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The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons
The Pylons

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

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The pylons are wedge-shaped in plan, with the narrow end pointing inwards, towards the road. The long sides carry inscriptions and emblems of Brighton and the County of Sussex, carved in relief.

There are low curved stone seats next to the pylons, segmental in plan, and embracing but not touching the ends of the pylons. The moulded seats have stepped backs about one metre high between squat columns that once held bronze lamps.

Date

1928

Medium

Clipsham limestone

Accession number

BN45_LS_S074

Acquisition method

commissioned by Sir Herbert Carden, Brighton Town Councillor

Work type

Gateway

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1928

Access

at all times

Inscription description

eastern pylon, south face, surmounted by the arms of the Duke and Duchess of York: THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID BY / HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK / KG.RCKT.GCMG.GCVO. ON THE 30TH. MAY / 1928; eastern pylon, north face, surmounted by a sculptural relief of a galleon: THESE PYLONS – ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / COMMEMORATE THE EXTENSION OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH / OF BRIGHTON ON / 1ST. APRIL 1928. / Alderman John L. Denman, F.R.I.B.A / Charles Kingston J.P. Architect / Mayer Field and Cox. Builder; western pylon, south face, surmounted by the arms of the Duke and Duchess of York: THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID BY / HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF YORK / G.B.E. ON THE 30TH. MAY 1928; western pylon, north face, surmounted by a sculptural relief of a female figure holding an ankh and a torch: HAIL GUEST WE ASK NOT WHAT THOU ART / IF FRIEND. WE GREET THEE. HAND & HEART / IF STRANGER. SUCH NO LONGER BE: / IF FOE. OUR LOVE SHALL CONQUER THEE.


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Located at

London Road, Brighton

BN45 7FJ

Located the at the entrance to Brighton Borough on the A23.