TQ3004 : War Memorial - Regency Square

taken 6 years ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

War Memorial - Regency Square
War Memorial - Regency Square
The memorial commemorating 152 members of the Royal Sussex Regiment who died in the Second Boer War and stands at the south end of Regency Square's garden, facing King's Road and the sea. It was erected in 1904, and takes the form of a square pedestal topped by an entablature and pediment.

Originally of Portland stone with some bronze and stucco, the bronze parts have now been obscured. A bronze trumpeter stands on top of the entablature. Local architect Sir John Simpson designed the memorial and Charles Hartwell sculpted it. The memorial's unveiling ceremony, conducted by William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, was on 29 October 1904. LinkExternal link
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 13 January, 2012
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City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30365 04081 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.2963N 0:9.0354W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30383 04075
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