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County Hall relief

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:St. Anne's Crescent
Town:Lewes
Parish:Lewes
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN7
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:Extends across the entire length of the entrance to County Hall, immediately above the doors.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:115
Grid reference:H6
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 : William George Mitchell
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Jack Catchpole
     Role:Architect

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General Information

Commissioned by: East Sussex County Council
Construction period:1968
Installation date:1968
Unveiling date:31/10/1968
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:East Sussex County Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Large fibreglass, painted, rectangular relief constructed from eleven separate panels.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Architectural, Abstract
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Relief
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Relief
     Material:Coloured fibreglass
     Height (cm):250
     Width (cm):1200
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:06/08/2008

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History

History:The new County Hall was opened by the Duchess of Kent before 350 invited guests. Because all of the facilities were not complete, the ceremony took place in the decorated underground car park. The dedication was given by the Bishop of Chichester assisted by the Rector of St. Annes Church, the Reverend John Habgood. The music was provided by the Ringmer County Secondary School Band. The County Hall is a three winged building joined by corridors. The flint work on the building is designed to reflect the architecure of St. Anne's Church that stands in front of it. The brown Sussex bricks were used to represent the Wealden clay. The total cost including furniture and equipment was more than £1 million.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:The Argus
     Type:Newspaper
     Page:20

Source 2 :
     Title:Brighton & Hove Herald
     Type:Newspaper
     Page:1


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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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