NY7187 : Stell, Falstone

near to Falstone, Northumberland, Great Britain

Stell, Falstone
Stell, Falstone
"Stell" is derived from the old Norse word, meaning circular stone walled shelter for sheep, and is a Northumbrian word for sheepfold.

This sculpture by Colin Welbourn installed in 2008 commemorates in stone the very warm expression of welcome that is typical of Falstone. It is inspired by the area's rich natural and cultural heritage and is also a lasting memorial and record of places now submerged beneath Kielder Water when the dam opened in 1982.

Within the enclosing wall are benches with stone cushions, steel throws with patterns designed by local people to reflect what is important to them, both past and present, and a mosaic rug which commemorates the settlements which were drowned by the formation of Kielder Water.

The River North Tyne can be seen beyond.
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2012
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Thursday, 5 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7198 8730 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.7516N 2:26.4912W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 71970 87266
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