TOMB OF LADY SANDERSON IN THE GROUNDS OF MY LADY'S COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253275
Date first listed:
05-Nov-1990
Statutory Address:
TOMB OF LADY SANDERSON IN THE GROUNDS OF MY LADY'S COTTAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOMB OF LADY SANDERSON IN THE GROUNDS OF MY LADY'S COTTAGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Cranbrook
National Grid Reference:
TQ 79013 38631

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
169167
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/14750/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Keeble. Source Historic England Archive
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