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Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman
Settlement – Cruck Arch 1, Medieval Woman

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This is the second standalone sculpture of the 'Settlement' series, on ground overlying a deserted medieval village. Green oak boughs form a 'Cruck Arch' with a medieval woman's head at the apex. Three bronze hares are resin-baked into the arch beams and there are two carved bird corbels. On the collar beam is a quote from the Banbury Shepherd and a bronze shoe which historically was incorporated into buildings for good fortune. On the main arch boughs is carved the orientation – W. Two collars around the arch supports feature medieval tile patterns. The arch links to seating with a cat and mouse carved into the post and seat back. On the back of the seat is a carved relief showing medieval pottery, ale, cakes and Banbury cheese.

Medium

green oak, bronze & copper

Measurements

H 420 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

OX16_JR_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by Bellway Homes and Cherwell District Council

Work type

Gateway

Owner

Bellway Homes, Cherwell District Council

Custodian

Bellway Homes, Cherwell District Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

January 2019

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the crossbeam: If the Sun rise red and firey ~ Wind and Rain; on the seat back: Banbury Ale where where where; on the inner main arch upright: W


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Located at

Hardwick Hill, Hanwell View, Banbury

OX16 2DS