National Recording Project


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

Four Keys


Type Sculpture , Marker

     Each of the four keys has the handle fixed to the ground and the key at a 90 degree angle to the road. The bases are all different, having a cross, circle, 3-way or clubs shape. The locking blades are also different. These sculptures celebrate the lock and key manufacturing heritage of Willenhall. The styles of the tops and bases of the keys are all made locally.


Each base has the word WILLENHALL cut out on one side, with letters measuring 5cm high.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Freeform Arts Trust Ltd, None Designer
Langley, Andrew Blacksmith

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Key x 4 Mild steel plate, with black epoxy paint overall height 3.10m
Base x 4 Mild steel plate, with black epoxy paint 88cm x 54cm x 24cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMwaWIvh013 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road One each in Market Place, Cross Street, Stafford Street, New Road
Precise location One each at junction of Market Place and Walsall Street; junction of Cross St and Upper Lichfield St; junction of Stafford St and Union St; junction of New Road and Newlands Close
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO964985
Date of design June 1999 - June 2000
Year of unveiling 2000
Unveiling details 2000
Commissioned by Willenhall South Local Committee in June 1999
Duty of care Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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