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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:St. Pancras Road
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19
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Object setting:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:In Litten Gardens
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:D6
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:SU860040
Previous location:Eastgate Square (moved 1958)

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Makers

Name : William Frederick Unsworth
     Role:Architect
     Qualify:and
Name : Harry Inigo Triggs
     Role:Architect
Company/Group :A. Sperriman
     Role:Stonemason

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General Information

Installation date:1921
Unveiling date:20/07/1921
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Chichester City Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Stone cross with foliated ends surmounts stone plinth. Plinth has ornate extended stone cruciform base. Each of the four extensions of the cruciform base are surmounted by decorative stone conicles. Whole stands on stone base which bears sixteen stone panels. Panels are inscribed with names of the fallen from WWI. On the SE side on the central panel is the coat of arms of chichester above a dedicatory inscription. The structure sits on an octagonal two stepped base. The whole memorial stands on a mound, inside a low encircling wall, just inside which are four inscribed stones set into the floor with the names of the fallen from WWII.
Signatures:Carved into the octagonal base, facing SE:
UNSWORTH & TRIGGS A. SPERRIMAN
ARCHITECTS MASON PETERSFIELD
Inscription:Carved letters into the central panel of the middle section, south east face, below relief of Chichester coat of arms:

IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF
CHICHESTER
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
1939 - 1945

Panels to either side and around the remainder of the middle section, hold the names of the fallen.

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Classification

Categories:Military, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Circular enclosing wall
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):22
     Width (cm):800
     Depth (cm):800
Part 2:Middle section
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):185
     Width (cm):230
     Depth (cm):230
Part 3:Stepped (2) octagonal base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):60
     Width (cm):500
     Depth (cm):500
Part 4:Obelisk
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):350
     Width (cm):30
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Biological growth
     Condition 2: Abrasions, cracks, splits
     More details:Cracks and splits to low encircling wall. Light biological growth to whole structure.
Date of on-site inspection:01/05/2007

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History

History:Unveiled 20 July 1921 by Field Marshal Sir William Robertson who was one of Field Marshal Douglas Haig's Senior Staff. Stood in Eastgate Square until 1958 when the names of WWII casualties were added and it was moved to Litten Gardens.
(‘Chichester; An Illustrated History’)
Hard archive file:No

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:‘Chichester; An Illustrated History’
     Type:Book
     Author:Ken Green
     Date:00/00/2002
     Publisher:Bredon Books Ltd., Derby


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Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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