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The Mausoleum of John Fuller in the Churchyard to the South East of the Church, Brightling

Description: The Mausoleum of John Fuller in the Churchyard to the South East of the Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 292454

OS Grid Reference: TQ6837720980
OS Grid Coordinates: 568377, 120980
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9636, 0.3964

Location: Brightling, East Sussex TN32 5HH

Locality: Brightling
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN32 5HH

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

TQ 6820-6920 BRIGHTLING THE STREET

38/1A The Mausoleum of
John Fuller in the
churchyard to the
3.8.61 south east of the church

GV II

The grade shall be amended to II* (star)

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TQ 6820-6920 BRIGHTLING THE STREET

38/1A The Mausoleum of John Fuller
in the churchyard to the
south east of the church
3.8.61

GV II

Designed by Sir Robert Smirke for John Fuller of Brightling Park (then called Rose
Hill) MP and patron of Turner, sometimes called "Honest Jack" or "Mad Jack". He
died on the 19th April 1833, but it was erected in his lifetime in 1810. It takes
the form of an ashlar pyramid about 20 feet high on a base which is three feet
high. Sealed doorway on south west side. Fuller is said to have been buried in
it in an upright position wearing a top hat and with a roast chicken and a bottle
of claret beside him but this legend has since been disproved.


Listing NGR: TQ6837920980

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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