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Hope, Memorial for Laura Lily Wood Greaves

County Suffolk   District Council Waveney District Council 
Civil Parish or equivalent Kirkley  Town/Village* Lowestoft 
Road Kirkley Cemetery, off London Road 
Precise Location On south of path from lychgate to memorial chapels 
OS Grid Ref TM537911  Postcode NR33 
Previous location(s)  
Setting Cemetery  Access Public 
Artist/Maker Role Qualifier
Not known  Sculptor(s)   

Commissioned by

Walter Albert Wood Greaves, Husband 

Design & Constrn period


Date of installing


Exact date of unveiling



Abstract Animal Architectural
Commercial Commemorative Composite
Free Functional Funerary
Heraldic Military Natural
Non-Commemorative Performance Portable
Religious Roadside, Wayside Sculptural
Temporary, Mobile Other  

Object Type

Building Clock Tower Architectural
Coat of Arms Cross Fountain
Landscape Marker Medallion
Mural Panel Readymade
Relief Shaft Sculpture
Statue Street Furniture War Memorial
Other Object Sub Type: Memorial

Subject Type

Allegorical Mythological Pictorial
Figurative Non-figurative Portrait
Still-life Symbolic Other

Subject Sub Type

Bust Equestrian Full-length
Group Head Reclining
Seated Standing Torso
Part Material Dimension
Hope  Stone  Half life-size 
Stepped plinth  Stone  165cm h x 80 

Work is

Extant Not Sited Lost


Waveney District Councl 

Listing status

Grade I Grade II* Grade II Don't Know Not Listed

Surface Condition

Corrosion, Deterioration Accretions
Bird Guano Abrasions, cracks, splits
Biological growth Spalling, crumbling
Metallic staining Previous treatments

Structural Condition

Armature exposed Broken or missing parts
Replaced parts Loose elements
Cracks, splits, breaks, holes Spalling, crumbling
Water collection Other
Detail: Top of anchor


Graffiti Structural damage Surface Damage

Overall condition

Good Fair Poor


No Known Risk At Risk Immediate
Inscriptions In loving memory of Laura Lily Wood Greaves, born 1871 died 1921, her husband, Walter Albert Wood Greaves, who died in 1942 was commemorated beneath, with other family members at the sides 

Description (physical)

Hope with a star on her head raises her right arm to the skies. She is dressed in classical costume and holds anchor- whose top has been broken off - by a rope in her left. 

Description (iconographical)

The cemetery must have been opened in 1880, the date of the fine lychgate Grade II listed from the London Road. This, like the twin memorial chapels, was designed by JL Clemence (1822-1911), a Lowestoft born architect. Clemence studied in the London office of C.R. Cockerell from 1839-1843. He worked for Sir Samuel Morton Peto and Lucas brothers, the building contractors first established in Lowestoft, where he began his independent career in 1854. 


Date taken:  10/4/2012
Date logged: 

Photographed by:
Sarah Cocke

On Site Inspection

Date:  10/4/2012

Inspected by:
Richard Cocke

Sources and References

RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834 - 1914, A-K, London 2001, 391; imagesofengland, both accessed 10/04/2012 


Date entered:  11/4/2012

Data inputter:
Richard Cocke