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Queen of Mercia, Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Queen of Mercia

Centenary Gardens -  Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn, Cheshire. Commissioned by Halton Borough Council and the Manchester Ship Canal Company  



Four metres long x two metres wide steel fabricated boat form, with cast bronze figurehead based on Saxon Queen of Mercia, Ethelfreda – the remains of her castle are nearby. Set in Yorkstone paving. 

Steel boat frame fabricated by Oldroyd Bros. Ltd. Bronze cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry.




© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2020

queen of mercia sculpture