-West Tower

West Porch
Above: Said to be of Bishop Stephen de Berghsted (1280)
Right:
Said to be of Dean Milton (1424); unfortunately,  now used as notice board.

North West Tower or St Michael's Chapel
Lt George Piggot Alms RN (1782)
 
By
George Harris
Vice Admiral Sir George Murray (1819)
By J. Kendrick; shows Battle of Copenhagen
Captain Thomas Allen RN (1781)
By George Harris
Captain James Alms RN (1791) 
 
Attrib. to George Harris
 
but remains of insciption refute this.

North Aisle and Outer Aisle
Far left: Joseph Baker (1789) by John Hickey (but inscribed 'F Hickley').  Near left: William Huskinson MP (1830) by J E Carew. He was accidentally killed at Newton-le-Willows by a train - the famous Stephenson's Rocket - at the opening of the first passenger railway between Liverpool and Manchester. He was buried in St James's cemetery , Liverpool (adjacent to the Anglican Cathedral), where a mausoleum and tomb remain. This mausoleum formerly contained a life sized statue of Huskinson - robed like a Roman senator - by John Gibson. Above left: Mathew Quantock (1812) by John Flaxman.  He was drowned in a skating accident. Above centre: Dean Thomas Ball (1770) by John Flaxman made 1785/6. Above right: Vice-Admiral Henry  Frankland (1814) by John Flaxman. Far right: Edmund Woods (1833) by J E Carew

Above top row: Joan de Vere (1293) Caen Stone. Moved from Lewes Priory after the Dissolution of the Monasteries
Above bottom row: Earl of Arundel (1376) & Eleanor (1372)
Also from Lewes Priory



North Transept and North East Chapel
Left top:Eliza Emily Huskinson (1856) Widow of the MP above. By John Gibson. Left bottom: Gustav Holst (1937)The English composer, musician and teacher, probably best known for The Planet Suite. This simple stone marks where his ashes were buried in the Cathedral. Above left: Bb Guy Carlton (1685).
 Above centre: Bp Robert Grove (1696).  Above right: Bishop Henry King (1669) His grave slab is to be found in the NE Chapel. By Bushness (Dr Clive Easter)

North Choir Aisle


Left top: John Cawley (1621) and his son William (1666)  This monument was moved from the redundant parish church of St Andrew. William was a philanthropist and a stanch republican, signing Charles I's death warrant. At the restoration he fled to Belgium, then Switzerland, dying at Vevey, where he tombstone is preserved in St Martin's church. However there is a tradition that his body was returned to England and buried in vault in the chapel of the hospital he founded in Chichester; a lead case containing a male skeleton being found there in 1883 but with no inscription. Left bottom: Coffin 13th century. Harry Tummers reports four such coffins and tentatively attribues them to Sefrid II (1204), Simon of Wells (1207), Ranulph Wareham and Ralph Neville (1207).  Above:  Late 15th/early16th century  altar tombs : the outlines of the losts brasses of kneeling figures, shields etc can just be made out. There are five such tombs in the cathedral, all made of Petworth marble and similar in design.
Retrochoir: North Aisle and North-East Chapel
Left: Bishop William Otter (1840) By John Towne. Erected 1861 but bust made before 1844. Above left :Bishop Ernest Wiberforce (1907).
Alabaster by John Tweed (a pupil of Rodin)  Above right: Sarah Peckham (1784) By Charles Harris. Right: Margaret Miller (1701) & Family
(chapel) They are buried in a vault in this chapel.

Choir Retrochoir
Left: Bishop John Rickingale (1429), also formerly  attrib. to Bishop Storey (1503). Alabaster.  Above left:  Bishop Barlow (1568) This and the following tomb are in situ. The shields  (there is another on the opposite side) are modern.  Above right: Bishop Day (1558) The bass set into the matrix on the lid dates from 1832/42 but the brass shield with his arms is much older.
Lady Chapel   Retrochoir - South Aisle & SE Chapel




Left top: The niche tomb is attributed to Bishop Gilbert of St Leofard (1304) . The two coped coffins are not in situ although the niche tomb is.
Left bottom:  Bishop Ralph Luffa (1123) A crozier and mitre are carved in low relief on the lid.
Above: Bishop Thomas Bickley (1596) This monument was originally in the retrochoir.







Above: George Farnhill (1790) By Charles Harris
Right:
Frances Waddington (1728)
Set up by her husband Bishop Edward Waddington

 Choir - South Aisle
Left and above:  Bishop Robert Sherburne (1536) Still in situ in the south wall; it was originally covered by a curtain which was only opened on certain days.

Right top:
Dean Hook by George Gilbert Scott.

Right bottom:  
Another 13th century coffin.


Above: John Smith (1848)  Banker and politician
Near right: Altar Tomb - 16th Century. Note the outlines of former brasses. There is another similar tomb in the transept.
Far right top: Bishop Robert Stratford (1362) The tomb chest is much restored: the visible figures and niches by E Richardson in 1846. Effigy of Beer stone.
Far right bottom:  
Bishop John Langdon (1362) Effigy on a (partly restored) tomb chest and in recess but it was not possible to successfully photograph this. Limestone
South Transept
 South Aisle
Agnes Sarah Harriet Cromwell (1789), Aged 17;
by John Flaxman, erected 1800
Sarah Udny (1811)
By John Flaxman
Francis Dear (1802)
By John Flaxman

 
 
Bishop Durnford (1896) cenotaph
By George Bodley & Thomas Garner; L J Chavalliaud made the effigy
Top: Brass Matrix set into wall
Bottom:
Bishop Arundel. Note the matix of a lost brass
  Another of the late 15th/early 16th century altar tombs
Note the brass matrix of a bishop

South West Tower
William Collins (1759)
The Chichester poet
By John Flaxman, erected 1795
Ernest Udny (1880)
By Henry Westmacott
Jane Smith (1780)
By John Flaxman

Ringmer - St Mary
 
  Richard Wynne (1679)
Latin inscription
Sir William Springett (1643) Sir Harbert Whalley (1689)

Boxgrove
St Mary & St Blaise
Racton Thakehame Rye - St Mary



Sir William Morley.
Erected 172
Sir Charles Gounter Nicholl (1733)
by
Henry Cheere
Bust by Roubilliac
(Dr Clive Easter)
Edward Apsley (1651)
 
Possibly by T Burman
John Wollett (1819)
Signed:
J. Bacon inv., S. Manning ft.

Engravings from Edward Blore


I am adding a series of prints from steel plate engavings from Edward Blore's Book; I will put these into their correct places when I have received more information about  Sussex.

Above: Gervase Allard, Admiral of the Cinque. Winchealsea Church

Left Top: Thomas, Earl of Arundel and Countess Beatrix. Arundel Church

Left bottom: Sir Anthony Browne. Battle Church


 
 
With thanks to Dr Clive Easter for most of the photographs. Those of Chichester are by the Web Master and Rye by Jean McCreanor
 
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