St Andrew's Church, Hove

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St Andrew' church

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The churchyard of St Andrew's used to extend further south but in 1880, in the name of progress, (where have we heard that before!) 30 feet of the land was used for road construction which subsequently was named Church Road. An Act of Parliament was necessary and this was passed in 1880. Over 200 coffins (including my 3x ggfather ) were moved to be re -interred in the top corner of Hove Cemetery

By Brian Roote (04/01/2008)

I have in my possesion a bible that belonged to Rev John Babbington, brother-in-law to Charlotte Elliott. He was buried in the Elliott tomb which included Charlotte and her two brothers.

By George Ginn (12/01/2009)

I am trying to find the gravestone of George Gallard who was supposed to have been buried in Old St Andrews back in 1889; does anyone know where the gravestone might be?

By Maggie Bacon (21/10/2010)

I have the original of my great-grandparents' marriage certificate which shows that they were married in this church on December 29, 1866 by Rector Walter Kelly.

By Inez B. Eggers (14/07/2012)

I was once told that a Mr Everest, after whom the mountain was named, is buried here.....

By H M (14/07/2012)

George Everest died 1st December 1866 and was buried south of the church. He was Surveyor General of India at the time of the trigonometrical survey and in 1852, when the highest peak was discovered, it was named after him. The gravestone was depicted in the opening shots of the film about the conquest of Everest. Regards, Andy

By Andy Grant (15/07/2012)

Wilkipedia confirms the fact that Sir George Everest, Welsh surveyor, geographer, and Surveyor General for India from 1830 - 1843, died on 1st. December 1866 and was interred at St. Andrew's, Hove.

By Edward Brooke (15/07/2012)

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