Design for a proposed Sussex Memorial

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RIBApix ref no RIBA16857
Architect/DesignerHansom, Joseph Aloysius (1803-1882)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1843
Image Date1843
ViewExterior
MediumPrint
Library ReferencePeriodicals
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Builder, vol. 1, 1843 Sept. 23, p. 398 NOTES: Hansom proposed this memorial building following the death in 1843 of the Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. He described it as "a Sussex Memorial, a Sussex Library (for here I would have his books preserved), a Freemasons' Hall, a Hall of Literature and Science, and, finally, a living type of the arts of structure and design as understood and practised among us up to and at this period."

Subject tags

libraries, cultural centres, educational buildings, fantastic architecture, monuments, masonic buildings