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Tomb of Sir Bernard Eckstein

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Location

Street:B2026
Town:Fairwarp
Parish:Maresfield
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN22
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Western section of churchyard, Christ Church.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:34
Grid reference:G8
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 :Sir William Reid Dick
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1950
Installation date:1950
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Christ Church, Fairwarp.
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A stone sarcophagus with a moulded cross on top. The north and south sides have sculptural relief panels depicting dancing winged cherubs. The west side of the tomb bears the Eckstein coat of arms.
Signatures:No signature legible but Pevsner states that the relief panels are signed and dated by Reid Dick.
Inscription:East side of tomb, inset lead letters:

IN MEMORY OF
SIR
BERNARD ECKSTEIN
BART.
BORN 2ND NOVEMBER 1894
DIED 10TH MAY 1948

West side of tomb has the Eckstein coat of arms with motto IN VIRTUTE ROBOR.

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Classification

Categories:Funerary, Free Standing, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Relief
Object type3:Building
     Object subtype1:Mausoleum
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Group
Subject type2:Pictorial
     Subject subtype1:Group

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Object Parts

Part 1:Reliefs
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):55
     Width (cm):150
     Depth (cm):3
Part 2:Tomb
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):105
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):225
Part 3:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):15
     Width (cm):130
     Depth (cm):254

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Bird guano
     Condition 3: Biological growth
     More details:Detail to tomb is fairly severely weather worn. Biological growth particularly to top.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Many of the lead letters from the inscription are missing.
Date of on-site inspection:21/12/2007

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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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