SD8621 : Fractured Frond, Lee Quarry, Stacksteads

taken 6 years ago, near to Stacksteads, Lancashire, Great Britain

Fractured Frond, Lee Quarry, Stacksteads
Fractured Frond, Lee Quarry, Stacksteads
Lee Quarry is a large gritstone quarry that has been disused since the 1970s. On 21 April 1999, planning permission was granted for the partial reclamation of the quarry for public amenity. The site is now well used by walkers and mountain bikers and includes pedestrian and mountain bike circulation routes and interpretation display boards.

Frond is a sculpture with a design inspired by ferns. It is one of three sculptures created by Robin Dobson in conjunction with Mid Pennine Arts and installed at Lee Quarry in 2009 to celebrate the area’s industrial heritage as part of the “Valley of Stone” project. The sculpture highlights the views around Lee Quarry. It is approximately 2.3m high and 1.6m wide and is constructed of hot dip galvanised welded tensile steel sheet and hollow box sections. It has been positioned to provide a landmark visible from the main road which runs through Stacksteads.

The three sculptures at Lee Quarry form part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

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The Irwell Sculpture Trail
The Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK. It follows a winding route which extends for more than 33 miles from Bacup to Salford Quays and features more than 70 artworks from local, national and international artists.
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Monday, 13 January, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 January, 2014
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Geological interest  Uplands  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8656 2105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.1437N 2:12.2986W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8656 2105
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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