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Martyrs Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:B2096
Town:Punnets Town
Parish:Heathfield & Waldron
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN21
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:In the graveyard at the front of Heathfield Chapel
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:77
Grid reference:K2
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.

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General Information

Commissioned by: Public subscription
Installation date:1905
Unveiling date:27/09/1905
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Heathfield Chapel
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An obelisk, similar to the Lewes Martyrs Memorial but much smaller, sat on base that stands on two steps. The whole structure sits on a concrete square area that provides a stable base in the sloping churchyard. The obelisk is constructed of polished and unpolished grey granite. An black painted inscription is carved into the obelisk base facing the road.
Inscription:

PROTESTANT MARTYRS MEMORIAL
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
Richard Woodman & George Stevens
OF WARBLETON
Margery Morris & James Morris
HER SON
OF CADE STREET HEATHFIELD
WHO WITH SIX OTHERS WERE BURNT
TO DEATH AT LEWES.
(BY THE ROMAN CATHOLICS)
JUNE 22. 1557.
BECAUSE THEY DARED TO WORSHIP GOD
AS THE WORD OF GOD DIRECTS
''THE NOBLE ARMY OF MARTYRS
PRAISE THEE O GOD''
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1905

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk (tapered at top)
     Material:Grey granite (unpolished)
     Height (cm):225
     Width (cm):40
     Depth (cm):40
Part 2:Obelisk base
     Material:Grey granite (polished)
     Height (cm):77
     Width (cm):55
     Depth (cm):55
Part 3:Stepped (2) base
     Material:Grey granite (unpolished)
     Height (cm):66
     Width (cm):90
     Depth (cm):90

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Biological growth
     More details:Minimal biological growth. Some errosion to the black paint of the carved letters.

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History

History:The memorial was unveiled by Sir James Stirling. The idea to place the monument was originated by Rev. Joseph Lemm, who died shortly afterwards in 1906. It stands in the grounds of the Independent Chapel, Heathfield, on the borders of Punnets Town, a hamlet. Mr Lemm was Pastor of the chapel.
(Martyrs of Jesus)

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Martyrs of Jesus: The Story of the Sussex Martyrs of the Reformation'.
     Type:Book
     Author:Stoneham, Edward T.
     Page:45
     Publisher:Sussex Martyrs Commemoration Council. Burgess Hill


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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