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Millennium Archway

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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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 entrance to the Millennium Green inside the Co-Op car park
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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General Information

Commissioned by: Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council
Commissioned also by: Millennium Green Trust
Construction period:1999-2001
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Wealden District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An arched gateway that indicates the entrance to the Millennium Green. The metal gateway comprises 'open' and cut-out elements that depict local industry such as the railway and iron industries and outdoor activities such as walking. Acroos the top of the arch on both sides is written in cut-out letters: Millennium Archway. In the centre of the two words is an oval cutout motif depicting a hatted woman releasing a cuckoo from a basket.
Iconographical description:The name of the old railway line, now the 'Cuckoo Trail' comes from the Cuckoo Fair held at Heathfield. Local legend states that an old lady turns up at the annual Cuckoo Fair in April, to release from her basket the first cuckoo of Spring.
Inscription:Cut-out copper coloured letters extending across the top of the arch on both sides:

MILLENNIUM ARCHWAY

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Free Standing, Commemorative, Architectural, Sculptural
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Sign
Object type2:Building
     Object subtype1:Sign
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Group

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Object Parts

Part 1:Arched gateway
     Material:Wrought iron
     Height (cm):350
     Width (cm):390
     Depth (cm):45

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Frame broken just above the cannon on the side opening into the Green.
Date of on-site inspection:20/08/2008

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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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