National Recording Project


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

Bishop on Garden Structure


Type Medallion , Sculpture

     Figure of a bishop on a shield. He is robed and holding a crosier in his right hand across his body. He is facing front with his left hand on an animal but it is impossible to tell what it is, a lamb or a deer? This could be the figure of a shepherd. The animal is standing up on its hind legs with the front legs on the figure, resting against him as if off the ground. Some decoration above the shield. It is set above a Norman arch with zigzag mouldings supported by a slim pillar on either side, the right one is missing. This is part of a ruined structure, brick faced on the front with knapped flint and stones. On last viewing this was entirely covered with ivy.
     Nineteenth century garden folly(1)

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Plaque Brown stone 42cm high x 29cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Poor
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Other
Road Rafford Way
Precise location On garden structure which stands outside gates to Civic Centre on a landscaped bank beside driveway. Faces south
A-Z ref 110 6F
OS ref TQ405690
Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? At Risk

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