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Monument to Ninian Burrell

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Platt
Town:Cuckfield
Parish:Cuckfield
Council:Mid Sussex District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH17
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:South aisle, Parish Church of Holy Trinity
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:71
Grid reference:N4
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ303245

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of Holy Trinity. Cuckfield.
Description:A kneeling effigy of Ninian Burrell in a recess with curtains held open by standing angels.
Inscription:At the base of the monument, inscribed plaque:

HE WAS A STUDENT OF GOOD LEARNING AT Oxford; WHERE HE LIUED THREE / YEARES FELLOW COMMONER OF Waddam COLLEDG: AFTERWARD HE GAVE HIMSELFE / TO YE STUDIE OF YE LAW AT London; WHERE HE LIVED FOR THE SPACE OF FIVE / YEARES IN YE MIDDLE Temple: AND BEING XXVII YEARES OLD DIED OF A CON = / SUMPTION AT London; YE X: DAY OF November IN YE YEARE OF CHRIST ( I )- / I)C. XXIIX . AND HERE BEING BURIED WAITETH FOR YE SECOND COMING OF YE MESSIAH / His words as he laye on his death bed / MY FLESH & MY HART FAILETH, BUT GOD IS YE STRENGTH OF MY HART & MY PORTION FOR EVER / Lectori : / VIVE diu, SED VIVE Deo; NAM VIVERE MUNDO / MORTIS OPUS, VIVA EST VIVERE VITA DEO.


At the top of the monument, on the front of the canopy, inscribed panel:

TO THE MEMORIE OF THAT WORTHIE YOUNG GENTLE= / MAN NINIAN BURRELL, THE SECOND SONNE OF NINI= / AN BURRELL OF COCKFIELD ESQUIRE: WALTER BUR= / RELL, HIS ELDER BROTHER WILLINGLY AND NOT WITH= / OUT HIS DESERT; HATH ERECTED THIS MONUMENT.

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Classification

Categories:Funerary, Composite, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Portrait
Subject type2:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Angels
     Material:Pink marble and gilt
     Height (cm):92
     Width (cm):30
     Depth (cm):25
Part 2:Whole structure
     Material:Pink marble, coloured stone and gilt
     Height (cm):245
     Width (cm):50
     Depth (cm):25
Part 3:Effigy of Ninian Burrell
     Material:Pink marble and gilt
     Height (cm):75
     Width (cm):35
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:07/01/2008

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History

History:Roman numerals on inscription - sometimes M and D were written using parentheses - like a C and a backwards or upside down C. Often the Roman numeral M is represented by an I in parentheses - ( I ). D is sometimes represented by an I followed by a backwards C, - I ). Hence the date of death is 10 November 1628.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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