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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Brighton
Town
Brighton
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
MR KERRIDGE (Builder)
MR H CASHMERE (Letter cutter / Engraver)
JOHN W SIMPSON (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 October 1922
    Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16849
Current location

Old Steine
North Steine Gardens
St James Street
Brighton
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 31326 04079
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A LARGE MEMORIAL POOL WITH A FOUNTAIN IN THE CENTRE. AT ONE END OF THE POOL IS A COLONNADE OF FOUR-SIDED STONE COLUMNS IN A STEPPED U-SHAPE. AT THE CENTRE IS A SEMI-ENCLOSED TEMPLE FORMED BY A TALL RECTANGULAR PANEL OF STONE FILLING THE SPACE BETWEEN TWO COLUMNS AND A ROOF SURMOUNTED BY A SMALL STONE DOME. THEATRES OF WW1 ARE CARVED IN THE STONE PANEL FACING THE POND AND ON THE INSIDE OF THE TEMPLE SPACE THERE IS A METAL INSCRIPTION PLAQUE AND A STONE ALTAR TABLE. UPPER PART OF THE DEDICATORY PANEL HAS A WREATH AND FESTOON OF LAURELS. FOUR SMALLER PANELS ON THE FRIEZE CONTINA THE ARMS OF THE CHIEF COUNTY TOWNS
Inscription
A GOOD LIFE HATH ITS NUMBER OF DAYS, BUT A GOOD NAME SHALL CONTINUE FOR EVER Metal plaque: THE MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED/ TO THE/ SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF BRIGHTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ AND SUBSEQUENT CAMPAIGNS/ THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED/ IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ IN THE/ PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2600
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2600
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Colonnade
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2002: PANELS STAINED AND THE INSCRIPTIONS BECOMING FAINT 1999: 26 Aug. Listed Grade II.
Costs

Memorial: c£3,000.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Brighton & Hove City Council
Reference
  • ID 480999
  • The Kings England Series by Mee, Arthur 'Sussex: The Garden by the Sea' (1938) pp.62-62 E A Mackintosh, the war poet, included on the memorial.
  • The Argus June-July 2007 Various cuttings about proposal that the name of Cpl Stephen Prior, killed in the Falklands Conflict be added to the memorial.
  • Carter Postcard Collection ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/08/09/controversy-over-adding-a-new-name/

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