Historic street and field markers.

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Please provide a list of all historic street markers including locations, reason for installation (eg 1832 city boundary marker), upkeep plan and any historic listings.
Boundary Markers/Stones
Highway Markers
Obelisks and memorial stones
Survey Marks
Memorial stones

Yours faithfully,


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CI Group FOI,

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Reference: Confirm no 328253/ FormBuilder ref 1078977


Dear Mandeville


I refer to your request dated 19/08/2018, which has been dealt with under
the FOIA.


Your request related to Historical Markers.


We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.

I am now able to respond to you with the following:


Please find attached the following:

1.   Boundary marker

2.   Designated Memorial

3.   Listed Milestone

4.   Milestones in West Sussex

5.   Milestones in West Sussex

6.   War Memorials


There are other archaeological databases covering West Sussex that may
also contain relevant information



Chichester HER -
or James Kenny's (Archaeologist, Chichester DC) details are 01243 534800
or his email is [2][email address]


National Trust – [3]https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.or...


Historic England’s National Monuments Record –
[4]http://archive.historicengland.org.uk/ or 01793 414600 or their email
[5][email address]


National Heritage List for England -




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Dear CI Group FOI,
Thank you for the partial information you have provided.
On searching the documents i can find no mention of the following style of posts "Highway boundary markers" https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-waymarking-i...
Nor the marker posts as shown
Needles, Tank traps and other such established markers.
Nor is there any mention of the upkeep of these markers eg cleaning, maintenance and preservation.

Yours sincerely,


CI Group FOI,

Subject: RE: FW: Mandville Freedom of Information request - Historic street and field markers.

Dear Mandeville

Ref. Your e-mail regarding missing information

Our Environment and Heritage Team and Historic Environment Record (HER) database have no records or other information on "Highway boundary markers", the marker posts as shown in the customer's e-mail, "Needle" markers or "Tank Trap" markers.

"Upkeep of these markers, e.g. cleaning, maintenance and preservation" is not one of our Team's responsibilities to keep records of; again, our Team and the HER have no records or other information in this regard.

We have provided you with all the information we hold, in respect of your original request and new reply.

As for our Highways teams they do not hold any of that information unfortunately as they are not maintained or used by us in highway maintenance".



County Archaeologist
Planning Services
West Sussex County Council

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