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The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond upon Thames

Description: The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 March 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 438030

OS Grid Reference: TQ1928174762
OS Grid Coordinates: 519281, 174762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4593, -0.2845

Location: 1 Kings Ride Gate, Richmond, Greater London TW9 1AW

Locality: Richmond upon Thames
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW9 1AW

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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