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Description: Tomb of Lady Sanderson in the Grounds of My Lady's Cottage
Date Listed: 5 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 169167
OS Grid Reference: TQ7901338631
OS Grid Coordinates: 579013, 138631
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1190, 0.5564
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CRANBROOK CRANBROOK COMMON
TQ 73 NE
3/315 Tomb of Lady Sanderson
in the grounds of
My Lady's Cottage
Chest tomb. c1817, Mason Richardson of Tunbridge Wells. Tapering diagonally fluted
sarcophagus having pyramidal roof with oval flaming urn and end scrolls on 4 piers
and 3 stone steps (originally railed). Circular medallions at each end and
rectangular panels each side with inscription "Within this vault lie the remains of
Lady Sanderson widow of the late Sir James Sanderson Bart by her 1st husband and of
the Revd William Huntington S.S by her second. Born August 4th 1765 died in the
Lord,November 9th 1817. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee - Her son and
daughter who sorrow rejoicing have erected this monument". Lady Sanderson married a
celebrated non-conformist preacher named William Hunt (later enlarged to Huntington)
who began to preach while working as a coal heaver. The initials S.S stand for
'Saved Sinner' and was his own award, the more prestigious D.D. being denied him.
Lady Sanderson lived at My Lady's Cottage after Hunt's death in 1812 and at her
request was buried in the apple orchard there.
Listing NGR: TQ7855038355
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Source: English Heritage
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