Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

St Andrew, Jevington

Jevington is where my mother used to stable her racehorses. We passed through on the way back from Beachy Head.

St Andrew's church has a Saxon tower.  Halfway up you can see where they reused Roman tiles to frame a window that is no longer there.

The woman with her back to the camera was cycling through the Downs with her dog running along beside her. The dog was carrying a large stone in its mouth and wouldn't be parted from it.

Inside there's this. It may be Saxon, it may be a bit later. No-one really knows. It represents the Risen Christ triumphing over evil beasties. A Victorian rector found it buried under the floor- where- presumably it had been placed to protect it from iconoclasts.

And then there's this. The 1750s monument to Charles and Leonora Rochester. I've never seen anything quite like it. She predeceased him and is shown peering in faint, ghostly fashion from behind his more corporeal shoulder. It's an odd, proto-romantic conceit- and not something you'd expect anyone to have come up with in the mid 18th century.

The parishioners are serving free tea and cakes in the church on selected dates through the summer- and I said I'd publicise this for them. The remaining dates are...

Saturday, August 6
Saturday, August 27
Saturday, September 17
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