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War Memorial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:South Way
Town:Newhaven
Parish:Newhaven
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN9
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Garden
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:War Memorial Garden, near to west side of swing bridge on South Way
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:149
Grid reference:K5
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:TQ440010

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Makers

Name : C.T. Hooper

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Newhaven Town Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An obelisk set on a two-stepped stone base. The middle section of the obelisk has red granite tablets set into the stone that are inscribed. The base of the obelisk, facing east, bears the town council arms of an anchor and a bridge that was added in 2007 along with a bronze plaque and the names of the fallen from WWII on the north and south faces. The west face of the base is empty. The tapering top section has at its apex a celtic style circular cross and a metal wreath affixed below it.
Inscription:East face, red granite panel with carved black painted letters:

THIS MEMORIAL
IS ERECTED
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF NEWHAVEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

On a bronze plaque underneath, affixed to the obelisk base:

ALSO TO THEIR COMRADES WHO FELL
1939 1945

Carved at the base of the obelisk, top section:

THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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Classification

Categories:Military, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:WWI and WWII
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk - lower section
     Material:Stone set with red granite panels
     Height (cm):100
     Width (cm):76
     Depth (cm):76
Part 2:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):90
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):90
Part 3:Stepped (2) base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):37
     Width (cm):275
     Depth (cm):275
Part 4:Obelisk - tapering top section
     Material:Stone with metal wreath affixed
     Height (cm):200
     Width (cm):58
     Depth (cm):58

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Abrasions, cracks, splits
     More details:There is evidence of repairs to small chips and cracks on all sides.
Date of on-site inspection:16/04/2007

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History

Hard archive file:No

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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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