St John The Baptist Churchyard

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St John The Baptist Churchyard

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Netherfield Rd
Mountfield, Rother District, East Sussex, England
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The parish church was dedicated in 1860, and was a gift to the village by Lady Webster in memory of her husband, Sir Godfrey Webster of Battle Abbey. Prior to this services were held in the barn of a local farm.

The church was designed by Samuel Sanders Teulon , a controversial Victorian architect, he also designed the Holy Trinity Church in Hastings. The church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. This fact is somewhat grotesquely commemorated by a painting on the north wall by the 17th century artist Giovanni Barbieni, of the unfortunate St John's head on a platter, carried by Salome. The artist used himself as the model for the features.

The old schoolhouse adjoining the churchyard was also given by Lady Webster, in 1859. The school closed in 1961

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GPS Coordinates: 50.9404170, 0.4512760

  • Added: 28 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2428058