St Margaret's Church, Rottingdean

Photograph published c1910

Photo:Scanned from an original copy of '67 Views of Brighton, Hove and Neighbourhood', circa 1910, by kind permission of David Burgess

Scanned from an original copy of '67 Views of Brighton, Hove and Neighbourhood', circa 1910, by kind permission of David Burgess

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
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Within the graveyard, there is a headstone with a skull and crossbones on it. It is the grave of a local hero who was known to be a pirate. Does anybody know the exact location of the grave? I was 15 when the church gardener showed it to me. I am now 51 and cannot find it to show my children.
By Alan Bayley (20/09/2003)
The skull gravestone is on the south side of the church - follow the path towards the memorial garden.
By Anonymous (04/04/2004)
To add more to the comment made by Anonymous on 04-04-2004 - walk towards the main church entrance, turn right along the side of the building, look along by the pathway for a small white grave stone about 1 ft high, next to a grave stone about 4.5 ft high with a 'crown' top. The engraving has worn away, but a skull and cross bones can be seen with 2 other emblems, and written 'here lies the body of John Morris (or Norris), died aged 59'. I think it says a date in the 1600s.
By Joseph Keely (25/04/2004)

Does anyone know anything about "Little Gertie" who is buried in the churchyard?

By Lynda (14/01/2009)

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