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Queen of Mercia, Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Queen of Mercia

Centenary Gardens -  Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn, Cheshire. Commissioned by Halton Borough Council and the Manchester Ship Canal Company        

Four metres long x two metres wide steel fabricated boat form, with cast bronze figurehead based on Saxon Queen of Mercia, Ethelfreda – the remains of her castle are nearby. Set in Yorkstone paving. 

Steel boat frame fabricated by Oldroyd Bros. Ltd. Bronze cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry.

The lettering on the sculpture was painted by Tony Lewery.




© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2020

queen of mercia sculpture