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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE LANCASTER MONUMENT, EAST SHEEN CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1239967

Location

THE LANCASTER MONUMENT, EAST SHEEN CEMETERY, SHEEN ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityRichmond upon ThamesLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Mar-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 438030

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History

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Details

TQ 1874 & TQ 1974 SHEEN ROAD

22-/24/10012 The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery.

- II*

Chest tomb. Memorial to George William lancaster (d. 1920) and Elisa Mary Lancaster (d.1922) by Sidney march (1876-1967). Portland stone and bronze. Comprises a loosely draped female angel in bronze, with roses gathered up in her skirt, mourning over a rectangular sarcophagus of Portland stone which stands on a coved base and rectangular plinth, also of portland stone: This work is influenced by North Italian tomb sculpture (especially Leonards Bistolfi) and is considered one of the most significant C20 examples of funerary sculpture. Memorable for the fluid positioning of the body and the weight-defying droop of the wings over the stone sarcophagus. Described by Hugh Meller as "Arguably the most dramatic sculpture in any of London's cemeteries". Sidney March showed regularly at the Royal Academy between 1901 and 1932 and his best known work was the Canadian National War Memorial at Ottawa (unveiled in 1939) made in collaboration with his brothers. See: Sir Hugh Miller "London Cemeteries" (2nd Ed. 1985).

Listing NGR: TQ1928174762

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Meller, H, London Cemeteries, (1985)

National Grid Reference: TQ 19281 74762

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