From 1816 until his death in 1854 the Very Rev. Charles Scott Luxmoore was rector of Cradley. The son of a bishop, he held numerous benefices and was also Dean of St. Asaph; since some of his benefices were sinecures from which he drew a substantial income without the burden of a heavy work-load, he did not want for material possessions and enjoyed a comfortable life-style. But he also experienced misfortune: his only child, John Nicholl Luxmoore, died as an undergraduate at Cambridge, after falling from his horse. Plans to erect a suitable memorial to the young man were frustrated by the rector’s own death, but the rector’s three sisters provided land and saw through the building of Storridge church and vicarage so that their brother’s plan might be realised. A memorial brass (achive picture shown) was placed in Storridge church to his memory.