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The Horsham Heritage Sundial

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Blackhorse Way Forum
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:Set in pedestrianised area opposite Sainsburys Superstore and Beales.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:25
Grid reference:N9
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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Makers

Name : Edwin Russell
     Role:Sculptor
     Qualify:assisted by
Name : Damian Fennell
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Lorne McKean
     Role:Sculptor
     Qualify:and

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General Information

Commissioned by: Horsham District Council
Unveiling date:24/10/2003
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Horsham District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A three dimensional pierced bronze ring with relief sculptures and lettering depicting the history of the Horsham District. The sundial sits on a marble base that is set with an encircling bronze text ring describing the narrative depicted on the sculptural reliefs of the sundial. The sundial is placed in the centre of a pedestrianised shopping area.
Signatures:Western edge of sundial:
ATELIER FOUNDRY
Inscription:Bronze plaque on the base, facing north:

THE HORSHAM HERITAGE SUNDIAL / UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN /
24 OCTOBER 2003 / COMMISSIONED BY HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL /
SCULPTURE AND DESIGN BY LORNE McKEAN AND EDWIN RUSSELL, WITH DAMIAN FENNELL / THE SUNDIAL IS THE START OF THE DISTRICT-WIDE HERITAGE TRAIL AND IS ALSO THE HOME OF / HORSHAM DISTRICT'S TIME CAPSULE WHICH HOUSES OBJECTS SELECTED AND VOTED ON BY GROUPS AND / INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE DISTRICT AS BEING THE MOST REPRESENTATIVE IN THE YEAR 2000

Bronze plaque on the base, facing south:

HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO THANK
THE FOLLOWING FOR MAKINGTHE SUNDIAL POSSIBLE

J SAINSBURY DEVELOPMENTS LTD
SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS LTD
ALLDERS DEPARTMENT STORES LTD

On the sundial pictorial relief, the Shelley quote in raised letters:

THE ONE REMAINS
THE MANY CHANGE AND PASS

The pictorial reliefs have raised letters describing the narrative with dates.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Sculptural, Functional
Object type1:Relief
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Pictorial
     Subject subtype1:Group
Subject type2:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Base
     Material:Marble
     Height (cm):36
     Width (cm):405
     Depth (cm):405
Part 2:Sundial
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):180
     Width (cm):275
     Depth (cm):275

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:11/09/2007

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History

History:The sundial was unveiled by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

The One remains, the many change and pass;
Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly;
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of Eternity,
Until Death tramples it to fragments.—Die,
If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek!
Follow where all is fled!—Rome's azure sky,
Flowers, ruins, statues, music, words, are weak
The glory they transfuse with fitting truth to speak

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), 'Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keat'

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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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