National Recording Project


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

Mother Sea


Type Sculpture

     Stone carving of mermaid figure forming a circle to represent the cycle of life.The theme of the work is in the form of evolution, of life emerging from the sea to the land.
     First Leisure plc commissioned and sponsored the work with the backing of the Arts Council. The company donated it to the town of Porthcawl.
     The work is symbolic of Porthcawl's association with the sea.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Nicholas, Peter W. Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Mother Sea Portland stone 152cm high x 122cm wide x 122cm deep
Base Stone 61cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road West Drive
Precise location In centre of Seabank Garden, opposite Seabank Hotel
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS815766
Date of design 1992
Year of unveiling 1993
Unveiling details 1993
Commissioned by First Leisure plc
Duty of care Porthcawl Town Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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