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King Edward VII Cross

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:The Bourne
Town:Hastings
Parish:Hastings
Council:Hastings Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN34
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:In a small planted area, east side of road, slightly north of The Stables Theatre
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:128
Grid reference:A6
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

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Commissioned by: H.C. Richards. K.C.. M.P.
Installation date:1902
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Hastings Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A Celtic style cross that stands on a stepped plinth, holding inscriptions in raised letters. This rests on a block that in turn rests on a base. The whole structure sits in a paved area.
Inscription:Raised letters on West side of plinth:

TO COMMEMORATE
THE PROCLAMATION
OF THE ACCESSION OF
KING EDWARD VII
ON THIS SPOT.
ON THE 26TH JANUARY 1901
BY THE MAYOR
ALDERMAN F.A. LANGHAM J.P.


Raised letters on East side of plinth:

THIS CROSS
IS ERECTED NEAR THE
SITE OF THE OLD MARKET CROSS
BY
H.C. RICHARDS K.C.. M.P.
WHO FORMERLY RESIDED IN THIS PARISH
WITH HIS PARENTS.
FREDERICK RICHARDS. J.P.
AND
A. C. E. RICHARDS
1873 -------- 1880

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Cross
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lower section of plinth
     Material:Grey limestone
Part 2:Upper section of plinth
     Material:Bath stone (limestone)
Part 3:Base
     Material:Local sandstone blocks
Part 4:Cross
     Material:Fossiliferous limestone
     Height (cm):363
     Width (cm):111
     Depth (cm):143
Part 5:Letters / inscription
     Material:Lead

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Metallic staining
     Condition 2: Biological growth
     Condition 3: Bird Guano
     More details:Thin red oxide layer on the raised inscription and traces of black paint are evident.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     Condition 2: Loose elements
     Condition 3: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:North west corner of the base of the cross has been chipped. Some of the pointing of the plinth has been lost. The number 1 is missing from '1873' on the East side.
Date of on-site inspection:23/05/2007

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Statues and Memorials in Hastings and St. Leonards: a report on condition and conservation options'
     Type:Archive
     Author:Dinsmore, Jennifer.
     Location:Hastings Borough Council
     Date:00/00/1997
     Page:9
     Publisher:Hastings Museum and Art Gallery


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Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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