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Monument to the Percy Family

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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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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:The Baptistry, 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.
Previous location:The Chapel of St. Thomas (moved in 1904)

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Makers

Name : John Edward Carew
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: George, Earl of Egremont.
Construction period:1837
Installation date:1837
Unveiling date:1837
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Petworth.
Description:Faces west. Large sarcophagus built into the wall surmounted by a female figure holding a large cross in the right hand and the left resting on an urn. Above the figure is the Percy arms. Inscriptions to the front of the sarcophagus.
Iconographical description:The figure represents 'Faith'.
Signatures:Carved letters, right hand side of the plinth:
J.E. CAREW. SCULPTOR FECIT
Proh Pudor Academiae
Non Academicus.
Inscription:Carved letters immediately below sculpture:

IN THIS CHANCEL WERE BURIED
HENRY PERCY 9TH. EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND 1632.
LADY DOROTHY DEVEREUX, HIS WIFE. 1619.
LADY LUCY PERCY, COUNTESS OF CARLISLE. HIS DAUGHTER. 1660.
ALGERNON 10TH. EARL. HIS SON. 1668.
LADY ANN CECIL, HIS WIFE. 1637.
LADY ELIZABETH HOWARD. HIS SECOND WIFE. 1704.
LADY ANN PERCY. LADY STANHOPE, HIS DAUGHTER. 1654.
JOSCELINE 11TH. EARL. HIS SON. 1670.
LADY ELIZABETH WRIOTHESLEY, HIS WIFE. 1698.
HENRY EARL OF OGEE. 1680.
AND OTHERS OF THE FAMILY OF PERCY WHICH AT THE DEATH OF JOSCELINE
BECAME EXTINCT IN THE MALE LINE.
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED TO THEIR MEMORY
BY THEIR DESCENDANT GEORGE BART. OF EGREMONT
IN THE YEAR 1837 THE 86TH OF HIS AGE.
MORTUIS MORITURUS

Carved letters into black marble at base of monument:

IN THE CHURCH WAS BURIED JOSCELINE DE LOUVAIN
WHO MARRIED AGNES. THE HEIRESS OF THE PERCY FAMILY.
HE WAS BROTHER TO QUEEN ADELICIA
WHO AFTER THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND HENRY THE FIRST
GAVE TO HIM THE HONOR AND MANOR OF PETWORTH A PART OF HER DOWRY
WHICH GRANT WAS CONFIRMED TO THE FAMILY BY HENRY THE SECOND

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Religious, Funerary, Commemorative
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Statue
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Symbolic
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Statue
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):225
     Width (cm):168
     Depth (cm):25
Part 2:Whole monument
     Material:White, black and grey marble
     Height (cm):485
     Width (cm):244
     Depth (cm):74
Part 3:Sarcophagus
     Material:White, black and grey marble
     Height (cm):170
     Width (cm):244
     Depth (cm):74

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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:Commemorates the Percy ancestors of the Wyndham family. Female figure holding across with the Percy arms above. Erected by George, Earl of Egremont in 1837 just before his death aged 86. It is in memory of his Percy ancestors. Carew was employed by Lord Egremont at Petworth from 1823-1837. Carew felt at the time that his talents were not generally recognised and carved the inscription at the top of the plinth on the right side:- J.E. Carew Sculptor Fecit, Proh Pudor Academiae non Academicus (To the shame of the Academy not an Academician).
(The Story of Petworth Parish Church)

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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