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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Habin Hill
Town:Rogate
Parish:Rogate
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU31
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Next to the path leading to the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:56
Grid reference:E5
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:SU807238

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Makers

Name : William D. Gough
     Role:Sculptor
Name :Sir John Ninian Comper
     Role:Architect

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General Information

Construction period:1920
Installation date:1920
Unveiling date:28/08/1920
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Bartholomew
Description:Ornate stone war memorial with rectangular base built into church wall to show a triangular aspect facing west towards the road. An obelisk with a scrolled base sits on the base. At the middle of the obelisk is a carved figure of St. George slaying the dragon with decorative finials above. Atop the obelisk is depicted a crucifixion scene. The base bears names and inscription in low relief.
Iconographical description:In Christian hagiography Saint George (c275-281 – 23 April 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire, from Anatolia, now modern day Turkey. He is venerated as a Christian martyr. He is associated with the story of George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is said to have been beheaded at Lydda in Palestine and 23 April was named as Saint George's day in 1222. He is the patron Saint of England and is associated with bravery, honour and chivalry.
Inscription:Carved letters across the two sides of the triangular aspect facing the road, followed by the names of the fallen:

IN MEMORIAM A.D. 1914-1919

Underneath, carved letters across the two sides of the triangular aspect facing the road, followed by the names of the fallen:

ANNO DNI. 1939-1945

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Military, Religious, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Subject type1:Symbolic
Subject type2:Pictorial
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type3:Mythological
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type4:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Scrolled base of obelisk
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):60
     Width (cm):80
     Depth (cm):80
Part 2:Obelisk and cross
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):450
     Width (cm):55
     Depth (cm):35
Part 3:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):158
     Width (cm):73
     Depth (cm):73

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:02/04/2008

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History

History:Rogate memorial designed by Sir Ninian Comper. In 1948 he wrote to the Vicar of Rogate, ‘I have always liked the Rogate cross, the best of many I have designed – partly I think because I heard the gypsies liked it!’
(St. Bartholomew Church Guide)

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew Rogate'
     Type:Book
     Author:Le Pla, Patrick
     Edition:2003
     Publisher:The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew. Rogate.


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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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