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Latitude: 50.9833 / 50°58'59"N
Longitude: 0.624 / 0°37'26"E
OS Eastings: 584281
OS Northings: 123706
OS Grid: TQ842237
Mapcode National: GBR QX5.8L1
Mapcode Global: FRA D66J.0XN
Entry Name: 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 20 Metres South of Chancel, All Saints Church
Listing Date: 16 September 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385412
English Heritage Legacy ID: 470807
Location: Beckley, Rother, East Sussex, TN31
County: East Sussex
Civil Parish: Beckley
Built-Up Area: Beckley
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Beckley and Peasmarsh
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
TQ 8423 BECKLEY CHURCH LANE
1917/49/10033 3 Chest tombs approximately
20m soth of Chancel,
All Saints Church
Chest tombs. Three of mid C17 date:
1) Chest tomb. Mid C17 type. Stone with moulded top and base. The south face has a Latin inscription which is almost completely legible. "THOMAS SHARPE FILIUS SU- RICHARDUS SHARPE DUS ECCLESIE DE BECKLEY TUNC TEMPORIS RECTOR POSUIT HOC MONUMENTUM PIETATIS ERGO".
2) Chest tomb. C1644 to Thomas Sharpe. Stone with moulded top slab and base with inscription to south side. "HIC JACENT SERVETA CORVO PA THOM SHARPE FILIUM RICIARDI SHARPE DE BENENDEN GENEROSI QUI OBIIT ANNO AETATIS SUE 61 NOVEMBER 18 1644 ET ANNE VXORIS SUI OBIIT 19 AUGUST EODEM ANNO 1644" The combination of Latin text with Arabic numerals is unusual.
3) Chest tomb. Mid C17 type. Stone with moulded top (parts of one corner not attached at time of inspection) and moulded base on stone step. Inscription to south is illegible.
Listing NGR: TQ8429523729
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