The Chattri

Standean Lane, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8ZB

Protection Type Centenary Fields

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July 2016 Protected since

This space is a remembrance garden situated in the rural South Downs. The Chattri is a memorial within the gardens built to honour the Indian dead of World War I and featur...

This space is a remembrance garden situated in the rural South Downs. The Chattri is a memorial within the gardens built to honour the Indian dead of World War I and features a dome with eight pillars made from Sicilian marble atop three granite slabs symbolising the protection offered to the memory of the fallen.

During World War I injured Indian soldiers were hospitalised and treated at The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, the first Indian hospital to open in the town. Hindu and Sikh soldiers who died from their injuries during 1914-15 were cremated on the South Downs and in 1921 The Chattri was built on the cremation ground. It was unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales on 21st February 1921 and bears the following inscription: "To the memory of all Indian soldiers who gave their lives for their King-Emperor in the Great War, this monument, erected on the site of the funeral pyre where the Hindus and Sikhs who died in hospital at Brighton passed through the fire, is in grateful admiration and brotherly affection dedicated".

FACILITIES at: The Chattri

  • Open Space
  • Memorial

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

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