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Stone covered by the 1861-2 works, as recorded by the Vicar of the time. At a distance of 2ft 6in. from east wall, and 9ft 8in. from south wall lies a stone on which is inscribed a shield, containing per chev. three elephants' heads erased. Crest: an elephant's head erased (the lines denoting colours are obliterated). Just below the Coat of Arms is the following:

Hic jacet Johannes SAUNDERS
LL.B. quondam Vicarius
de Bennenden in Comitatu
Obiit 5 die Aprilis 1724.
Aetatis Suae 50.
Serius aut citius Sedem properamus ad unam:
Heu dimus (?) huc omnes, haec est domus ultima nobis.

On the same stone under the foregoing is the following: Richardus SAUNDERS, Clericus,
quondam Rector de Westley
in Com. Cantabrigiae, et nunc
Minister de Hawkhurst in
Com. Cantii.
Amantissimus fratri posuit.

(Parish register 1724. April 10. The Revd. John Saunders, vicar).

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