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Boundary Stone

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Location

Street:Grand Parade
Town:Hastings
Parish:Hastings
Council:Hastings Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN38/TN37
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On the south side of the road, just to the west of London Road
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:127
Grid reference:J8
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.
OS Reference:TQ8008

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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Installation date:1898
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Hastings Borough Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:14/09/1976
Description:A rough hewn conical shaped block of pink granite with an inscription on the south face. The block sits on a rectangular plinth of smooth pink granite.
Inscription:South face, inscribed letters, clearly once painted black:

THIS STONE
ERECTED IN 1898
MARKS THE EASTERN
BOUNDARY AT THIS
POINT OF THE TOWN OF
ST. LEONARDS
FOUNDED BY THE LATE
JAMES BURTON ESQR
1828

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Plinth
     Material:Pink granite (smooth)
Part 2:Marker stone
     Material:Pink granite (rough hewn)
     Height (cm):153.5
     Width (cm):123.5
     Depth (cm):121.5

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:There are some holes in the surface of the block but it is difficult to ascertain whether these are damage as the block is rough hewn.
Condition 2 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, Deterioration
     More details:The inscribed area is quite weathered as it faces the sea. There are traces of black paint on the inscribed letters.
Date of on-site inspection:24/05/2007

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History

History:The boundary stone marks the site where the East Boundary Arch once stood that was demolished in the late 1800s.
Hard archive file:No

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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:17
     Publisher:Hastings Museum and Art Gallery


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Date: 24/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 24/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 24/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 24/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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