National Recording Project


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

Abstract Panels


Type Mural

     A concrete revetment constructed by large moulded concrete panels. Most of these are of a small number of repeated designs but a few are unique panels with intricate abstracted designs on them. This is a structural retaining wall incorporating an artificial waterfall.
     Hoo Road forms part of the Kidderminster Ring road. The road and wall (rather than the art work) was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 17 August 1973 by Keith Speed, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of the Environment. The total cost of the road was £1, 699,000 although there is no information available as to how much was actually spent on the sculptural components.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Mitchell, William George Sculptor
Wrekin Construction Ltd, None Other

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole concrete 320 m x 11m

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WOwfKIxx005 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Hoo Road
Precise location Retaining Wall
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO835762
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1973
Unveiling details 17 August 1973
Commissioned by Kidderminster Borough Council
Duty of care Local Highway Authority
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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