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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303476
English Heritage Legacy ID: 135455
Location: Havant, Hampshire, PO9
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
SU 70 NW HAVANT PETERSFIELD ROAD
4/2 The Staunton Memorial
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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