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War Memorial

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Location

Street:Nyton Road
Town:Eastergate
Parish:Eastergate
Council:Arun District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO20
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On roundabout at junction with Fontwell Avenue and Barnham Road.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:142
Grid reference:F5
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:TQ944056

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Makers

Name : Morris Harding R.B.S.
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1920
Installation date:1920
Unveiling date:19/12/1920
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Eastergate Parish Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Building listing:II
Description:Catafalque type structure built of solid stone blocks, six courses in height with the top course shaped to represent a mound on which a full sized lion sits, facing west. A dedicatory inscription is carved to the front (west) underneath a wreath, with names of the fallen carved into the sides of the lower section. At the time of the survey, new names of the fallen from WWII were being carved into the upper section of the northern face. In the last few years, low metal railings have been erected around the base of the memorial.
Signatures:Signature on upper section of northern face, carved letters:
MORRIS-HARDING. R.B.S. SC.
LONDON. 1920
Inscription:Carved wreath underneath lion’s paws to western face, holding words and underneath a Maltese Cross:

FOR
VALOUR

Carved letters to front (western face), underneath wreath:

ERECTED TO
THE GLORIOUS
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
EASTERGATE
WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT
WAR 1914-1918

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Upper section including lion
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):260
     Width (cm):69
     Depth (cm):170
Part 2:Surrounding railings holding shields
     Material:Painted metal
     Height (cm):56
     Width (cm):145
     Depth (cm):234
Part 3:Lower section
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):80
     Width (cm):87
     Depth (cm):175

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Surface spalling, crumbling
     More details:Slight chipping to various parts of all sides
Date of on-site inspection:26/08/2008

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History

History:The memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. It was originally surrounded by chain hung from ten German gun barrels. These were removed for scrap in 1940.
(UKNIWM)

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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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