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Tablet in the Wall of the Vicarage Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirdford, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0301 / 51°1'48"N

Longitude: -0.5492 / 0°32'57"W

OS Eastings: 501831

OS Northings: 126634

OS Grid: TQ018266

Mapcode National: GBR FG2.CYD

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QD.CV3

Entry Name: Tablet in the Wall of the Vicarage Garden

Listing Date: 22 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239232

English Heritage Legacy ID: 300565

Location: Kirdford, Chichester, West Sussex, RH14

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Kirdford

Built-Up Area: Kirdford

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Kirdford

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


Tablet in the Wall of
the Vicarage Garden


Memorial tablet. This tablet was erected in the south-west angle of the wall of the
Vicarage Garden at the nearest point to the former Black Bear Inn in 1850 by the then
Vicar of Kirdford, the Rev J F Cole, who found a slip of paper in the Vicarage Garden
with these words on it:-
"Degradation of drunkenness. There is no sin which doth more deface God's image
than drunkenness. It disguiseth a person and doth even unman Him. Drunkenness
makes him have the throat of a fish, the belly of a swine and the head of an
ass. Drunkenness is the shame of nature, the extinguisher of reason, the
shipwreck of charity and the murder of conscience. Drunkenness is hurtful to
the body. The cup kills more than the cannon. It causes dropsies, cartarrhs,
apoplexies. It fills the eye with fire, and the legs with water, and turns the
body into a hospital."

Listing NGR: TQ0183026632

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