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Stone House 02
Photo of gardens and "Stone House." (Mayfield)
2011

Cornelia's Original Headstone

Photo of headstone from Cornelia's original grave


Cornelia's Room at Mayfield

Photo of room occupied by Cornelia at Mayfield


Cornelia's Tomb - Mayfield 01
Photos of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield

Cornelia's Tomb - Mayfield 02
Photos of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield

Cornelia's Tomb - Mayfield 03

Photos of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield


Cornelia's Tomb - Mayfield 04

Photos of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield


Floor Plan of "Mayfield Place"

Architectural floor plans.


Guide to Mayfield Palace

A guide to the history of the old palace (Mayfield); originally researched and written by Sr. Helena Desmond, SHCj; re-issue includes additional information from Mrs. Margaret Bushell.


Mark Cross, Sussex 01
Photo of Mark Cross, Sussex; given to Cornelia in 1868 by Duchess of Leeds for new orphans' home.

Mark Cross, Sussex 02
Photo of Mark Cross, Sussex; given to Cornelia in 1868 by Duchess of Leeds for new orphans' home.

Mark Cross, Sussex 03
Photo of Holy Child Shrine in chapel at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 04
Photo of driveway at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 05
Photo of chapel at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 06
Photo of cloister at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 07
Photo of dormitory at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 08
Photo of senior classroom at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 09
Photo of refectory at Mark Cross

Mark Cross, Sussex 12
Photo of Mark Cross, Sussex; given to Cornelia in 1868 by Duchess of Leeds for new orphans' home.

Mark Cross, Sussex 13
Photo of Mark Cross, Sussex; given to Cornelia in 1868 by Duchess of Leeds for new orphans' home.

Mark Cross, Sussex 14
Photo of Holy Child Shrine in chapel, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 15
Photo of driveway, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 16
Photo of chapel, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 17
Photo of cloister Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 18
Photo of dormitory, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 19
Photo of senior classroom, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mark Cross, Sussex 20
Photo of refectory, Mark Cross, Sussex, England.

Mayfield Abby
Print of Mayfield Abby, Sussex.

Mayfield Chapel 01
Photo of Mayfield Chapel; stations of the cross and pews not yet installed
1865-66

Mayfield Chapel 02
Photos of chapel at Mayfield.
2011

Mayfield Chapel 03
Photos of chapel at Mayfield.
2011

Mayfield Chapel 04
Photos of chapel at Mayfield.
2011

Mayfield Chapel 05
Photos of chapel at Mayfield.
2011

Mayfield Convent Church
Photo of Mayfield convent church porch, restored

Mayfield Convent, Sussex 01
Photo of restored building (Mayfield).
Pre-1872

Mayfield Convent, Sussex 02
Pages from Victorian era scrapbook (Mayfield)

Mayfield Convent, Sussex 03
Pages from Victorian era scrapbook (Mayfield)

Mayfield Convent, Sussex 04
Pages from Victorian era scrapbook (Mayfield)

Mayfield Palace 01
Postcard from "Ye Olde Palace, Mayfield"
1863 (?)

Mayfield Palace 02
Print of Mayfield Palace. "Purchased in London, April 1964, by Rev. Francis Smith and Hugh T. Smith for their sister, Mother Mary Rebecca, SHCJ, framed in Chicago."
1823

Mayfield Palace 03
Print of Mayfield Palace. "Purchased in London, April 1964, by Rev. Francis Smith and Hugh T. Smith for their sister, Mother Mary Rebecca, SHCJ, framed in Chicago."
1824

Mayfield Palace 04
Print of the Great Hall, Mayfield Palace, Sussex.
1784

Mayfield Palace 05
Engravings of Mayfield/St. Dunstan's Palace

Mayfield Palace 06
Engravings of Mayfield/St. Dunstan's Palace

Mayfield Palace 07
Engravings of Mayfield/St. Dunstan's Palace

Mayfield Palace 08
Engravings of Mayfield/St. Dunstan's Palace

Mayfield ruins 01
Sketch of Mayfield "ruins"

Mayfield ruins 02
Print of "The Ruins of Mayfield Palace," once the property of the Archbishop of Canterbury - Built in the 14th Century, it was restored and used as chapel of a convent. The water colour is signed by the painter S. Baker Lewes who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1788." (from back of print)
1788

Mayfield ruins 03
Photo of the Great Hall at Mayfield just before restoration began in 1864.
1863(?)

