In front of the high altar is this brass to the founder of the present church, Sir William de Echyngham. He is shown in stylised chain mail and plate armour. His feet are resting on a handsome lion. The head has been missing since 1788. It is claimed the brass is the oldest dated brass in Sussex (1389).
Immediately to the west is this triple brass of the Sir William's son of the same name dated (d. 1412), his wife Johanna (d. 1404) and their son Thomas (d. 1444). Of the nine shields around the canopy only one remains. Sir Thomas served on Royal Commissions connected with repairs to the banks of the River Rother, as also did his son, another Sir Thomas.
Apologies for the ropes - I should have moved them first!
The small double brass on the floor of the south chapel commemorates Elizabeth Echyngham (d. 1452) the daughter of the younger Sir Thomas and Agnes Oxenbrigg (d. 1480), who was related to the de Echynghams by marriage.
The inscription of the next one, also in the floor of the south chapel, reads:
"Here lies the only sonne of Sr Gyfford Thornhurst Barronett an infant by Dame Susann Thornhurst now living the only daughter of Sr Alex Temple Kt 1626" .
Sir Gyfford's grand-daughter Sarah Jennings married John Churchill, later Duke of Marlborough.
The younger Sir Thomas de Echyngham was buried in the simple altar tomb to the south of the high altar. The tomb once had a brass portrait with hands clasped in prayer, lost over 100 years ago. Today only the inscription remains, recording his death in 1482.
A modern brass memorial tablet to Col T B Hornblower (d. 1962) is in the floor of the chancel, north of the altar.
A memorial to John Snepp (d. 1823) with a profile medallion is situated on the wall west of the south door:
"In a vault beneath this tablet are deposited the remains of John Snepp, Gent (Late of Haremare in this parish) who died 18th August 1823 aged 69 years.
Also Hannah, wife of the above said who died October 11th 1832 aged 66 years.
Also John, their only son of Haremare in this parish who departed this life on the 25th day of November 1857 aged 68.
Also Martha his wife who died 6th July 1873".
Henry Corbould, designer of the Penny Black postage stamp, who died of apoplexy in Salehurst in 1844 and was buried at Etchingham, is commemorated by a fine Gothic tablet with a profile medallion (by Charles S Kelsey). The inscription is in Latin.
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