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War Memorial

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Location

Street:Hillside
Town:Forest Row
Parish:Forest Row
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:RH18
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Garden
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Junction with London Road, on grassed area opposite the Freshfield Hall
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:11
Grid reference:L9/M9
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 : Ernest George Gillick
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1920
Installation date:1920
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Forest Row Parish Council
Description:Faces west onto road
Signatures:At the base of the north face of the shaft, signature:
E.G. GILLICK
SC. 1920
Inscription:Around the base of the memorial, starting on the west face:

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
MEN OF FOREST ROW
WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND
IN THE GREAT WARS

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Flat base
     Material:Stone slabs
     Width (cm):350
     Depth (cm):350
Part 2:Sculptures & top
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):200
     Width (cm):85
     Depth (cm):85
Part 3:Base of obelisk
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):140
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):100
Part 4:Shaft
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):255
     Width (cm):58
     Depth (cm):58

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Biological growth
     More details:Biological growth all over.
Date of on-site inspection:08/06/2008

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History

History:'Gillick was born in Bradford, England, in 1874. He studied at the Nottingham School of Art under Thomas Meldrum and in 1902 was awarded a travelling scholarship by the Municipal Council, Nottingham, to study at the Royal College of Art in London. There he was awarded a further travelling Scholarship to Italy. Gillick exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1904. In 1905 he married Mary Tutin, also an artist, who specialised in medallions.They were to collaborate on designs. Gillick gained some distinction as a sculptor of memorials, particularly during the 1920s and 1930s. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy up to 1951 and was awarded the Royal British Sculptors medal in 1935. The same year he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy. He died in London in 1951. As a sculptor Gillick is well known for his memorial works, however he also produced busts, statuettes, reliefs and decorative objects as well as medallion commissions. He was
in fact commissioned to design and produce the Royal Academy prize medal of 1936.'
(http://www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz/Collection/Infosheets/69_557.pdf)

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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