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Frankland Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Stanmer Park
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:At the entrance to the Great Wood, visible to left of the road to Stanmer House
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:112
Grid reference:F6
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:TQ338092

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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Commissioned by: Lord Thomas and Lady Ann Pelham, 1st. Earl and Countess of Chichester
Installation date:06/1775
Unveiling date:06/1775 ca.
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:02/11/1954
Description:Coade stone, triangular in plan, and Classical in style. The base carries a Latin inscription and is surmounted by a slightly concave column resting on 3 tortoises, all now headless; the column itself is composed, from the base upwards, of a rope moulding, concave fluting, a swelling pattern of palm leaves and then roundels in a rectangular panel on each face. Two of the roundels enclose Classical figures and the third an inscription; palmette frieze, egg-and-dart cornice, and fluted blocking course; the whole surmounted by a funerary urn. Visible from the road leading to Stanmer House.
Inscription:Stone memorial plaque inscription:

TO THE
MEMORY OF
FREDERICK FRANKLAND
E.S.O. MP. DIED MARCH
THE 8TH 1768 AGED 73
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
BY HIS EVER AFFECTIONATE
AND MOST TRULY GRATEFUL
SON AND DAUGHTER
THOMAS LORD PELHAM
AND ANN HIS WIFE
JUNE 1775

Inscription on base underneath plaque:

HIC VITAM VIRTUS PIETASQUE (ORNAVIE?) ONESTAM

JUSTA FIDE IN CHRISTO (PP ├ćNUM?) DIGNUS (HAET?)

TP

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Entire memorial
     Material:Coade Stone

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Surface spalling, crumbling
     Condition 2: Abrasions, cracks, splits
     Condition 3: Bird Guano
     Condition 4: Corrosion, Deterioration
     More details:The surface condition is poor with pitting and erosion of the stonework. The Latin inscription on the base is very difficult to decipher.
Condition 2 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Structural damage
     More details:The heads of the tortoises have been broken off
Date of on-site inspection:16/04/2007

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History

History:Frederick Meinhardt Frankland (d. 8 March 1768) was the Governor of the Bank of England. He was the son of Sir Thomas Frankland, 2nd Baronet Frankland and Elizabeth Russell. His daughter, Ann Frankland (c.1735-5 March 1813), married Sir Thomas Pelham (1728-1805), 1st Earl of Chichester. As a result of her marriage, Ann Frankland became Baroness Pelham of Stanmer and later Countess of Chichester.


Hard archive file:Yes

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Date: 16/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 16/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 16/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 16/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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