Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Preston Park 5

This pylon at the southern entrance provides yet another example of urban plunder. As it has the Brighton Coat-of-Arms on the south face which were not granted until 1897, the pylon presumably dates from the 1928, or later remodelling of the entrance. On the east side of the plinth there is a brass plate commemorating the Manor of Radynden. 

On the west side there was once a matching brass plate commemorating the nearby Roman Villa (where Wellend House now stands).  I have no idea how long it has been gone. I first noticed it missing about 2 years ago.

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