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Crawley Millennium Beacon

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Location

Street:Tilgate Drive
Town:Crawley
Parish:Crawley
Council:Crawley Borough Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH10
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:At the edge of the car park in Tilgate Park
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:29
Grid reference:H1
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

Company/Group :Students of Crawley College Engineering Crafts
     Role:Designer

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General Information

Commissioned by: Crawley Borough Council
Construction period:1999
Unveiling date:31/12/1999
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Crawley Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Wooden post surmounted by a gas lit beacon erected to commemorate the Millennium. On an arm extending from the post is an outline cut depiction of the Crawley Council coat of arms. A bronze commemorative plaque is mounted halfway up the wooden post. Faces south.
Signatures:At the top of the wooden post, steel plaque with outline cut letters underneath image of the College building:
CRAWLEY
COLLEGE

Steel, outline cut plaque to west face of post:
CIRRUS
LASER LTD
01444 870386
LASER CUTTING
JOB SHOP
Inscription:Bronze engraved plaque, mid way up the south face of the post:

CRAWLEY MILLENNIUM BEACON
This beacon was lit by The Worshipful the Mayor of Crawley,
Councillor Ray Calcott
on the 31st December 1999 to welcome the dawn of the 3rd Millennium.
Crawley Borough Council and the people of Crawley are grateful to the
following organisations for designing and building the beacon and
providing the equipment and materials:
Staff & Students of Crawley College Engineering Crafts, Sugg Lighting, Yeowarts Steel,
Crawley Timber Store, Crawley Parks Service, Crawley Calor Gas Centre and
Crawley Mechanical Handling

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative, Functional
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Lamp
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Lamp
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole structure
     Material:Steel and wood
     Height (cm):610
     Width (cm):200
     Depth (cm):100

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:26/02/2008

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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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