National Recording Project


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

Town and Country


Type Sculpture

     This series of sculptures consists of eleven components, based on images of the town and country, the town at one end, the country at the other. The sculptures take the form of upright railway sleepers, with a carving at the top. A carved ear of corn starts the series; the sculptures then descend in height, a snail shell, an oak leaf and a poppy seed head, to the lowest sculpture two interlocked chain links to emphasise the closeness between town and country; the sculptures then ascend in height with a key, a cog, a jeweller's burr and a coach bolt, these represent the industries of Birmingham.
     This project was co-funded by the British Rail Community Unit, as part of an initiative by Centro, 'to make catching a bus or train an enjoyable experience.'(1) The same artist was also commissioned to produce designs for railings, bollards and fencing for the project.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Terry, Rosemary Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculptures Disused railway sleepers None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx222 BM
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Woodland Road
Precise location Northfield Station, on platform
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1993
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Centro
Duty of care Centro
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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