THE LANCASTER MONUMENT, EAST SHEEN CEMETERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1239967
Date first listed:
05-Mar-1992
Statutory Address:
THE LANCASTER MONUMENT, EAST SHEEN CEMETERY, SHEEN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE LANCASTER MONUMENT, EAST SHEEN CEMETERY, SHEEN ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 19281 74762

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
438030
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 03 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/03379/30
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