West Tarring WW1 Lychgate

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Reference WMO266602

Address:

St Andrew's Church

Church Road

West Tarring

Worthing

BN13 1HQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Lychgate
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The lychgate is constructed from oak on a stone base and the roof is of Horsham stone. There are two oak gates and, when dedicated in December 1920, it had seat on either side. The woodwork of the lychgate bears the inscription "They died that we might live1914-18" and "Death is the gateway of life 1914-18" together with the names of the Rector and the Churchwardens. There is a memorial tablet inside the church which represents an unfolded sheet of parchment and lists the names of 86 men from the Parish.
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Board:- West Tarring St. Andrew’s Parish Church 1914 – 1918. / The Lychgate of the Churchyard is erected in grateful remembrance of the men of this Parish, who in the Great War, gave their lives that others might live in freedom. (86 Names)

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