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Memorial to Captain James Hanson and the Crew of Hms Brazen

A Grade II Listed Building in Newhaven, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7921 / 50°47'31"N

Longitude: 0.0454 / 0°2'43"E

OS Eastings: 544262

OS Northings: 101164

OS Grid: TQ442011

Mapcode National: GBR LSF.6B7

Mapcode Global: FRA B7Z0.3HG

Plus Code: 9F22Q2RW+R5

Entry Name: Memorial to Captain James Hanson and the Crew of Hms Brazen

Listing Date: 4 March 1976

Last Amended: 10 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374194

Location: Newhaven, Lewes, East Sussex, BN9

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Newhaven

Built-Up Area: Newhaven

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Newhaven St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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769-1/7/4 (East side)
04/03/76 Memorial to Captain James Hanson and
the crew of HMS Brazen,
(Formerly Listed as:
Monument to Captain James Hansom
...etc in NE corner of churchyard)


Obelisk memorial with railings. Dated 1800. Ashlar stone with
slate panels and cast-iron railings. About 2m high. Obelisk on
plinth, design of seaweed and shells above, with dolphins
below the slate panels one each face of the plinth; these are
inscribed with the details of the wreck of HMS Brazen, which
foundered off the cliffs of Newhaven on the night of January
20th, 1800, with the loss of all lives save one. The bodies of
Captain Hanson and 75 of the 104 men lost are interred in the
graveyard. Hanson had served under Captain Vancouver on his
celebrated voyage of 1791-4, when he curcumnavigated the world
and charted part of North America. Many of the placenames
given then remain, but Hanson Point has been destroyed.

Listing NGR: TQ4426201164

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2018.

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