National Recording Project


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



Type Sculpture

     Quarter-inch steel plates bolted together to form an arch. Originally blue in colour but now more grey.
     British Rail commissioned the piece in collaboration with the Welsh Arts Council.
     The work represents the engineering processes and structures fundamental to the building of Britain's railway system. Mr. Hood attempted 'to find metal shapes and forms that were related to the environment (and) to fit in with the local architecture, the station roof, nearby bridges and other structures can be related to the piece.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hood, Harvey Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Welded steel plate and rivets 540cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Queensway
Precise location In forecourt of Newport Railway Station
A-Z ref 52 6E
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1980-1981
Year of unveiling 1981
Unveiling details October 1981
Commissioned by British Rail
Duty of care Newport County Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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