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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Bell Sculpture, Newark Hospital


     Abstract sculpture comprising flat metal shapes and red perspex panels. Centre 'tower' houses the bell (no clapper).
     Central Notts Healthcare Trust commissioned a sculpture, to incorporate the bell, to stand outside the new Newark Hospital (completed 1996). It was designed and made by a group of students from Loughborough Art College and Newark & Sherwood College.
     The bell was originally from Newark Workhouse (built 1786). It was moved from there to the old Newark Hospital, which opened in 1881on London Road. It was discovered in the bell tower of the old hospital during renovation work in the early 1990s.


There is reportedly an inscription on the bell, but too high up to see

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Loughborough College of Art, None Other

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
at base metal w.106 x l.286 x h.approx 330 cms
bell iron ? approx 50 cms high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
NS0044 NM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Other
Structural condition
  • None
  • Graffiti
Road Boundary Road
Precise location Outside main entrance to hospital
A-Z ref 140 A3
OS ref SK801529
Date of design 1994
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Central Notts Healthcare Trust
Duty of care Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust (formerly Central Notts Healthcare Trust)
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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