Harriet HODSON

Female Abt 1815 -


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  • Name Harriet HODSON 
    Born Abt 1815  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
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    • The church of S. Peter is typical of the Downs, a small fabric built almost entirely of flint rubble. It consists of a Norman nave, a chancel that seems to belong to the fourteenth century, and the foundations of a western tower that was destined apparently never to rise more than a foot above the soil. The greater part is modern, having been rebuilt in 1890,1 after lying for many years in ruin, a henhouse having long made use of the massive walls. Instead of being surrounded by the yard in the usual way the church has its east end flush with a farm road. This is certainly owing to the fact that encroachments have been made since the church was ruined. It is extremely unusual in Sussex (or elsewhere) for the church to be on the edge of its yard. The Norman work has every appearance of being early; the walling is entirely of flint with ashlar quoins; in the west wall are two very narrow little windows, their round heads each formed of a single stone, originally, it appears, closed only by shutters on the outside, for which the rabbeting remains. They are widely splayed, but unfortunately the whole. building at the time of restoration was coated within by white plaster concealing all original features. Miss Harriet Hodson, whose family occupied the manor house for some two hundred years, and who left money to rebuild the church, in a short paper reprinted in the Sussex Daily News for June 30, 1891, suggests that more likely the fabric went to ruin about the time of the reformation (which the Scrase family, who then lived in the manor house, refused to accept for several generations), and the rectory was consequently attached to the vicarage of Brighton, an arrangement which still persists. The yard contains not a single grave stone that was set up before the rebuilding of the church.
    Person ID I6006  Silk Weavers and Stay Makers
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2016 

    Father William HODSON,   b. Abt 1778, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary,   b. Abt 1777, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart