2007

NZ1050 : Terris Novalis

taken 16 years ago, near to Consett, County Durham, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Terris Novalis in this square
Terris Novalis
Terris Novalis
This work consists of two measuring instruments; a theodolite and an engineer's level, faithfully reproduced an incredible twenty times life size, standing approximately six metres tall. Made from stainless steel and supported on animal feet, this awe inspiring work is visible for many miles and stands as a monument to the history of the area and a prominent mile marker for the C2C cycle route. The animal feet that hold these instruments aloft were inspired by symbolic heraldry found on shields, coats of arms, plaques and similar items associated with land and ownership. Included are a bird of prey, a horse lion, crocodile, cow and a primate's hand. Cast in solid stainless steel, from originals carved by Tony Cragg, these large feet are both beautiful and at the same time, daunting. The work sited at Consett, marks the watershed between the upland / moorland landscape and the extremes of the Industrial Age. Built on the Stanhope and Tyne Railway Line - the earliest commercial railway in Britain - Terris Novalis marks what was once Europe's largest steel works. Local people see this landmark as a monument to the scale of local industry and its demise - the tragedy that has followed. Information found at LinkExternal link

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Category: Sculpture
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Terris Novalis by Tony Cragg [13] · Engineer's Level [10] · Stainless Steel [9] Title Clusters: · Terris Novalis [3] ·
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NZ1050, 93 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Carole Jeffery   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 15 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 January, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 105 503 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.8440N 1:50.2805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 104 503
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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