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Latitude: 51.4593 / 51°27'33"N
Longitude: -0.2845 / 0°17'4"W
OS Eastings: 519281
OS Northings: 174762
OS Grid: TQ192747
Mapcode National: GBR 80.YRB
Mapcode Global: VHGR3.0LZ5
Entry Name: The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery
Listing Date: 5 March 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1239967
English Heritage Legacy ID: 438030
Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10
District: Richmond upon Thames
Electoral Ward/Division: South Richmond
Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Richmond Holy Trinity and Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
TQ 1874 & TQ 1974 SHEEN ROAD
22-/24/10012 The Lancaster Monument,
East Sheen Cemetery.
Chest tomb. Memorial to George William lancaster (d. 1920) and
Elisa Mary Lancaster (d.1922) by Sidney march (1876-1967).
Portland stone and bronze. Comprises a loosely draped female
angel in bronze, with roses gathered up in her skirt, mourning
over a rectangular sarcophagus of Portland stone which stands on
a coved base and rectangular plinth, also of portland stone: This
work is influenced by North Italian tomb sculpture (especially
Leonards Bistolfi) and is considered one of the most significant
C20 examples of funerary sculpture. Memorable for the fluid
positioning of the body and the weight-defying droop of the wings
over the stone sarcophagus. Described by Hugh Meller as "Arguably
the most dramatic sculpture in any of London's cemeteries".
Sidney March showed regularly at the Royal Academy between 1901
and 1932 and his best known work was the Canadian National War
Memorial at Ottawa (unveiled in 1939) made in collaboration with
See: Sir Hugh Miller "London Cemeteries" (2nd Ed. 1985).
Listing NGR: TQ1928174762
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