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Monument to Sir George Warrender

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Square
Town:Rye
Parish:Rye
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31 7HF
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, affixed to the north wall of the Clare Chapel
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:86
Grid reference:G3
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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General Information

Commissioned by: Lady Maud Warrender
Construction period:c1917
Installation date:1917
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Warrender family
Inscription:Stone plaque inscribed with red and black painted letters set into the wall underneath the statue:

A • M • D • G
In pious memory of Vice
Admiral Sir George War-
render, Baronet, K.C.B.
Died January 8th. 1917.
This statue of S.George
is placed by his wife
Lady Maud Warrender.

Similar plaque set into wall underneath:

In loving memory of
Sir Victor Warrender
1st.Lord Bruntisfield
and 8th.Baronet, M.C.
1899 – 1993
Requiescat in pace

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Classification

Categories:Religious, Funerary, Composite, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Object type3:Marker
     Object subtype1:Commemorative stone
Subject type1:Mythological
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole monument
     Material:None
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):80
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Some of the paintwork crumbling away from the flag.
Date of on-site inspection:09/05/2008

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History

History:Vice-Admiral Sir George John Scott Warrender of Lochend, 7th Baronet (31 July 1860 - 8 January 1917) was the son of Sir George Warrender of Lochend, 6th Baronet and Helen Purves-Hume-Campbell. He married Lady Ethel Maud Ashley-Cooper, daughter of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury and Lady Harriet Augusta Anna Seymourina Chichester

He was commissioned in the Royal Navy and fought in the Zulu War in 1879, gaining the rank of Captain. He was awarded the K.C.B. and later K.C.V.O. Warrener subsequently fought in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. He succeeded to the title of 7th Baronet Warrender, of Lochend, on 13 June 1901. He was awarded a C.B. in 1902 and Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII between 1907 and 1908. He was Commander in Chief of the East Indies Station 1907 – 1909, commander of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron 1910 – 1912 and Commander in Chief of the Devonport in 1916.
Sir Victor Alexander George Anthony Warrender, 1st Baron Bruntisfield (23 Jun 1899 - 14 Jan 1993) was the son of Vice-Admiral Sir George John Scott Warrender of Lochend, 7th Baronet. and Lady Ethel Maud Ashley-Cooper.He married, firstly, Dorothy Rawson, daughter of Lt.-Col. Richard Hamilton Rawson and Lady Beatrice Anson (divorced 1945) and secondly, Tania Vjekoslava Kolin, daughter of Dr. Michael Kolin
He was educated at Eton and gained the rank of Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Warrender, of Lochend on 8 January 1917. He was decorated with the Order of St. Stanislaus of Russia, the Order of the Star of Romania, the Order of St. Anne of Russia and the Military Cross. He was the Conservative M.P. for Grantham 1923 – 1942. He was created 1st Baron Bruntisfield, of Boroughmuir, in the City of Edinburgh on 9 March 1942.

Unveiled 14 January 1920 by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty who was presented with the Honorary Freedom of Rye on the same day.

Lady Maud Warrender's ashes are deposited under a memorial stone in the same chapel.

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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
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