Elizabeth Culpeper Monument - All Saints Church - Hollingbourne - Kent - UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dave-harris
N 51° 15.912 E 000° 38.453
31U E 335417 N 5681960
A centotaph i All saints Church
Waymark Code: WMJ9FQ
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/14/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Scupltured by Edward Marshal this memorial titled "The Elizabeth, Lady Culpeper Chapel and Monument". The monument to Lady Elizabeth occupies the central space of the chapel. This was intended by her husband not only as a memorial to her, the best of women, the best of wives, the best of mothers ( the inscription 'Optima Fæmina, Optima Coniux, Optima Mater’ is on the side of the tomb). It was also intended as a cenotaph (a monument erected in honor of a person, or group of persons, who are buried elsewhere) to the Culpeper family.

Under the Chapel is a vault, which still contains several lead coffins of the Culpepers. The brick opening to this in the east wall is now sealed up. Local tradition has it that the coffins sometimes moved about the vault unaided.

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Approximate Age of Artefact: Not listed

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