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St. Christopher Signpost

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:None
Town:Treyford
Parish:Treyford
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU29
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Object setting:Garden
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Private
Location note:In the garden of a house at the junction of the roads to Harting and Cocking (4 miles each direction).
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:79
Grid reference:H7
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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Description:Painted carved wooden sculpture of St. Christopher with Christ child figure on left shoulder – mounted on a wooden plinth. Right arm holds a staff with direction indicator to Cocking, left arm is outstretched and index finger points to direction of Harting. The whole structure has an apex roof. The wooden plinth has an inscription.
Iconographical description:Saint Christopher is a saint listed as a martyr, decapitated in the reign of the 3rd century Roman emperor Decius (reigned 249–251). The mythology depicts Christopher carrying the Christchild across a swollen river. A widely popular saint, he is also one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He holds patronage of things related to travel and travellers: people who carry things; against lightning; against pestilence; archers; automobile drivers; boatmen; bookbinders; epilepsy; floods; fruit dealers; fullers; gardeners; hailstorms; truck drivers; mariners; market carriers; porters; sailors; surfers; toothache; transportation; and transportation workers.
Inscription:Carved letters, painted black, on plinth:

WHO CARRIED CHRIST
SPEED THEE TO-DAY
AND LIFT THY HEART UP
ALL THE WAY

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Paintwork weatherworn.
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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