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Distance marker

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:West Parade
Town:Bexhill on Sea
Parish:Bexhill on Sea
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN39
Location on Google Map
Access is:Public
Location note:On the Promenade opposite the Clock Tower.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:145
Grid reference:J2
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

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Rother District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A rough hewn sandstone shaft supporting a sandstone slab into which is set a bronze plate with direction markings, distances and latitude and longitudes.

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Marker plate
     Material:Bronze
     Width (cm):44
     Depth (cm):44
Part 2:Topstone
     Material:Sandstone
     Height (cm):26
     Width (cm):69
     Depth (cm):67
Part 3:Base
     Material:Sandstone
     Height (cm):72
     Width (cm):58
     Depth (cm):48

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Metallic staining
     More details:Some rustingand colouration to screws and immediately surrounding the plate. General weather wearing to stone.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Three holes in the top stone indicate a missing part. The gnomon from the centre of the plate is also missing.
Date of on-site inspection:15/10/2007

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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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