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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:West Street
Town:Ditchling
Parish:Ditchling
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN6
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On a grassed traffic island at the junction with Lodge Hill Lane.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:90
Grid reference:E4
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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Makers

Name : Eric Gill
     Role:Letter carver

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General Information

Construction period:1919
Installation date:1919
Work is:Extant
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A simple obelisk in two sections, set upon a stone base. The structure is set in the centre of a grassed and fenced triangular traffic island.
Inscription:Encircling the upper part of the base of the obelisk, starting on the south side:

GREATER LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

A simple cross and the word 'REMEMBER' is inscribed on the south side of the obelisk, followed by the names of the fallen from WWII, and then '1939 - 1945'. An identical inscription is inscribed on the east side for WWI, followed by the names of the fallen, and then '1914 - 1918'

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk
     Material:None
     Height (cm):26
     Width (cm):53
     Depth (cm):53
Part 2:Base of obelisk
     Material:None
     Height (cm):53
     Width (cm):107
     Depth (cm):107
Part 3:Base
     Material:None
     Height (cm):30
     Width (cm):190
     Depth (cm):190

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Chips to the stone on the NW and NE corners of the base.
Date of on-site inspection:18/09/2007

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History


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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Eric Gill and Ditchling: the workshop tradition'
     Type:Book
     Author:Cribb, Ruth & Joe.
     Page:77
     Publisher:Ditchling Museum. Ditchling.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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