National Recording Project


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

South Coast Path


     Two large hands hold an unfolding map. From the front the grid of the map is open so that the sky and landscape can be seen and the north coast of Somerset is shown in cut-out metal. The rear of the panel, to the east, has the raised lettering, the relief symbol of that Association and a relief map showing the whole route of the coastal path with Minehead and Poole to indicate the beginning and end.
     This sculpture faces into the Severn Esturary close to access to the Coastal Path. Funding for the work came from the South West Coast Path Association. The Countryside Agency, West Somerset Dirstrict Council and the Environment Agency were also partners in the project. The young designer, Sarah Ward, was studying at the West Somerset Community College.


On the front of the sculpture the lettering is cut-out of the sheet steel and the style imitates a map: KEY / The / South Coast / Coast Path / The / Countryside / Agency / WEST / SOMERSET / DISTRICT / COUNCIL / THE / ENVIRONMENT/ AGENCY / West Somerset Community College / SARAH WARD / ORIGINAL DESIGN / OWEN CUNNINGHAM SCULPTOR / On the rear is a panel cut out letters are applied SOUTH / WEST / COAST / PATH /

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Ward, Sarah Designer
Cunningham, Owen Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Hands and map Steel and welded galvanised iron 300cm high 300cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SO141 LM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Quay Street
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS972466
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 2001
Unveiling details February 2001
Commissioned by South West Coast Path Association
Duty of care West Somerset District Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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