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War Memorial

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Location

Street:South Street
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:In the centre of Carfax, a pedestrianised area.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:25
Grid reference:N9
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:TQ170310
Previous location:Other location in Carfax, moved 1993 when WWII names added

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Makers

Name : Edwin Russell
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Alan Dawson
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Installation date:1921
Unveiling date:19/11/1921
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Horsham District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A four tiered obelisk with a runic design open cross at the top. A bronze downward facing sword is also attached to the face of the top of the obelisk. The memorial is set in a grassed, walled and railed 12 x 5 metre area. The tops of the railings depict poppies in various stages of bloom. Stone plaques set into the rear wall of the enclosed area bear the names of the fallen. The plaques are surmounted by scroll designs and an inscribed top-stone. On the outer aspect of the rear wall there are five bronze decorative roundels.
Iconographical description:Roundels: the poppies symbolise remembrance in England, the cornflowers, remembrance in Europe. The three others represent life on land, water and in the air.
Inscription:On the outer aspect of the rear wall, between the roundels, bronze raised letters:

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Lower section of obelisk, facing west, bronze raised letters:

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE
MEN OF HORSHAM
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

North face, second section of obelisk, bronze raised letters:

THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

South face, second section of obelisk, bronze raised letters:

THE SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

On the top-stone, between the scrolls on the rear wall, large carved letters:

IN PIAM MEMORIAM

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Military, Composite, Commemorative
Object type1:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Object type3:Relief
Object type4:Sculpture
Subject type1:Pictorial
     Subject subtype1:Group
Subject type2:Figurative
Subject type3:Symbolic

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lower section obelisk
     Material:Hoptonwood stone
     Height (cm):65
     Width (cm):140
     Depth (cm):105
Part 2:Third section obelisk
     Material:Hoptonwood stone
     Height (cm):24
     Width (cm):75
     Depth (cm):45
Part 3:Second section obelisk
     Material:Hoptonwood stone
     Height (cm):40
     Width (cm):90
     Depth (cm):60
Part 4:Top section obelisk
     Material:Hoptonwood stone
     Height (cm):280
     Width (cm):67
     Depth (cm):37

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Object Condition

Overall condition:good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Metallic staining
     More details:Metal staining to the stone underneath the sword point and the roundels.

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History

History:Unveiled by Major General J.C. Young and dedicated by Rev. Morley Headlam.
Edwin Russell was responsible for the roundels and Alan Dawson designed and sculpted the railings.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Memorials, Monuments and Modern Memorabilia of Horsham'
     Type:Book
     Author:Salt, Dennis.
     Publisher:The Horsham Society.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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