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3 Chest Tombs Approximately 20 Metres South of Chancel, All Saints Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Beckley, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9835 / 50°59'0"N

Longitude: 0.6242 / 0°37'27"E

OS Eastings: 584295

OS Northings: 123729

OS Grid: TQ842237

Mapcode National: GBR QX5.8N4

Mapcode Global: FRA D66H.T6F

Plus Code: 9F22XJMF+9M

Entry Name: 3 Chest Tombs Approximately 20 Metres South of Chancel, All Saints Church

Listing Date: 16 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470807

Location: Beckley, Rother, East Sussex, TN31

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

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

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TQ 8423

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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