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Chichester Cathedral

A very friendly cathedral. Open during normal hours: there is neither entrance fee nor charge for photography. However, donations are very welcome, the suggested amount being unusually  modest. No parking at the cathedral and the nearby city parking is rather expensive.

 These photographs were taken during a very brief visit to the Cathedral and I apologize if there is anything that I have omitted or for any errors made. Please let me know any corrections or additions that might almost certainly be needed. I have arranged the entries as the monuments would be seen following a clockwise perambulation around the church starting at the west door. There are two good articles on the monuments in Chichester Cathedral, both by Dr Harry Tummers, founder-member of the Church Monuments Society: a chapter in Chichester Cathedral A Historical Survey (Ed Mary Hobbs) and the article on the medieval effigial tombs in  Church Monuments Volume III 1988. However be careful reading the map and inventory in the book as some monuments have been moved, often several times, since and before this was compiled; Chichester seems prone to this.

West Porch  North West Tower (St Michael's Chapel)  North Aisle & Outer Aisle  North Transept & North East Chapel  North Choir Aisle Retrochoir: North Aisle & North-East Chapel  Choir  Retrochoir Lady Chapel  Retrochoir - South Aisle & SE Chapel  Choir - South Aisle  South Transept  South Aisle  South-West Tower
West Porch

Above: attrib. Bishop Stephen de Berghsted (1280)
Left: attrib. Dean Milton (1424)
unfortunately used as notice board.

North West Tower or St Michael's Chapel

Lt George Piggot Alms RN (1782) by George Harris

Vice Admiral Sir George Murray (1819) by J. Kendrick; shows Battle of Copenhagen

Captain Thomas Allen RN (1781)
by George Harris

Captain James Alms RN (1791)  Attrib. to George Harris but remains of insciption refute this.


North Aisle and Outer Aisle
From left to right: William Huskinson MP (1830) by J E Carew
He was accidentally killed at Newton-le-Willows by a train - the famous Stephenson's Rocket - at the opening of the first passenger railway between Liverpool and Manchester. He was buried in St James's cemetery , Liverpool (adjacent to the Anglican Cathedral), where a mausoleum and tomb remain. This mausoleum formerly contained a life sized statue of Huskinson - robed like a Roman senator - by John Gibson
 
Joseph Baker (1789)by John Hickey (but inscribed 'F Hickley)
Mathew Quantock (1812) by John Flaxman.  He was drowned in a skating accident
Dean Thomas Ball (1770) by John Flaxman made 1785/6
Vice-Admiral Henry  Frankland (1814) by John Flaxman
Edmund Woods (1833) by J E Carew

To The Left: Joan de Vere (1293) Caen Stone. Moved from Lewes Priory after the Dissolution of the Monasteries
To The Right Earl of Arundel (1376) & Eleanor (1372) Also from Lewes Priory

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North Transept and North East Chapel

 Eliza Huskinson (1856)
Widow of the MP. By John Gibson, who also sculpted the statue of the MP, formerly in his mausoleum in Liverpool

 Bishop Guy Carlton
sculptor not known

Bishop Robert Grove
sculptor not known

Bishop Henry King
His grave slab is to be found in the NE Chapel;
sculptor not known

Gustav Holst (1937)
The composer, musician and teacher, probably best known for The Planet Suite. This simple stone marks where his ashes were buried in the Cathedral

North Choir Aisle

Above Left: John Cawley (1621) and son William (1666) Monument moved from the redundant parish church of St Andrew. William was a philanthropist and a stanch republican, signing Charles I's death warrant. At the restoration he fled to Belgium, then Switzerland, dying at Vevey, where he tombstone is preserved in St Martin's church. However there is a tradition that he body was returned to England and buried in vault in the chapel of the hospital he founded in Chichester; a lead case containing a male skeleton being found there in 1883 but with no inscription.
Above 2nd from Left: Coffin 13th century. Harry Tummers reports four such coffins and tentatively attribues them to Sefrid II (1204), Simon of Wells (1207), Ranulph Wareham and Ralph Neville (1207)
Right & 2nd from Right: Late 15th/early16th century  altar tombs : the outlines of the losts brasses of kneeling figures, shields etc can just be made out. There are five such tombs in the cathedral, all made of Petworth marble and similar in design.

Retrochoir: North Aisle & North-East Chapel

Bishop William Otter (1840)
By John Towne, Erected 1861 but bust made before 1844

Bishop Ernest Wiberforce (1907)
Alabaster by John Tweed (a pupil of Rodin)

Sarah Peckham (1784)
By Charles Harris

Margaret Miller (1701) & Family
(chapel) They are buried in a vault in this chapel

Choir

Bishop John Rickingale (1429), also formerly  attrib. to Bishop Storey (1503). Alabaster

Retrochoir

Bishop Barlow (1568) This and the following tomb are in situ. The shields  (there is another on the opposite side) are modern

 Bishop Day (1558) The bass set into the matrix on the lid dates from 1832/42 but the brass shield with his arms is much older.

Lady Chapel

 Top: The niche tomb is attributed to Bishop Gilbert of St Leofard (1304) . The two coped coffins are not in situ although the niche tomb is.
Lower; Bishop Ralph Luffa (1123) A crozier and mitre are carved in low relief on the lid.

Bishop Thomas Bickley (1596) Originally in retrochoir.

Retrochoir - South Aisle & SE Chapel

George Farnhill (1790)
By Charles Harris

Frances Waddington (1728)
Set up by her husband Bishop Edward Waddington


 Choir - South Aisle

Above & left: Bishop Robert Sherburne (1536)
Still in situ in south wall; it was originally covered by a curtain which was only opened on certain day
LeftTop Dean Hook by George Gilbert Scott
Left Bottom: another 13th century coffin

South Transept

John Smith (1848)
Banker and Politician

Altar Tomb - 16th Century. Note the outlines of former brasses. There is another similar tomb in the transept.

Above: Bishop Robert Stratford (1362) The tomb chest is much restored: the visible figures and niches by E Richardson in 1846. Effigy of Beer stone.
Below Bishop John Langdon (1362) Effigy on a (partly restored) tomb chest and in recess but it was not possible to photograph this. Limestone.

 South Aisle

Agnes Sarah Harriet Cromwell (1789), aged 17; by John Flaxman, erected 1800

Another of the late 15th/early 16th century altar tombs

Bishop Arundel. Note the matix of a lost brass

Bishop Durnford (1896) cenotaph
By George Bodley & Thomas Garner; L J Chavalliaud made the effigy

Brass Matrix set into wall

Francis Dear (1802)
By John Flaxman

Sarah Udny (1811)
by John Flaxman

South West Tower

William Collins (1759)
the Chichester poet
by John Flaxman, erected 1795

Jane Smith (1780)
by John Flaxman

Ernest Udny (1880)
by Henry Westmacott


Boxgrove
St Mary & St Blaise
Racton
Thakehame Rye - St Mary
Sir William Morley. erected 1728 Sir Charles Gounter Nicholl (1733) by Henry Cheere Edward Apsley (1651) possibly by T Burman John Wollett (1819) Signed: J. Bacon inv., S. Manning ft.
Ringmer - St Mary
Sir Harbert Whalley (1689) Richard Wynne (1679) Sir William Springett (1643)

The photographs of Chichester are by the publicity officer; the rest by kind permission of Dr Clive Easter PhD

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