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Beside the Still Waters
Beside the Still Waters
Beside the Still Waters
Beside the Still Waters
Beside the Still Waters
Beside the Still Waters

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Two stone forms of approximately equal volume are carved into organic forms. The taller one, the farthest from St Peter’s Church, has the appearance of a closed pine cone. The other is a cinque foil form, cut horizontally with five hollows at the top from which the water flows.Each carving is set in a circular pond at opposite ends of a narrow channel of water. Both sides of this channel are paved and bordered by an avenue of lime trees. The flowing water is precisely aligned with the east–west line of the nave of the bombed church.


1993 or before


Kilkenny limestone


H 200 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

a joint initiative between Bristol City Council and Arnolfini for the improvement of Castle Park; contributions from Norwich Union and the public

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump


Bristol City Council


Bristol City Council

Work status


Listing status

not listed


at all times

Inscription description

inscription cut in a slate rectangle set in the pavement by the eastern carving: BESIDE THE STILL WATERS / 1993 / PETER RANDALL-PAGE


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Located at

Castle Park, Bristol City


Behind St Peter’s (ruined church) to the east.