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Meridian marker

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Fletching Common Road
Town:Chailey
Parish:Chailey
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN8
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:Along the path to the right from Lane End Common car park
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:51
Grid reference:G8
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:TQ392193

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Makers

Name : Percival Bridgman
     Role:Stonemason

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General Information

Commissioned by: Ivor Grantham Esq, Lord of the Manor of Balneth (now known as Balneath)
Installation date:1953
Unveiling date:10/10/1953
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Lewes District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A stone hemisphere atop a square inscribed pedestal. Through the centre of the stone hemisphere runs a copper inset line marking the Greenwich meridian where it crosses the Manor of Balneth.
Inscription:Carved inscription to the south face of the pedestal:

1953
THIS STONE
HAS BEEN ERECTED
ON
LANE END COMMON
IN THE
PARISH OF CHAILEY
NEAR THE
CENTRE OF SUSSEX
159 FEET
ABOVE SEA LEVEL
TO MARK THE POINT
WHERE THE
GREENWICH MERIDIAN
CROSSES THE MANOR
OF BALNETH

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Classification

Categories:Commemorative, Functional, Free Standing
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Indicator
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole marker
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):130
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):60

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Small chip over the final 'S' of the word 'CROSSES' in the inscription.
Condition 2 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Graffiti
     Condition 2: Surface damage
     More details:Carved graffiti on the stone hemisphere.
Date of on-site inspection:07/08/2008

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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Date: 07/02/2008
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 07/02/2008
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 07/02/2008
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 07/02/2008
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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