SK9136 : Newton's Apple

taken 2 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Newton's Apple
Newton's Apple
Sculpture in Wyndham Park at the corner of Manthorpe Road and Belton Lane. The sculptor has used the apple to symbolise the concept of the earth's gravity by carving the continents on its surface.
The sculpture was created from the stump of a horse chestnut tree, but by 2015 was showing signs of fungal attack through the remaining root structure. Following removal and further treatment it was unveiled as a free-standing sculpture in October 2016.
Wyndham Park, Grantham
The park as it appears today is the result of a donation of 1000 in 1920 by the Dowager Lady Leconfield in memory of her son Lt. Hon. William Reginald Wyndham, which the Town Council of Grantham used to develop the existing Slate Mill Park as a general memorial to the dead of the First World War. The Council agreed to change the name of the park in recognition of this.

Facilities developed included a swimming pool (based on a long-standing bathing area in the River Witham), a paddling pool, bowling greens and a large shelter with cast iron canopy.

Although application has been made to have the Park listed, this has been declined on the basis that the park represents a development of a previous park and that the facilities do not present a cohesive stylistic grouping and are not of significant architectural interest.

Details of the park and the listing decision here
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9157 3652 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.0983N 0:38.3731W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9156 3651
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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