(03) Orientation marker, Galley Hill

Orientation marker, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, September 2012.

Orientation marker, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, September 2012.

Situated at the top of Galley Hill this concrete trapezoidal prism onto which has been set a circular bronze plate looks out over the English Channel. The commemorative plaque reads: This orientation plaque was provided in 2008 by the Rotary Club of Bexhill for the interest and pleasure of those who pass this way. The plinth was erected by the former Bexhill Hotels Association. Worldwide locations and distances from around 360° of the marker are provided including the shortest distance of 13 miles to Rye and also to Beachy Head and the longest distance of 11,428 miles to Auckland, New Zealand. The original plaque and plinth were unveiled in November 1984 by Rother chairman Councillor Mrs Eveline Armstrong to celebrate the Bexhill Hotels Association 50th anniversary the previous year. The first plaque was designed by architect Andrew Clark but later stolen. The plaque provided in 2008 is a replacement but the present-day plinth is original.

Detail of bronze plaque on orientation marker, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, October 2014.

Detail of bronze plaque on orientation marker, Galley Hill. Photo by Paul Wright, October 2014.

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