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Alec Parks memorial bench

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Cuckoo Trail
Town:Heathfield
Parish:Heathfield and Waldron
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN21
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Picnic area, near to Ghyll Road entrance of Cuckoo Trail
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:76
Grid reference:D3
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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General Information

Commissioned by: The Community Association and Parish Council of Heathfield and Waldron
Installation date:1995
Owner custodian:East Sussex County Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Stylised carved wooden bench with tree motif carved into large upright. Smaller upright has carvings of a dog and of wheat.
Inscription:Carved into the wood in large letters on the west face of the horizontal seat:

ALEC PARKS

North facing tall upright, metal plaque:

Donated by
The Community Association
& Parish Council of
HEATHFIELD AND WALDRON
In memory of
ALEC PARKS
1995

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Functional, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Street furniture
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:North facing carved upright
     Material:Wood
     Height (cm):220
     Width (cm):46
     Depth (cm):10
Part 2:South facing carved upright
     Material:Wood
     Height (cm):85
     Width (cm):48
     Depth (cm):9
Part 3:Seat - horizontal plank
     Material:Wood
     Height (cm):8
     Width (cm):200
     Depth (cm):45

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Abrasions, cracks, splits
     More details:Wood very weather worn and cracked all over.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Severe cracking to the south facing upright.
Condition 3 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Graffiti
     More details:In black marker pen to the northern aspect of the taller upright.
Date of on-site inspection:07/07/2007

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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