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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Brighton
Town
Brighton
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Peace and Anti-War memorials
Maker
Newbury Abbot Trent RBS (Sculptor)
A B Burton (Founder / Foundry)
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 October 1912
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Sussex
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 October 1912
    Attended by: Bishop of Chichester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64989
Current location

The memorial is on the south side of Kings Road
facing Embassy Court
Brunswick Terrace
on the former borough boundary between Brighton and Hove.
Kings Road
Brighton
Brighton
East Sussex
BN3 2WN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29916 04172
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborately moulded sandstone pedestal carrying a bronze winged female figure, reprsenting peace carrying an olive branch and standing on a globe. Bronze plaques under a segmental cornice on each side: 6 o'clock face: relief portrait of King Edward VII 9 o'clock face: arms of Brighton 12 o'clock face: dedication 3 o'clock face: arms of Hove. A low rail surrounds the memorial: short battered piers with bronze railings between.
Inscription
6 o'clock face:EDWARD VII/ 1901-1910 12 o'clock face: IN THE YEAR/ 1912/ THE INHABITANTS/ OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE/ PROVIDED A HOME FOR/ THE QUEEN'S NURSES/ AND ERECTED THIS MON/ UMENT IN MEMORY OF/ KING EDWARD VII/ AND AS A TESTIMONY OF/ THEIR ENDURING LOYALTY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height c3050mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 6100mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 7770mm, width 7770mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2003: corrosion of railings, with parts missing. Graffiti: redpaint on base of statue.
Costs

Comments: £1,800 raised went towards the total cost of £4,000 for the Queen's Nurses Home at 14 Wellington Rd, Brighton.
Memorial: c£900-£1,000.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Brighton & Hove City Council (formerly Hove Borough Council).
Reference
  • Other website www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id_6169.aspx
  • The Kings England Series by Mee, Arthur Arthur Mee: 'Sussex: The Garden by the Sea' (1938) p.59 'On the sea-front, marking the boundary between Brighton and Hove, is a Peace monument in memory of Edward the Seventh and his work for peace with France.'
  • The Brighton Gazette 16 Oct. 1912
  • Other website Public Sculptures of Sussex
  • Illustrated London News 26 Oct. 1912 p.616 Unveiled by the Duke of Norfolk

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