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Heathfield Tunnel gates

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Location

Street:High Street / Millennium Green
Town:Heathfield
Parish:Heathfield and Waldron
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN21
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Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:At the southern and northern entrances to the old Heathfield railway tunnel accessed via Millennium Green
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:56
Grid reference:C9/C1
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:TQ581213

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Makers

Name : Hamish Black
Company/Group :Children from two Heathfield Schools
     Role:Designer

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General Information

Commissioned by: Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council
Commissioned also by: Millennium Green Trust
Construction period:1999-2001
Installation date:08/2001
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Wealden District Council
Object listing:Not listed

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Functional, Architectural, Composite
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Gate(way)
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Gates
     Material:Iron

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:20/08/2008

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History

History:The tunnel is 250 metres long. The final design for the gates was presented to Members of the Council, the Millennium Green Trust and representatives of the Parish Council at the Tunnel on 30 November 1999. The cost of the gates was £22,000 funded by the Council (£17,000) and the Millennium Green Trust (£5,000). A skateboard park was built in the cutting immediately south of the Tunnel. Works on the Millennium Green began in January 2000 and a formal opening ceremony occurred in July 2000 but the work was not completed until August 2001. The tunnel was eventually opened in January 2002. Following an alleged rape inside the Tunnel on 12 March 2005, the gates were closed and locked. After much discussion amongst interested parties, the tunnel was opened again on 26 March 2007.
(Heathfield Tunnel Opening Strategy)

The tunnel was opened on 3 April 1880 for the then London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The line was closed completely on 5 August 1968 by the then British Railways, Southern Region.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:Heathfield Tunnel Opening Strategy
     Type:Archive
     Location:http://www.wealden.gov.uk/moderngov/Published/IssueDocs/0/3/2/6/I00016230/$HeathfieldTunnelConsultation23Nov06.doc.pdf
     Catalogue reference:JT2390.0601a
     Publisher:Wealden District Council


Further information:
#http://www.wealden.gov.uk/moderngov/Published/IssueDocs/0/3/2/6/I00016230/$HeathfieldTunnelConsultation23Nov06.doc.pdf#

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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