Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Henry Carpenter

AE E25

In this grave are buried, besides Henry,

His wife, Rebecca - died June 1898, aged 64

And their children:

Henry - died February 1858, aged 10 months

Arthur - Born 1861, died February 1914, aged 52

Harry Percy, died January 1865,  aged 2 months

Edith died June 1866, aged 2 days

Also according to HBC records - Ellen Mary Smith July 1884, aged 25

Henry Carpenter
Born 20 April 1830.  died 15 November 1897
Aged 67
Architect of the Chapels and Lodge
in this cemetery.
"Life's race well won, Life's work well done"

He was born in London in 1830 and little is known of his early life or professional training.

He appears in Hastings c1850 working from Robertson Street, but then in the 1860’s he seems to have returned to London where he was at 36a (later 60) Moorgate in 1866.

He was the architect of the Silver Hill Chapel in 1857, later St Luke’s Church, to which he contributed the sum of £5 towards the building costs.  

Carpenter laid out the Borough Cemetery and was paid £10 for his plan, he also designed the lodges, chapel and walls.

He was the surveyor for Charles Hay Frewen, a local landowner and one time MP for East Sussex.  Frewen had married the widow of Musgrave Brisco and lived at Coghurst Hall.