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Weather vane

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Location

Street:South Coast Road
Town:East Saltdean
Parish:Telscombe
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN2
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On the cliffs at East Saltdean, opposite Telscombe Tye
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:147
Grid reference:L4
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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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Commissioned by: Telscombe Town Council, Lewes District Council
Installation date:1996
Unveiling date:21/05/1996
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Telscombe Town Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A metal weathervane surmounting an obelisk that sits on a plinth. There is a square concreted area at the base of the plinth.
Inscription:The inscription recorded that the weather vane was erected to mark 50 years from the end of the Second World War 1939-45. There was also an inscription, now gone, marking the death of Princess Diana.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Functional, Commemorative, Roadside / Wayside
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Other
Object type2:Shaft
     Object subtype1:Obelisk
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Obelisk
     Material:None
     Height (cm):335

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Small chips on all sides of the structure.
Condition 2 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Surface spalling, crumbling
     Condition 2: Corrosion, Deterioration
     More details:The structure is severely weatherworn, particularly on the side facing the sea. The inscriptions are illegible due to the severe surface errosion.
Date of on-site inspection:03/05/2007

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History

History:The weather vane was erected to replace a wooden one that was lost in the 1987 hurricane. It had previously been repaired several times. There is a time capsule buried in the base containing photographs, newspapers and a letter from the Town Council to the people of the future. Some items were also provided by the children of Telscombe Cliffs County Primary School (now Telscombe Cliffs Community School). There is another time capsule buried beneath the floor of the reception area in the Telscombe Civic Centre.
(Kathleen Verrall, Telscombe Town Council)

The weather vane was inaugurated by the newly elected Mayor, Councillor Gerald Summerfield.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:South Coast Leader
     Article:'Vane of our lives'
     Type:Newspaper
     Author:Quade, Anita.
     Date:10/10/1996


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Date: 03/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 03/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 03/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 03/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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