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SEAFORD WAR MEMORIAL RECEIVES GRADE II STATUS

February 19th, 2018.


The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Seaford War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II. This listing helps to mark a building’s significance and celebrate its special architectural and historic interest.


Seaford Town Mayor. Councillor Linda Wallraven said: “I am delighted that Seaford’s main war memorial has received this recognition. At least twice a year it is the focal point of the town and it now has a recognised status all year round."

The memorial is situated at the junction of Sutton Park Road and Avondale Road.

The memorial was unveiled on August the 3rd 1921 at its original location on Dane Road. In 1952 it was moved about 500m to the north-east to its current location on Sutton Park Road, and the names of 88 service personnel and 20 civilians who had died in the Second World War were added. The then Chairman of the Seaford Urban District Council unveiled it on Sunday the 2nd of November 1952 and the Vicar of St Leonard’s Church, Reverend Shillito, performed the re-dedication.