National Recording Project


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

Architectural Remains


Type Other

     This squat piece stands on four short legs in the midst of concentric rings of stone blocks and gravel, outlined in brick. The central cube has been hollowed out on three of its faces to create a series of geometric shapes: on one face, a large central hemisphere is surrounded by four smaller hemispheres at the corners, with six shield-like shapes in between to create a border; another face has a large central hemisphere bordered by smaller hemispheres, triangles and diamonds; while on the third face the large central hemisphere is bordered by irregular shapes. On top of the central cube is a single large hemisphere.
     Madeley Court was originally the site of the grange of the priors of Wenlock. The land was bought by Sir Rupert Brooke, speaker of the House of Commons in 1553, and the house was probably built in the early days of Elizabeth I. Between 1709 until his death it was inhabited by the first Abraham Darby.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Central cube Stone 1.18m x 1.18m x 1.18m
Feet Stone 40cm high
Hemisphere Stone 1m diameter

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SAtwMAxx001 BM
General condition Poor
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
  • Graffiti
Road Castlefields Way
Precise location in courtyard of Madeley Court Hotel
A-Z ref None
OS ref SJ696052
Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Madeley Court Hotel
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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