Newport : Church Litten



Church Litten was the Burial Ground for St Thomas's Church in Newport. Only a few of the grave markers are still in existence, and few are legible. The park is dominated by the memorial to Valentine Gray. The area is still a burial ground and is subject to subsidence as old tombs collapse.

The 10 visible memorials are presented in the order encountered from South to North.


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?, Sarah
SARAH, [Wife of ...?]
remainder of inscription illegible




?
inscription illegible




Temple, Richard
RICHARD
TEMPLE Died
January 17th
1737
Aged 39 Years




?, Arabella
In Memory of (?)
ARABELLA ... (?)
Late of ... (?)
who departed this life Sept 10th 1841 (?)
Aged 66 Years (?)




Reynolds, John Hamilton
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN
HAMILTON REYNOLDS
who died
November 15th 1852
Aged 58 Years.
THE FRIEND OF KEATS

Wikipedia entry for John Hamilton Reynolds




?, William
Mr
William
[......]hue (?)
Died
Feb 24
1714
Aged 79.




Gray, Valentine
To the Memory
OF
VALENTINE GRAY
The Little Sweep

Interred January the 5th
AD 1822
In the 10th Year
of
His Age

In Testimony
of
The general Feeling
For suffering Innocence
This Monument
Is erected
By Public Subscription.




Poor, Martha
MARTHA
THE WIFE OF DOCTER POOR
Died Ye 10th OF JUNE 1782 AGED
58 YEARS




Chandler, Elizabeth Ruby
BOROUGH OF NEWPORT,
LITTEN PARK
LAY-OUT INSPIRED BY
MRS ELIZABETH RUBY CHANDLER
O.B.E., MAYOR 1930.
HONORARY FREEMAN OF THE BOROUGH

Mrs Chandler (maiden name Darlington) died in 1972 aged 90. Her birth was registered in Chester, 1881 Q4. She married William Henry Chandler in 1906 in Steyning, Sussex. In the 1925 Electoral roll they are shown at Pendennis, St John's Road, Newport.

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan