Description: Armorial; one plank line; shield, supporters, helm, crest and garter of the Sackville family: quarterly or and gules, a bend vair.
Notes: The arms of Thomas Sackville (1527-1608), created 1st Baron Buckhurst in 1567 and invested Knight of the Garter in 1589. He was MP for East Grinstead. He was created 1st Earl of Dorset in 1604; the back therefore dates between 1589 and 1604.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: HONI ... MAL Y PEN ...
Arms: Sackville, Baron Buckhurst
Current location: Michelham Priory, Arlington, East Sussex, England.
(part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)