Frensham Royal British Legion
Custodian annual maintenance visit
War Memorials Trust staff- site visit
War Memorials Trust staff- casework
War Memorials Trust staff- desk assessment
Can you help? request
Contributor - desk assessment
In most respects the memorial is in good condition, apart from a prominent crack running through the wooden plaque bearing names from World War One. The surroundings are well cared for by members of Frensham Royal British Legion. However, this is negated by the fact that the memorial is subsiding at the rear and is leaning backwards at an angle of about 5.5 degrees, which is the same angle as the Leaning Tower of Pisa had reached in 1990 when it was considered to be in urgent need of remedial action. This indicates that the Frensham RBL memorial is in serious danger of collapsing if steps are not taken to support it, which is the reason for classifying the condition as very bad.. The memorial is a wooden structure set in the sandy local soil, so the problem may be caused by subsidence or by rotting of the wood due to the acidic nature of the soil
Is the memorial accessible to the public?
Yes - always
Yes - restricted times
Yes - by appointment
Has the memorial been subject to any accidental or malicious damage in the last five years?
Do you think the site is at significant risk of accidental or malicious damage in the next 2 years?
Are there any known planning applications or issues related to this memorial?
Current planning application
Previous planning application