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Tomb of Edward Stott

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Location

Street:Church Street
Town:Amberley
Parish:Amberley
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN18
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note: Eastern wall of churchyard, St. Michael's Church
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:105
Grid reference:K8
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:TQ027132

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Makers

Name : Francis Derwent Wood
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1918
Installation date:1918
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Michael’s Church, Amberley
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Faces west. Wreathed medallion contains relief of Orpheus with his lute.
Iconographical description:Orpheus is a figure from Greek mythology, king of the Thracian tribe Cicones. Orpheus was believed to be one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity, and the inventor or perfector of the lyre.. With his music and singing, he could charm wild beasts, coax the trees and rocks into dance and even divert the course of rivers. As one of the pioneers of civilization, he is said to have taught humanity the arts of medicine, writing and agriculture. Closely connected with religious life, Orpheus was an augur and seer; practised magical arts, especially astrology; founded or rendered accessible many important cults, such as those of Apollo and the Thracian god Dionysus; instituted mystic rites both public and private; and prescribed initiatory and purificatory rituals.
Inscription:Inscribed into stone, above the medallion:

EDWARD STOTT ARA
BORN APRIL 25, 1855.
DIED MARCH 19, 1918.
LIVED IN THIS PARISH
† 30 YEARS †

Inscribed into stone, above the medallion:

+ BY + HIS + WORKS +
YE SHALL KNOW HIM

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Religious, Funerary
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Commemorative stone
Object type2:Relief
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Bust
Subject type2:Mythological
     Subject subtype1:Bust
Subject type3:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Seated

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Object Parts

Part 1:Bust
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):55
     Width (cm):35
     Depth (cm):35
Part 2:Whole Monument
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):135
     Depth (cm):65

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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:Biological growth to bust. Some weather wearing to detail of carvings.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Small area at northern corner of arch to side of bust broken off.
Date of on-site inspection:11/12/2007

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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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