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Egyptian Campaign Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Old Steine
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Grassed area, northernmost tip of Old Steine at junction with Pavilion Parade
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:162
Grid reference:F8
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:TQ3104

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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Installation date:1888
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:20/08/1971
Description:Set on a circular brick base. A grey granite obelisk with three sections. The middle section holds pink granite plaques on each side, the south, east and west facing plaques carrying the names of the fallen. The north facing plaque carries a dedicatory inscription. Above each of the plaques are the arms of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Inscription:North face:

ERECTED BY THE
OFFICERS, N.C. OFFICERS AND MEN
1ST BN ''ROYAL SUSSEX'' REGT.
TO THE MEMORY OF
THEIR COMRADES
WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION
OR WHO DIED OF WOUNDS OR
OF DISEASE CONTRACTED DURING
THE EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN 1882
AND NILE RIVER EXPEDITION 1884-85

North face, base of obelisk, in large raised pink granite letters:

EGYPT

South face, on base of obelisk, in large raised pink granite letters:

ABU-KLEA

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Classification

Categories:Military, Commemorative, Free Standing
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Top section of obelisk
     Material:Grey granite (polished)
Part 2:Circular base
     Material:Brick
Part 3:Base of obelisk
     Material:Grey granite (polished)
Part 4:Mid section of obelisk
     Material:Grey granite (polished)

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:19/04/2007

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History

History:Erected to commemorate the Royal Sussex Regiment of 1882 and the Nile River Expedition of 1884-1885. The British were ordered to relieve Gordon at Khartoum against invading Sudanese rebels. The battle 'Abu Klea' was fought in the Sudan on 17 January 1885.
Hard archive file:Yes

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Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 19/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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