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

Cloaked Horseman


     A life-size horse with rider stands in the centre of a slightly-domed circular area, paved with granite setts, 4 metres in diameter. The horse's head is inclined to the right. The bare-headed horseman, cloaked, with his knees raised, though without stirrups, bridle or saddle. His hands are placed as if he were holding reins as he gazes towards the site of an old city gate. The River Frome, culverted at this point in the early 1890's, flows beneath the roadway.(1))
     The block of offices in Lewins Mead, known as Saint Bartholomews,

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Backhouse, David Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze None
Base Stone setts None
Plaque (west) Bronze None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Lewins Mead
Precise location Forecourt of St Bartholomews
A-Z ref 37 3F
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1984
Unveiling details Spring 1984 by the Lord Mayor of Bristol
Commissioned by Haslemere Estates and given to Bristol City Council
Duty of care Bristol City Council Property Services Division
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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