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Holy Trinity, Cuckfield [Nov. 25th, 2015|09:52 am]
Tony Grist



The churchyard- looking towards the South Downs


Monument to Charles Sergison- naval bureaucrat, died 1732, by Thomas Adey. Truth is admiring herself in a mirror while holding a portrait of the late Mr Sergison. The monument- which is enormous- occupies the north east corner of the chancel and towers over the altar. The vicar of the day said he didn't want it there but got leant on by Mr Sergison's grieving (and wealthy) friends and relations.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-11-25 10:04 am (UTC)
Interesting that Truth holds a mirror: in medieval iconography it's the mark of one of the deadly sins (Vanity, perhaps?). I wonder when that changed...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-25 10:09 am (UTC)
Well, I don't suppose Mr Sergison was a stranger to Vanity either.
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[User Picture]From: charliemc
2015-11-25 10:06 am (UTC)
Amazing photos!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-25 10:10 am (UTC)
Thanks.

We do't get much sunlight in November, but when it's there it's as well to grab it.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-11-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
Lovely church. I know Cuckfield quite well when i lived in Brighton.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-26 09:46 am (UTC)
It's a pretty little town.
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From: athenais
2015-11-25 10:02 pm (UTC)
Is that another Victorian steeple? It looks out of character with the rest. Great photo of the churchyard!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-26 09:46 am (UTC)
Well spotted. The spire is in fact modern. The old one- dating from the 14th century- was destroyed in a fire and replaced by a replica in 1981.
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