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The Midhurst Handshake

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:North Street / Easebourne Lane
Town:Midhurst
Parish:Easebourne / Midhurst
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU29
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Inside wall, north side of the bridge over the River Rother.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:59
Grid reference:H8
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

Construction period:1826
Installation date:1826
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Chichester District Council
Description:Facing north, a long rectangular stone in the centre of the bridge parapet with the names of the parishes of Easebourne and Midhurst either side of a bas-relief of two clasped hands.
Signatures:Date stone underneath bas-relief inscribed:
1826
Inscription:Carved letters with a central bas-relief:

EASEBOURNE MIDHURST
PARISH PARISH

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Date stone
Object type2:Sculpture
Object type3:Relief
Subject type1:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Panel
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):28
     Width (cm):182
     Depth (cm):2

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Previous treatments
     More details:Evidence of previous repairs.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Cracked through the middle. Date stone is half buried under tarmac laid to bridge surface.
Date of on-site inspection:02/04/2008

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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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