Mayfield ruins 04
Photo of the Great Hall at Mayfield just before restoration began in 1864.

Mayfield ruins 05
Photo of Great Hall windows just before restoration (Mayfield).
1864

Mayfield ruins 06
Photo of workers "excavating rubbish and fallen masonry from the Memorial Hall (Mayfield). (Helen Forshaw, SHCJ, '08)
1864

Mayfield ruins 07
Photo of workers tackling the rubbish, weeds, etc. in the rear half of the hall (Memorial). (Helen Forshaw, SHCJ, '08)
1864

Mayfield Village
Sketch (?) of Mayfield Village in the 19th century

Miss Stone
Photo of Miss Stone (original owner of "Stone House," neighboring property purchased by convent/school at Mayfield) at age 90.

Painting of the Holy Child 01

August 15 1980 This picture used to be in Mayfield until the nuns returned to Neuilly after the first World War when rue Perronet was opened in 1921 by Rev. Mother Mary Theresa Walton, Rev. Mother Mary Frances Tholhieust (sp?), being Rev. Mother General; this picture was given to that Neuilly foundation by R. Mary Frances that this house may possess a momento of Rev. Mother Foundress, the picture being "attributed" to her. This was told to me and to the first and successive communities of the Holy Child Convent in Neuilly by Mother Mary S. Maurice Reconig (sp?) who was the companion of Rev. Mother Mary Theresa when the house was opened: (M. M. Maurice S was "in charge" of rue Perronet after Rev. Mother Theresa returned to England) - Later on, M.M. S. Maurice became the superior of Neuilly. During the second World War this picture was rescued and carefully preserved by a friend...returned to us and until the closing of Neuilly in 1975 was always hanging in the front hall of the house as it had been from 1921 to 1940. - Sr. Marie Pierre Rubeaux, SHCJ. (Note on back of picture.)


Painting of the Holy Child 02

August 15 1980 This picture used to be in Mayfield until the nuns returned to Neuilly after the first World War when rue Perronet was opened in 1921 by Rev. Mother Mary Theresa Walton, Rev. Mother Mary Frances Tholhieust (sp?), being Rev. Mother General; this picture was given to that Neuilly foundation by R. Mary Frances that this house may possess a momento of Rev. Mother Foundress, the picture being "attributed" to her. This was told to me and to the first and successive communities of the Holy Child Convent in Neuilly by Mother Mary S. Maurice Reconig (sp?) who was the companion of Rev. Mother Mary Theresa when the house was opened: (M. M. Maurice S was "in charge" of rue Perronet after Rev. Mother Theresa returned to England) - Later on, M.M. S. Maurice became the superior of Neuilly. During the second World War this picture was rescued and carefully preserved by a friend...returned to us and until the closing of Neuilly in 1975 was always hanging in the front hall of the house as it had been from 1921 to 1940. - Sr. Marie Pierre Rubeaux, SHCJ. (Note on back of picture.)


Pylon XXV, No. 2

Pylon XXV, No. 2. Selected articles:

  • Mayfield, Sussex - History Minus Legend, pp. 4-7
  • The Duchess Triumphant (Louisa Catherine, Duchess of Leeds), pp. 8-15
  • The Undivided Heart, p. 19
Summer 1963

Raffle Ticket
Original raffle ticket to raise money for restoration of Mayfield
1865

Sanctuary at Mayfield
Photo of sanctuary at Mayfield as it was in Cornelia's time

Sketches of "The Old Palace" (Mayfield)

Sketches of palace and architectural features.


St. Dunstan's Church 02
Print of St. Dunstan's "Palace." (Mayfield)
1778

St. Dunstan's Church 03
Print of St. Dunstan's "Palace." (Mayfield)
1778

St. Dunstan's Church 04

Description of St. Dunstan's Palace, a.k.a. Mayfield Palace


St. Dunstan's Church 05
Print of St. Dunstan's Palace, Mayfield, Sussex.
1778

Stone House 01
Photo of gate to "Stone House." House, currently convent space, being restored in background. (Mayfield)
2011


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