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The Staunton Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Havant, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8758 / 50°52'33"N

Longitude: -0.9774 / 0°58'38"W

OS Eastings: 472045

OS Northings: 108981

OS Grid: SU720089

Mapcode National: GBR BCG.5NW

Mapcode Global: FRA 86VS.F1F

Entry Name: The Staunton Memorial

Listing Date: 6 February 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135455

Location: Havant, Hampshire, PO9

County: Hampshire

District: Havant

Town: Havant

Electoral Ward/Division: Battins

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Leigh Park St Francis

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

SU 70 NW HAVANT PETERSFIELD ROAD
Leigh Park

4/2 The Staunton Memorial

II*

Memorial pavilion. 1828. Once called Shell House, and later the Chichester
Cross; hexagonal Gothick structure, in imitation of the medieval Cross in the
centre of Chichester. It is open on 3 sides, with a wider central arch, the
whole structure being built in a depression, giving it a grotto-like character.
There are stepped buttresses at each corner, which support the 4-centred splayed
arches, with cement pinnacles having a leaf pattern surface, stone weatherings
and plinth and stone weathering to the parapet. The walls are of flint,
irregular for the main walls, knapped and coursed for the arrises, with panel
work of very small round flints, forming a blind arcade (of tiny pointed arches)
under the parapet, dark panels to the front of the buttresses (smaller above
larger), pale panels at the sides of the openings, with dark knapped and squared
flints forming flush ogee arches above the openings. Above the central (wider)
opening there is a stone panel on brackets, with a carved heraldic device in low
relief. Within some of the brick backing wall is exposed, but sufficient remains
of the patterned rendering to indicate the former appearance, which was arcaded.
One arch contains one and another 2 inscribed wall monuments. Wrought-iron
rails now protect the interior.


Listing NGR: SU7226008890

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