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HM Transports 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
Previous location:Junction of Chapel Street and South Road (moved 2006)

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Makers

Name : C.T. Hooper
     Role:Designer

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Newhaven Town Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An obelisk sat on a square base of three steps with rough hewn posts at each corner that hold chains surrounding the memorial. The stone obelisk has an inset grey granite inscribed panel on each side with black painted lettering. The obelisk has an oval panel carved into the stone on each side near the top which bear on the SE face, an anchor, NW face, a lifering, SW face, a ship's wheel and NE face, a ship's propellor. Surmounting the obelisk is a stone sphere with a round glass lantern atop.
Inscription:South east face, black painted carved lettering:

THIS
MEMORIAL
IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE CAPTAINS, OFFICERS
AND SEAMEN, OF H.M. TRANSPORTS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILST
SAILING FROM THIS PORT
DURING THE GREAT WAR,
1914 TO 1918,
AND ALSO IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE VALUABLE SERVICES
RENDERED BY THE MERCANTILE
MARINE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
DURING THE WAR

There is a small concrete flower pot below this inscribed:

PRESENTED BY
WOMEN'S SECTION
BRITISH LEGION
NEWHAVEN

The other granite panels hold the names of the fallen.

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Classification

Categories:Commemorative, Military, Free Standing
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:World War I
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Stepped (3) base with corner posts
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):40
     Width (cm):280
     Depth (cm):280
Part 2:Obelisk
     Material:Stone set with grey granite panels
     Height (cm):200
     Width (cm):90
     Depth (cm):90
Part 3:Ball and lantern
     Material:Stone, metal and glass
     Height (cm):100
     Width (cm):50
     Depth (cm):50

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Surface spalling, crumbling
     Condition 2: Abrasions, cracks, splits
     Condition 3: Corrosion, Deterioration
     More details:General weather-wearing. Granite panels and lettering in good condition.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     Condition 2: Broken or missing parts
     More details:There are small chips to all sides of the obelisk. The stone is faced with render that is coming away in places on all four sides. The lantern appears defunct. There are some gaps between the stones of the base where the render has fallen out.
Date of on-site inspection:16/04/2007

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History

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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