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Fred Hughes Commemorative Stone

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Location

Street:A29 / Bury Hill
Town:Bury
Parish:Bury and West Burton
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH20
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Along public footpath (West Sussex Literary Trail), nearest to end of cul-de-sac to the south of Hillside Nurseries
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:104
Grid reference:F7
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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General Information

Commissioned by: The family of Fred Hughes
Construction period:c1978
Installation date:1978
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Family of Fred Hughes
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Faces north-east, a white and grey inscribed granite rectangular stone, set into a tree-lined bank along a public footpath and overlooking farmer’s fields. Adjacent to stone is a brick and stone built bench with an inscribed plaque.
Inscription:Carved inscription to north-east side:

THIS STONE WAS ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRED HUGHES
WHO WORKED THESE FIELDS AND LOVED THEM
HE BUILT THE FARM YOU SEE
AND NEVER WANTED ANY MORE
ONLY TO BE FREE
1906 – 1978
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WINIFRED HUGHES HIS WIFE
WHO YOU COULD PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND
1904 - 1989

Inscribed bronze plaque to upper part of bench:

THIS SEAT WAS PLACED HERE
FOR THE PLEASURE OF OTHERS
BY
IAN, JULIE, DAWN & CHARLES HUGHES
MARCH 1994
SOUTHVIEW FARM, BURY

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Commemorative stone
     Material:White and grey granite
     Height (cm):60
     Width (cm):75
     Depth (cm):17
Part 2:Bench
     Material:Stone, brick and wood
     Height (cm):110
     Width (cm):245
     Depth (cm):85

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Inscription slightly weather-worn
Date of on-site inspection:09/09/2008

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Hidden Sussex'
     Type:Book
     Author:Swinfen, Warden and David Arscott
     Page:144
     Publisher:BBC Radio Sussex. Brighton.


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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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