Longley, Charles Thomas (via memorial stones index)

Charles Thomas Longley (1794-1868)

Archbishop of Canterbury 1862-1868. A modest wall tablet in the nave commemorates Archbishop Longley invoking the viewer to “Remember” him. The inscription and cross are inscribed on alabaster while the decorative marble moulding is carved from Pavonazzo. Pavonazzo derives from the Italian word for peacock (pavone); the stone is variegated and has an assorted range of colours. A short description of the stone appears in the description of Archbishop Tait’s cenotaph in the North-East Transept. However, in Longley’s wall tablet we see in the marble veining a broader colour palette, including greens and violets.

tablet wall memorial to Archbishop Longley (died 1868)