MEMORIAL TO CAPTAIN JAMES HANSON AND THE CREW OF HMS BRAZEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206242
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1976
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Feb-1993
Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL TO CAPTAIN JAMES HANSON AND THE CREW OF HMS BRAZEN, CHURCH HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL TO CAPTAIN JAMES HANSON AND THE CREW OF HMS BRAZEN, CHURCH HILL

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

County:
East Sussex
District:
Lewes (District Authority)
Parish:
Newhaven
National Grid Reference:
TQ 44262 01164

Details

NEWHAVEN

TQ4401SW CHURCH HILL 769-1/7/4 (East side) 04/03/76 Memorial to Captain James Hanson and the crew of HMS Brazen, (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH HILL, Newhaven Monument to Captain James Hansom ...etc in NE corner of churchyard)

GV II

Obelisk memorial with railings. Dated 1800. Ashlar stone with slate panels and cast-iron railings. About 2m high. Obelisk on plinth, design of seaweed and shells above, with dolphins below the slate panels one each face of the plinth; these are inscribed with the details of the wreck of HMS Brazen, which foundered off the cliffs of Newhaven on the night of January 20th, 1800, with the loss of all lives save one. The bodies of Captain Hanson and 75 of the 104 men lost are interred in the graveyard. Hanson had served under Captain Vancouver on his celebrated voyage of 1791-4, when he curcumnavigated the world and charted part of North America. Many of the placenames given then remain, but Hanson Point has been destroyed.

Listing NGR: TQ4426201164

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2018.

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
374194
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 January 2018 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/255801
War Memorials Register, accessed 20 July 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17156

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03698/12
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