National Recording Project


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

Arum Lily


Type Sculpture

     Polychrome sculpture made from forged tubular and plate steel. Its form seems to be an amalgamation between organic and mechanical shapes: a red-painted whisk-like structure rises from within three green leaves around its base. The sculpture is set into a circle of bricks in the grass.
     Arum lilies flourish in damp and bog-like conditions and Pym has said that the sculpture's position at the college reflects this by representing 'the possibility of growth and the need for shelter and protection'. It was fabricated by AMARC welding trainees and funded by Northern Arts.(1)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Pym, William Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Painted steel 500cm high approx x 300cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • None
Structural condition
  • Graffiti
Road Edenbridge Crescent
Precise location Longbenton Community College, west of main building
A-Z ref 29 2D
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1992
Unveiling details Installed 1992
Commissioned by North Tyneside Council
Duty of care North Tyneside Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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