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Description: May Family Vault Aprroximately 26 Metres South West of the Tower of the Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179461
OS Grid Reference: TQ6341249701
OS Grid Coordinates: 563412, 149701
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2231, 0.3388
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HADLOW CHURCH STREET
TQ 63 49
7/25 May Family Vault approx 26m
south west of the tower of
the Church of St Mary
Family vault. Dated 1855 of Walter Barton May of Hadlow Castle (q.v.). Brick
faced with sandstone ashlar. Gothic family vault. It stands in the north
west corner of the churchyard with only the east long side and south end
exposed. It has been englected and has lost some of its detail. Corners have
angle buttresses with weathered offsets and rise to finials with panelled
sides. Moulded cornice at eaves level and crenellated parapet. On eastern
long side parapet rises over a carved coat of arms and on southern end wall
rises to a low pitch gable surmounted by a broken finial. Both sides contain
a row of arch-headed niches under a continuous hoodmould, 3 on the side and 2
on the end. Only the eastern ones are inscribed. The centre one records the
death of Walter Barton May in 1855 along with 2 infant sons. Those either
side record the deaths of other members of his family. The vault is
surrounded by stone coping which once took iron area railings.
It was Walter Barton May who was responsible for much of the work at Hadlow
Castle (q.v.) which stands just the other side of the churchyard wall.
Listing NGR: TQ6341249701
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Source: English Heritage
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