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Tomb of Lady Sanderson in the Grounds of My Lady's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranbrook, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.119 / 51°7'8"N

Longitude: 0.5564 / 0°33'23"E

OS Eastings: 579013

OS Northings: 138631

OS Grid: TQ790386

Mapcode National: GBR PT0.X2L

Mapcode Global: VHJN6.L4JH

Entry Name: Tomb of Lady Sanderson in the Grounds of My Lady's Cottage

Listing Date: 5 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253275

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169167

Location: Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Built-Up Area: Sissinghurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

The following item shall be added to the list:-

CRANBROOK CRANBROOK COMMON
TQ 73 NE
3/315 Tomb of Lady Sanderson
in the grounds of
My Lady's Cottage
GV II

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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