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The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Richmond upon Thames, London

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XFP58+P6

Entry Name: The Lancaster Monument, East Sheen Cemetery

Listing Date: 5 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438030

Also known as: George William Lancaster Memorial

ID on this website: 101239967

Location: East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: South Richmond

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Chest tomb Sculpture

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TQ 1874 & TQ 1974 SHEEN ROAD

22-/24/10012 The Lancaster Monument,
East Sheen Cemetery.

- II*

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
his brothers.
See: Sir Hugh Miller "London Cemeteries" (2nd Ed. 1985).

Listing NGR: TQ1928174762

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