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Statue of St. Richard

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Location

Street:West Street
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Outside the entrance to Chichester Cathedral
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:B7
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 : Philip Jackson
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Friends of Chichester Cathedral
Installation date:2000
Unveiling date:15/06/2000
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A larger than life-size statue of a cloaked St. Richard standing on a cubular plinth. The left hand is holding a scourge, a symbol of self-discipline and the outstretched right arm is extending through the opening of the cloak. The right hand depicts the sign of a blessing. 3 tier plinth – grey Trevone granite from Cornwall and a slip course of blue Welsh slate. Topped by a main box of Portland limestone.
Iconographical description:St. Richard was the first Bishop of Chichester. On his death, his heart was buried in Dover and his body taken back to Chichester. Three years later he was canonized on 22 January 1262. On 16 June 1276, in the presence of King Edward I, Queen Eleanor, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops, and a great crowd of people, his body was moved to the shrine behind the high altar where it became a place of pilgrimage and prayer for the people of Sussex.
Signatures:At the base of the statue:
JACKSON
Inscription:In the middle of the base, inscribed St. Richard's prayer:

THANKS BE TO THEE.
MY LORD JESUS CHRIST.
FOR ALL THE BENEFITS
WHICH THOU HAST GIVEN
ME. FOR ALL THE PAINS
& INSULTS WHICH THOU
HAST BORNE FOR ME.
O MOST MERCIFUL REDEEMER.
FRIEND & BROTHER. MAY I
KNOW THEE MORE CLEARLY.
LOVE THEE MORE DEARLY. &
FOLLOW THEE MORE NEARLY.

Inscribed stone slab in front of the statue:

THIS STATUE OF ST. RICHARD
WAS A GIFT FROM THE FRIENDS
OF CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL TO
MARK THE MILLENNIUM. IT WAS
SCULPTED BY PHILIP JACKSON &
DEDICATED BY THE RT. REVD. ERIC
KEMP. BISHOP OF CHICHESTER
ON THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 2000

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Classification

Categories:Religious, Sculptural, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Full-length

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):280
     Width (cm):95
     Depth (cm):120
Part 2:3 tier plinth
     Material:Trevone granite, blue welsh slate and portland limestone
     Height (cm):140
     Width (cm):120
     Depth (cm):140

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:01/05/2007

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History

History:Commissioned during the time of Dean John Treadgold (Dean 1989-2001) to celebrate the Millennium and unveiled in 2000 by Eric Kemp, the Bishop of Chichester.
Hard archive file:No

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Chichester and the Arts: 1944-2004'
     Type:Book
     Author:Foster, Paul (Ed.).
     Date:00/00/2004
     Publisher:University College Chichester.


Further information:
http://philipjacksonsculptures.co.uk/

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Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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