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Russian Memorial in the Churchyard of St John Sub Castro

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8764 / 50°52'35"N

Longitude: 0.0102 / 0°0'36"E

OS Eastings: 541522

OS Northings: 110471

OS Grid: TQ415104

Mapcode National: GBR KPW.WZT

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.FS6

Entry Name: Russian Memorial in the Churchyard of St John Sub Castro

Listing Date: 29 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292975

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Lewes

Built-Up Area: Lewes

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: St John sub-Castro, Lewes

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

TQ 4110 SE LEWES ABINGER PLACE
10/4 (north side)

Russian memorial in the
Churchyard of St John sub
Castro

GV II

Memorial. Circa 1877 in a neo-Gothic style by John Strong, mason of Lewes.
Stone on an octagonal stone base and moulded round plinth. Octagonal drum with
marble shafts carrying cusped pointed arches and the ribs to the pointed
octagonal spire. Octagonal tabernacle feature above supporting cross.
Inscribed with the names of the Russian soldiers who died during imprisonment
in Lewes at the time of the Crimean War. Panel to east reads 'Sacred/to the
Memory of/the Russian Soldiers/who died Prisoners/of War in Lewes/in the years/
1854/ 1855 1856'. Panel to the west reads 'RAISED/by the order of/His Majesty/
the Emperor of/RUSSIA/Alexander II/1877. THE MEMORIAL/was restored by the/
Embassy of the USSR/1957/At the instance of the/Friends of Lewes/Society'.


Listing NGR: TQ4152210471

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