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Eastbourne College Memorial Ground and Lych Gate

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Location

Street:Paradise Drive
Town:Eastbourne
Parish:Eastbourne
Council:Eastbourne Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN20
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Object setting:Garden
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Private
Location note:Entrance to the War Memorial Sports Ground
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:160
Grid reference:A1
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 :Sir Hugh Casson
     Role:Architect

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General Information

Commissioned by: Eastbourne College
Unveiling date:27/07/1956
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Eastbourne College
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A simple brick built lych gate leading onto the Memorial Playing Fields. Metal gates are installed at the entrance. Above the entrance is a large inscribed beam and inside the gateway a glazed plaque.
Inscription:On a glazed plaque inside the gateway:

THIS GATEWAY AND
THE PLAYING FIELD
BELOW ARE A
MEMORIAL TO THOSE
OLD EASTBOURNIANS
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
THEIR NAMES ARE
RECORDED IN THE
COLLEGE CHAPEL

Carved into a large wooden beam above the doorway:

1939 - 1945

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Classification

Categories:Natural, Military, Functional, Composite, Commemorative, Architectural
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Gate(way)
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:World War II
Object type3:Landscape
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lych Gate
     Material:Stone, wood and brick
     Height (cm):430
     Width (cm):350
     Depth (cm):350

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:28/04/2007

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History

History:Towards the end of 1944, the Old Eastbornians Association elected a committee to consider a suitable memorial to Old Eastbournians lost in the war. It was decided that the school needed playing fields. The grounds and remaining buildings of St. Cyprians Preparatory School, situated almost opposite the Golf Clubhouse in Paradise Drive were for sale at £12,500 and were secured by a deposit. An endowment fund had been started at the beginning of the war and a War Memorial Fund, and others. A lych gate was erected with a path leading to the Memorial Field. The lych gate was designed by Sir Hugh Casson, an Old Eastbournian. The whole was opened by Air Chief Marshal Sir john Baker (Old Eastbournian) on Sunday 27 July 1956.
('Ex Oriente Salus: A Centenary History of Eastbourne College' p131)
Hard archive file:No

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Ex Oriente Salus: A Centenary History of Eastbourne College'
     Type:Book
     Author:Allom, V.M.
     Date:00/00/1966
     Page:131
     Publisher:Eastbourne College. Eastbourne.


Further information:
http://www.sirhughcasson.com/

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Date: 28/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 28/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 28/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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