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Monument to Sir Robert Sawyer, Highclere church

The old church at Highclere, Hampshire, was built 1687-1689.
There was a monument to Sir Robert Sawyer (died 1692) in the old church.
In 1842-1849 a new seat was built at this location, Highclere Castle.
A new Highclere church was built in 1870, some distance away to the N. See street view.
The old church beside Highclere Castle fell into ruin.
Luckily, monuments were moved to the new church. The Sawyer monument survives in the new church. See findagrave.


Monument to Sir Robert Sawyer, moved to new church, Highclere.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2011 by Mike Searle.
From Geograph. Creative Commons. Also on Flickr.

Close up of inscription.

Description of monument, then in old Highclere church.
From [Nichols, 1858].

Location of ruin of old church.
From map. Revised: 1894. Published: 1897.
See modern map.

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