National Recording Project


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



Type Readymade

     The base of the anchor is supported on a small octagonal stone and rests against a slim conrete pole. There is a length of chain draped around the upper arms of the anchor.
     The anchor was previously situated in the grounds of Drayton Manor the home of Sir Robert Peel.
     This anchor was probably the naval trophy of William Peel (1824-1858), one of the sons of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), who served in both the Crimean War (1854-56) and the Indian Mutiny (1857-58). Since the anchor is from a Russian ship, it must have come from the earlier campaign.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
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Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Anchor Cast iron 280cm high x 220cm wide approx
Support Concrete 280cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STtaTAxx013 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Holloway Road
Precise location Behind the Lodge (on Holloway Road)
A-Z ref 134 3C
OS ref SK206038
Date of design dates from mid nineteenth century
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Probably acquired by one of Peel's sons
Duty of care Tamworth Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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