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Monument to William Stephen Poyntz

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Location

Street:Petworth Road
Town:Easebourne
Parish:Easebourne
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU29
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Priory Church of St. Mary - in a Chapel at the east end of the south aisle
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:59
Grid reference:K7
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:SU895225

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Makers

Name : Raffaele Monti
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Frances Isabella Lady Clinton, Georgina Elizabeth Countess Spencer, Isabella Marchioness Of Exeter (daughters)
Construction period:1848
Installation date:1848
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Priory Church of St. Mary
Description:Wall mounted monument facing south west. Portrait relief of William Stephen Poyntz. The figure is depicted seated and dressed in a toga. The arms are rested on the knees with the palms turned upwards. The head inclines heavenwards. Leaning against the back of the seat is a Bible. The seated figure rests on an inscribed plinth.
Signatures:Signature to the left of the figure, just above the sculpted bible:
R Monti
1848
Inscription:Inscription to front of plinth, black painted letters:

UNDERNEATH IS LAID WHAT WAS MORTAL OF / WILLIAM STEPHEN POYNTZ ESQRE. / AS A MAN HE WAS JUST, UPRIGHT, GENEROUS AND SINCERE / AS A FRIEND TRUE, KIND, CORDIAL AND ENDURING / AS A HUSBAND AND FATHER FAITHFUL, CONFIDING TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE / HE WAS REVERED BY HIS DEPENDANTS / ESTEEMED BY HIS FRIENDS AND ARDENTLY BELOVED BY ALL HIS FAMILY. / HE WAS BORN ON THE XXTH. DAY OF JANUARY MDCCLXX. / HAVING WEPT OVER THE GRAVES OF HIS TWO SONS AND BELOVED WIFE, / HE BORE WITH CHRISTIAN PATIENCE SIX YEARS OF UNCOMPLAINING SUFFERING / AND CLOSED HIS HONOURED LIFE ON THE VIIITH. DAY OF APRIL MDCCCXI. / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HIS THREE DAUGHTERS / FRANCES ISABELLA LADY CLINTON, GEORGINA ELIZABETH COUNTESS SPENCER, ISABELLA MARCHIONESS OF EXETER. / MDCCCXLVIII. / LOOKING FOR THE MERCY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST UNTO ETERNAL LIFE

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Figure
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):150
     Width (cm):115
     Depth (cm):45
Part 2:Whole monument
     Material:White and grey marble
     Height (cm):400
     Width (cm):210
     Depth (cm):56

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:02/04/2008

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History

History:William Stephen Poyntz was born on 20 January 1770 and died on 8 April 1840. He was the son of William Poyntz and Isabella Courtenay.He married the Hon. Elizabeth Mary Browne, daughter of Anthony Joseph Browne, 7th Viscount Montagu, on 1 September 1794. Poyntz was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and was an MP. Through his marriage he inherited Cowdray House and the estate in 1797and he moved into the enlarged keepers lodge in the park. Following his death his daughters sold the estate for £300,000 in 1843 to the 6th. Earl of Egremont.

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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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