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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Main Street
Town:Northiam
Parish:Northiam
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:On the Green, faces south-west onto the road.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:64
Grid reference:B4
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:TQ830240

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Northiam Parish Council
Description:Octagonal base in stone surmounted by a gothic style wooden (oak) obelisk topped with a bronze statue of St. George killing the dragon. The octagonal base is inscribed with dedicatory lines and the names of the fallen.
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:Encircling the octagonal base of the obelisk starting at the south-west corner, incised letters:

IN MEMORY
OF NORTHIAM
MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

Incised letters across three sides of the octagonal base, underneath the above inscription:

YOUR LOT THE GLOORIOUS PRICE
TO PAY
OURS TO RECORD WITH GRATEFUL
PRIDE
THAT FREEDOM LIVES ON EARTH
TODAY
BECAUSE YOU DIED

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Military
Object type1:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Subject type1:Allegorical
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk
     Material:Wood with bronze statue
     Height (cm):340
     Width (cm):50
     Depth (cm):50
Part 2:Plinth
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):85
     Width (cm):90
     Depth (cm):90
Part 3:Base of obelisk
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):40
     Width (cm):145
     Depth (cm):145
Part 4:Octagonal base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):28
     Width (cm):300
     Depth (cm):300

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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:Oak obelisk generally weather-worn.
Date of on-site inspection:20/05/2008

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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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