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Monument to John Johnson

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Street
Town:Petworth
Parish:Petworth
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU28
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Access is:Public
Location note:High on the wall, faces south on north side of the Nave, Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:61
Grid reference:N9
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.

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General Information

Commissioned by: Johnson family.
Construction period:1831
Installation date:1831
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Petworth.
Description:Relief robed portrait of John Johnson sitting reading. He holds a book in his right hand with the left hand resting on a column. The relief surmounts an inscribed base. The monument is mounted high up on the Nave wall.
Inscription:Incised letters, painted black to the front of the monument:

IN THE ADJOINING VAULT
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF A LOVER OF GOD AND MAN
JOHN JOHNSON DD
BORN IN THIS PARISH AND EDUCATED AT WINCHESTER
AFTERWARDS FELLOW OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE OXFORD
AND SIXTEEN YEARS RECTOR OF NORTH CHAPEL.
HIS FELLOWSHIP HE PROMPTLY RESIGNED
RATHER THAN KEEP IT WITH A FORTUNE
AGAINST THE INTENT IF NOT THE LETTER OF THE COLLEGE STATUTE
AND DEVOTED HIS TIME
TO THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PAROCHIAL DUTIES
AS WELL AS TO AN ASSIDUOUS ATTENDANCE
ON SEVERAL BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS
OF LATE ESTABLISHED TO THE HONOUR OF THIS AGE AND COUNTRY
HE DECEASED THE FOURTH DAY OF JULY
IN THE YEAR OF GRACE
ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Funerary, Commemorative
Object type1:Relief
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Seated
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Seated

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole monument
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):200
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):20

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:13/02/2008

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History

History:John Johnson D.D. was a Fellow of Magdalen College and Rector of Northchapel for 16 years.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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