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Monument to Thomas Frewen

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Location

Street:Church Lane
Town:Northiam
Parish:Northiam
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Private
Location note:The Frewen Chapel, Parish Church of St. Mary
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:64
Grid reference:B3
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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Makers

Company/Group :Burke & (?), 144 Regent Street, London.
     Role:Designer

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General Information

Commissioned by: Frewen family
Construction period:c1870
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Frewen family
Description:Large gothic style monument affixed to the east wall of the Frewen Chapel. At the top of the monument is a mosaic and crystal cross. Below, with three clustered red marble columns at either side, is a large inscribed white marble stone. At the base of the monument is a winged angel holding a painted shield with the Frewen coat of arms and the family motto on a banner below. The monument is decorated with mosaic of gold, and various other colours.
Signatures:Signature to middle right of outer aspect of memorial:
BURKE & (? - remainder of signature set into the wall)
144 REGENT STREET
LONDON
Inscription:Sacred / to the / Memory of / Thomas Frewen, Esqre. / of Cold Overton Hall, / Leicestershire, / Innishannon, County Cork, / and Brickwall House, / in this Parish; / eldest son of / John and Eleanor Frewen Turner, / born at Cold Overton Hall, August 26th. 1811. / Educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, / a Magistrate for Rutland and Leicestershire, / M.P. for South Leicestershire in 1838, / High Sheriff for Sussex in 1839. / He married first in 1832 Anne, daughter of / W.W. Carus Wilson, Esqre. / of Casterton Hall, Westmoreland, / secondly in 1847 Helen Louisa, daughter of / Frederick Homan, Esqre. / of Ardenwood, County Kildare. / He died at Woodlands, Ore, near Hastings, Octr. 14th. 1870, / leaving three surviving children by his first / and five by his second marriage. / His mortal remains lie in the Vault beneath this Aisle / awaiting the joyful resurrection. / “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them / also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him”. I Thes: IV. 14. / His express desire forbids all mention of personal character / on this Tablet, and directs the following alone to be inscribed. / “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, / that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; / of whom I am chief.” I Tim: I. 15. / Also / in loving Memory of / Helen Louisa Frewen, / wife of the above Thomas Frewen / born Augt. 9th. 1821. died June 5th. 1901. / “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”

Underneath the angel at the base of the monument, black painted letters, the Frewen family motto (It is not mine (i.e. my nature) to change):

: MUTARE : NON : EST : MEUM :

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Classification

Categories:Religious, Funerary, Commemorative
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Inscribed stone
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole monument
     Material:Marble and mosaic
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):150
     Depth (cm):30
Part 2:Inscribed panel
     Material:Marble
     Height (cm):130
     Width (cm):60
Part 3:Angel & shield
     Material:Marble and paint
     Height (cm):32
     Width (cm):80
     Depth (cm):20

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:20/05/2008

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History

History:The Frewen Chapel was designed and built above the Frewen Mausoleum in 1845, by the architect Sydney Smirke. It is built from soft, porous sandstone.
(Green, Anthony. ‘A Short Guide to the Parish Church of St. Mary, Northiam’.)

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:‘A Short Guide to the Parish Church of St. Mary, Northiam’.
     Type:Book
     Author:Green, Anthony.
     Publisher:Parish Church of St. Mary. Northiam.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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