November 25th, 2015


Holy Trinity, Cuckfield

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.