National Recording Project


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



Type Sculpture

     Carved wooden sett of badgers.
     The badgers were carved from Corsican Pine, chosen for its shape and range of natural colours. The work took two weeks to carve using a chainsaw and rasp. Created in the 1880s to supply Liverpool with water, Lake Vyrnwy and the surrounding countryside - 24,000 acres of forest and moorland - is owned and managed by Severn Trent Water and managed in partnership with the Countryside Council for Wales, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Forest Enterprise Wales.The sculpture trail at Lake Vyrnwy was begun in 1997. Its continuing aim is to offer recreational activities and attractions around the lakeside using local resources and a local artist. Artwork depicted on the sculpture trail relates to the biodiversity of the Vyrnwy estate.

Related works : The work 'Dolphins' (see POWYS049) was carved from the same tree.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hancock, Andy Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Badgers Corsican Pine None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road B4393
Precise location On a bank overlooking the lake, near the Pecking Order Pole
A-Z ref None
OS ref SJ015194
Date of design 1998-99
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Severn Trent Water
Duty of care Severn Trent Water
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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