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Millennium Milestone in Time

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Poling Street
Town:Poling
Parish:Poling
Council:Arun District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN18
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Grass verge, next to the Old Priory at the entrance to the village from the A27
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:146
Grid reference:A5
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:TQ047047

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Makers

Name : Philip Read
     Role:Stonemason

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General Information

Commissioned by: The Poling 2000 Action Group (local village funds raised from fetes etc.)
Construction period:Beginning 2003 – 2005.
Installation date:2005
Unveiling date:04/09/2005
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Poling Parish Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A shaft constructed from three blocks of Hopton Wood limestone, a hard marble limestone from Derbyshire. A total weight of approximately 900kg. or 18cwt. A capping stone is constructed in welsh slate. Face1: Relief carving of the Poling 2000 symbol Face 2: Carved lettering - poem by Jenny Inglis Face 3: Carved relief of an oak tree Face 4: Carved relief of St. Nicholas and of the Parish Church, a carved relief of a Maltese or St. Johns Cross
Signatures:Base of shaft, carved letters:
Carved by
P. READ
of Poling
Inscription:Base of the shaft, carved letters:

MUCH FUN WAS HAD BY THE VILLAGERS
OF POLING IN RAISING FUNDS TO PROVIDE
THIS STONE. AFTER PATIENTLY WAITING
FOR THE STONEMASON TO DO HIS WORK
THE MILESTONE IN TIME WAS ERECTED IN
+ 2005 +

Face of the shaft:

OAK TREES WERE PLANTED IN
2002 TO COMMEMORATE THE
GOLDEN JUBILEE OF
QUEEN ELIZABETH II

"I will go north about the shaws
And the deep ghylls that breed
Huge oaks and old, the which we hold
No more than Sussex weed"
Kipling

Face of the shaft, a poem by Jenny Inglis:

NOT POLING - PALING
Previous to a church's tower
Brackish water stained the
mire.
A tiny hamlet perched on
staves
Not Poling - Paling lapped
by waves.
Where do they sleep, the
ancient folk?
Who ploughed with oxen,
glazed a pot.
We who have settled
close to bones,
Rekindle, re-enact their
souls.
J.M. Inglis



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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Pillar / post
Object type2:Relief
Subject type1:Pictorial

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Object Parts

Part 1:Pillar
     Material:Hopton Wood limestone
     Height (cm):91.5
Part 2:Plinth
     Material:Hopton Wood limestone
Part 3:Capping stone
     Material:Welsh slate

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:02/05/2007

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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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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