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Jubilee Drinking Fountain and Millennium Globe

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:South Street / Steine Road
Town:Seaford
Parish:Seaford
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN25
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:In the Jubilee Garden (restored and moved here in 2002)
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:156
Grid reference:D1
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.
Previous location:The Salts Recreation Ground
Previous location:In front of the Wellington Hotel, Steine Road

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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Installation date:1887
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Seaford Town Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:The sphere is encircled by a ring of raised letters and acts as a sun dial that points to numerals set into the floor of the gardens.
Inscription:Rear of obelisk base (in middle of structure) on small bronze plate:

THIS
JUBILEE GARDEN
WAS CREATED IN JUNE 2002
TO CELEBRATE
THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
FOR
SEAFORD TOWN COUNCIL
BY
LINDSAY THOMAS BSc BA
JEREMY TILLEY
MIKE SHORER DJC FGC FIPG
AG HELYAR


Front of obelisk base, above water outlet and bowl, in gold:

ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
TO COMMEMORATE
THE COMPLETION OF
FIFTY YEARS OF THE REIGN OF
HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY
QUEEN VICTORIA

A.D. 1887

Encircling the sphere:

GOLDEN E II R JUBILEE

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Functional, Composite, Commemorative
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Object type2:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Fountain
Object type3:Street furniture
Object type4:Sculpture
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk (tapers to 34cm at top)
     Material:Pink granite (smooth)
     Height (cm):58
     Width (cm):41
     Depth (cm):41
Part 2:Sphere (on 40cm square rod)
     Material:Metal
     Height (cm):20
     Width (cm):20
     Depth (cm):20
Part 3:Circular base
     Material:Stone (semi-smooth)
     Height (cm):17
     Depth (cm):179
Part 4:Base
     Material:Pink granite (rough hewn)
     Height (cm):94
     Depth (cm):74
Part 5:Obelisk base
     Material:Pink granite (part smoothm part polished)
     Height (cm):52
     Width (cm):51.5
     Depth (cm):51.5

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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 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Loose elements
     Condition 2: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Water spout is missing, the edge of the drinking bowl is broken. The drinking cup is missing.
Date of on-site inspection:03/05/2007

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:Community Service Committee minutes - report on the fountain
     Type:Archive
     Location:Seaford Town Council
     Date:07/12/2000
     Catalogue reference:24/00


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Date: 02/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 02/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 02/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 02/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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