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Starting Line and Finishing Line

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:De La Warr Parade
Town:Bexhill on Sea
Parish:Bexhill on Sea
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN40
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Starting Line next to Galley Hill; Finishing Line: opposite Normanhurst Hotel
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:145
Grid reference:L2
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

Installation date:1994
Unveiling date:28/09/1994
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Rother District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Metal plaques set into two rough hewn red granite boulders at the beginning and end of the route of the First International Motor Race Meeting in Great Britain. The Finishing Line stone is set on a sloping raised concrete plinth, the Starting Line set in a flat concrete area.
Inscription:Starting Line plaque, facing east, carved letters:

STARTING LINE - 1902
COMMEMORATING BEXHILL-ON-SEA
AS THE VENUE OF THE
FIRST INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACE MEETING
IN
GREAT BRITAIN
UNVEILED BY COUNCILLOR IVOR A BRAMPTON
DEPUTY LIEUTENANT OF EAST SUSSEX
28TH SEPTEMBER 1994

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Roadside / Wayside
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Commemorative stone
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Finishing Line base
     Material:Concrete
     Height (cm):8
     Width (cm):189
     Depth (cm):196
Part 2:Finishing Line stone
     Material:Red granite (rough hewn)
     Height (cm):87
     Width (cm):89
     Depth (cm):71
Part 3:Starting Line stone
     Material:Red granite (rough hewn)
     Height (cm):66
     Width (cm):55
     Depth (cm):53
Part 4:Starting Line Base area
     Material:Concrete
     Height (cm):1
     Width (cm):110
     Depth (cm):142

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Object Condition

Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Serious crack to concrete base of Finishing Line.
Date of on-site inspection:28/09/2007

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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




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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