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Town or City: Sidlesham
County: Sussex (West)
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM714

Value of grant: £175.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2002

UKNIWM reference number: 40187

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Sidlesham war memorial © M Bradbury 2010The memorial in the Sussex village of Sidlesham, south of Chichester, is in the churchyard of the thirteenth century church of St. Mary’s. It takes the form of a rough Cornish granite block with a low pyramidal top, set on a rough stone double plinth. On the front of the block is a polished stone tablet, carved to resemble a scroll, on which are raised letters of a dedication and names. There are more names and a dedication on the angled stone in front of the bottom stone of the plinth. Around the base of the memorial is a flowerbed enclosed by stone kerbs, and outside this is a crazy paving surround.

In November 2002 War Memorials Trust offered £175 towards the costs of re-pointing the kerb and re-painting the letters on the memorial.

Sidlesham war memorial © M Bradbury 2010The text on the stone scroll reads

Sacred to the memory of the men
of this parish who fell in the Great War
1914 – 1918

Then beneath the list of names

They died that we might live

The text on the stone at the bottom of the memorial reads

And to the memory of the men and women of this
parish who made the great sacrifice 1939 – 1945

Sidlesham war memorial © M Bradbury 2010Below the names is the text

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them

The memorial was built in the early 1920s.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM714
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 40187

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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