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© Miss Patricia Philpott ARPS

IoE Number: 480999
Location: BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL, OLD STEINE (north side)
  BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Miss Patricia Philpott ARPS
Date Photographed: 04 July 2007
Date listed: 26 August 1999
Date of last amendment: 26 August 1999
Grade II

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BRIGHTON TQ3104SW OLD STEINE 577-1/40/610 (North side) Brighton War Memorial GV II War memorial to the men and women of Brighton who fell in the First World War. Dated 1922 on the borough coat of arms. By John W Simpson. Portland stone, bronze. Designed in the form of a Roman water garden, and having 3 parts: a shallow pool and fountain; a screen of columns along the north side of the pool, incorporating a small shrine; and 2 bronze pylons standing at the north-west and north-east corners of the screen. Simplified Classical style. The pool is roughly square in plan, but chamfered at the south-west and south-east corners, and has re-entrant angles at the other corners. Seen from the south, the screen has a domed centrepiece which carries on its face a panel inscribed 'HIGH SEAS/ NORTH SEAS/ HOME SEAS/ ARCTIC BALTIC/ MEDITERRANEAN/ FRANCE AND/ FLANDERS/ PALESTINE/ MESOPOTAMIA/ RUSSIA/ ITALY/ MACEDONIA/ DARDANELLES'; above this is the coat of arms of the borough of Brighton and a small dome. The screen consists of 3 bays either side of the centrepiece, with columns square in plan and plain except for incised vertical lines on the upper third; these support an entablature; and there are wings at the corners formed by 4 columns on a square plan, which create the re-entrant angles of the pool. From the north, the centrepiece is open below the dome and flanked by columns, which enclose an altar and bronze plaque stating the purposes of the memorial. The pylons are inscribed with the names of the 2,597 men and 3 women of Brighton who fell in the War. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

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