Boxgrove  Chichester Racton Ringmer Rye  Thankeham

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! Fortunately Amada Miller send me a number of photographs of Chichester a little while ago which have only recently turned; I have replaced my photographs by her superior ones and added some new photographs of monuments I had failed to record.
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) (also Berksted)
Said to be of Dean William Milton (1424); unfortunately,  now  used as notice board.

North West Tower or St Michael's Chapel
Left: Lt George Pigot Alms RN (1782). Killed on board the Superbe in action with the French fleet in the East Indies. By George Harris. Above left: Vice Admiral Sir George Murray (1819)   The monument  shows the Battle of CopenhagenBy J. KendrickAbove centre: Captain Thomas Allen RN (1781)  By George Harris. Above right: Captain James Alms RN (1791) was father Lt Alms (above) Attrib. to George Harris but the remains of inscription refute this.
Detail of monumet to Vice Admiral Sir George Murray
see above
Detail of monument to Captain Allen RN
see above

  North Aisle and Outer Aisle
  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: Joseph Baker (1789) by John Hickey (but inscribed 'F Hickley').

Right top: Details from the monument to Joseph Baker. (above)

Above: Detail of the monument to Mathew Quantock

Far left bottom: Details from the monument to Edmund Woods

Left top: Details from the monument to Vice-Admiral Henry  Frankland (1814)

Left bottom:  Details from the monument to Dean Thomas Ball.

The Joan de Vere Monument
Joan (de Vere) de Warrene was the daughter of Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford and married Sir William Warrene. The monument was moved from Lewes Prior at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Her husband was also buried at Lewes Priory but I have no information about his monument

The Arundel Monument
 Richard 3rd Earl of Arundel, 8th Earl of Surrey (1376) & Eleanor of Lancaster (1372)
The monument was moved  from Lewes Priory at the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Above & left: Details from the Arundel Monument.
Far left: Mr William Bradbridge thrice Maior of this Cittie, and Alice his wife who had vj
ſonnes & viij daughters.
William died 1546; the date has been altered (nave)

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. The top photograph was taken several years ago: the stone is now replaced by that in the lower.
Above left:
Bishop Guy Carleton (1685) Above centre: Bishop 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)
Details from the monument of
Bishop Guy Carleton
Details from the monument of
 Bishop Robert Grove
Details from the monument of  Bishop Henry King

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 attributes them, all medieval bishops, to Sefrid II (1204), Simon of Wells (1207), Ranulph of Wareham and Ralph Neville (1244).  Above:  Late 15th/early16th century  altar tombs : the outlines of the lost 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 William Barlow (1568) This and the following tomb are in situ. The shields  (there is another on the opposite side) are modern.  Above right: Bishop George 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 de 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
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 Walter Hook by George Gilbert Scott.

Right bottom:  
Another 13th century coffin.

South Transept

John Smith (1848)  Banker and politician

Bishop John Langdon (1337) Effigy on a (partly restored) tomb chest and in recess. Limestone.

Bishop Robert Stratford (1362) The tomb chest is much restored: the  figures and niches by E Richardson in 1846. Effigy of Beer stone
Two more altar tombs - 16th Century. Note the outlines of former brasses.

 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

Left, above and right: Bishop Durnford (1895)
By George Bodley & Thomas Garner; L J Chavalliaud made the effigy

Right top: Brass Matrix set into wall

Above: Bishop Arundel (1477). Note the matix of a lost brass

Right: Another of the late 15th/early 16th century altar tombs

Note the brass matrix of a bishop

If you wish to speculate whose tomb this might be, visit this site.

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
Rachel & George Harris (1741 & 1734)

 The Cloisters
Unfortunately , and unintentionally, I did not include the cloisters in my survey. Amanda sent me these two photographs, but, as may be see from the general shot there are several 18th century and early 19th century monuments. There is one of 1595, shown below
 Left: General aspect of one arm
Above: Percival Malpage (1595)

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

St Mary & St Blaise
Racton Thakehame Rye - St Mary

Sir William Morley.
Erected 172
Sir Charles Gounter Nicholl (1733)
Henry Cheere
Bust by Roubilliac
(Dr Clive Easter)
Edward Apsley (1651)
Possibly by T Burman
John Wollett (1819)
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 Amanda Miller and the Web Master and Rye by Jean McCreanor
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