Church Monuments Society


St Olave’s Hart Street

By CMS in Events

Here is Jean Wilson’s list of the monuments (not the brasses – they will be in a separate list). We have a guided tour of these after the AGM on 22 Sept (more details of that on So if you want to find out more about these monuments, come along on the day!

(For those who really can’t be there, our Secretary may be able to provide you with Jean Wilson’s notes.)

So here are the monuments:

South Aisle

  1. Modern plaque to Rev Augustus Powell Miller, who oversaw the restoration of the church after it was damaged in WW2.
  2. (above) Monument to Samuel Pepys
    (below) Rather nice, if battered, Gothic memorial to Rev. John Letts †1857
  1. Monument to James Deane† 1608, 3 wives & 3 children.
  1. Inscription tablet to Dr William Turner †1568
  1. Monument to Dr Peter Turner †1614
  1. Wall plaque to Sir John Mennes †1671



  1. (a) Fragments of the monument to Sir John Radcliffe †1568 and Lady Anne Radcliffe †1585
    (b) Base, with inscription and brackets from the monument to Jeffrie Kerby †1632 and his daughter Susan † 1634
  1. Wall-plaque to Jane Humberstone †1694
  1. Elizabeth Pepys †1669
  1. Monument to Andrew †1610 & Paul †1616 Bayning.

North Aisle

  1. Monument to Peter Capponi †1582.
  1. WWI parish memorial, signed by William Goscombe John.
  1. Two memorial plaques to D.Alfred Povah, rector 1860-1901
  1. Standing wall-monument with standing figure to Sir Andrew Riccard †1672


  1. Rather boring wall-tablet to an interesting man: John Watts †1789, President of the Council of New York before American Independence.
  1. Good inscription cartouche to Sir William Ogbourne †1734
  1. Elizabeth Gore †1698

Baptistery: mostly fragmentary monuments retrieved and repositioned after bombing of WWII.

  1. Elizabeth Billingsley †1577
  1. John Highlord †1619


  1. Inscription panel from monument to Christopher Jacob Elsenhaimer von Elsenhaim in Prussia †1618

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