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Boer War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Marine Parade / Steyne Gardens
Town:Worthing
Parish:Worthing
Council:Adur District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN11
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:At the seafront end of Steyne Gardens, in front of the Triton Fountain.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:171
Grid reference:J3
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: Public subscription.
Construction period:1903
Installation date:1903
Unveiling date:08/08/1903
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Worthing Borough Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Description:Polished granite. Grey and red granite lower section with sans-serif inscription to the dead of Worthing with red granite obelisk over cornice above. Faces south onto the Promenade. A semi-circle of flagpoles frames it from the back.
Inscription:Gilt carved letters into the grey granite, south face:

IN MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF WORTHING AND DISTRICT
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1899 – 1902

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1903

The names of the dead are carved into the west and east faces.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Military
Object type1:War memorial
Object type2:Shaft
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Upper section of obelisk
     Material:Red granite
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):60
Part 2:Lower section of obelisk
     Material:Grey and red granite
     Height (cm):170
     Width (cm):98
     Depth (cm):98
Part 3:Stepped (2) base
     Material:Grey and red granite
     Height (cm):115
     Width (cm):151
     Depth (cm):151

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:19/06/2008

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History

History:The memorial commemorates the 26 local men killed in the South African War during 1899-1902. Following a procession from the old Town Hall, the memorial was unveiled by Major-Geneal Sir H.M. Leslie Rundle, South Eastern District Commander. The Guard of Honour was provided by H Company 2nd. Volunteer Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

The memorial has recently been restored by:

G.D Baker Monumental Stone Works
Unit E, The Modern Moulds Business Centre
Commerce Way
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8TA

'G.D. Monumental Stone Works regularly undertake commissions in stone from the local Worthing and Lancing area. We have also recently undertaken a number of commissions from families in Australia, Canada, USA and Europe. Graham was recently commissioned for the plinth and lettering of the Max Miller memorial statue in Brighton at the Pavilion Gardens. Also to mark his first successful year in business, Graham restored the Boer War Memorial at Steyne Gardens, Worthing, free of charge as a thank you to the people of Worthing for their support. This attracted a letter of thanks from the House of Commons and the Mayor of Worthing.'
(http://www.thebestof.co.uk/worthing/5559/1/1/the_best_of.aspx)

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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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