The Chattri

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

  Brighton Statues and Landmarks  coordinates: 50.884193059067485, -0.1469524849608909

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The Chattri is a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War One. The memorial is a white dome supported by eight pillars, up high on the South Downs, overlooking Patcham. The memorial is a local landmark, visible for miles around, and is the location of an annual commemorative service.

The memorial also marks the site of the funeral pyre or "ghat" for the bodies of the Hindi and Sikh soldiers who died while being attended to in Brighton, the ashes then having been scattered in the English Channel in accordance with the appropriate religious conventions.

The memorial was designed by E.C. Henriques, supervised by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, and is grade II listed.

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