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War Memorial - St. George

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Grand Avenue
Town:Hove
Parish:Hove
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN3
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Top of Grand Avenue, on an island in the middle of the road.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:131
Grid reference:L7
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 : Edwin Lutyens
     Role:Architect

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General Information

Construction period:1921 unveiled by Lord Leconfield, cost £1,537
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:02/11/1992
Description:Bronze figure of St George on plinth, in armour, sword in right hand, shield in left; set on abacus of Tuscan column, dado and plinth, another plinth and three steps with bollards at the corners formed of chamfered blocks with domed tops. The dado is inscribed to the memory of the men and women of Hove who died in the First and Second World Wars. The dates of the First World War are given as 1914-1919, presumably to include those who had not yet been demobilised when they fell victims to the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1919. There were many convalescent homes for military personel in Hove.
Iconographical description:In Christian hagiography Saint George (c275-281 – 23 April 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire, from Anatolia, now modern day Turkey. He is venerated as a Christian martyr. He is associated with the story of George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is said to have been beheaded at Lydda in Palestine and 23 April was named as Saint George's day in 1222. He is the patron Saint of England and is associated with bravery, honour and chivalry.
Inscription:North face, bottom of column:

MCMXIV
TO
MCMXIX

North face, bottom of plinth:

1914-19 1939-45
IN EVER
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF
HOVE CITIZENS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE
GREAT WAR
AND WORLD WAR

East face, bottom of column:

MCMXXXIX
TO
MCMXLV

South face, bottom of column:

MCMXIV
TO
MCMXIX

South face, bottom of plinth:

THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

West face, bottom of column:

MCMXXXIX
TO
MCMXLV

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Sculptural, Military
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Object type3:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Column
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Full-length
Subject type3:Mythological

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Object Parts

Part 1:Statue
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):122
Part 2:Column
     Material:White granite
     Height (cm):305
Part 3:Plinth
     Material:White granite
     Height (cm):203
Part 4:Base
     Material:White granite
     Width (cm):96.5
     Depth (cm):96.5

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:03/11/2005

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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References


Further information:
www.buildingopinions.com/Archive/H/hovewarmemorial.html

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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




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

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