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The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Richmond, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4593 / 51°27'33"N

Longitude: -0.2845 / 0°17'4"W

OS Eastings: 519281

OS Northings: 174762

OS Grid: TQ192747

Mapcode National: GBR 80.YRB

Mapcode Global: VHGR3.0LZ5

Entry Name: The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery

Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Locality: South Richmond

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Listing Date: 5 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438030

Source ID: 1239967

Listing Text

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

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